Have you noticed there are some hidden things in Magic:TG? For example, Verdura (aka the forest) roughly means vegetable in spanish. Also, Mirai (aka the Odessey artifact) means future in japanese. Post if you have seen others others of these hidden in Magic. Let's see how many we find. And check others' posts; i don't want 20 consecutive posts about Nevienyrral's Disk.
the artifact is actually "mirari."
Telim Tor from Mirage block is just Mr Toilet all scrambled up.
Do you want jokes or name origins?
Jokes include the artists' little eggs, like the thing in Argivian Find being the same in Argivian Restoration.
Origins include Serendib Efreet, which is taken from an old name for the capital of Ceylon.
the pictures of Stronghold Machinist and Stronghold Biologist fit together as one picture.
Nebuchadnezzar from legends was the leader of the army that destroyed Babylon, and have i told you about Nevinyrral's disk? :P
i think the dwarven traders pictures also join together. and spire or sage owl has artwork of a room with a painting of counterspell on the wall.
Guardian Angel fits with Paralyze.
I'll take jokes and origins, although the jokes are cooler 'cuz they're funier *chortle* Mr. Toilet.....
Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned, but "Phelddagrif" is an anagram (mixed-up letters) of Garfield PhD. Richard garfield (creator of Magic) has a Ph.D. in Combinational Mathematics.
The Elkin Bottle, "Elkin" is an anagram of "Klein." The Klein Bottle is a mathematical theory of a bottle that is perpetually turned inside out, or something like that.
the Klein bottle is one of the more famous 1-sided 3-d shapes.
Wyluli Wolf (spelling?) is an anagram of Lily Wu, Richard Garfield's wife. I am not sure if I got the details correct, but that is the general egg.
all the arena lands join together
LOL "mr toilet!!!"
Lets see, Erhnam Djinn, is from a guy named Herman, either a friend or relative of Grarfield. Iff-biff efreet is from what Garfield called his older sister "Elizabeth (iff-biff)" when he was a kid. Squee's Toy came from how the artifact works "Squeeze Toy". On on f the goblin grenades from Fallen Empires, the one with the gobling with a grenade on his back and a huge spike pole, the name MIKE is in the pole as spikes. Sol Grail, from Alliances is and anagram for Gorillas, because there 2 pictures of them in the artwork. Jayemdae Tome, Emessi Tome, and Jalum Tome are all from names of Garfields Friends. LLanowar Elves backwards is "war on all elves". Orim, Samite Healer was just originally Maro backwards, then they added the "i" instead of an "a". Um....the runes on the Ice Age disenchant read "Magic: the Gathering" the runes on Chaos Lord from Ice Age read "I am mean". Prodigal Sorcerer got his nickname "Tim" from the wizard off of Monty Python and the holy Grail. Theres a picture of an Ornithropter in the backgorund art of Stroke of Genius. The car Onulet was originally Onulets, an anagram of Soul Net for what it does, but the artist messed up and only put one creature down,. so they changed it to Onulet. um,.....now I have a question....is there anyone here who can type out the entire "Song of Night and Day" from the flavor text of all the mirage cards? I would love to know the whole song in the right order. Good luck
Uh, wow. SerraCollector's message is a hard one to follow. Lessee... Ah yes, Eladmari. Backwards, its the name of, I think Richard Garfield's, parents, Irma and Dale. Barrin and Rayne are sort of plays on words (barren and rain) that fit together well. Thats all I can think of now, but I definately have more.
i like the klein bottle theory ! a night out on the beer is enough to make me feel "perpetually turned inside out".
The four Ice Age Plains fit together to form one long landscape.
the card Elvish Ranger from Alliances, the one with the artwork of the chic elf, you can see her nipple.
...remind me to collect elvish rangers ;)
actually the chaos lords runes say "i am REALLY mean" just thought i would point that out
Force Field+Mox Jet make a picture.
Feldon's Cane was intended to be Feldon's Ice Cone, an anagram for Don Felice (original playtester). But through a communication error Mark Tedin painted a cane. They thought an Ice Cane was too weird, so they scrapped it - but the guy got his tribute in Delif's Cone.
The same helmet is in Mudslide and Dry Spell (and helm of obediance).
There's an ace of hearts up the sleeve in Field of Dreams.
Angelic Chorus is one of the only cards with all 5 vowels in alphabetacal order. Lady of the Mountian mixed up is "Hot elf sees championship". Urza was originally supposed to have two heads, and Mishra none. That's why there's Urza's Glasses and Urza's Sunglasses, but no eyewear for his bro. The two Anaba Shaman (Homelands) fit together to form one pic, and I've heard that it's the same with Keldon firebomber and Spur Grappler (both from Prophecy), but I can't verify (I don't have the Firebomber). Tempest's Spontanious Combustion mention's Stronghold's Heat of Battle in it's flavor text. The artwork for Karn, Silver Golem was originally going to be the art for Steel Golem (Bedpan Elemental), but they changed it because it "didn't look tough enough". I kid you not.
"Tempest's Spontanious Combustion mention's Stronghold's Heat of Battle in it's flavor text."
Um, no, "heat of battle" is just a phrase, it's not unique to Magic. The two cards have nothing to do with each other.
JEez you people!! Nevinralls disk backwards come out Larry Nivens disk(odvuisly a Deep respect for the fine art of book writen)
::sigh::.......read the first message, anorok..
Don't forget the 2 Dark... Aw man, I forget what it is. A wall, that can attack as a 4/5 creature??? I donlt oh... Dark maze. both pics, when placed sidfed by side, make the same pic.
all cards in prophecy have the same artwork...
oops, sorry, i had them upside down.
what's that lady leaning on in ekundu cyclops? and what are those things in the background of ghost town? and what are those two monkeys doing in uktabi orangutan? and what does "sinep tafgib" (a legend in the upcoming torment expansion) spell backwards?
also, almost everything in alliances has something to do with gorillas.
plus, not many people have noticed, but most rares in ice age suck.
the little voodoo doll in black vise is the same in the rack, cursed rack, wall of wonder (old version) and something else. and you can see bert in the background of this bin laden picture.
Leshrac's Rite, and the stuffy doll is also on Black Mana Battery.
Well, I was going to post the URL to the "Bert is Evil" website that the aforementioned picture originated from, but upon inspection I found the site had been taken down by the owner due to recent events. So, that made my post relatively worthless. Regardless, I still have a few random tidbits here and there.
Most of Robert Bliss's Mirage artwork is phallic in nature. Check out the freaked out rabbit, for example (Polymorph).
Disrupt's picture (from Invasion or something, I think) is almost identical to that on Mind over Matter, with Urza w/arm stretched out, portal in the background, and a ship going in.
Weatherlight's Sage Owl has the original Counterspell in the background.
And my mind went blank.
btw that is not bert's real nose.
I just remind that Atog is the anagram of goat...
The picture for sadistic hypnotist from oddessy is exactly the same as the cover art for the video game sould reaver
Mercadia is from the spanish word "mercado," meaning market.
The picture on the 6th edition version of Uktabi Orangutan has 2 monkeys doing it in the back.
I seem to remember from one of the "Question Mark" topics that Su-Chi means "four" in one or more languages, but I don't know which one(s)
Oh, as for hidden stuff (this isn't really a joke, but cool), look at the painting in the background of Sage Owl (the original pic, if it was reprinted with different art) Recognize it? I thought so...
Oh, does anybody know where the art for Mana Drain came from? A jellyfish? Generic funny-looking sea thingy?
sol means "sun" or "sunny"
look at the art-its a picture of a firey looking ring.
Ydwen Efreet...Wendy someone?
thelonite monk= theloniuous monk (a jazzman) by the way Zephyd nabuchadnezzar was not the guy who burned babylon...he was king of babylon...he raised the tower of babylon and incidently seized Jerusalem. That's why he is a black/blue creature. And the uktabi orang outan with the monkey business artwork actually dates back to Visions.
i don't know f someone alredy said this, but sol grail is n aagram for "gorillas." Makes sense since there are so many gorillas in alliances
Most of the "arabic" names in Arabian Nights are anagrams of Garfield's friends' names. Ydwen = Wendy, Wyluli = Lily Wu (his future wife), Ernham = Herman. Efreet, Djinn, Hajjaj, and Kird are proper Arabic (although Anglicized; Kird should be Qird, which means "monkey"). Yes, Monkey Ape.
Molimo,Maro-Sorceror is named after Charlie Molimo.(Magic rules guy); i.e., "the world calls and I answer"
SAGE OWL HAS A COUNTERSPELL IN THE BACK.
I don't know if it has been repeated enough.
That's funny, shadowmage infiltrator looks just like finkel. And that raging goblin with the big head looks like Random Miser.
All in good fun.
so who looks like grollub ?
here we sometimes call mana drain "the homarid counter". Really. It should have been restricted to only homarid decks. (and banned from the rest)
the mana drain picture was based on a book called switchers. The jellyfish things are called (krools) and suck the planet dry.
I know this will sound stupid but Atog Atog has the pictures of the five origeonal Atogs on it.
Spur Grappler IS the same piece as the firebombers, though there is some of it missing in between.
and i'm sure it isn't confirmed but if there is a legend called sinep tafgib (read backwards) coming up it will top them all.
and correct me if i'm wrong, but i think the guy on Force of Will is getting his ass kicked on an Arcane Denial pic.
Citanul (from Citanul Centaurs and some other cards) is Lunatic read backwards...
Tablet of Epityr: Epityr comes from Pyrite, a substance that looks like gold and is often called 'Fool's gold'.
...anyone notice that if you add a T to the Homelands card "Aliban's Tower," you get "Taliban's Tower"?
Demn Lord Gix, What a horrible joke!!!!! People have lost their lives due to the Taliban and it is very crude and vile to make refrences to terrorism through WotC! Dumb Shit! Sorry but I found that rediculously offensive. I know terrorism is on everybodys mind but get real there is no way that WotC is affiliated with the Taliban. Good Lord the nerve of people these days...
I'm verry sorry that I offended any of you. I was not trying in any way to make you infer hat WOtC was in any way associated with those responsible for the horrible human tragedy on Septemvber 11. I was merely pointing out a similarity between two words. I would like to apologize once again to all those whom I offended. I am deeply sorry.
Thanks for your apology. I knew two people killed on Sept. 11, and I slightly over reacted. Your apology makes it clear that it was unintentional. I'm alright now. Thanks again.
Wow , a message board that doesn't flame people for getting offended. And a message board that actually has people who reply.. I am simply in shock and awe at this ...props.
Unsummon for 7th edition has a picture of the Lightning Dragon from Urza's Sage.
The picture of Morphling is not exactly a mirror image. On one of them there are wings and a tail.
Soldevi Sage from Alliances and the one from 6th edition is a mirror image of the other. It was later confirmed that the one in 6th edition was the correct one while they screwed up the Alliances one.
The symbol on the skull of Necropotence is the same symbol as what the hand in the picture is doing.
In Dwarven Shrine, u can see a Ball Lightning, a Hammer of Bogardan, and some horn in the picture.
Surprisingly, Aladdin was not a legend.
Walls drawn by Richard Thomas from Revised have a shadowy figure in the picture.
The Apocalypse Expansion Symbol can be seen from Planar Portal, as well as Crovax's knee from Fervent Charge, and also the chest of Ertai, the Corrupted.
Wizards took out the Pentagram from the original Unholy Strength picture in 4th edition.
There are 2 kicker symbols in Jilt.
That's it for now.
The Pentagram was taken away, and cards like Demonic Hordes and Demonic Tutor were not reprinted so Magic could be sold at WalMart and similar stores. Demonic is not PC I guess, while Diabolic is.
The eyes in Word of Command are supposed to be the "blown up" eyes on Howling Mine. If you look REALLY CAREFULLY, they're not identical, but it's very close.
On Flame Wave, there's a tiny goblin surfing on the lava.
The picture in Terror was originally supposed to be viewed from another angle. Turn the card 90 degrees, you'll see what I mean.
The artwork for Stasis, when viewed under an ultraviolet light, looks just like a peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich.
The artwork for Tropical Island contains a self-portrait of the artist, Jesper Myrfors (tiny, on the beach).
Great Wall (from Legends) makes a neat sound if you stick it in the spokes of your bike. Civilization has yet to find another use for this card - at least another which can be mentioned in mixed company.
Oh, and I made up the one about Stasis....
The Coalition symbol is hidden in every Kicker card
Isn't there one artist who puts gorrillas in all of his pics?
Only part of the coalition Symbol is in each kicker card.
No one mentioned the Pump Knights from Fallen Empires; "Order of Leitbur" is really pronounced "Order of Lite-beer".
Terror's pic is inversed. The dude was supposed to be in the lover left corner but they screwed up in the printing. However, it looked better the new way so they left it.
A foil card is actually just a sticker on a blank shiny card. (I was really bored one day and pulled apart a foil Ana Disciple, don't ask).
Wow I was entertained by this thread, while I knew alot of this stuff, I cannot add anything other than the words Ron Spencers puts in his art. IE Order of the Ebon Hand.
Replying to a very early post, one time I was bored and I did put together all of the "Love Song of Night and Day". Unfortunately, there are some pieces missing in it, so I filled them in. Since there are 3 or 4 holes, and the song is not that easy to figure out what it is about, the song can be taken in many different ways. I did it a while ago so I'd have to dig it out, if anyone still cares about it I'll go looking for it.
BTW, The plains in Ice Age and all the lands except Islands in Urza's Saga (this may only be the plains in Urza's) form a landscape if you put them together side by side.
I don't think anyone mentioned this one. If you look at the Plateau card from Alpha/Beta/Unlimited, it has different artwork than the Revised Plateau. What happened was that the original art file got corrupted, and they'd already sold off the original. They used the Plateau artwork designated for the upcoming Ice Age set as a replacement. Of course, then someone at WotC dogmatically decided that "Dual lands are bad, m'kay?", so Ice Age only ended up with half-assed pain lands and totally crappy "don't untap" lands. Imagine Ice Age with real duals . . . I'd have bought a few more boxes, even though at the time I had all 40 from revised, it would've been cool for the black border and new art!
Noooo! I won't let my wonderful mill die! I WON'T!
HengeWolf: Seriously! Then my Ice Age set would be actually worth something, instead of the nothing's it's worth now
Wow theres a lot of crap in Magic. I remember when this post first came and I was like the first to post. I can't beleive how many people repeated MY FIRST INFO!!!!! errg. Oh well. I still think the koolest secret is the Fact that Goblin Grenade version1 from fallen empires by ron spencer has the word "Mike" spelled in the spikes on the spear of the goblin. Also, in the artwork for Goblin Churgen from fallen empires, the creature has the head of a Llanowar Elf, the Body of Jedit the Lion (from Legends?) and the arm of an Orgg i think. And remember the best thing of all Llanowar Elfs is really "War on ALL Elfs". Feldon's Ice Cone, turned into Feldon's Cane cause some dude screwed up the artwork LOL.
The body in the Chiurgen is a Cat Warriors, and the arms are from an Uthden Troll.
I always thought the body was from the birdman on Natural Selection, but maybe I'm wrong . . .
yeah, maybe. I guess there are just too many catperson-looking cards out there.
It is from the set that came before the set that featured the chirgeon. Natural Selection was after, I think.
No, Natural Selection is from Alpha/Beta/Unlimited. In a way it's a lousy precursor of Sylvan Library; basically the library is what Selection should have been. It was an instant that cost 1 green, it let you look at the top three cards of one library, and then either place the cards back in any order OR shuffle said library. It was a rare, in the same set as Ancestral Recall (green always gets the short end of the stick). I recently picked up an alpha version for just under $5, even though it went OOP at the same time as the Black Lotus and the rest. Too bad I can't play with it, the picture is pretty cool.
bosium strip refers to mobius, the inventer of the mobius strip (obviously)...
The mobius strip is a famos 2-dimentional one sided figure. That's weird, considering the Elkin botte thing. Someone must've had a thing for one-sided figures
kleinbottle.com hs pics of the bottle, couldn't find one of the strip
The body is from Jedit Ojanen (sp), not Natural Selection. If you compare the pictures very closely (espeically around the neck area) it becomes clear. I debated this with someone (I think it was PsychoCid) in #bdchat some time ago.
For those that are interested, you can see the Moebius Strip here:
Also, has anyone noticed that while the two people on Morphling appear to be the same, one has a tail and wings? Pretty interesting detail.
Hey GDarius, does your name have any relation to Darius Miles of the Los Angeles Clippers? Just wondering.
What kind of question is that? Rico are you related to Tom Jones, the singer? most probably not... Just like I'm not related to Mr. Freeze.
Has anyone noticed that Sage Owl has the Counterspell artwork behind it...
Sorry, I got a little carried away.
Seriously, the battlemages have their allied colors incorporated into either their weapon or armor (except the Nightscape, I think).
The artwork on Resiliant Wanderer was supposed to be for Gallantry, but the artist thought of the wrong definition for the word, so Wizards took part of the background from Repentant Vampire and made the picture on Gallantry. The goblins on Stand or Fall are all doing fun stuff. One has to go pee, one has its luggage packed, one is holding its teddybear, etc.
@Rico: No. It's in relation to the side-scrolling, mechanical fish-filled shooting game "G-Darius".
For another picture of a Mobius Strip, search for M.C. Escher's art. He did a drawing of ants crawling on a Mobius Strip that looks like it's made of screen.
That pic is the first thing you see at the link I posted, along with the name of the author. So you don't actually have to search.
Once again: http://www.cut-the-knot.com/do_you_know/moebius.html
Hey, I've been wondering, does anyone know the origin of the name Asmoranmardicadaistinaculdacar? I mean, how did they come up with it? did they just sit down one day and make up this name? If anyone can find out what it means they are in my debt.
The artwork on Hylopterus Lemure is a mistake. The artist didn't know they were asking for "lemure" (a ghastly spook or ghost sort of thing) and instead painted a "lemur" ( a cute little mammal resident on Earth).
Steel Golem's art was the original art for Karn the Silver Golem, but the R&D of WotC decided it looked a bit too "wimp", and create a new one.
Cyclopean Tomb was actually meant as a "Large Ancient Stone Structure", which is what the archaic discriptive "Cyclopean" really means. They handed the card to Anson Maddocks and . . . wow, we get a guy entombed in a giant eyeball! It's one of my favorite artworks, and we'd have never seen anything like that if Wizards had clamped down on the art right from the beginning. They should really let the artists do their thing, for every Word of Command there was a Time Vault, and the new art is on a whole no more artistic than a comic book. Wait, didn't I mention this somewhere else? I've stayed up too late . . . again . . .
YES! Give the artists creative freedom again! Most of the new art just sucks...
in latin, Mirari means "to wonder"
Orcish Conscripts="Unusual" headgear. I know, ITS VERY OBVIOUS. and Nobody's mentioned the Unglued word puzzle.
Hey, has anybody noticed that Baron Sengir HaS No FeEt !! and Seton, Krosan Protector. Seton is an anagram for No Set or No Sit, HES A CENTAUR! Or afriend sez its Notes backwards.
In prophecy and invasion, Barrins hair is shorter and Darker than in the Artifacts cycle. Mirror, Mirror is a pun on Mirror Universe. Blacker Lotus is DUH a pun on Black Lotus. Prismatic wardrobe is a pun on prismatic ward. Durkwood Boars Flavor Text is taken from the Bible, as is Segovian Leviathan. polar Kraken, is a summon Kraken, while tidal Kraken is a Creature- monster.
In response to Zephyd's comment early on this thread about Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzer was also famous for being the longest living human. According to the legend, he lived almost 200 years. But thats just legend.
Nebuchadnezzar was by no means the longest living human. According to legend some of the old bible characters reached on age upward to a thousand years and more.
and according to legend, I think methusalem was the oldest human ever.
Great Defender has the picture of a merfolk on it but it's a white card, truth is it was originally a blue card but a defensive card like this should rightfully belong in white. Someone was too lazy to change the picture.....
Trivia about casting costs >10: Aladdin's Lamp was the only artefact with CC >10 to have it's entire CC in 1 symbol. In Alpha to Revised, CC was printed as '1''0', in 4th ed it was printed as '10'. All future artefacts after that followed the Alpha to Revised format (eg Stratadon '1''0')
Conversion's art is just a pile of dirt painted over a plains art. Crumble is just a pile of rusted metal painted over a plains art.
The Helm of Obediance artefact was also seen in Dry Spell and another card (which I forgot).
Find the Coalition! The Battlemages have parts of the Coalition symbol on their weapons, corresponding to the colored abilities they wield.
The card Coalition Victory had all 5 colors on it, not counting clothes worn by Gerrad and his crew (I think)
Flavor text match 1! since you mentioned Unglued, the 'Double....' named cards: put all their flavor texts together to get this limerick:
In a fight and taking a lickin'
The mage said 'I'm no chicken'
'I'm facing defeat'
'But next time we meet'
'You're in for a good butt kickin'
Flavor Text match 2! Read off the flavor texts of these cards in the following order 1. Vathi Il Dahl, 2. Greven Il Vec (? Can't remember if this one's the second), 3. Diabolic Edict. I can't remember the text, but put together it's the events leading up to Volrath flinging Vathi off the deck of the Predator.
After going through all my cards and looking at them for too long, I saw a couple of things:
Martyrdom has one pic of a guy going out into battle , second with same guy dead.
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage gives some of the best flavor text ever.
This one is actaully something a friend told me, and I'm quite ashamed of him:
Take a Wand of Denial, turn it upside down, look at the picture.
Fylgja (From IA) is Icelandic or Old Norse for a benevolent otherworldly spirit which follows and protects one.
Jokulhaups might be a word in some language (scandinavian) but could also be a screw-up of Jokulhlaup, which is a natural phenomenon where dangerous amounts of melted ice rush from a glacier, destroying everything in its wake (Icelandic also)
Nobody's mentioned the Unglued word puzzle.
the correct pronounciation of Order of Leitbur is Order of Lite-Beer
oh yeah and Atogatog has a picture of all the other non-Oddessy Atogs mixed in among the random faces
The text on Burnng Cinder Fury of Crimon Chaos Fire is "Doppleganger," and the text on I'm Rubber, You're Glue is "that."
I want a Flavatog.
Then it is Clockwork Doppelganger, not Clockwork Cow.
My favourite there is CoP: BO.
But I wonder what the text on Flavatog would be?
"Quote a flavor text: Flavatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Do not use any Flavor text twice."
No, that would mean you would need to cheeck out the info in some way...
"read aloud a flavortext from a card with flavortext in you hand, then target opponent must name that card or you put a +1/+1 counter on flavatog and reveals that card".
No, it would be "quote somehtng from Flava Flav: +1/+1 till end of turn".
That is so not in the vein of Unglued.
"Name one of Baskin-Robbins 31 flavors: Flavatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. Do not name any flavor more than once."
I'd prefer that anyday over "Flamatog" where you can french kiss someone of the same sex to give Flamatog +1/+1 until end of turn. No limit to how many times you kiss them.
I swear I'd quit MTG.
Hmm, a person could conceivably win with that card, but then how many opponents would they have afterward?
be gay and play with your boyfriend...
It was mentioned that the Eyes of Word of Command are to be found in the Howling Mine ... well, just have a look at one of the Intiate of the Ebon Hand artworks!
Some of the legends from the Legends set are roleplay characters of the playtesters/former R&D team.
Revenants flavor text refers to Lhurgoyf´s flavour text (does anybody know what "Lhurgoyf" means?).
Ancient Silverback is having Phyrexian Negators at breakfast!
Nobody mentioned the wrong picture of Ifh-Biff Efreet on the Revised Serendib Efreet yet. Anyone out there who knows the story about the blue Hurricane?
There are german Forests with the picture of Plains. There are german Drudge Skeletons with the picture of a Swamp. There are also german El Hajjajs with the picture of Warp Artifact.
There are some (a few hundred) Fallen Empires cards that have backs of another, now-dead TCG, Wyvern! Carta Mundi produced both games and messed it up ...
Me thinks Birds of Paradise have a Volcanic Island in the background of the picture.
This thread is great! Someone has to sum this up, edit and archive it! Demon Lord Gix? A mod? Alright, I will do it myself, if nobody volunteers.
Yeah, the blue hurricane. I rember going to a con a few years back and seeing two cards right next to each other for sale. One was a pristine absolutely beautiful Beta Black Lotus. The other was a Blue Hurricane.
Guess which was the higher price.
the Hand of Justice card has a pair of dice next to him (snake eyes)
I don't know if anyone mentioned this yet but this one is really interesting.
If you look at the swirling mist coming out of Memory Jar, you'll see the warped picture of a Tolarian Academy.
For those who don't know, Academy was a very broken combo deck, and after it was banned, a combo deck based on Memory Jar took its place and turned out to be just as broken.
I think I might take Puschkin up on his offer and sum this sucker up. That'd be cool. So do you want me to give credit to those who submitted each easter egg next to its description, put a big list o' people at the end of the list, or not credit anyone? You need to come to ONE verdict on this, or I'll just decide myself. Thanks.
I'd say not credit anyone. Very few of these things are new to people who've played a while. It's more of like a d'Angelo rule summary; a handy collection of magic not-so-obscure-but-little-known-by-newbies information. No one deserves credit for these things, because no one was responsible for anything except regurgitating old news. That's my view anyway. If I were to bother going through again, I'd probably note fewer than five things genuinely "little known."
Agree on that. Just credit yourself for doing all the work (phew!).
Will do. But don't expct this to be ready any time soon. I don't want everyone waitng for me to be done before i've even started.
Here's one that's sort of related. If you look at the pictures from Sudden Impact (TE) and Abandon Hope (TE), you realize that it's the same scene (Gerrard falling off the Weatherlight) from both Gerrard's and Hanna's perspectives.
Has anyone noticed that the pictures for Preferred Selection and Mortal Wound tell a story? In one picture the Boar is chasing some little rat thing. In the next the boar is eating it.
Take a card and hold it over the left part of patriarks desire, if you do and use a little imagination you get a famous horror figure out of it...
isn't there something you can do to foil cards with a microwave?
I should try that...
You´ll see a lot of sprinkling and flashes, the card crumbles and you will breathe some toxic smoke. It might also damage the microwave.
You speak as though you have experience in that area........
Not by myself. I read an article about how to identify fake-cards. One trick is to put them in microwaves. You can identify pasted cards this way cause ordinary glue will melt. The author also tested foils and recommended URGENTLY not to try it yourself.
c'mon......SOMEONE's gotta have an easter egg...I don't want this discussion gone when i get the list done...
There were a bunch of them in the Anthologies Box Set booklet. Maybe I'll fish it out one day . . .
Until then: Campaign to keep this thread!
Ok: There was a serra angle printed with the picture, casting cost and colour of time elemental. I think it was in english, but could be wrong.
It was Spanish revised.
Two-Headed Giant of Foriys
How do you pronounce Foriys?
I'd prefer that anyday over "Flamatog" where you can french kiss someone of the same sex to give Flamatog +1/+1 until end of turn. No limit to how
many times you kiss them.
after the printing of that card: Probably less... And the ones that get there are different...
Every "invitational" card (from avalanche riders on) featured the portrait of it's "creator" very prominently. This was completely intentional on the part of WotC.
Also, the anthologies set featured many misprints, including a 2/2 common mirri, cat warrior, and a few cards that cost 1 extra mana.
Hey, I have that Mirri!
Anyone remember the original "Living Wall" card by Anson Maddox? If you look at the bottom-right corner of the picture, you'll notice that a small portion looks a little blurred out. WotC thought that whatever was there looked a little too phallic for their game and blurred that small section out. Of course, then they printed Wand of Denial and whatever that Ogre thing was with the big schlong in the background...
Reminds me of the age-old discussion if that thing in the middle of the Living Wall is a foetus or not.
I had always heard the blurred portion of Living Wall was a sphincter, and Wizards blurred it b/c it seemed to be an *anal* sphincter... sphincters occur in other places, you know. (Like the stomach.) I never heard that it was a phallus.
Schmakt: The "ogre" was Ekundu Cyclops, from Mirage. Basically, take any Robert Bliss art and there's a 50-50 chance there's a schlong in there somewhere. For another instance, cover up the hands on the Polymorph rabbit, and it's not too hard to see another schlong. Yes, there's a reason why we don't see Robert Bliss artwork anymore, and I'm betting this is a major reason why... As for Living Wall, it has (since 94, anyway) always been a blurred out phallus. I've never had the impression it was anything else.
Sure. I'll have to go look at the ones I have, but I was just relaying what I recalled.
Hey, how about a game of "look after this card"...
A very happy frog.
About schlongs. Look at guy at Mirages Power Sink.
On the new Serra Angel card in seventh edition, she has a faint mustash.
On the card called Norritt from Ice age there is an "N" in its teeth.
Looks like our friend Masticore could use a tissue
What about that card in Tormet Deep Analysis with a Masticore that has the flavor text:
"The specimen appears broken"
SerraCollector- I have 2 things to say to you.
1) You DO know that little kids read these boards too, right? That Elvish Ranger crack wasn't appropriate.
2) You are an idiot for telling everybody! Did you realize how little people knew! Lol- FYI, my brother has a collection of 50+ [Female] Elvish Ranger cards. Oh well, guess it'll be the newest trading craze . . .
Robert Bliss was asked never to do art for them anymore because he was doing the art for a card in Weatherlight and it had Tangharth and Mirri in it and Tangharth had a huge hard on and Mirri's nipples were sticking out, i saw the picture on a website devoted to penises in TCG's and there is alot! i can understand y they pulled it
Which website :P