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Template:Featured article/August 2008

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August 1–3, 2008[edit source]

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Eventide, codenamed "Doughnut", is the forty-sixth Magic expansion and will be released July 25, 2008, as the second set, of two, in the Shadowmoor block. Eventide's hybrid spells are enemy-colored as opposed to Shadowmoor's hybrid spells being ally-colored. It introduces the ability word - Chroma and the mechanic - Retrace. Release events will be held July 26-27, 2008.

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August 3–10, 2008[edit source]

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Saviors of Kamigawa is the thirty-sixth Magic expansion and was released in 2005 as the third set in the Kamigawa block. It expanded on the Kamigawa block themes, featuring cards with spiritcraft, Soulshift, Spirits, the Arcane subtype, cards with Splice onto Arcane. It introduced flip cards that change their permanent type when flipped. Saviors of Kamigawa introduced the abilty words Sweep and Channel, the keyword Epic. It also introduced the wisdom mechanic.

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August 10–17, 2008[edit source]

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Ice Age is the sixth Magic expansion and was released in June 1995 as the first set in the Ice Age block (the first block in Magic). With 383 cards including basic lands, it was the first standalone expansion. Ice Age introduced cumulative upkeep and snow lands (then called snow-covered lands) to the game. Another popular mechanic introduced in Ice Age, but did not use a keyword: cantrips. These are spells that, in addition to a normal small effect, also replaced itself with a card draw. Ice Age also further explored legendary permanents, expanding on them from the lands and multicolored creatures in the Legends expansion to now include mono-colored creatures.

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  • Ripple is a triggered ability that first appeared in Coldsnap. It works by triggering when a player plays a spell with ripple, the triggered ability then lets a player reveal a given number of cards from the top of his or her library and play all cards revealed with the same name as the card with the triggered the ability without paying their mana cost.

August 17–31, 2008[edit source]

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Legends is the seventh Magic: The Gathering set and the third expansion set, released in June 1994. It is not considered part of any block. Legends introduced: legendary creatures — unique creatures which could only be on the table one at a time (of the same name), legendary lands — the first set of unique lands to see print and multicolored cards — cards which required more the one color to play. It introduced the following mechanics: bands with other, poison counters, rampage and world enchantments.

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