Card of the Day - June, 2014

Posted in Feature on June 2, 2014

Card of the Day - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gods Willing

Gods Willing – Theros. From the art description: "Show Elspeth as she offers her sword to the gods at the Temple of the Gods. It's an epic moment when a planeswalker supplicates to the divine."

Card of the Day - Monday, June 16, 2014

Worst Fears

Worst Fears – Journey into Nyx. It is difficult to see at card size, but that tiny glowing figure in the center of the art is Elspeth surrounded, the art description helpfully informs, by "the forces of darkness and hatred bearing down on her. She stands alone among a throng of hellhounds, gorgons, and other monsters of the Underworld."

Card of the Day - Friday, June 13, 2014

Pernicious Deed

Pernicious Deed – Conspiracy. English picked up pernicious in the early fifteenth century from Middle French, which took it from Latin's perniciosus ("destructive"), which in turn developed from pernicies ("ruin"). Both parts of the word almost certainly came fromProto-Indo-EuropeanPer- just meant "forward" or "through," but necis and its originator nex probably look familiar to Magic players, as they gave us nausea andnecro-for example.

Card of the Day - Thursday, June 12, 2014

Grenzo's Rebuttal

Grenzo's Rebuttal – Conspiracy. We are perhaps more familiar with the legal and political form of rebut, meaning to contradict or refute, but that meaning traces back only to the early nineteenth century. Originally, rebut had a more violent meaning. From Old French through Middle English in the fourteenth century, it originally meant "to drive or beat back," or "to repulse."

Card of the Day - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bite of the Black Rose

Bite of the Black Rose – Conspiracy. Short words that describe concrete, observable phenomena (like biteblack, and rose) tend to be pretty old. Both bite and black trace back easily via Old English and Proto-Germanic to Proto-Indo-EuropeanRose traces back via Latin and Ancient Greek to Persian (which, in turn, might have taken it fromPIE).

Card of the Day - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Æther Tradewinds

Æther Tradewinds – ConspiracyThis Arcana explains ÆtherTrade wind originated in the mid-seventeenth century. As explained by the OED (Oxford English Dictionary), it is "from the phrase blow trade," which means "blow steadily in the same direction." The OED continues: "Because of the importance of these winds to navigation, 18th-century etymologists were led erroneously to connect the word trade with 'commerce.'"

Card of the Day - Monday, June 09, 2014

Custodi Soulbinders

Custodi Soulbinders – Conspiracy. The Custodi were an order of priests who served King Brago. They unnaturally prolonged his life to preserve their own power, with unintended consequencesSoul has held its meaning since roughly Old English, which got it fromProto-GermanicBind also has pretty consistent meaning all the way back to Proto-Indo-European.

Card of the Day - Friday, June 06, 2014

Sentinel Dispatch

Sentinel Dispatch – Conspiracy. Dack Fayden, mentioned in the flavor text, is known as the greatest thief in the Multiverse. Fiora (the setting for Conspiracy) is his home plane.

Conspiracy is now in Gatherer and releases today!

Card of the Day - Thursday, June 05, 2014


Worldknit – Conspiracy. In his development feature, "Developing Conspiracy," Dave Humpherys talks about this card and developing conspiracy cards in general.

Conspiracy is now in Gatherer and releases tomorrow, June 6, 2014!

Card of the Day - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Brago's Favor

Brago's Favor – Conspiracy. Read more about Brago in Nik Davidson's story, "Betrayal."

Conspiracy is now in Gatherer and releases this Friday, June 6, 2014!

Card of the Day - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Muzzio's Preparations – Conspiracy. Read more about Muzzio and his preparations in Matt Knicl's story, "Like Cogwork."

The Conspiracy Card Image Gallery is complete! Conspiracy releases this Friday, June 6, 2014!

Card of the Day - Monday, June 02, 2014

Unexpected Potential – Conspiracy. Marshall Sutcliffe previewed this card and talked about his experiences drafting the set in "My Hidden Agenda."

The Conspiracy Card Image Gallery is complete! Conspiracy releases on June 6, 2014.

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