Bogavhati Quiz

Posted in Feature on May 14, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

We've got something special for you today. Mark Rosewater was rummaging through his hard drive, and he turned up something incredible: the original design file for the Magic set codenamed "Bogavhati", which ended up as Tempest. This file is full of cards that were eventually printed in Tempest and later sets. There's even one card that was printed in Weatherlight, the set before Tempest!

These cards were created by the Bogavhati Design Team: Mark Rosewater, Richard Garfield, Mike Elliott, and Charlie Catino.

So what we're going to do today is show you a few of the Boghavati cards, then show you what they turned into. Ready? Let's go!

Joy Buzzer
3
Artifact
2,T: Name a card. Have target opponent pick a card at random from your hand. If he or she picks the card you name, do 2 damage to target creature or player.

Cursed Scroll

Gold Deposit
Land
Put three mining counters on Gold Deposit when it comes into play.
T, Remove a counter: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Bury Gold Deposit if there are no mining counters on it.

Gemstone Mine

Library of Time
U
Instant
Skip your next turn: Draw 3 cards

Meditate

Everlasting Gobstopper
5
Artifact
When Everlasting Gobstopper is put into play, name a creature type and color. 5,T: Put a 2/2 token creature into play. Treat this as a 2/2 creature of the creature type and color named.

Volrath's Laboratory

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