Welcome to Talking Trivia Part 3! I hope you have liked the series thus far.
Urza’s Destiny (1999)
Urza’s Destiny was the first non-supplemental set to remove “summon” from a creature’s card type and instead have “creature” followed by the creature type.
Starter 1999 (1999)
Mons’s Goblin Raiders were misprinted with a rare set symbol where in reality they were a common.
Mercadian Masques (1999)
This set gained immense yet short lived popularity in 2017 due to a hoax Legacy deck on MTGO called “Pirate Stompy.”
The only new keyword to be created in Masques (Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, and Prophecy) block was Fading, introduced in Nemesis.
Starter 2000 (2000)
This set was the first to include a CD for a computer version of Magic to use as a learning tool.
Prophecy is one of the few sets that did not have any reprints.
Speaking of reprints, the Clockwork Avian reprint in Beatdown did not include the card’s flying ability.
Raging Kavu, the prerelease promo card for the set, was printed in Latin. Several of the next prerelease promos would be in languages Wizards didn’t currently print in including; Hebrew, Sanskrit, Greek, and at the time, Russian.
There are three cards in this set that have alternate art on the foil version of the card.
7th Edition (2001)
7th Edition is the first core set to have foil versions of cards in boosters.
Spindown twenty-sided dice were first introduced in the fatpacks of Apocalypse.
The first non-token squirrel was created in Odyssey; Squirrel Mob.
Deckmasters 2001 (2001)
Deckmasters 2001 is the spiritual predecessor to Duel Decks. The factions in Deckmasters 2001 were Richard Garfield (creator of Magic) vs. Jon Finkle (famous Magic pro).
Each of the intro decks for Torment were mainly focused on black with a splash of a second color. This was to emphasize the events occurring in the story.
This set is an inverse of Torment in terms of the color-pie and mostly focuses on green and white colored cards.
Special care was taken to giving the five allied color fetchlands first printed in Onslaught “generic” names as Wizards wanted to keep them easily reprinted.
As a wrap up, I do have to pay mind to the fact that I did omit a single set… Battle Royale. Why, you may ask? A fun piece of trivia: there’s nothing anecdotal about this set. No misprints or “oops,” no crazy design stories. Nothing.
Did I miss one that you like? Comments or questions? Drop us a line and thanks for reading!
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