Card of the Day - November, 2002

Posted in Feature on November 1, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - vendredi 29 novembre 2002

Urza's Bauble

Ice Age uncommon.
If you look very closely at this card's art, you can see the word "Urza" written in green vertically down the center of the Bauble.

Card of the Day - jeudi 28 novembre 2002

Pilgrim of Justice

Odyssey common.
There are no Indians in Magic, but there are a couple of Pilgrims… What better card for Card of the Day on Thanksgiving?

Card of the Day - mercredi 27 novembre 2002

Gerrymandering

Unglued uncommon.
Gerrymandering is an exact copy of a card called "Ecoshift" that Richard Garfield had created for the first version of Magic. The card was deemed too troublesome to go in Alpha, but found a home in Unglued.

Card of the Day - mardi 26 novembre 2002

Fear

Alpha common.
Thanks to the introduction of a new keyword in Onslaught, Fear's official rules text now reads "Enchanted creature has fear." Yes it does.

Card of the Day - lundi 25 novembre 2002

Rootwater Thief

Nemesis rare.
Rootwater Thief is the one Invitational winner's card that does not depict the winning player as the actual creature in the art. Since the Rootwater Merfolk do not look human-like, Mike Long (the card's creator) is instead shown riding in a boat, about to get mauled.

Card of the Day - vendredi 22 novembre 2002

Flowstone Charger

Apocalypse uncommon.
There has never been a strictly-white Beast in an expert level expansion, but there have been four multicolored white ones, including this beater from Apocalypse.

Card of the Day - jeudi 21 novembre 2002

Midsummer Revel

Urza's Saga rare.
Beast Attack isn't the only card that makes Beast tokens; Midsummer Revel is a "growing enchantment" that does so. The Revel's tokens are only 3/3, compared to the 4/4 from Beast Attack.

Card of the Day - mercredi 20 novembre 2002

Blastoderm

Nemesis common.
One of the most popular Beast cards, Blastoderm tore up the Type 2 scene for almost two years.

Card of the Day - mardi 19 novembre 2002

Cavern Harpy

Planeshift common.
The little un-beastlike Beast combines with Wirewood Savage and Aluren for unbounded card drawing.

Card of the Day - lundi 18 novembre 2002

Beasts of Bogardan

Legends uncommon.
This creature is the first ever printed with the type "Beasts." The next didn't appear until Tempest.

Card of the Day - vendredi 15 novembre 2002

Savage Twister

Mirage uncommon.
Savage Twister is an old version of the Onslaught card Starstorm. Savage Twister is two colors instead of one, a sorcery instead of an instant, and can't be cycled. What's the upside to Savage Twister? It's easier to splash in a green deck.

Card of the Day - jeudi 14 novembre 2002

Clockwork Beast

Alpha rare.
Clockwork Beast was originally worded to lose a counter immediately once it was declared as an attacker or blocker. But because so many people removed the counter at the end of combat, the wording was updated to reflect popular opinion.

Card of the Day - mercredi 13 novembre 2002

Oblation

Onslaught rare.
Oblation means "the act of making a religious offering." Some day we'll have to bring the Lexicon back…

Card of the Day - mardi 12 novembre 2002

Mogg Conscripts

Tempest common.
Under current rules, you can attack with the Conscripts even if the creature you played was countered.

Card of the Day - lundi 11 novembre 2002

Krosan Verge

Judgment uncommon.
Like the new Onslaught fetch lands, Krosan verge can be used to find original dual lands, like Savannah, as long as one of them is half-forest and the other is half-plains.

Card of the Day - vendredi 8 novembre 2002

Yawgmoth's Bargain

Urza's Destiny rare.
The Bargain combines with Skirge Familiar to generate lots of black mana. It was originally designed as a "fixed" Necropotence: Black ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana Enchantment, pay 2 life: draw a card.

Card of the Day - jeudi 7 novembre 2002

Intruder Alarm

Stronghold rare.
With two Birds of Paradise in play, the Alarm combos with Visions' Shrieking Drake to generate infinite mana.

Card of the Day - mercredi 6 novembre 2002

Recurring Nightmare

Exodus rare.
"Recur" was made as an update of the popular Legends creature Hell's Caretaker, but its reusability made it way more abusive. It was banned from Standard for part of the time it was in print.

Card of the Day - mardi 5 novembre 2002

Squandered Resources

Visions rare.
This is the only card banned in Mirage block constructed, mainly due to its interactions with Natural Balance and Equipoise.

Card of the Day - lundi 4 novembre 2002

High Tide

Fallen Empires common.
High Tide is sometimes called the "worst good card ever." It was ignored, even mocked, until players combined it with "untap" cards like Time Spiral before Pro Tour - Rome.

Card of the Day - vendredi 1 novembre 2002

Aphetto Alchemist

Onslaught uncommon.
The Alchemist was originally three mana and could untap land as well. But that felt too "green," so it was lowered to two mana and the land ability was removed.

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