MicroProse Computer Game Cards

Index | Astral | Development | Tokens


After many delays and a total conversion from DOS to Windows 95, Microprose released the Magic: The Gathering computer game in April 1997. Aside from random duels against the computer using customizable decks, the game featured an enhanced campaign mode set in the plane of Shandalar, a deck builder, and a multimedia tutorial. Over 400 cards, taken from all sets printed to that date, were included.

In September 1997 an expansion set called Spells of the Ancients was released which increased the card pool by over 130 cards, taken from the Arabian Nights, Antiquities, and the core set. Additionally it added a sealed deck generator.

In February 1998 the main game was rereleased in a special edition named Duels of the Planeswalkers. The card pool was increased to over 480 cards, with the 80 new cards being from Legends and The Dark. Furthermore a software named ManaLink was added which allowed to play against other players online.

Part of the Magic: The Gathering game is a set of 12 cards called Astral set which is not available in physical form. These cards incorporate various random attributes that would be difficult or impossible to replicate in real life. In the first 50,000 boxes of the Magic: The Gathering computer game an oversized version of the Aswan Jaguar was included.

Some of the cards in the Magic: The Gathering computer game produce tokens. These tokens are resembled by cards featuring unique artwork.

The game code holds many more cards than appear in the game. Aside from the remaining unused standard cards, there are lots of development cards which represent unrealized concepts. Most of them have no art and none of them has card text.


Magic: The Gathering computer game


Spells of the Ancients expansion set


Duels of the Planeswalkers special edition

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Astral - MicroProse Computer Game Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Aswan JaguarPat MorrisseyMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
002 Call from the GraveQuinton HooverMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
003 Faerie DragonNÚNÚ ThomasMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
004 Gem BazaarLiz DanforthMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
005 Goblin Polka BandQuinton HooverMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
006 Necropolis of AzarRob AlexanderMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
007 Orcish CatapultMelissa BensonMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
008 Pandora's BoxAmy WeberMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
009 Power StruggleMark TedinMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
010 Prismatic DragonAmy WeberMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
011 Rainbow KnightsDouglas ShulerMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
012 WhimsyAnson MaddocksMagic: The Gathering computer game card1997-04YES 
 


Development - MicroProse Computer Game Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Artificer's GuildQuinton HooverMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
002 Black GuildUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
003 Blue GuildUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
004 Bright SocietyUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
005 Crystal BallFrank FrazierMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
006 Dark SocietyQuinton HooverMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
007 Data CardNoneMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
008 GladiatorUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
009 Green GuildUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
010 Grey SocietyUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
011 MasterMark TedinMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
012 MPS LogoFrank FrazierMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
013 NoneNoneMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
014 Red GuildMelissa BensonMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
015 RoyaltyPhil FoglioMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
016 VeteranDan FrazierMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
017 White GuildUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
018 Wizard of the Coast LogoUnknownMagic: The Gathering computer game development card1997-04YES 
 


Tokens - MicroProse Computer Game Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Assembly WorkerKaja & Phil FoglioMagic: The Gathering computer game Mishra's Factory token1997-04YES 
002 Djinn of the BottleJesper MyrforsMagic: The Gathering computer game Bottle of Suleiman token1997-04YES 
003 Poison SnakeJeff A. MengesMagic: The Gathering computer game Serpent Generator token1997-04YES 
004 RukhChristopher RushMagic: The Gathering computer game Rukh Egg token1997-04YES 
005 Spawn of AzarRob AlexanderMagic: The Gathering computer game Necropolis of Azar token1997-04YES 
006 TetraviteMark TedinMagic: The Gathering computer game Tetravus token1997-04YES 
007 WaspSandra EveringhamMagic: The Gathering computer game The Hive token1997-04YES