MicroProse Computer Game Cards

Index | Astral | Tokens | Development 1 (Art) | Development 2 (Vet)


After many delays and a total conversion from DOS to Windows 95, Microprose released the Magic: The Gathering computer game in April 1997. Aside from random duels against the computer using customizable decks, the game featured an enhanced campaign mode set in the plane of Shandalar, a deck builder, and a multimedia tutorial. Over 400 cards, taken from all sets printed to that date, were included.

In September 1997 an expansion set called Spells of the Ancients was released which increased the card pool by over 130 cards, taken from the Arabian Nights, Antiquities, and the core set. Additionally it added a sealed deck generator.

In February 1998 the main game was rereleased in a special edition named Duels of the Planeswalkers. The card pool was increased to over 480 cards, with the 80 new cards being from Legends and The Dark. Furthermore a software named ManaLink was added which allowed to play against other players online.

Part of the Magic: The Gathering game is a set of 12 cards called Astral set which is not available in physical form. These cards incorporate various random attributes that would be difficult or impossible to replicate in real life. In the first 50,000 boxes of the Magic: The Gathering computer game an oversized version of the Aswan Jaguar was included.

Some of the cards in the Magic: The Gathering computer game produce tokens. These tokens are resembled by cards featuring unique artwork.

The game code holds many more cards than appear in the game. Aside from the remaining unused standard cards, there are lots of development cards which represent unrealized concepts. Most of them have no art and none of them has card text.


Magic: The Gathering
computer game


Spells of the Ancients
expansion set


Duels of the Planeswalkers
special edition

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MICROPROSE ASTRAL SET COMPUTER CARDS
   

SET

 

CARD NAME

 

ARTIST

 

SOURCE

 

DATE

001 Aswan Jaguar Pat Morrissey Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
002 Call from the Grave Quinton Hoover Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
003 Faerie Dragon NèNè Thomas Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
004 Gem Bazaar Liz Danforth Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
005 Goblin Polka Band Quinton Hoover Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
006 Necropolis of Azar Rob Alexander Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
007 Orcish Catapult Melissa Benson Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
008 Pandora's Box Amy Weber Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
009 Power Struggle Mark Tedin Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
010 Prismatic Dragon Amy Weber Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
011 Rainbow Knights Douglas Shuler Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04
012 Whimsy Anson Maddocks Magic: The Gathering computer game card 1997-04

MICROPROSE TOKEN COMPUTER CARDS
   

SET

 

CARD NAME

 

ARTIST

 

SOURCE

 

DATE

001 Assembly Worker Pat Morrissey Magic: The Gathering computer game Mishra's Factory token 1997-04
002 Djinn of the Bottle Jesper Myrfors Magic: The Gathering computer game Bottle of Suleiman token 1997-04
003 Poison Snake Jeff A. Menges Magic: The Gathering computer game Serpent Generator token 1997-04
004 Rukh Christopher Rush Magic: The Gathering computer game Rukh Egg token 1997-04
005 Spawn of Azar Rob Alexander Magic: The Gathering computer game Necropolis of Azar token 1997-04
006 Tetravite Mark Tedin Magic: The Gathering computer game Tetravus token 1997-04
007 Wasp Sandra Everingham Magic: The Gathering computer game The Hive token 1997-04

MICROPROSE DEVELOPMENT COMPUTER CARDS
   

SET

 

CARD NAME

 

ARTIST

 

SOURCE

 

DATE

001 Artificer's Guild Quinton Hoover Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
002 Black Guild (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
003 Blue Guild (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
004 Bright Society (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
005 Crystal Ball (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
006 Dark Society (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
007 Data Card (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
008 Gladiator (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
009 Green Guild (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
010 Grey Society (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
011 Master (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
012 MPS Logo (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
013 None (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
014 Red Guild Melissa Benson Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
015 Royalty (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
016 Veteran (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
017 White Guild (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04
018 Wizard of the Cost Logo (none) Magic: The Gathering computer game development card 1997-04