You help design the next Core Set
Selecting Ninth Edition
Sunday, June 13, 2004
elcome to Selecting Ninth Edition, where you get to play the role of R&D developer, art director, and flavor text writer for Magic's next Core Set! You can return to this page each Monday to see what new decisions you get to make, and to check the ongoing results throughout the summer.
Be the R&D developer. Each week between June 14th and September 6th, you'll vote on a showdown between two (and sometimes more than two) cards. You get to decide which ends up in Ninth Edition and which gets kicked to the curb.
Be the art director. Starting in July, you'll see two sketches for the art of Ninth Edition cards, and you'll get to decide which piece -- and which artist -- gets the thumbs up. The sketch will then be turned into a completed painting and put onto a Ninth Edition card.
Be the flavor text writer. Starting in August, you'll get to submit original flavor text for several Ninth Edition cards and vote on your favorite piece. The winning submissions will show up right there in italics at the bottom of the text box when Ninth Edition releases.
Ready to be a part of the Magic creation process?
Glorious Anthem vs. Shared Triumph; Flavor Text Vote
Furnace of Rath vs. Gratuitous Violence; Will-o'-the-Wisp sketch
- Furnace of Rath
WINS! Rob Alexander sketch WINS!
Week 11Weird Harvest vs. Animal Magnetism; Threaten sketch
- Weird Harvest
WINS! Pete Venters sketch WINS!
Week 10Blackmail vs. Addle; Grave Pact sketch
WINS! Puddnhead's sketch WINS!
Week 9Hammer of Bogardan vs. Shard Phoenix; Elvish Piper sketch
- Shard Phoenix
WINS! Rebecca Guay's sketch WINS!
Week 8Viashino Cutthroat vs. Viashino Sandstalker, Zur's Weirding Sketches, and Flavor Text Submission
- Viashino Sandstalker
WINS! rk post's sketch WINS!
Week 7Temporal Adept vs. Time Elemental; Spirit Link sketch
- Temporal Adept
WINS! Kev Walker's sketch WINS!
Week 6Barbarian Horde vs. Goblin Goon vs. Rathi Dragon; Mahamoti Djinn sketch
- Rathi Dragon
WINS! Greg Staples's Mahamoti Djinn
Week 5Persuasion vs. Confiscate + Rewind; Dancing Scimitar sketch
WIN! Ron Spears's Dancing Scimitar
Week 4Havoc Demon vs. Yawgmoth Demon
- Yawgmoth Demon
Week 3Mana Leak vs. Memory Lapse
- Mana Leak
Blinding Angel vs. Dawn Elemental - Blinding Angel WINS!
Week 1Emperor Crocodile vs. Jade Leech
- Emperor Crocodile
To vote and make submissions, you'll need to register first. (This keeps the results fair and secure.)