The Revised Edition was released in order to clean up a number of rules
problems that the Limited Edition and
Unlimited Edition rules had.
The cards still had white borders and no expansion symbol, but the
fake 3-D beveling was removed, and the art was lightened up considerably.
Revised Edition cards can be told from the Unlimited Edition ones because
the Unlimited Edition cards used a fake 3-D look to the edge of the card
(a bevel). The Revised Edition cards use just a single thin black line.
In addition the color of Revised Edition cards looks washed out.
The 306 card set's breakdown by rarity looks like this:
Note: Due to the printing process, it is possible to get land cards in an
uncommon or common card slot. The chance is approximately 21.5% for uncommons
and 38.02% for commons. This is because they put lands on all the
uncommon and common sheets. You never get a land in a rare slot.
Note: Due to a printing error, the Serendib Efreet
was printed with a green background and the picture of the
Ifh-Biff Efreet. It still has the proper casting cost and
35 of the cards in the Unlimited Edition were
retired. These cards are:
|Black Lotus||Copper Tablet||Natural Selection|
|Chaos Orb||Icy Manipulator||Berserk|
|Cyclopean Tomb||Jade Statue||Camouflage|
|Gauntlet of Might||Word of Command||Raging River|
|Illusionary Mask||Sinkhole||Two-Headed Giant of Foriys|
|Mox Emerald||Ancestral Recall||Dwarven Demolition Team|
|Mox Jet||Timetwister||False Orders|
|Mox Pearl||Time Walk||Ironclaw Orcs|
|Mox Ruby||Psionic Blast||Blaze of Glory|
|Mox Sapphire||Invisibility||Consecrate Land|
|Time Vault||Twiddle||4 Rare Islands|
39 cards from the Arabian Nights
expansions were added. These cards are:
|Aladdin's Ring(AN)||Primal Clay(AQ)||Unstable Mutation(AN)|
|Armageddon Clock(AQ)||Rocket Launcher(AQ)||Titania's Song(AQ)|
|Bottle of Suleiman(AN)||Brass Man(AN)||Crumble(AQ)|
|Dancing Scimitar(AN)||Ornithopter(AQ)||Desert Twister(AN)|
|Dragon Engine(AQ)||The Rack(AQ)||Magnetic Mountain(AN)|
|Ebony Horse(AN)||El Hajjaj(AN)||Mijae Djinn(AN)|
|Flying Carpet(AN)||Sorceress Queen(AN)||Dwarven Weaponsmith(AQ)|
|Ivory Tower(AQ)||Erg Raiders(AN)||Shatterstorm(AQ)|
|Jandor's Ring(AN)||Hurkyl's Recall(AQ)||Atog(AQ)|
|Jandor's Saddlebags(AN)||Island Fish Jasconius(AN)||Kird Ape(AN)|
|Millstone(AQ)||Serendib Efreet(AN)||Eye for an Eye(AN)|
|Mishras War Machine(AQ)||Energy Flux(AQ)||Reverse Polarity(AQ)|
About half of the 306 cards in this set had text or formatting changes
when released in this edition.
This set introduced the idea of a "tap" symbol. It was a letter 'T'
turned 45 degrees to the side. This symbol was replaced in
Fourth Edition with a rotating arrow because
the 'T' did not work in other languages.
Cards were available from mid April 1994 through mid April 1995.
The print run is estimated at 500 million cards.