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Promotional Cards
Summer '96
Mana Crypt (Artifact, , Mark Tedin, Final Sacrifice novel)

At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, Mana Crypt deals 3 damage to you.
: Add two colorless mana to your mana pool.

Sewers of Estark (Instant, , Melissa Benson, Arena novel)

Choose one — Target attacking creature is unblockable this turn; or prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target blocking creature and all creatures it's blocking this turn.

Giant Badger (Creature — Badger, , Liz Danforth, Shattered Chains novel)

Whenever Giant Badger blocks, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn. 2/2
The wizard Greensleeves called a Giant Badger to her aid in an battle with the desert mage Karli.

Nalathni Dragon (Creature — Dragon, , Michael Whelan, The Duelist #3 & DragonCon 1994)

Flying, banding.
: Nalathni Dragon gets +1/+0 until end of turn. If this ability is played four or more times during this turn, sacrifice Nalathni Dragon at end of turn. 1/1

Windseeker Centaur (Creature — Centaur, , Anson Maddocks, Whispering Woods novel)

Attacking doesn't cause Windseeker Centaur to tap. 2/2
Loyal and passionate in battle, the Windseeker tribe roams the Green Lands near the Honeyed Sea.

Arena (Land, Rob Alexander, Arena novel)

, : Choose a creature you control. An opponent chooses a creature he or she controls. Tap both creatures. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to the other.

Arena League
Summer '96
Fireball (Sorcery, , Jock)

At the time you play Fireball, pay an additional for each target beyond the first. Fireball deals X damage divided evenly, rounded down, among any number of target creatures and/or players.

Disenchant (Instant, , Kevin McCann)

Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

Forest (Land, Tony Roberts)

: Add to your mana pool.

Island (Land, Tony Roberts)

: Add to your mana pool.

Mountain (Land, Tony Roberts)

: Add to your mana pool.

Plains (Land, Tony Roberts)

: Add to your mana pool.

Swamp (Land, Tony Roberts)

: Add to your mana pool.

Duelists' Convocation International
Summer '96
Counterspell (Interrupt, , Dom!)

Counter target spell.

Incinerate (Instant, , Jock)

Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. A creature damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
"Yes, I think 'toast' is an appropriate description." —Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Prerelease Issues
Dirtcowl Wurm (Summon Wurm, , Dan Frazier, Tempest Prerelease)

Whenever any opponent plays a land, put a +1/+1 counter on Dirtcowl Wurm. 3/4
Few of Rath's rivers follow a steady course, so many new channels are carved for them.

Revenant (Summon Spirit, , Terese Nielsen, Stronghold Prerelease)

Revenant has power and toughness each equal to the number of creatures cards in your graveyard. */*
"Not again." —Hans

Monstrous Hound (Summon Hound, , Dermot Power, Exodus Prerelease)

Monstrous Hound cannot attack unless you control more lands than defending player.
Monstrous Hound cannot block unless you control more lands than attacking player. 4/4

Lightning Dragon (Summon Dragon, , Ron Spencer, Urza's Saga Prerelease)

Flying, echo. (During your next upkeep after this permanent comes under your control, pay its casting cost or sacrifice it.)
: Lightning Dragon gets +1/+0 until end of turn. 4/4

Beast of Burden (Artifact Creature, , Ron Spears, Urza's Legacy Prerelease)

Beast of Burden has power and toughness each equal to the total number of creatures in play. */*
"If it is meant to be nothing but a machine," Karn finally asked Jhoira, "why did Urza build it to be like me?"

False Prophet (Creature — Cleric, , Eric Peterson, Urza's Destiny Prerelease)

When False Prophet is put into a graveyard from play, remove all creatures from the game. 2/2
"You lived for Serra's love. Will you not die for it?"

Overtaker (Creature — Spellshaper, , Clyde Caldwell, Mercadian Masques Prerelease)

, , Discard a card from your hand: Untap target creature and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn. (It may not attack and the turn it comes under your control.) 1/1
"It's no challenge to master a Mercadian."

Rathi Assassin (Creature — Mercenary, , Dana Knutson, Nemesis Prerelease)

, : Destroy target tapped nonblack creature.
, : Search your library for a Mercenary card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library. 2/2

Avatar of Hope (Creature —Avatar, , rk post, Prophecy Prerelease)

If you have 3 life or less, Avatar of Hope costs less to play.
Avatar of Hope may block any number of creatures. 4/9

Kavu Furens (Animal — Kavu, , Arnie Swekel, Invasion Prerelease)

Festinatio (animali oppugnare et licet ordine penes tuum venit.)
Kavu Furentem adhibere tibi licet quandocumque subitum adhibere potes. 3/1
"Yavimayae necesse mille annis fuit ut illa aluerent, sed modo momentum necesse fuit ut illa pretium probaverent."

O planvmenoV FelddagrijoV (qhrion FelddagrijoV, , Matt Cavotta, Planeshift Prerelease)

: O planvmenoV FelddagrijoV decetai +1/+1 mecri to meroV etelesqh. O euantioV paizw thn 1/1 gnvmhn clwrou ippopotamou.
: O plauvmenoV FelddagrijoV decetai thu julaka apo melauoV kai purrou mecri to meroV etelesqh. O enantioV decetai touV 2 biouV.
: O plauvmenoV FelddagrijoV kerdainei thn pthsin pthsin meroV etelesh. O enantioV eai analegein ton biblion.

Incoming! (Sorcery, , Quinton Hoover, Unglued Prerelease)

Each player searches his or her library for any number of artifacts, creatures, enchantments, and lands and puts those cards into play. Each player shuffles his or her library afterwards.

February '97
Pandora's Box (Artifact, , Amy Weber)

, : Choose a random summon card from all players' decks. For each player, flip a coin. If the flip ends up heads, put a token creature into play and treat it as though an exact copy of the chosen summon card were just played.

Call from the Grave (Sorcery, , Quinton Hoover)

Put a random creature from a random graveyard into play under your control. Call from the Grave deals to you an amount of damage equal to that creature's casting cost.

Necropolis of Azar (Enchantment, , Rob Alexander)

Whenever a nonblack creature is put into any graveyard from play, put a husk counter on Necropolis of Azar.
, Remove a husk counter from Necropolis of Azar: Put a Spawn of Azar token into play. Treat this token as a black creature with a random power and toughness, each no less than 1 and no greater than 3, that has swampwalk. (If defending player controls a swamp, this creature is unblockable.)

Power Struggle (Enchantment, , Mark Tedin)

During each player's upkeep, that player exchanges control of random target artifact, creature, or land he or she controls, for control of random target permanent of the same type that a random opponent controls.

Whimsy (Sorcery, , Anson Maddocks)

Play X random fast effects.

Aswan Jaguar (Summon Jaguar, , Pat Morrissey)

When Aswan Jaguar comes into play, choose a random creature type from those in target opponent's deck.
, : Bury target creature of the chosen type. 2/2

Faerie Dragon (Summon Dragon, , NéNé Thomas)

: Play a random effect. 1/3

Goblin Polka Band (Summon Goblin, , Quinton Hoover)

, , Pay for each target: Tap any number of random target creatures. Goblins tapped in this way do not untap during their controllers' next untap phases. 1/1

Orcish Catapult (Instant, , Melissa Benson)

Randomly distribute X -0/-1 counters among a random number of random target creatures.

Prismatic Dragon (Summon Dragon, , Amy Weber)

During your upkeep, Prismatic Dragon becomes a random color permanently.
: Prismatic Dragon becomes a random color permanently. 2/3

Rainbow Knights (Summon Knights, , Douglas Shuler)

When Rainbow Knights comes into play, it gains protection from a random color permanently.
: First strike until end of turn.
: +0/+0, +1/+0, or +2/+0 until end of turn, chosen at random. 2/1

Gem Bazaar (Land, Liz Danforth)

When Gem Bazaar comes into play, choose a random color.
: Add to your mana pool one mana of the color last chosen. Then choose a random color.

Player Rewards' Tokens
Angel (Creature Token — Angel, Scott M. Fischer, Scourge token)

Flying. 4/4

Bear (Creature — Bear, Heather Hudson, Odyssey token)

The last thing a poacher in the Krosan Forest hears is the brutal sound of claws tearing flesh.

Bear (Creature — Bear, Glen Angus, Onslaught token)

Bears get vicious when they don't sleep. This one hasn't slept in ages.

Beast (Creature — Beast, Larry Elmore, Odyssey token)

When the prey in Krosa no longer satisfied them, the beasts began to hunt their hunters.

Beast (Creature Token — Beast, Edward P. Beard, Jr., Darksteel token)


Bird (Creature — Bird, Michael Sutfin, Invasion token)

The landbound envy the birds' ultimate freedom in the sky.

Demon (Creature Token — Demon, Pete Venters, Mirrodin token)

Flying. */*

Dragon (Creature — Dragon, Glen Angus, Odyssey token)

Stars shine, winds blow, dragons rage.

Elephant (Creature — Elephant, Terese Nielsen, Invasion token)

It's not slow. It's deciding whether to stomp you or gore you.

Elephant (Creature — Elephant, Arnie Swekel, Odyssey token)

When elephants thunder, death is lightning quick.

Goblin (Creature — Goblin, Darrell Riche, Legions token)

Never underestimate the power of overwhelming stupidity in overwhelming numbers.

Goblin Soldier (Creature — Goblin Soldier, Ron Spears, Apocalypse token)

They rarely question their orders. Of course, they rarely understand them.

Insect (Creature — Insect, Anthony S. Waters, Onslaught token)

If insects could talk, the world would be deafened.

Myr (Artifact Creature Token — Myr, Wayne England, Mirrodin token)


Pentavite (Artifact Creature Token — Pentavite, Greg Staples, Mirrodin token)

Flying. 1/1

Rukh (Creature Token — Rukh, Edward P. Beard, Jr., Eighth Edition token)

Flying. 4/4

Sliver (Creature — Sliver, Tony Szczudlo, Legions token)

Slivers don't know. They just learn.

Soldier (Creature — Soldier, Ron Spencer, Onslaught token)

Duty brings them together. Loyalty keeps them together.

Wurm (Creature — Wurm, Alan Pollack, Odyssey token)

When wurms aren't hungry
—Nantuko expression meaning "never"

Saproling (Creature — Saproling, Jeff Laubenstein, Invasion token)

The nauseating wriggling of a saproling is exceeded only by the nauseating wriggling of its prey.

Soldier (Creature — Soldier, Ron Spencer, Onslaught token)

Duty brings them together. Loyalty keeps them together.

Spirit (Creature — Spirit, John Matson, Planeshift token)

The joy of rebirth overshadows the sadness of death.

Squirrel (Creature — Squirrel, Ron Spencer, Odyssey token)

It's surprising how well cute and vicious go together.

Zombie (Creature — Zombie, Dana Knutson, Odyssey token)

The most battle-worn zombies are equal parts stitch and stench.

Ultra-Rare Cards
Fraternal Exaltation (Sorcery, , Susan Garfield, Richard Garfield's 3rd card: Second child)

Sneak into your parents' closet to get a deck, your brother is joining the game.
...and when you want to go explore, the number you should need is four.

Splendid Genesis (Sorcery, , Monique Thirifay, Richard Garfield's 2nd card: Becoming a father)

Shuffle all cards in the game together and deal them into three decks. The game continues with a new player.
"She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them." —Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Proposal (Sorcery, , Quinton Hoover, Richard Garfield's 1st card: Proposing to Lily Wu)

Allows Richard to propose marriage to Lily. If the proposal is accepted both players win; mix the cards in play, both libraries, and both graveyards as a shared deck.

Shichifukujin Dragon (Summon Dragon, , Christopher Rush, Presented at Tokyo's DCI center opening)

When Shichifukujin Dragon comes into play, put seven +1/+1 counters on it.
, Sacrifice two +1/+1 counters: Put three +1/+1 counters on Shichifukujin Dragon at end of turn. Play this ability as a sorcery. 0/0

1996 World Champion (Summon Legend, , Christopher Rush, Awarded to Tom Chanpheng for Worlds '96)

1996 World Champion cannot be the target of spells or abilities.
World Champion has power and toughness each equal to the life total of target opponent.
Discard your hand: Search your library for 1996 World Champion and reveal it to all players. Shuffle your library and put 1996 World Champion on top of it. Use this ability only at the beginning of your upkeep and only if 1996 World Champion is in your library. */*
It takes great sacrficice to make it to the top.

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