The year 2004 was the twelfth year of existence for Magic: The Gathering.
|January, 15||Third price increase for booster packs.|
|January, 16-18||Pro Tour Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Won by Nicolai Herzog.|
|February, 6||Release of Darksteel|
|February, 27-29||Pro Tour Kobe, Japan. Won by Masashiro Kuroda.|
|April 1||Announcement of name change to Magique: the Gathering due to a trademark challenge by the Orlando Magic ™.
|May, 11-13||Magic Invitational in Los Angeles, California, USA. Won by Bob Maher.
|May, 14-16||Pro Tour San Diego. Won by Nicolai Herzog.|
|June||Banning of Skullclamp.|
|June, 4||Release of Fifth Dawn.|
|July, 9-11||Pro Tour Seattle, won by team Von Dutch (Kamiel Cornelissen, Jelger Wiegersma and Jeroen Remie).|
|July, 11||Founding of MTG Salvation.|
|September||Introduction of Gatherer, the official Magic: The Gathering card database, on magicthegathering.com.|
|September, 1-5||2004 World Championships in San Francisco, California, USA, won by Julien Nuijten.
|September, 1||Split of the banlists for the Vintage and Legacy formats.|
|October, 1||Release of the Japanese themed Champions of Kamigawa.|
|October, 29-31||Pro Tour Columbus, won by Pierre Canali.|
|November, 20||Release of Unhinged, the second Un-set.|
|December||Release of the 2004 World Championship Decks.
|Player of the Year: Gabriel Nassif.|
|Rookie of the Year: Julien Nuijten.|
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Champions of Kamigawa