Confiscate – Eighth Edition common. Core set cards, like the Eighth Edition version of Confiscate, sometimes have flavor text from the real world. This one was picked by the website's readers in Selecting Eighth Edition. One of the other options was Charles Dickens, which would have worked better for this week's Card of the Day theme.
Rohgahh of Kher Keep – Legends rare. During playtesting, Rohgahh of Kher Keep was named "Ur-aah-ah of Kher Keep," and then "Uriah of Kher Keep." It was changed late in the process because it reminded people too much of "Uriah Heep."
Artful Dodge – Dark Ascension common. Wondering what kind of creature is depicted on Artful Dodge? It's a mystery! When you're walking down a street in Innistrad, sometimes you see something out of the corner of your eye that might be an escaped lab experiment or might be a mutant alligator. And before you get a good look at it, it's gone. Watch out!
Bleak Coven Vampires – Scars of Mirrodin common. Although vampires on Mirrodin (the plane that's now New Phyrexia) have slightly pointed teeth, the way they normally drink blood is by stabbing their victims with the elongated metallic spines on their fingers. Bleak Coven Vampires gives a great look at them.
Lord of Tresserhorn – Alliances rare. Lord of Tresserhorn was known during playtesting as "Good Buddy." Why? Because he's a 10/4, and because some of the playtest group still remembered old CB radio slang! In fact, the card was changed from a 9/4 to enable the silly nickname!
Chaos Lord – Ice Age rare. Chaos Lord is one of those cards that's simple conceptually (it changes sides a lot and attacks whoever's in its way) but complicated to put in "rules language." At one point, it had Haste but lost it the turn it entered the battlefield. These days, it can attack "as though it had Haste," but not on its first turn.
Crabapple Cohort – Shadowmoor common. According to the flavor text, Crabapple Cohort is trying to get revenge on the women who plucked its apples for pies. At seven apples per pie and seven pies per woman, that's 343 apples! You can also read it as being one apple per pie, but that's not much of a pie.
Lost in the Woods – Dark Ascension rare. There's a tactic in Dark Ascension-Innistrad draft where you sideboard into a Lost in the Woods and a lot of Forests to ride out the win. That's interesting, but is it as interesting as the fact that the people in the art are upside down?
Mirror Mirror – Unglued rare. Although there's a lot of text on Mirror Mirror, the effect is pretty simple: the players change seats and finish the game with each other's decks. Bad news if you were playing Blacker Lotus!
Razor Pendulum – Mirage rare. According to its flavor text, the Razor Pendulum was constructed by Telim'Tor. Here's something interesting about Telim'Tor: his name comes from anagramming a Wizards of the Coast employee whose nickname was "Mr. Toilet."
Buried Alive – Weatherlight uncommon. Although cards like Animate Dead had been around since the beginning of Magic, the idea of the graveyard mattering didn't really get investigated until Weatherlight. Buried Alive turned Ashen Ghoul from a gimmick into a powerhouse.
Deathmask Nezumi – Saviors of Kamigawa common. Nezumi is pronounced "nay-ZOO-mee," and in Kamigawa, it's short for "nezumi-bito," meaning "ratfolk." The nezumi mostly stayed out of the war between the humans and the spirits, preferring to stay by themselves in Takenuma Swamp.
Black Cat – Dark Ascension common. Black Cat is both a Cat and a Zombie. The marble table it's sitting on is actually the corner of a coffin! Or possibly a sarcophagus!
Arrest – Scars of Mirrodin common. The Scars of Mirrodin version of Arrest sets the scene in Bladehold, a Mirran city. You can learn more about Bladehold in the reports of Ria of Bladehold on the Mirrodin site, which chronicled the Mirran-Phyrexian war.