Card of the Day - July, 2004

Posted in Feature on July 1, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - vendredi 30 juillet 2004

Time Walk

Alpha rare. Time Walk originally read: “Target opponent loses next turn.” It was changed because it sounded like the game was over on the next turn!

Card of the Day - jeudi 29 juillet 2004


Mirrodin rare. In design this just revealed the card rather than also removing it. It changed because of the nasty interaction with combos like Twisted Abomination + Unholy Grotto.

Card of the Day - mercredi 28 juillet 2004

Time and Tide

Visions uncommon. The design version of the card with this name was originally a blue mirror of Fireblast: counter target spell with an alternate casting cost of returning two Islands to your hand.

Card of the Day - mardi 27 juillet 2004

Time Stretch

Odyssey rare. Originally designed as a flashback card that gave you 1 turn, it proved too difficult to set a proper casting cost since players were able to split the total cost over two turns.

Card of the Day - lundi 26 juillet 2004

Time Vault

Alpha rare. One of only three cards in Magic history to have appeared on the Type 1 Banned List and then later become unrestricted. (The other two are Shahrazad and Divine Intervention.)

Card of the Day - vendredi 23 juillet 2004

Goblin Chirurgeon

Fallen Empires common. In the Phil Foglio version of this card’s art, the creature being stitched together has the head of a Llanowar Elf, a Cat Warrior's body, and an Uthden Troll’s arm.

Card of the Day - jeudi 22 juillet 2004

Mana Clash

The Dark rare. Of the 155 Magic cards printed for the cost of Red Mana, only Mana Clash can (potentially) win the game on turn 1 without any other help.

Card of the Day - mercredi 21 juillet 2004

Zodiac Dragon

Portal Three Kingdoms rare. One of 12 cards in Portal Three Kingdoms correlating to the Chinese Zodiac, Zodiac Dragon has the most expensive casting cost in the set.

Card of the Day - mardi 20 juillet 2004

Mogg Fanatic

Tempest common. Part of a 5-card cycle of 1 mana 1/1s with an ability, only this and Blood Pet made it to print in Tempest.

Card of the Day - lundi 19 juillet 2004

Magnetic Mountain

Arabian Nights uncommon. Magnetic Mountain’s claim to fame is having the vowels a-e-i-o-u appear in its name, all in the correct order!

Card of the Day - vendredi 16 juillet 2004


Tempest rare. The art for this card depicts Starke plotting to assassinate the Oracle en-Vec.

Card of the Day - jeudi 15 juillet 2004

City of Shadows

The Dark rare. This card was the inspiration for Mirrodin's Altar of Shadows.

Card of the Day - mercredi 14 juillet 2004

City of Traitors

Exodus rare. Located beneath the Stronghold, the City of Traitors was the last refuge for exiles and criminals.

Card of the Day - mardi 13 juillet 2004

City of Brass

Arabian Nights uncommon. City of Brass has appeared in more sets than any other non-basic land.

Card of the Day - lundi 12 juillet 2004

City in a Bottle

Arabian Nights rare. Created by Richard Garfield, this card was inspired by a story from Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel Ramadan (Sandman #50).

Card of the Day - vendredi 9 juillet 2004

Minion of Leshrac

Ice Age rare. The only demon printed with protection from a color, the “Leshrac” part of the name is an anagram of “Charles”.

Card of the Day - jeudi 8 juillet 2004

Minion of Tevesh Szat

Ice Age rare. Magic’s smallest printed demon, Minion of Tevesh Set is still pretty beefy by most standards!

Card of the Day - mercredi 7 juillet 2004

Demonic Hordes

Alpha rare. The other demon from the original core set, the Alpha version of Demonic Hordes mistakenly had “BBB” in the rules text rather than Black ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana.

Card of the Day - mardi 6 juillet 2004

Lord of the Pit

Alpha rare. The largest demon ever printed, Lord of the Pit was also the largest flier until Devouring Strossus came along in Invasion.

Card of the Day - lundi 5 juillet 2004

Boris Devilboon

Legends rare. Thanks to this guy, Mistform Ultimus has creature type “minor”.

Card of the Day - vendredi 2 juillet 2004

Glasses of Urza

Alpha uncommon. The presence of both Glasses of Urza and Sunglasses of Urza led to a running joke at Wizards of the Coast that Urza had two heads.

Card of the Day - jeudi 1 juillet 2004

Gustha's Scepter

Alliances Rare. Gustha’s Scepter was the first card designed by Mark Rosewater to see print in a Magic set.

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