1999

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The year 1999 was the seventh year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.

Events[edit | edit source]

Date Event
Winter Continuation of Combo Winter, players leaving the game in droves.
February, 4 - 7 Duelist Invitational in Barcelona. Won by Mike Long.
February, 15 Release of Urza's Legacy.
February, 26-28 Pro Tour Los Angeles, won by Steven O'Mahoney-Schwartz
Mid March Emergency banning of Memory Jar.
Spring Fourth release of Vanguard cards in the Arena League.
April, 28 Release of the Sixth Edition core set, also known as Classic.
April 30 - May, 2 Pro Tour New York, won by Casey McCarrel
May Release of Portal Three Kingdoms, specifically designed for the Asian market.
June, 7 Release of Urza's Destiny, the only expansion set after Arabian Nights to be designed by only one man.
July, 12 Release of Starter, the next attempt, after the Portal series, to ease new players into the game.
August, 4-8 1999 World Championships in Tokyo, won by Kai Budde.
  • Team champions: United States of America.
September, 3-5 Pro Tour Washington D.C., won by team Your Move Games: Rob Dougherty, Dave Humpherys and Darwin Kastle.
September Peter Adkison sells Wizards of the Coast to Hasbro.
September Demise of The Duelist, replaced by TopDeck.
October, 4 Release of Mercadian Masques. Toned down power level.
Late 1999 Launch of the Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia.
October, 15-17 Pro Tour London, won by Kyle Rose.
November 12, 1999. Release of the Battle Royale compilation box set, aimed to introduce players to multiplayer game play.
December, 3-5 Pro Tour Chicago, won by Bob Maher, Jr..
December Release of the 1999 World Championship Decks.
Player of the Year: Kai Budde
Rookie of the Year: Dirk Baberowski

Publications[edit | edit source]

First involved[edit | edit source]

Wizards of the Coast[edit | edit source]

R&D[edit | edit source]

Artists[edit | edit source]

Urza's Legacy

Portal Three Kingdoms

Urza's Destiny

Mercadian Masques