Portal Second Age is the second starter level set of Magic and was released in June 1998. It consists of 165 cards and exists in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Starter Two Player only), and Spanish.
Like its predecessor Portal, the Portal Second Age set was made to introduce new players to Magic: The Gathering. The cards were kept simple and many concepts of Magic were left out completely. Due to the low power level of the set and the inability to use the cards in tournaments, Portal Second Age never became popular.
Portal Second Age Demogame boosters were given away as a free product to advertise Magic: The Gathering. Aside from the tip card, they contain 24 standard Portal Second Age cards and a tip card. Despite their rebate label, no rebate cards were inserted. For unknown reasons, there are two versions of the German Portal Second Age Demogame booster in existance, one featuring a copyright date of 1998 and the other one featuring a copyright date of 2000 on the booster. Only the 1998 version contains a Portal Second Age tip card, the other one has a Black Border/Black Border filler card in its place. Portal Second Age Demo boosters Portuguese and Spanish contains a Black Border/Black Border filler card instead of a tip card.
Portal Second Age Demogame boosters were also offered in the Guru program.
24 Portal Second Age cards (No special cards)
Portal Second Age Tip Card
Portal Second Age Sample Game Sheet
English Portal Second Age / French Portal Second Age Logos
German Portal Zweites Zeitalter / Italian Portal Seconda Era Logos
Portuguese Portal Segunda Era / Spanish Portal Segunda Edad Logos
English Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC17043
English (Dutch rules) Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC17043
English (Finnish/Swedish rules) Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC31004
French Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC20077
German Portal Second Age Demogame booster with 1998 Copyright Date WOC21064
Italian Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC25047
|001||Portal Second Age EnglishTip Card||English Portal Second Age Demogame boosters|
English with Dutch Rules (Nederlandse spelregels) on a Green Sticker Portal Second Age Demogame boosters
English with Finnish/Swedish Rules (Suomenkieliset säännöt Regler på swenska) on a Green Sticker Demogame boosters
|002||Portal Second Age FrenchTip Card||French Portal Second Age Demogame boosters||1998-06||YES|
|003||Portal Second Age GermanTip Card||German Portal Second Age Demogame boosters with 1998 copyright date||1998-06||YES|
|004||Portal Second Age ItalianTip Card||Italian Portal Second Age Demogame boosters||1998-06||YES|