Exotic Orchard – Conflux rare. Are you enjoying the Summer of Multiplayer? Good! If you're thinking about whipping up a deck for Archenemy, may we recommend including an Exotic Orchard? It can be very satisfying to use your opponents' mana capabilities against them, you know.
Gravedigger – Tempest common. This Gravedigger is not an employee of a cemetery, which is good, because it would probably present a conflict of interest to employ a zombie. Instead of putting creatures in graves, Gravedigger takes them out. And gives them a new, shambling unlife in the bargain!
Goblin Balloon Brigade – Ninth Edition uncommon. The giant inflatable toad is the most memorable thing about the Ninth Edition version of Goblin Balloon Brigade. So when the card comes back for Magic 2011, it will have the same art but new flavor text: "The enemy is getting too close! Quick! Inflate the toad!"
Xun Yu, Wei Advisor – Portal Three Kingdoms rare. The Oracle text for a lot of Portal cards contains the sentence "Activate this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared." This is because Portal used a cut-down version of Magic rules that didn't have a postcombat main phase or instants, so the combat tricks tended to say "On your turn, before you attack ...."
Xira Arien – Masters Edition III rare. Although Xira Arien's flavor text mentions a costume, the creature type "Insect" suggests those wings aren't just for show. It's established in Assassin's Blade that Xira is, in fact, a eumidian insect. Anyway, who says insects can't wear costumes occasionally?
Xathrid Demon – Magic 2010 mythic rare. Xathrid Demon would like to remind you that it's the Summer of Multiplayer, and would also like to know if you have any creatures you'd like to sacrifice in order to cause pain all across the table.
Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed – Portal Three Kingdoms rare. According to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, when Xiahou Dun got Cao Xing's arrow in his left eye, he pulled the arrow out and ate his own eyeball to frighten his enemies!
Pulse Tracker – Worldwake common. You know who's excited about the Summer of Multiplayer? Pulse Tracker! This sassy little vampire just loves having multiple opponents. The more the merrier!
Alchor's Tomb – Legends rare. Alchor's Tomb was supposed to be Alchor's Tome, a book that would belong to a D&D wizard played by Wizards of the Coast founder Peter Adkison. But the artist misread the title and poor Alchor suddenly turned up dead.
Mana Tithe – Planar Chaos common. Force Spike first appeared in Legends (1994), then hit the core set in Fifth Edition (1997) and Seventh Edition (2001) before making a colorshifted appearance as Mana Tithe in Planar Chaos (2007). It's been a long ride!
Terror – Tenth Edition common. The creepy Tenth Edition art depicts a human's body jumping out of its skin, while the skeleton jumps out of the body. Scary!
Gigadrowse – Guildpact common. Gigadrowse just naturally lends itself to complicated situations. Like elaborate puzzles. Such as, for example, a couple of these puzzles from 2006. Enjoy!
Meglonoth – Conflux rare. For the Summer of Multiplayer, why not renew your friendship with Meglonoth? No one will be attacking you with this monster on your side!
Dodecapod – Time Spiral timeshifted. The name "Dodecapod" literally means "twelve feet." And the creature depicted in the art does, in fact, have twelve arms and legs. You might have to squint to see some of them, though.
Millikin – Odyssey uncommon. Millikin and Manakin are clearly related, and they might be the same thing. By comparing them, we can learn that milling your own deck is apparently a benefit worth losing one point of power for.
Second Sunrise – Mirrodin rare. The 2006 Extended combo deck that combined Second Sunrise with cards like Mossfire Egg was called, of course, "Sunny Side Up." Did you notice that it continued the "breakfast food" theme of Trix, Fruity Pebbles, and Full English Breakfast?
Old Man of the Sea – Arabian Nights rare. The original type line for Old Man of the Sea read "Summon Marid." A marid is an Arabian water spirit and not, as some have assumed, the first name of the Old Man in question.