Magic Invitational Cards

Index | 1999 | 2000 Spring | 2000 Autumn | 2001


Starting in 1997, once in a year, 16 of the best Magic players in the world are invited to a special tournament by Wizards of the Coast, competing in five different, sometimes unofficial formats. The Magic Invitational started life as the Duelist Invitational, but when Duelist Magazine stopped existing, the name got changed. The winner of each Magic Invitational is granted to create a Magic card which is included in a future Magic set.


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EVENT, LOCATION, DATE, WINNER, CARD SET

Duelist Invitational. Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 14 Feb - 16 Feb 1997. Winner Olle Råde. Created card: Sylvan Safekeeper Judgment. No custom cards



Duelist Invitational. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 29 Jan - 02 Feb 1998. Winner Darwin Kastle. Created card: Avalanche Riders Urza's Legacy. No custom cards



Duelist Invitational. Barcelona, Spain. 04 Feb - 07 Feb 1999. Winner Mike Long. Created card: Rootwater Thief Nemesis



Magic Invitational. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 02 Mar - 05 Mar 2000. Winner Chris Pikula. Created card: Meddling Mage Planeshift



Magic Invitational. Sydney, Australia. 16 Nov - 19 Nov 2000. Winner Jon Finkel. Created card: Shadowmage Infiltrator Odyssey. Standard cards with changed casting costs



Magic Invitational. Capetown, South Africa. 05 Oct - 07 Oct 2001. Winner Kai Budde. Created card: Voidmage Prodigy Onslaught



Magic Invitational. Seattle, Washington, USA. 18 Oct - 20 Oct 2002. Winner Jens Thoren. Created card: Solemn Simulacrum Mirrodin. No custom cards



Magic Invitational. Los Angeles, California, USA. 11 May - 13 May 2004. Winner Bob Maher. Created card: Dark Confidant Ravnica



Magic Invitational. Los Angeles, California, USA. 17 May - 20 May 2005. Winner Terry Soh. Created card: Rakdos Augermage Dissension



Magic Invitational. Los Angeles, California, USA. 10 May - 12 May 2006. Winner Olivier Ruel. Created card: Ranger of Eos Shards of Alara



Magic Invitational. Spiel Essen, Germany. 18 October - 21 October 2007. Winner Tiago Chan. Created card: Snapcaster Mage Innistrad



Public voted Invitational cards

In addition, during the 2005 Tournament Wizards of the Coast held a public vote among the users of their website for the most popular card among the submissions which would also be printed after going through the usual R&D process but without featuring the winner in the art. The winning card was submitted by Tsuyoshi Fujita and was eventually turned into Gemstone Caverns.



For several years the Invitational then has been held using Magic Online. Any player who has downloaded the Magic Online software can replay the completed matches. In 2007 the Invitational returned to being a regular face to face Magic tournament, before being dropped from schedule altogether in 2008.






72 cards out of the 90 from the Autumn Magic Invitational, Sydney, Australia 16 Nov - 19 Nov 2000


Magic Invitational cards Capetown, South Africa 05 Oct - 07 Oct 2001. Set from Chris Benafel. 16 Sets of the 10 cards are known to exist and were given to the participants of the 2001 Invitational.

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MTG Events Coverage
Format of Duelist Invitational, Hong Kong, February 14 – 16, 1997
Duelist Invitational 1998 Coverage
Duelist Invitational 1998
Format of Duelist Invitational, Barcelona, February 4 – 7, 1999
Duelist Invitational 1999 Coverage
Magic Invitational 2000 Spring Coverage
Live Coverage of Spring Magic Invitational 2000
Magic Invitational 2000 Autumn Coverage
Live Coverage of Autumn Magic Invitational 2000
Magic Invitational 2001 Coverage
Live Coverage of Magic Invitational 2001
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Live Coverage of Magic Invitational 2002
Thoren wins Invitational, Magic Arcana
Magic Invitational 2004 Coverage
Live Coverage of 2004 Magic Invitational 2004
All-Star Studded Magic Invitational History, Articles
Magic Invitational 2005 Coverage
Terry Soh Wins Magic Invitational 2005, Magic Arcana
Magic Invitational 2006 Coverage
Magic Invitational 2007 Coverage
The Saga of Snapcaster Mage, Magic arcana


1999 - Magic Invitational Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Banding LicidDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
002 Charge!Duelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
003 Dark TransformationDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
004 Dauthi KnightDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
005 Dauthi ShadeDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
006 Enchanted SteedsDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
007 Flanking KnightDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
008 Flanking LicidDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
009 Fuming GiantDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
010 Healing SoilDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
011 Hippo CompatriotDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
012 Mogg Bomb SquadDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
013 Phasing LicidDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
014 RippleDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
015 Shadow LicidDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
016 SkyknightDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
017 Slippery LicidDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
018 Soltari SergeantDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
019 Speedy ZombieDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
020 Spirit LeechDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
021 Suq'Ata CavalierDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
022 TeacherDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
023 Teferi's ThalakosDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
024 Thalakos LancerDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
025 Verdant GuardianDuelist Invitational sealed deck card1998-02-04YES 
 


2000 Spring - Magic Invitational Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Æther FartMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
002 Avalanche of SquirrelsMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
003 Being an Evil Minion SucksMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
004 Bunch of ElephantsMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
005 Cloudchaser MonkMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
006 Finicky MobMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
007 Goblin ApprenticeMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
008 I don't think soMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
009 Leave my Stuff AloneMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
010 Mutated CockroachMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
011 Never Trust a Blue MageMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
012 Share my PainMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
013 That StingsMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
014 Too... Many... Words...Magic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
015 Undercover DisguiseMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
016 Very Strict TutorMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
017 Wall of SchizophreniaMagic Invitational sealed deck card1999-03-02YES 
 


2000 Autumn - Magic Invitational Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 AladdinMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
002 Animate DeadMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
003 Arctic WolvesMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
004 Argivian ArcheologistMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
005 Avalanche RidersMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
006 Bazaar of WondersMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
007 BerserkMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
008 Black LotusMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
009 Bone ShredderMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
010 BrandMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
011 Breeding PitMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
012 Brine SeerMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
013 Cadaverous KnightMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
014 Caustic WaspsMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
015 Cho-Arrim AlchemistMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
016 CloneMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
017 Cloudchaser EagleMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
018 Coat of ArmsMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
019 Consuming FerocityMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
020 CooperationMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
021 Crown of the AgesMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
022 CuriosityMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
023 Dark BanishingMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
024 Deepwood TantivMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
025 Demonic TutorMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
026 Devout WitnessMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
027 Emerald CharmMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
028 Empyrial ArmorMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
029 ExcludeMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
030 Explosive GrowthMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
031 Fanning the FlamesMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
032 FearMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
033 Fit of RageMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
034 ForbidMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
035 ForkMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
036 Frankenstein's MonsterMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
037 Goblin BombardmentMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
038 GroundskeeperMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
039 Hell's CaretakerMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
040 Herald of SerraMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
041 Hunting MoaMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
042 Hyperion BlacksmithMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
043 Illicit AuctionMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
044 Iridescent DrakeMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
045 JihadMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
046 JuxtaposeMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
047 Keldon FirebombersMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
048 Khabál GhoulMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
049 Knight of ValorMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
050 Kris MageMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
051 Land's EdgeMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
052 Living PlaneMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
053 Mana DrainMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
054 MaroMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
055 Mishra's War MachineMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
056 Nevinyrral's DiskMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
057 Null ChamberMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
058 Old Man of the SeaMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
059 Pegasus StampedeMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
060 Plague WitchMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
061 PreacherMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
062 Psychic VortexMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
063 Raven FamiliarMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
064 Revered UnicornMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
065 Rootwater ThiefMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
066 Rukh EggMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
067 Scarwood BanditsMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
068 Scavenged WeaponryMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
069 Spidersilk ArmorMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
070 Stampeding WildebeestsMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
071 Stronghold TaskmasterMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
072 Subterranean SpiritMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
073 Survival of the FittestMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
074 Swords to PlowsharesMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
075 TaniwhaMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
076 Tawnos's CoffinMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
077 TetravusMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
078 The AbyssMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
079 Thran ForgeMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
080 Tombstone StairwellMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
081 TrackerMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
082 TriskelionMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
083 Varchild's War Riders RMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
084 Venarian GoldMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
085 Voice of TruthMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
086 Waterfront BouncerMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
087 Wild MammothMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
088 WinnowMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
089 Winter OrbMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
090 Xenic PoltergeistMagic Invitational sealed deck card2000-11-16YES 
 


2001 - Magic Invitational Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Aura of NeedMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
002 Death MageMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
003 Elven EnchanterMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
004 Flying CamelMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
005 Goblin ThaumaturgistMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
006 Nasty SpiteMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
007 Partial RecallMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
008 Silkwood ArmorMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
009 Static ShieldMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES 
010 Teferi's Pet SerpentMagic Invitational sealed deck card2001-10-05YES