Card of the Day - September, 2002

Posted in Feature on September 2, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - lundi 30 septembre 2002

Weakstone

Antiquities uncommon.
The flavor text on Weakstone mentions the "cave of Koilos," a placename that was used again 8 years later in Apocalypse for the rare land Caves of Koilos.

Card of the Day - vendredi 27 septembre 2002

Ersatz Gnomes

Mirage uncommon.
Like all other artifact Gnomes, Ersatz Gnomes have retroactively been given the creature type "Gnome."

Card of the Day - jeudi 26 septembre 2002

Thrull Champion

Fallen Empires uncommon.
The Thrull Champion is abnormal because he grants his pluses to himself, making him effectively 3/3. Other Lords generally do not grant their own bonuses to themselves.

Card of the Day - mercredi 25 septembre 2002

An-Zerrin Ruins

Homelands uncommon.
An-Zerrin Ruins was the first card that let you choose a creature type, and its existence led to the tweaking of types that goes on to this day.

Card of the Day - mardi 24 septembre 2002

Arena of the Ancients

Legends rare.
This cards affects creatures with the type Legend, not all cards from the Legends expansion. The card was created as a potential stopgap in case Legends were too prevalent or powerful.

Card of the Day - lundi 23 septembre 2002

Jareth, Leonine Titan

Onslaught rare.
Jareth, like the other Pit Fighter Legends, originally cost five of the same color, such as WWWWW. They proved way too strong in one-color decks and unplayable in two-color decks, so they were upped to six mana, three of which were colored.

Card of the Day - vendredi 20 septembre 2002

Ali from Cairo

Arabian Nights uncommon.
How times change. Ali, a 0/1 for four mana, was considered powerful enough to warrant restriction in Type 1 as recently as 1996.

Card of the Day - jeudi 19 septembre 2002

Earthcraft

Tempest rare.
Combined with the Odyssey uncommon Squirrel Nest, Earthcraft can produce infinite tokens in a single turn.

Card of the Day - mercredi 18 septembre 2002

Copy Artifact

Alpha rare.
A truly bizarre card, Copy Artifact is considered both an artifact and an enchantment while in play.

Card of the Day - mardi 17 septembre 2002

Impulse

Visions common.
One of the most poorly worded cards ever. The last line of Impulse (about shuffling) is to be ignored and wasn't ever meant to be on the card.

Card of the Day - lundi 16 septembre 2002

Fluctuator

Urza's Saga rare.
By making all the Urza block cycling cards effectively cycle for 0, Fluctuator enabled some degenerate deck-thinning and was banned from Standard play.

Card of the Day - vendredi 13 septembre 2002

Taniwha

Mirage rare.
The massive 7/7 Taniwha is the only legend ever printed with the phasing ability.

Card of the Day - jeudi 12 septembre 2002

Wandering Mage

Alliances rare.
Wandering Mage was the first card with an ability that benefits other Clerics you control.

Card of the Day - mercredi 11 septembre 2002

Kavu Climber

Invasion common.
Green takes advantage of the card-draw mechanic through "cantrip" creatures like this card and Wall of Blossoms.

Card of the Day - mardi 10 septembre 2002

Camouflage

Alpha uncommon.
Camouflage was one of two early cards that allowed creatures to be in play face down. This card's purpose was to make blocking difficult.

Card of the Day - lundi 9 septembre 2002

Smother

Onslaught uncommon.
Like Blistering Firecat, this card was also previewed in the Sideboard magazine. It kills Wild Mongrel, Nantuko Shade, and Psychatog… sounds good!

Card of the Day - vendredi 6 septembre 2002

Blistering Firecat

Onslaught rare.
The Firecat was previewed in the latest issue of the Sideboard magazine… stay tuned for our Onslaught previews starting next week.

Card of the Day - jeudi 5 septembre 2002

Thallid

Fallen Empires common.
The Thallids were the first creatures to create Saproling Tokens, doing so at the excruciating rate of one every three turns.

Card of the Day - mercredi 4 septembre 2002

Disenchant

Promo card.
This version of Disenchant was given out as a prize to winners of the Arena league in 1996 and 1997.

Card of the Day - mardi 3 septembre 2002

Mind Ravel

Ice Age common.
Mind Ravel was "remade" in Torment as Unhinge. Unhinge lets you draw the card right away, as opposed to during the next turn's upkeep.

Card of the Day - lundi 2 septembre 2002

Second Thoughts

Odyssey common.
The flavor text on Second Thoughts mentions "farming" in homage to the original white "remove-from-game" instant, Swords to Plowshares.

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