This Week in Magic History: April 11-17

Posted in Feature on April 17, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

April 11: Seventh Edition

On April 7, 2001, Seventh Edition came out, bringing with it the following changes to Magic:

  • Unusually for a core set, Seventh Edition had a plot.This was expressed through lots of new art and carefully deployed flavor text:
    Eastern Paladin
    Southern Paladin
  • Although the core set was still white-bordered, foils had been introduced to Magic in Urza's Legacy, and Seventh Edition foils had black borders.
  • Serra Angel was back in the core set, which meant that new players had a chance of pulling a black-bordered foil Serra. Hence this ad:

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