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Magic: The Gathering Dreamcast game

Magic: the Gathering is a video game for the Dreamcast. It was released exclusively in Japan on June 28, 2001.

Description[ | ]

The game takes place on the plane of Celesta in the town of Magic Heart, and its surrounding areas of Murg, Camat Island, Lydar Forest, Yeluk, Tornell, and The Balance Tower, each representing a basic land that the opponent's decks will be based around. It includes cards from Sixth Edition, Alliances and Tempest.[1][2][3]

Tyler Bielman was the Creative Designer for the worldbuilding and Scott McGough was also involved. Rk post, Brom and Mark Tedin did at least some of the concept art for Celesta. Graphically, the game prefigures Magic Duels. The interface uses a mix of Japanese and English text, and some gameplay events prompt English voiceovers.[4]

Exclusive cards[ | ]

The game included ten cards that did not appear in other digital products or on paper until Arden Angel was reprinted over 20 years later.[5] Many of them use random effects that would be difficult to implement on printed cards. The cards have a unique set symbol () exclusive to the Dreamcast game.

Cardname Cost Type Text Power/Toughness
Arden Angel {4}{W}{W} Creature - Angel Flying. At the beginning of your upkeep, if Arden Angel is in your graveyard, choose a number at random from 1 to 4.
If the randomly chosen number is 1, return Arden Angel to play.
Tornellan Protector {2}{W} Creature - Cleric {T}: Until end of turn, damage dealt to target player or creature is reduced by X, where X is a random number from 1 to 3. 1/2
Camato Scout {1}{U}{U} Creature - Merfolk As Camato Scout comes into play, choose a basic land type at random. Camato Scout has landwalk of that type. 2/3
Saji's Torrent {1}{U} Instant Tap X creatures, where X is a random number from 0 to 5.
Hapato's Might {2}{B} Instant Target creature gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is a random number from 0 to 6.
Murgish Cemetery {4}{B}{B} Enchantment {3}{B}, Discard a card: Put an X/X black Zombie creature token into play, where X is a random number from 2 to 6.
Ashuza's Breath {1}{R} Sorcery For each creature, randomly choose a number from 0 to 2. Breath of Ashuza deals that amount of damage to that creature.
Velican Dragon {5}{R}{R} Creature - Dragon Flying. When Velican Dragon attacks or blocks, it gets +X/+0 until the end of turn, where X is a random number from 0 to 5. 5/5
Lydari Druid {2}{G} Creature - Druid When Lydari Druid comes into play, randomly choose a basic land type for each land in play. Those lands become the type chosen this way.
(This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
Lydari Elephant {4}{G} Creature - Elephant As Lydari Elephant comes into play, choose two numbers at random from 3 to 7 one after the other.
Lydari Elephant comes into play with power equal to the first number and toughness equal to the second.

First reprint[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. "Magic: The Gathering". Sega Wiki. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  2. Jay Annelli (August 6, 2017). "Are the planes / continents / places mentioned in the old MtG video games (MTG on Dreamcast) canonical real places?". Ask Jay. Tumblr.
  3. Jay Annelli (July 21, 2022). "The original Japanese page with the story overview is here". Ask Jay. Tumblr.
  4. Smith, Dan. (June 13, 2015). "A quick look at Magic: The Gathering for Dreamcast". SEGA Nerds. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  5. Sega Dreamcast Game Cards (Japanese). The Magic Librarities (2001). Archived from the original on July 24, 2023.
  6. Wizards of the Coast (August 5, 2023). "Secret Lair's Next Commander Deck Takes Flight!". Archived from the original on August 5, 2023.