Countdown to 3

Posted in Feature on July 11, 2005

By Scott Johns

First off, here are the answers from last week's article:

       
1. Circle of Protection: Red 2. Battle of Wits
3. Dancing Scimitar 4. Elvish Bard
5. Clone 6. Creeping Mold
7. Dream Prowler 8. Craw Wurm
9. Circle of Protection: Black 10. Elvish Piper
11. Cowardice 12. Air Elemental
13. Baleful Stare 14. Cruel Edict
15. Anaba Shaman 16. Boomerang

Now here's some art that you might find a little tricky to identify. Everything is not what it seems!

Ninth Edition image Ninth Edition image
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Ninth Edition image Ninth Edition image
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Ninth Edition card image The Goblin King has been in every core set since Alpha, but this time, he's got a new wrinkle: he's a Goblin! That's right, for the first time, if you have two Goblin Kings out, they pump each other up. Goblin Matron can now fetch the king. Finally, the Lord works well with his minions . . . and Lackeys.

Ninth Edition card image Though this Johnny-friendly fellow from Mercadian Masques showed up in several different kinds of decks when he was in print, he’s never really found his niche. Will Ninth Edition be Groundskeeper's chance to shine, particularly with Saviors’ “hand-size matters” theme?

Ninth Edition card imageForm of the Dragon (from Scourge) is just neat. Who doesn't want to become a Dragon, looking down at opposing forces that can't attack on the ground, breathing fire in the face of other planeswalkers, and generally just dragonning it up?

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