The Duelist was the first official Wizards of the Coast magazine released in Fall 1993 and soon evolved into a comprehensive source of information for all Wizards of the Coast products and related topics. Starting as a highly artistic magazine, over time it lost some of its aesthetic appeal. Due to the increasing popularity of the internet and its inherent advantages, The Duelist was discontinued after 41 issues in September 1999.
A Japanese version of The Duelist was distributed quarterly by Hobby Japan from January 1998 till issue #18 (2002 summer).
The Duelist Japan #1 January 1998 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #2 May 1998 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #3 August 1998 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #4 November 1998 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #5 February 1999 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #6 May 1999 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #7 August 1999 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #8 November 1999 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #9 February 2000 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #10 May 2000 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #11 September 2000 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #12 November 2000 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #13 February 2001 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #14 May 2001 by Hobby Japan Upgrade
The Duelist Japan #15 September 2001 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #16 December 2001 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #17 ? 2002 by Hobby Japan
The Duelist Japan #18 September 2002 by Hobby Japan
The Dragon*Con is a famous convention in Atlanta, Georgia for fans of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror genres and debuted in 1986. In July 1994, visitors were given a postcard voucher which could be mailed in and redeemed for a Nalathni Dragon promotional card. The card was sent in October 1994, along with a certificate of authentity. Originally, the card was announced with a print run of 10,000 and was supposed to be available exclusively for attendants of the convention, but due to complaints about the limited availability and to stem price gouging, the print run was increased, and the card was additionally distributed in issue #3 of the The Duelist magazine and in issue #4 of the The Duelist Companion magazine (it was also mentioned in the Duelist Companion issue #3). There's a mark on the Duelist version that is a stain from the sticky substance that retained the card in the magazine. There also exists as a Japanese version which has been distributed in one of the Wizards of the Coast Redemption Programs.
Dragon Con Fantasy Convention Program Book Atlanta 1994
Nalathni Dragon Original Art
Nalathni Dragon insert in the Duelist #3
Once in a while, an alternate version of a card will be printed as part of a promotional giveaway. This alternate art version of the Urza's Destiny common Scent of Cinder, illustrated by Carl Critchlow, was created to be a giveaway in the now-defunct Duelist magazine. The card was included in every issue of Duelist #40, which was released in August 1999.
This alternate version was given a collector number of "96a/143."
Over the years lots of cards and other items have been published with The Duelist. There are three oversized cards. Additionally there is a series of fantasy cards. Furthermore there are three advertisement cards. Finally there are two kinds of Magic accessories. One is a set of four life counter cards, the other is a set of counters and tokens.
The Duelist #3 magazine (Fall 1994)
The Duelist Companion #3 magazine
The Duelist Companion #4 magazine
The Duelist #40 magazine (August 1999)
The Duelist #40 magazine (August 1999) sealed front and back
Different Scent, Magic Arcana
Nalathni Dragon, Magic Arcana
The Duelist Companion, Magic Arcana
On Wedge Daily MTG
Duelist Cover Art, Magic Arcana
Japanese Nalathni Dragon
The Duelist Advertisement Cards
The Duelist Counters and Tokens
The Duelist Fantasy Cards
The Duelist Life Counter Cards
The Duelist Magazine Gallery
The Duelist Oversized Cards
|001||Nalathni Dragon||Michael Whelan||Dragon*Con attendance bonus.|
The Duelist #3 Magazine addition.
Duelist Companion #4 Magazine addition.
|002||96a/143||Scent of Cinder||Carl Critchlow||The Duelist #40 Magazine addition.||1999-08-?||YES|