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The Ninth Edition Core Game was a 2-Player Starter Set, which was released as part the Ninth Edition Core Set.[1] It was a starter-level product that came in two versions: with or without a CD-ROM. The contents were very similar to the Eighth Edition/Core Game.


Core game cards[]

The Ninth Edition Core Game contains nine cards that don't appear in Ninth Edition booster packs. These cards have collector numbers that start with S, and they use the Ninth Edition expansion symbol. All of these cards are part of the Ninth Edition core set and are legal for play in all tournaments in which the Ninth Edition core set is legal.

Note: There is no card numbered S6/10.



Gold Deck
Gold Pack

Creatures (2)

1 Craw Wurm

1 Anaba Shaman

Enchantments (1)

1 Blanchwood Armor

Instants (1)

1 Naturalize

Artifacts (1)

1 Dancing Scimitar

Lands (2)

1 Forest

1 Mountain


Silver Deck

Sorceries (5)

2 Sacred Nectar

2 Vengeance

1 Index

Lands (15)

8 Plains

7 Island

Silver Pack

Creatures (2)

1 Honor Guard

1 Wind Drake

Enchantments (2)

1 Holy Day

1 Telepathy

Artifacts (1)

1 Rod of Ruin

Lands (2)

1 Plains

1 Island


  1. Magic Arcana (February 23, 2005). "Ninth Edition Core Game". Wizards of the Coast.