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Unlimited Edition
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description The letter "U"
Design (See Alpha)
Development (See Alpha)
Art direction (See Alpha)
Release date December 1, 1993
Plane Multiversal
Themes and mechanics (See Alpha)
Keywords/​ability words (See Alpha)
Set size 302 cards
(75 commons, 95 uncommons, 117 rares, 15 basic lands)
Expansion code 2ED[1]
Core sets
Limited Edition Beta Unlimited Edition Revised Edition
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Limited Edition Beta Unlimited Edition Arabian Nights

Unlimited Edition, or Unlimited is the second edition of the core set. This white-bordered set consisted of the same 302 cards as the Beta print run. It was released in December 1993.

Unlimited booster

Unlimited booster.

Set details

For information on the mechanics and themes, notable cards, storyline, design and development, cycles, creature types, and points of interest in this set, please see the Beta set.

The original plan of the creators had been to mark unlimited sets with a gray border, not white. They found out that this was technically too difficult, and had to settle for what they considered to be the much less aesthetically satisfying white.[2]


This set was released on December 1, 1993, after Beta had sold out as quickly as Alpha had. The print run was 35 million cards.[3][4] Cards were available from mid-January 1994 through mid-March 1994.[5] The cards were sold in 60-card starter decks and 15-card boosters. Wizards of the Coast instructed Carta Mundi to change the black border on the card frame to white, in order to maintain the collecting value of the initial Limited print run.

Unlimited was the first set to be officially titled as something other than just Magic: The Gathering. The "Unlimited Edition" label appears on the booster boxes, decks, and booster packs.[6] The rulebook was the same as for Beta.[7]


The misprints in Unlimited are identical to the misprints in Beta.


  1. Wizards of the Coast (August 02, 2004). "Ask Wizards - August, 2004". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. David Howell: The Regathering
  3. Wizards of the Coast (December 1995). ""The Duelist Presents: the Complete Magic Card List"". The Duelist #8. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Beth Moursund (2002). The Complete Encyclopedia of Magic: The Gathering, Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN-10 1-56025-443-2.
  5. Stephen D'Angelo (February 2, 1999) "Card Rulings Summary". Usenet.
  6. Wizards of the Coast (January 1, 2007). "Ask Wizards - January, 2007". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. John Carter (December 25, 2004). "The Original Magic Rulebook". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. a b Magic Arcana (September 22, 2009). "Alpha Typos". Wizards of the Coast.

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