New DCI Promo Announcement: LOLSpellz

Posted on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 by Skeletor
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I would like to take this opportunity to announce a new promo Wizards of the Coast is offering to players who regularly attend Friday Night Magic and other Magic: the Gathering tournaments. The textless promos have been hugely popular, but unfortunately some players forget what a card does when it has no text printed on it. So we have made a comprimise: We will offer you a hint as to what the card does, but we won’t waste your time with the exact Oracle text.

Sound sketchy? A few years ago we had a mistake in the templating deparment and a card went out with very strangely templated text. The card? Nekrataal.

Since that time, our research has shown that, of all the cards we have printed, we get the fewest rules questions about Nektrataal. If we were to write a FAQ about Nekrataal, it would have one question on it: Does a Nekrataal can kill? Presumably players find this templating very easy to understand because its rules text hits the sweet spot between cumbersome accurracy and nonexistence. So we have replaced the textless cards promo with the new and improved LOLSPELLZ promo. Here’s what you can look forward to in the months to come: