Silver-bordered cards are not tournament-legal and are not covered by the comprehensive rules. Usually silver-bordered cards are printed in the so-called Un-sets. Certain promos like the Holiday cards, the 2017 HASCON promos, and Ponies: The Galloping also use a silver border.
Un-sets[edit | edit source]
Un-sets are named after their common naming pattern:
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
They feature mechanics that would be impossible to print in a normal expansion.
Rules[edit | edit source]
- Cards in certain sets and certain promotional cards are printed with a silver border. Silver-bordered cards are intended for casual play and may have features and text that aren’t covered by these rules.
Audience reaction[edit | edit source]
According to Mark Rosewater, the audience reaction to the silver border is somewhat of a problem for R&D. It most often doesn’t get treated as “this is a different subset of Magic”, but rather “this isn’t a real Magic card”.
Tokens[edit | edit source]
Tokens created by silver-bordered cards.
|Token Name||Color||Type Line||P/T||Text Box||Source||Printings|
|Ape||Green||Creature — Ape||1/1|
|Green||Creature — Ape||3/3|
|Beeble||Blue||Creature — Beeble||1/1|
|Storm Crow||Blue||Creature — Bird||1/2||Flying|
|Brainiac||Red||Creature — Brainiac||1/1|
|Chicken||Red||Creature — Chicken||4/4|
|Construct||Colorless||Artifact Creature — Construct||X/X|
|Dragon||Gold||Creature — Dragon||4/4||Flying|
|Expansion-Symbol||Colorless||Creature — Expansion-Symbol||1/1|
|Faerie Spy||Blue||Creature — Faerie Spy||1/1||Flying, haste
Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.
|Giant Teddy Bear||Pink||Creature — Giant Teddy Bear||5/5|
|Gnome||Colorless||Artifact Creature — Gnome||1/1|
|Goat||White||Creature — Goat||0/1|
|Goblin||Red||Creature — Goblin||1/1|
|Homunculus||Colorless||Creature — Homunculus||2/2|
|Rogue||Black||Creature — Rogue||2/2||Menace|
|Sheep||Green||Creature — Sheep||2/2|
|Squirrel||Green||Creature — Squirrel||1/1|
References[edit | edit source]
- Mark Rosewater (July 20, 2009). "The Silver Lining". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (February 27, 2021). "Why did yall feel it was necessary to pollute the identity of the core game rather than just spin off a "Universes Beyond" format that was Legacy + UB cards?". Blogatog. Tumblr.