Card of the Day - November, 2003

Posted in Feature on November 3, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - vendredi 28 novembre 2003

Wyluli Wolf

Arabian Nights common.
This card's name is an anagram of Lily Wu, the maiden name of Richard Garfield's wife.

Card of the Day - jeudi 27 novembre 2003

Chub Toad

Ice Age common.
This card's name is an anagram of "Bad Touch", a popular expression by former R&D member Shawn Carnes. (It means "in poor taste".)

Card of the Day - mercredi 26 novembre 2003

Emmessi Tome

Tempest rare.
This card is yet another tome to using the initial naming convention. This card is named after Mike S. Elliott (M.S.E. Tome), one of Tempest's designers and a longtime Magic card designer.

Card of the Day - mardi 25 novembre 2003

Jalum Tome

Antiquities uncommon.
This card used the same naming convention as Jayemdae Tome. This card was named after Joel L. Mick (J.L.M. Tome), a former Magic Lead Designer and Magic Brand Manager.

Card of the Day - lundi 24 novembre 2003

Jayemdae Tome

Alpha rare.
This card was named after J. Michael Davis (J.M.D. Tome), a good friend of Richard Garfield and a long time V.P. of R&D at Wizards of the Coast.

Card of the Day - vendredi 21 novembre 2003

Bribery

Mercadian Masques rare.
This card was originally designed for Urza's Destiny but was pushed off to Mercadian Masques as it was too close to Treachery. Treachery remained as it used a mechanic (the "free" mechanic) unique to Urza's Saga block.

Card of the Day - jeudi 20 novembre 2003

Shifting Wall

Stronghold uncommon.
This is the first card to ever have a mana cost of X Mana.

Card of the Day - mercredi 19 novembre 2003

Two-Headed Dragon

Mercadian Masques rare.
When designing Two-Headed Dragon, R&D decided that the flavor of each head being able to block a different creature (the same flavor as the original Two-Headed Giant of Foriys) was too good to pass up, so the "block two creatures" ability made a comeback cameo in red.

Card of the Day - mardi 18 novembre 2003

Foriysian Brigade

Weatherlight uncommon.
R&D designed this card to demonstrate that the "block two creatures" ability was actually white. The name was a nod to the Two-Headed Giant, the first creature with this ability.

Card of the Day - lundi 17 novembre 2003

Two-Headed Giant of Foriys

Alpha rare.
This card was the first card to allow a creature to block an additional creature. Foriys is a play on "four eyes" as the Two-Headed Giant has four eyes.

Card of the Day - vendredi 14 novembre 2003

Undiscovered Paradise

Visions rare.
This land was one of twenty five Visions cards sold before the set's release in the Multiverse Gift Box. This is the only time that Magic cards were sold in product before their official release.

Card of the Day - jeudi 13 novembre 2003

Crumbling Sanctuary

Mercadian Masques rare.
This card was originally called "Battletech World" in design as it forces the game to mimic the Battletech TCG winning condition (decking the opponent).

Card of the Day - mercredi 12 novembre 2003

Masticore

Urza's Destiny rare.
Called Mishra's Better War Machine in design, this card was a test to see if a card could be designed to offset the "discard a card" upkeep. Obviously, it could.

Card of the Day - mardi 11 novembre 2003

Polar Kraken

Ice Age rare.
The favorite card of Classic Sixth Edition Reporter "Timmy the Geek", It is currently only one of two cards with a power and toughness of 11/11. The other being Denizen of the Deep.

Card of the Day - lundi 10 novembre 2003

Invasion Plans

Tempest rare.
The globe pictured in the art is the globe of Dominaria based on a globe created by artist Pete Venters when he ran Magic Continuity.

Card of the Day - vendredi 7 novembre 2003

Braids, Cabal Minion

Odyssey rare.
The art for this card turned out so well, R&D decided to make the card Braids and thus turned it into a legend.

Card of the Day - jeudi 6 novembre 2003

Goblin Scouts

Mirage uncommon.
This card was commissioned as Dwarven Scouts (which made 1/2 dwarf tokens) but was changed when the art came back looking more like goblins than dwarves.

Card of the Day - mercredi 5 novembre 2003

Presence of the Master

Legends uncommon.
This is one of a few Magic cards whose illustration shows a real world figure (in this case Albert Einstein).

Card of the Day - mardi 4 novembre 2003

Fallen Angel

Legends uncommon.
Although the art shows a fallen angel whose sports scars where the wings have been ripped from her back, this creature still flies.

Card of the Day - lundi 3 novembre 2003

Whippoorwill

The Dark uncommon.
This card is best known as being the most the most misleading non-flier of all time. In its art, the bird is shown in mid-flight.

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