Magic: The Gathering Online Cards

Index | Development | Promos | Vanguard Tokens | Core Set | Invasion | Odyssey | Onslaught | Mirrodin | Champions of Kamigawa | Avatars | Vanguard Cards


The Magic: The Gathering Online computer game was programmed by Leaping Lizard Software and released at the 24th of June in 2001. After the Magic: The Gathering computer game by Microprose and the Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia, this has been the third attempt to create a software platform for online Magic games, for the first time including a full rule-based interface. Aside from an online duel mode for the most common single and multiplayer formats, the software features chat rooms, trading windows, an offline encyclopedia of all Magic cards, a deckbuilder section, and a tutorial. Official tournaments are held online, and the software keeps track of all player ratings. All cards from regular Magic sets starting with Invasion and 7th Edition are available about a month after their real world release and can be purchased in virtual booster and starter packs until they rotate out of the Standard tournament environment. The price structure is equal to real world cards. The software itself is free and can be downloaded. Alternatively, a software package with printed game rules has been available both as an independant product and as part of the Eighth Edition and Ninth Edition box set.

Beginning in January 2003, maintenance of the software was gradually transferred to the Wizards of the Coast development team. The migration was completed at the 16th of May in 2003, afterwards Leaping Lizard Software left the project. Version 2.0 was released on the 28th of June 2003 by the new team and introduced some new chatrooms in the game.

For internal test purposes, Leaping Lizards Software created an omnipotent card named Library of Congress. This card is unavailable in the real game for obvious reasons.

On 25th October 2003, a special event called Chuck's Virtual Party was held, in which a promotional booster was given out online. It contained 14 Eighth Edition basic lands and one of three pre-Invasion cards per random which had been publicly voted out of a card pool of 12 famous Magic cards. Because of a server crash that day, the booster was additionally given away to every member of Magic: The Gathering Online who logged in between the 23th of July and the 28th of September in 2003.

For five consecutive months in 2005, Unhinged basic lands were introduced as special prize cards for Premiere Events. All participants reveived a nonfoil basic land, the top 8 players of each event received an additional foil basic land.

The Magic: The Gathering Online game uses cardlike images with artwork to resemble tokens in the game. Once per set cycle, tokens are given new artwork in case they reappear from an old cycle. Some of these tokens exist as real world cards and are given out in the Magic Player Rewards program.

Tokens created by the Mirrodin card Soul Foundry look similar to the creature card they originate from, but use a token card template of the appropriate color instead of a standard Magic card template.

Parallel to the Magic: The Gathering Online release of Fifth Dawn in July 2004, all preexisting token cards were slightly altered visually to match the new layout of token cards. In addition, the new token cards from Darksteel were finally published. They had been delayed because of technical issues.

Players have to select an avatar as a virtual representation of themselves in the online environment. While a few of them are freely accessible, the majority can only be gained for a limited period of time or just when certain requirements are met and hence can be considered a virtual collectible. Avatars can be traded.

Most avatars are made available in Release Leagues. These are Sealed Deck tournaments which take place for one week. Participants can play whenever they like, but only the first five matches count towards their game record.

Twice now avatars have been awarded on the anniversary day of Magic: The Gathering Online. In the first year, it had been chosen by the winner of the Wizards of the Coast Invitational, an online tournament for employees of Wizards of the Coast only, in the second year, visitors of the Magic: The Gathering website had voted for their favourite avatar in a poll.

Due to technical issues with the Premier Events, the Darksteel Release League scheduled in March 2004 was canceled. The two new avatars, which had been asigned to be awarded, Arcbound Overseer and Viridian Zealot, were made available three months later in a special Welcome Back tournament.

In May 2005, the concept of avatars was taken one step further by reintroducing Vanguard to Magic. For each avatar, and identically named Vanguard character card was created and distributed to all players who had the appropriate avatar in their possession. The Grog Goblin Shuffler avatar was renamed to Goblin Warchief to be in line with the other names which origin from Magic cards. In addition, Vanguard Release Events were held which granted all participants a Bird of Paradise avatar and Vanguard card and rewarded the top two winners of each event with an avatar/Vanguard card of their choice. Vanguard cards can be traded, but they are linked to their corresponding avatars and can not be traded separately from them.

Starting with the Vanguard release, newly registered players receive a Vanguard booster pack containing the five basic Vanguard cards Serra Angel, Prodigal Sorcerer, Grinning Demon, Goblin Warchief, and Erhnam Djinn, 75 evenly divided non-foil Eighth Edition basic lands, and a random foil Eighth Edition basic land.


Magic: The Gathering Online computer game


English Eighth Edition box set with CD


Chuck's Virtual Party promotional booster


Vanguard booster


MTGO screenshots

INTERNAL LINKS
Magic Player Rewards Token Cards
Eighth Edition Box Set
Ninth Edition Box Set
Vanguard Cards

EXTERNAL LINKS
Magic: The Gathering Online
The Great Library, Magic Arcana
Unseen Tokens, Magic Arcana
Hippos and Reflections, Magic Arcana
Penumbra Tokens, Magic Arcana
Onslaught Green Tokens, Magic Arcana
More Onslaught Tokens, Magic Arcana
Legions Goblin Token, Magic Arcana
Scourge tokens, Magic Arcana
Pincher token art, Magic Arcana
Oyobi Spirit Token Art, Magic Arcana
Urami token art, Magic Arcana
Godo's Warrior tokens, Magic Arcana
Ninth Edition Saproling Token Art, Magic Arcana
Ravnica Hunted Tokens 1, Magic Arcana
Ravnica Hunted Tokens 2, Magic Arcana


Development - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Library of CongressLeaping LizardMagic: The Gathering Online development card2001-06-24YES 
 


Promos - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Morphlingrk postChuck's Virtual Party participation bonus
23th of July 2003 to 28th of September 2003 log-in bonus
2003-01-25
2003-01-25
YES 
002 Serra AvatarDermot PowerChuck's Virtual Party participation bonus
23th of July 2003 to 28th of September 2003 log-in bonus
2003-01-25
2003-01-25
YES 
003 Sliver QueenRon SpencerChuck's Virtual Party participation bonus
23th of July 2003 to 28th of September 2003 log-in bonus
2003-01-25
2003-01-25
YES 
004138/140 SwampJohn AvonPremiere Events participation bonus2005-04-01YES 
005138/140FoilSwampJohn AvonPremiere Events prize2005-04-01YES 
006137/140 IslandJohn AvonPremiere Events participation bonus2005-05-01YES 
007137/140FoilIslandJohn AvonPremiere Events prize2005-05-01YES 
008136/140 PlainsJohn AvonPremiere Events participation bonus2005-06-01YES 
009136/140FoilPlainsJohn AvonPremiere Events prize2005-06-01YES 
010139/140 MountainJohn AvonPro Tour Tournament participation bonus.2005-07-01YES 
011139/140FoilMountainJohn AvonPremiere Events prize2005-07-01YES 
012140/140 ForestJohn AvonPremiere Events participation bonus2005-07-01YES 
013140/140FoilForestJohn AvonPremiere Events prize2005-07-01YES 
 


Vanguard Tokens - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Elf TokenMagic: The Gathering Online Elvish Champion Vanguard token2003-05-05YES 
 


Core Set - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Rukh TokenEdward P. Beard, Jr.Magic: The Gathering Online Eighth Edition token2003-09-18YES 
002 Saproling TokenCyril Van Der HaegenMagic: The Gathering Online Ninth Edition token2005-08-29YES 
 


Invasion - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Angel TokenGlen AngusMagic: The Gathering Online token for Apocalypse2002-06-24YES 
002 Bird TokenMichael SutfinMagic: The Gathering Online token for Invasion2002-06-24YES 
003 Cat TokenDaren BaderMagic: The Gathering Online token for Apocalypse2002-06-24YES 
004 Elephant TokenTerese NielsenMagic: The Gathering Online token for Invasion2002-06-24YES 
005 Goblin-Soldier TokenRon SpearsMagic: The Gathering Online token for Apocalypse2002-06-24YES 
006 Hippo TokenJeff LaubensteinMagic: The Gathering Online token for Planeshift2002-06-24YES 
007 Kavu TokenArnie SwekelMagic: The Gathering Online token for Apocalypse2002-06-24YES 
008 Reflection TokenRon SpearsMagic: The Gathering Online token for Invasion2002-06-24YES 
009 Saproling TokenJeff LaubensteinMagic: The Gathering Online token for Invasion, Planeshift, and Apocalypse2002-06-24YES 
010 Spirit TokenJohn MatsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Planeshift2002-06-24YES 
011 Wurm TokenRon SpearsMagic: The Gathering Online token for Apocalypse2002-06-24YES 
 


Odyssey - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Bear TokenHeather HudsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey and Judgment2002-06-24YES 
002 Beast TokenLarry ElmoreMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey2002-06-24YES 
003 Elephant TokenArnie SwekelMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey and Judgment2002-06-24YES 
004 Spirit TokenDana KnutsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey and Judgment2002-06-24YES 
005 Squirrel TokenRon SpencerMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey and Torment2002-06-24YES 
006 Wurm TokenAlan PollackMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey and Judgment2002-06-24YES 
007 Zombie TokenDana KnutsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Odyssey2002-06-24YES 
008 Bird TokenJohn AvonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Judgment2002-08-01YES 
009 Cat TokenMark BrillMagic: The Gathering Online token for Judgment2002-08-01YES 
 


Onslaught - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Bear TokenGlen AngusMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught and Legions2002-10-01YES 
002 Centaur TokenAdam RexMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught2002-10-01YES 
003 Dragon TokenGlen AngusMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught and Scourge2002-10-01YES 
004 Elemental TokenAnthony S. WatersMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught2002-10-01YES 
005 Insect TokenAnthony S. WatersMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught and Legions2002-10-01YES 
006 Soldier TokenRon SpencerMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught and Scourge2002-10-01YES 
007 Zombie TokenMark BrillMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught2002-10-01YES 
008 Riptide Replicator TokenDoug ChaffeeMagic: The Gathering Online token for Onslaught2002-10-01YES 
009 Goblin TokenDarrell RicheMagic: The Gathering Online token for Legions and Scourge2003-03-05YES 
010 Sliver TokenTony SzczudloMagic: The Gathering Online token for Legions2003-03-05YES 
011 Angel TokenScott M. FischerMagic: The Gathering Online token for Scourge2003-06-25YES 
012 Beast TokenThomas M. BaxaMagic: The Gathering Online token for Scourge2003-06-25YES 
 


Mirrodin - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Beast TokenTim HildebrandtMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin, Darksteel, and Fifth Dawn2003-11-24YES 
002 Demon TokenPete VentersMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2003-11-24YES 
003 Elemental TokenJohn MatsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2003-11-24YES 
004 Insect TokenKeith GarlettsMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin Darksteel, and Fifth Dawn2003-11-24YES 
005 Myr TokenWayne EnglandMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin and Darksteel2003-11-24YES 
006 Pentavite TokenGreg StaplesMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2003-11-24YES 
007 Pest TokenStephen TappinMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2003-11-24YES 
008 Soldier TokenPaolo ParenteMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2003-11-24YES 
009 Spirit TokenLuca ZontiniMagic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2003-11-24YES 
010 Beast TokenEdward P. Beard, Jr.Magic: The Gathering Online token for Mirrodin2004-07-15YES 
011 Elemental TokenJeremy JarvisMagic: The Gathering Online token for Darksteel2004-07-15YES 
012 Elemental TokenTony SzczudloMagic: The Gathering Online token for Darksteel2004-07-15YES 
013 Kaldra TokenDonato GiancolaMagic: The Gathering Online token for Fifth Dawn2004-07-15YES 
014 Pincher TokenStephen TappinMagic: The Gathering Online token for Fifth Dawn2004-07-15YES 
015 Spawn TokenDavid MartinMagic: The Gathering Online token for Darksteel2004-07-15YES 
016 Twin TokenJim NelsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Darksteel2004-07-15YES 
017 Wirefly TokenLars Grant-WestMagic: The Gathering Online token for Darksteel2004-07-15YES 
 


Champions of Kamigawa - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Dragon Spirit TokenMartina PilcerovaMagic: The Gathering Online token for Champions of Kamigawa2004-10-28YES 
002 Elemental TokenKev WalkerMagic: The Gathering Online token for Champions of Kamigawa2004-10-28YES 
003 Illusion TokenLars Grant-WestMagic: The Gathering Online token for Champions of Kamigawa2004-10-28YES 
004 Rat TokenTony SzczudloMagic: The Gathering Online token for Champions of Kamigawa2004-10-28YES 
005 Snake TokenDan ScottMagic: The Gathering Online token for Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, and Saviors of Kamigawa2004-10-28YES 
006 Spirit TokenHugh JamiesonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, and Saviors of Kamigawa2004-10-28YES 
007 Spirit TokenMatt ThompsonMagic: The Gathering Online token for Betrayers of Kamigawa2005-03-03YES 
008 Urami TokenAlex Horley-OrlandelliMagic: The Gathering Online token for Saviors of Kamigawa2005-06-27YES 
009 Warrior TokenMark BrillMagic: The Gathering Online token for Saviors of Kamigawa2005-06-27YES 
 


Avatars - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
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001 Barbarian AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
002 Black Knight AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
003 Bloodshot Cyclops AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
004 Braids, Cabal Minion AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
005 Centaur AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
006 Cephalid AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
007 Daunting Defender AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
008 Dragon AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
009 Elephant AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
010 Elf AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
011 Enchantress AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
012 Forgotten Ancient AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
013 Goblin AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
014 Lithatog AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
015 Merfolk AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
016 Nantuko AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
017 Northern Paladin AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
018 Razorfoot Griffin AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
019 Relentless AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
020 Scion of Darkness AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
021 Skeleton AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
022 Spineless Thug AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
023 Tiger AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
024 Treefolk AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSource unknownDate unknown
025 Goblin Warchief AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online basic avatar2002-06-24
026 Prodigal Sorcerer AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online basic avatar2002-06-24
027 Serra Angel AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online basic avatar2002-06-24
028 Erhnam Djinn AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online basic avatar2002-08-01
029 Phage the Untouchable AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online Legions release tournament participation bonus2003-03-05
030 Karona, False God AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online Scourge release tournament participation bonus2003-06-25
031 Two-Headed Giant of Foriys AvatarWizards of the Coast development team24th of June 2003 Magic: The Gathering Online anniversary log-in bonus2003-07-01
032 Elvish Champion AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online Eighth Edition release tournament participation bonus2003-08-01
033 Royal Assassin AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamreal world Eighth Edition Global Celebration tournament participation bonus2003-09-22
034 Akroma, Angel of Wrath AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamChuck's Virtual Party participation bonus
23th of July 2003 to 28th of September 2003 log-in bonus
2003-10-25
2003-10-25
035 Grinning Demon AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMagic: The Gathering Online basic avatar2003-11-01
036 Bosh, Iron Golem AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMirrodin Release League participation bonus2003-12-04
037 Platinum Angel AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamMirrodin Release League prize for 5:0 wins2003-12-04
038 Arcbound Overseer AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamWelcome Back tournament participation bonus2004-06-11
039 Viridian Zealot AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamWelcome Back tournament prize for 5:0 wins2004-06-11
040 Flametongue Kavu AvatarWizards of the Coast development team24th of June 2004 Magic: The Gathering Online anniversary log-in bonus2004-06-24
041 Etched Oracle AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamFifth Dawn Release League prize for 5:0 wins2004-07-15
042 Raksha, Golden Cub AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamFifth Dawn Release League participation bonus2004-07-15
043 Eight-and-a-Half-Tails AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamChampions of Kamigawa Release League prize for 5:0 wins2004-10-28
044 Seshiro, the Anointed AvataWizards of the Coast development teamChampions of Kamigawa Release League participation bonus2004-10-28
045 Fallen Angel AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamChristmas Holiday Events prize2004-12-20
046 Higure, the Still Wind AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamBetrayers of Kamigawa Release League participation bonus2005-03-03
047 Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamBetrayers of Kamigawa Release League prize for 5:0 wins2005-03-03
048 Bird of Paradise AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05
049 Oni of Wild Places AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSaviors of Kamigawa Release League participation bonus2005-06-30
050 Sakashima the Impostor AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamSaviors of Kamigawa Release League prize for 5:0 wins2005-06-30
051 Hell's Caretaker AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamNinth Edition Release League participation bonus2005-09-01
052 Maro AvatarWizards of the Coast development teamNinth Edition Release League prize for 5:0 wins2005-09-01
 


Vanguard Cards - Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Akroma, Angel of WrathWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
002 Arcbound OverseerWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
003 Bird of ParadiseWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
004 Bosh, Iron GolemWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
005 Eight-and-a-Half TailsWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
006 Elvish ChampionWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
007 Erhnam DjinnWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
008 Etched OracleWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
009 Fallen AngelWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
010 Flametongue KavuWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
011 Goblin WarchiefWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
012 Grinning DemonWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
013 Higure, the Still WindWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
014 Ink-Eyes, Servant of OniWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
015 Karona, False GodWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
016 Phage, the UntouchableWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
017 Platinum AngelWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
018 Prodigal SorcererWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
019 Raksha, Golden CubWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
020 Royal AssassinWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
021 Serra AngelWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
022 Seshiro, the AnointedWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
023 Two-Headed Giant of ForiysWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
024 Viridian ZealotWizards of the Coast development teamVanguard Release Events2005-05-05YES 
025 Oni of Wild PlacesWizards of the Coast development teamSaviors of Kamigawa Release League participation bonus2005-06-30YES 
026 Sakashima the ImpostorWizards of the Coast development teamSaviors of Kamigawa Release League prize for 5:0 wins2005-06-30YES 
027 Hell's CaretakerWizards of the Coast development teamNinth Edition Release League participation bonus2005-09-01YES 
028 MaroWizards of the Coast development teamNinth Edition Release League prize for 5:0 wins2005-09-01YES