Card of the Day - May, 2004

Posted in Feature on May 3, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - lundi 31 mai 2004

Order of Yawgmoth

Urza's Saga uncommon.
Though we were first introduced to Yawgmoth in the Antiquities set, it's Urza's Saga that features the most cards with Yawgmoth in the title.

Card of the Day - vendredi 28 mai 2004

Vodalian War Machine

Fallen Empires rare.
Of the 7 Magic cards with "Machine" in the name, this is the only one where the word "artifact" doesn't appear anywhere on the card.

Card of the Day - jeudi 27 mai 2004

March of the Machines

Mirrodin rare.
During playtesting March of the Machines was called "Titania's Other Song".

Card of the Day - mercredi 26 mai 2004

Diabolic Machine

The Dark uncommon.
A common misconception is that the Diabolic Machine is the figure in the center of the art. Actually, the Diabolic Machine is pretty much everything else.

Card of the Day - mardi 25 mai 2004

Ritual of the Machine

Alliances rare.
One of the few theft cards in black, it's still in flavor because of the sacrifice and which creatures it can affect.

Card of the Day - lundi 24 mai 2004

Proteus Machine

Scourge uncommon.
Called "Transformer" during playtesting, Proteus Machine is the only artifact creature in the entire Scourge set.

Card of the Day - vendredi 21 mai 2004

Lich's Tomb

Darksteel rare.
One of three Lich cards printed over the years, this is the only one that doesn't automatically kill you if it leaves play.

Card of the Day - jeudi 20 mai 2004

Geth's Grimoire

Darksteel uncommon.
The second "grimoire" to be printed in Magic (the other is Phyrexian Grimoire), this card was designed to have the opposite effect of Mind's Eye.

Card of the Day - mercredi 19 mai 2004

Genesis Chamber

Darksteel uncommon.
Called "Sidekick Granter" during design, this card originally produced Gnome tokens.

Card of the Day - mardi 18 mai 2004


Darksteel rare.
One of only five cards now that specifically say "return all artifact". Hurkyl's Recall, Rebuild, Saprazzan Bailiff, and today's preview card - Roar of Reclamation - being the others.

Card of the Day - lundi 17 mai 2004

Lady Sun

Portal Three Kingdoms rare.
Lady Sun's full name is Sun Shang Xiang, from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. She should not be confused with the Earth, Wind, and Fire song.

Card of the Day - vendredi 14 mai 2004

Sun Clasp

Visions common.
Today's “Sun” card is remarkable for giving white the ability to “bounce” even opposing creatures.

Card of the Day - jeudi 13 mai 2004


Ice Age uncommon.
This was one of only a few cards dealing with snow-covered lands to actually see much tournament play.

Card of the Day - mercredi 12 mai 2004


Mirage rare.
A common misconception is that the dragon in the art is the Sunweb. Actually, the Sunweb is what the dragon is fighting against.

Card of the Day - mardi 11 mai 2004

Serene Sunset

Judgment uncommon.
Serene Sunset's effect is unusual because it gives green the ability to pick and choose which creatures get “fogged”.

Card of the Day - lundi 10 mai 2004

Second Sunrise

Mirrodin rare.
Named “Glorious Miracle” during development, Second Sunrise was designed to explore new powers for white.

Card of the Day - vendredi 7 mai 2004


Exodus uncommon.
In the art of this card, Mirri, Cat Warrior overhears Crovax plotting, an event that eventually leads to her death and proves the adage: "Curiosity killed the cat."

Card of the Day - jeudi 6 mai 2004


Tempest rare.
The art for Precognition features Selenia, Dark Angel, who was able to see into the future.

Card of the Day - mercredi 5 mai 2004

Future Sight

Onslaught rare.
The first version of this card was costed at Blue ManaBlue ManaBlue Mana. In the words of one developer: "That lasted about a day."

Card of the Day - mardi 4 mai 2004


Odyssey common.
Designed by Mark Rosewater, Peek is one of the very few cards to keep its original playtest name.

Card of the Day - lundi 3 mai 2004

Crucible of Worlds

Fifth Dawn rare.
Created by the readers of magicthe, this card was technically the first card previewed for Fifth Dawn months ago.

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