Unlimited Edition

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Unlimited Edition
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Set symbol
Symbol description
The letter "U"
Design team
(See Alpha.)
Development team
(See Alpha.)
Art Director
(See Alpha.)
Release date
December 1, 1993
Themes and mechanics
(See Alpha.)
Keywords and/or ability words
(See Alpha.)
Set size
(15 basic lands, 75 commons, 95 uncommons, 117 rares)
Expansion code
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.

Set details[edit | edit source]

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.

Marketing[edit | edit source]

This set was released on December 1, 1993, after Beta had sold out as quickly as Alpha had. The print run was announced by Wizards to be 35 million cards, the largest yet. It sold out by late March 1994. 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. The rulebook was the same as for Beta. [2]

Misprints[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wizards of the Coast. (August 02, 2004.) “Ask Wizards - August, 2004”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. John Carter. (December 25, 2004.) “The Original Magic Rulebook”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Magic Arcana. (September 22, 2009.) “Alpha Typos”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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