Card of the Day - October, 2003

Posted in Feature on October 1, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - vendredi 31 octobre 2003

Bad Moon

Alpha rare
This card was designed as a mirror to the white enchantment Crusade. It was later decided that it wasn't in flavor for black to uniformly pump up its creatures without a drawback.

Card of the Day - jeudi 30 octobre 2003

Vampire Bats

Legends common
This card has been repeated twice in expert expansions, each time with a new name and creature type: Pit Imp, an imp in Tempest and Phyrexian Battleflies, an insect in Invasion.

Card of the Day - mercredi 29 octobre 2003


Tempest rare
In its earliest version, this card was a 2/2 creature that made you lose 1 life at the beginning of your upkeep if it was in your graveyard.

Card of the Day - mardi 28 octobre 2003

Crovax the Cursed

Stronghold rare
This legend was designed for Tempest but had to be moved to Stronghold as Crovax had not yet become a vampire in the story.

Card of the Day - lundi 27 octobre 2003

Lesser Werewolf

Legends uncommon.
Ironically, most players consider Lesser Werewolf to be better than Homelands' Greater Werewolf.

Card of the Day - vendredi 24 octobre 2003

Rule of Law

Mirrodin rare.
This card is a white version of the Urza's Saga card Arcane Laboratory. In the latest shifting of the color pie, white was given the "rule setting" enchantments.

Card of the Day - jeudi 23 octobre 2003

Lightning Coils

Mirrodin rare.
This card does two rather rare things. First, it creates creature tokens whose power is not equal to their toughness. And second, the tokens have an added ability, haste.

Card of the Day - mercredi 22 octobre 2003


Mirrodin uncommon.
Technically, "Enchant Artifact Creature" is the third new subtype in Mirrodin along with "Artifact - Equipment" and "Artifact Land".

Card of the Day - mardi 21 octobre 2003

Tower of Murmurs

Mirrodin rare.
Called "Millstone of the Ages" in design, this was the first Tower to be created.

Card of the Day - lundi 20 octobre 2003

Ogre Leadfoot

Mirrodin common.
During most of design, this creature could not be blocked by artifact creatures.

Card of the Day - vendredi 17 octobre 2003

Tempest of Light

Mirrodin uncommon.
As part of the latest shifting of the color wheel, Disenchant moved the from white to green to become Naturalize and Tranquility moved from green to white to become Tempest of Light.

Card of the Day - jeudi 16 octobre 2003

Mass Hysteria

Mirrodin rare.
This card is a red version of the Legends enchantment Concordant Crossroads. Besides the color change, the only difference between the two cards is that Mass Hysteria is not an "enchant world".

Card of the Day - mercredi 15 octobre 2003

Brown Ouphe

Mirrodin uncommon.
This repeat from Ice Age is pronounced "oof".

Card of the Day - mardi 14 octobre 2003

Psychogenic Probe

Mirrodin rare.
This card was submitted numerous times as a red enchantment but always cut in development. For Mirrodin, the designers tried submitting it as an artifact.

Card of the Day - lundi 13 octobre 2003

Goblin War Wagon

Mirrodin common.
This card and Goblin Dirigible were inspired by the Arabian Nights card Brass Man.

Card of the Day - vendredi 10 octobre 2003

Liar's Pendulum

Mirrodin rare. This card started in design as a Cursed Scroll variant, but was later changed to a card drawer (called "Bluffing Book") as the design team felt it had better flavor.

Card of the Day - jeudi 9 octobre 2003

Proteus Staff

Mirrodin rare. Named "Wand of Polymorph" in design, this card was changed in development from its original ability to become a wand that has the effect of the spell Polymorph from Mirage.

Card of the Day - mercredi 8 octobre 2003

Chalice of the Void

Mirrodin rare. The original version of this card was designed by Gary Wise for the Magic Invitational to be printed if he won. Wise didn't win but R&D liked the card.

Card of the Day - mardi 7 octobre 2003

Neurok Spy

Mirrodin common. This card is a repeat of the Urza's Legacy card Bouncing Beebles. As Beebles don't exist on Mirrodin, the card was changed to a Human Rogue.

Card of the Day - lundi 6 octobre 2003


Mirrodin rare.
Originally called "Kracky McKraken", this card was created by merging two cards in the design file, a large "Affinity for artifacts" flier in blue and an artifact creature that had power and toughness equal to the number of artifacts in play.

Card of the Day - vendredi 3 octobre 2003

Sunbeam Spellbomb

Mirrodin common.
The "spellbombs" were initially called "potions" then rejected and changed to "spellbombs" to make them less ordinary. Then "spellbombs" were changed to "phials" for flavor sake but changed back again because what does a "phial" do? We all know what a "spellbomb" does!

Card of the Day - jeudi 2 octobre 2003

Skeleton Shard

Mirrodin uncommon.
Part of the Shard cycle in Mirrodin, this card originally granted an ability similar to Fear but was changed during development to a Raise Dead ability in order to make the card more potent.

Card of the Day - mercredi 1 octobre 2003

Grid Monitor

Mirrodin rare.
This card was originally designed to be similar to Steel Golem and was officially named Steel Behemoth. However, right before the set was finalized, it was determined that too many cards contained the word "steel" and so it was changed.

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