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I like Wikis (probably because a previous employer used them a lot) so in 2005, I got an account at PBWiki (now PBWorks) which let you set up your own Wiki. Unfortunately, I never did end up using it for anything significant, and every couple of years they have to warn me they’re going to delete it, so I figured I’d just get the content off of it and let it die. If I ever wanted a wiki again, a markdown-based one powered by Hugo would be much more appropriate anyway.

The only significant piece of content I had there was a custom set design for a theoretical second set of Legends block. This was a riff on how Coldsnap was released supposedly the final set in the as-then uncompleted Ice Age block. I figured the older sets deserved the same treatment too and so I started putting together a hypothetical second set for Magic’s first expansion Legends.

I do not claim to be a very good set designer for Magic, all content here is based on prevailing design ideas from more than a decade ago and are presented as-is. And reading some of this stuff, I have no idea where some of it came from.


 

Cards and Decks

The Second Set of Legends Block cards

Traitors Prototype Deck RW Weenie

Notes

  • All legends are multicolored; all multicolored cards are legendary

    Legends has legendary lands; Stronghold has the first legendary artifact; Kamigawa block has the first legendary enchantments

  • All tri-color and strongly two-color (NCCDD CC) legends are rare

    Legends is the only set with uncommon multicolor legends; Homelands and Kamigawa block have uncommon monocolor legends

    Legends has a cycle of uncommon legendary lands; Kamigawa block has each one uncommon legendary land and artifact

  • No common legends

    Homelands has the only two: Joven and Chandler

  • Must complement Legends in limited (LEG-LEG-TRA in draft and LEG-LEG-LEG-TRA-TRA in sealed) and block constructed

    Tentatively distributed into 50 C, 50 U, 50 R; Legends is distributed into 75 C, 114 U, 121 R

  • Legends (310 total) has about 18% multicolor cards (35 R + 20 U) and 13% colorless cards (20 R + 9 U artifacts & 1 R + 10 U lands)

    To follow suit, set must have 25-30 multicolored cards and 15-25 colorless cards

Reference sets

  • Legends - avoid and/or somehow support: useless legendary lands, banding, world enchantments, kobolds
  • Invasion block (Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse) - tri-color cards, wedge trios
  • Kamigawa block (Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Saviors of Kamigawa) - legend sub-theme (Mirror Gallery? flip cards?)
  • Ravnica block (Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension) - strongly two-colored legends, hybrid

Abilities

  • Destiny cost (remove this creature from the game, pay cost: Search your library for a legendary creature card that shares any of this creature's colors and put it into play, then shuffle your library)
  • Flicker-Grandeur (discard a card of the same name as this creature: Remove this creature from the game, then return it into play under its owner's control)

Cycles

 

Common cycles

  • Wills
  • Color count matter
  • Awestruck critters
  • Walls
  • Legendary-land "kird apes"
  • Citizens (x 2)

Uncommon cycles

  • Allied Color Legend Enablers
  • Pre-destined Legends
  • Elder Dragon Lairs
  • Equipment
  • Enemy Color Spellbombs
  • Monocolor Legend Enablers

Rare cycles

  • Wedge Legends
  • Wedge Larger Legends
  • Strongly Enemy Color Legends
  • Enemy Color Legendary Enchantments
  • Legendary Equipment
  • Enemy Color Fetchlands
  • Powerful X-Sorceries

Vertical cycles

  • Wolf matters (G)
  • Minions following (B)
  • Reformed criminals (W)

Mega-cycles

  • Land enchantments (G & B)

 

Cards

Common (29/50)

Ardent Squire
1W
Creature - Human Warrior (C)
Whenever you play a legendary creature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
1/2

Crowd Support
1WW
Instant (C)
Gain 1 life for each white creature.

Domineering Will
1U
Enchantment - Aura (C)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has flying.
If enchanted creature is legendary, it has shroud.

Aggressive Will
1R
Enchantment - Aura (C)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has first strike.
If enchanted creature is legendary, it has double strike.

Sainted Will
1W
Enchantment - Aura (C)
Enchant creature
Enchated creature has vigilance.
If enchanted creature is legendary, it has lifelink.

Communal Will
1G
Enchantment - Aura (C)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has trample.
If enchanted creature is legendary, it gets +2/+2.

Corrupting Will
1B
Enchantment - Aura (C)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has deathtouch.
If enchanted creature is legendary, it has "B: This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn".

Underdog
1W
Creature - Human Citizen (C)
Protection from legendary creatures
1/2

Ice Sprites
1G
Creature - Faerie (C)
Flying
G, T: Add U to your mana pool.
1/1

Common Terror
1B
Instant (C)
Destroy target nonlegendary nonblack creature.

Hero's Sacrifice 
1R 
Instant (C)
As an additional cost, sac a legendary permanent. 
~ deals 5 damage to target creature or player.

Wolf Trainer
1G
Creature - Human Scout (C)
Wolf creatures you control have rampage X, where X is the number of Wolf creatures you control.
2/1

Disloyal Minion
1B
Creature - Human Minion (C)
Fear
Whenever a legendary creature CIP, that creature's controller gains control of ~.
3/3

Sacrificial Minion
2B
Creature - Goblin Minion (C)
As ~ CIP, choose a legendary creature you control.
Sac ~: the chosen creature gets +3/+1 until end of turn.
3/1

Hungry Wurm 
4GG 
Creature - Wurm (C) 
Sac a forest: ~ gains rampage 1 and trample until EOT.
5/4

Awestruck Spider 
1G 
Creature - Spider (C) 
Reach
If you control a legendary creature, ~ gets +1/+1. 
1/3

Hero Pump 
1G 
Instant (C) 
Target creature gets +2/+2. If it is legendary, it gets +4/+4 instead.

<CARDNAME>
4G
Creature - <types> (C)
Sac ~: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
3/3

<CARDNAME>
G 
Creature - Elf Druid (C)
T: Add one mana of any color of a permanent you control.
0/1

Awestruck Pup 
R 
Creature - Hound (C)
If you control a legendary creature, ~ gets +1/+0 and has haste.
1/1

Awestruck Shade 
2B 
Creature - Shade (C)
B: ~ gets +1/+1 until EOT. 
If you control a legendary creature, ~ gets +1/+1 and has fear.
0/1

Awestruck Soldier 
1W 
Creature - Human Soldier (C)
If you control a legendary creature, ~ gets +1/+2 and has first strike.
2/2

Awestruck Owl 
1U 
Creature - Bird (C)
Flying
If you control a legendary creature, ~ gets +0/+1 and has 
"Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card".
1/1

<CARDNAME>
1GG 
Sorcery (C)
Destroy target land.  
If that land is legendary, that land's controller may search his library for two 
nonlegendary lands and put them into play tapped.

Crowd Blue
<cost>
Instant (C)
<rules text>

Crowd Red
<cost>
Instant (C)
<rules text>

Crowd Green
<cost>
Instant (C)
<rules text>

Crowd Black
<cost>
Instant (C)
<rules text>

Brave Guy
1WW
Creature - Human Soldier (C)
First Strike
Sac ~: Attacking creatures get +2/+0 until EOT.
2/2

Uncommon (23/50)

<CARDNAME>
1GG
Creature - Human Scout (U)
Legendary green creature spells you play cost G less to play.
Legendary green creatures you control have trample.
3/3

Stonewall Jackson
1WW
Creature - Wall (U)
Defender
Creatures you control are Walls in addition to other types. (They do not gain defender.)
Whenever a Wall you control becomes the target of a spell or ability, draw a card.
1/4

Seeker of Heroes
1GG
Creature - Human Shaman (U)
When ~ CIP, search your library for a legendary creature card, reveal it and put it into your hand.
Then shuffle your library.
2/1

Waker of Destiny
1WU
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (U)
Other multicolored creatures get +1/+1 for each color they have beyond the first.
2/2

Impudent Storyteller
2RG
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (U)
Legendary creature spells cost 2 less to play.
3/2

<CARDNAME>
2GW
Legendary Creature - Elf Shaman (U)
When ~ CIP, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control for each color that creature has.
1/1

Bolas's Crypt
Legendary Land - Lair (U)
If ~ would CIP, sac an untapped non-Lair land. If you do, put ~ into play. 
If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
T: Add RUB to your mana pool.  Spend this mana can only to play legendary spells, 
or to pay for abilities on legendary permanents.

Leader of the Pack
1GG
Creature - Wolf (U)
Other Wolf creatures you control get +1/+1.
~'s P/T is equal to the number of Wolf creatures you control.
*/*

Angry White Knight
WW
Creature - Human Knight (U)
Protection from black, rampage 2
2/2

Angry Black Knight
BB
Creature - Human Knight (U)
Protection from white, rampage 2
2/2

Guardian Minion
2BB
Creature - Minion Beast (U)
As ~ CIP, choose a legendary creature you control. 
Whenever a spell or ability would target the chosen creature, it targets ~ instead.
2/4

Sneaky Minion
1B
Creature - Human Minion (U)
As ~ CIP, choose a legendary creature you control. 
Whenever the chosen creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card.
1/1

<CARDNAME>
1RR
Creature - Human Scout (U)
Legendary red creature spells you play cost R less to play.
Legendary red creatures you control have haste.
4/2

<CARDNAME>
1UU
Creature - Human Scout (U)
Legendary blue creature spells you play cost U less to play.
Legendary blue creatures you control have flying.
2/2

<CARDNAME>
1WW
Creature - Human Scout (U)
Legendary white creature spells you play cost W less to play.
Legendary white creatures you control have vigilance.
2/4

<CARDNAME>
1BB
Creature - Human Scout (U)
Legendary black creature spells you play cost B less to play.
Legendary black creatures you control have fear.
3/3

<CARDNAME>
3BU
Legendary Creature - Human Rogue (U)
Legendary creatures have landwalk corresponding to their colors.
1/3

<CARDNAME>
1RB
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (U)
When ~ CIP, each player chooses a legendary creature they control and another creature.
Each creature deals damage equal to its power to the other.
3/1

Mors's Palladium
Legendary Land - Lair (U)
If ~ would CIP, sac an untapped non-Lair land. If you do, put ~ into play. 
If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
T: Add RGW to your mana pool.  Spend this mana can only to play legendary spells, 
or to pay for abilities on legendary permanents.

Asmadi's Furnace
Legendary Land - Lair (U)
If ~ would CIP, sac an untapped non-Lair land. If you do, put ~ into play. 
If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
T: Add BRG to your mana pool.  Spend this mana can only to play legendary spells, 
or to pay for abilities on legendary permanents.

Sabboth's Hunting Grounds
Legendary Land - Lair (U)
If ~ would CIP, sac an untapped non-Lair land. If you do, put ~ into play. 
If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
T: Add GWU to your mana pool.  Spend this mana can only to play legendary spells, 
or to pay for abilities on legendary permanents.

Chromium's Aerie
Legendary Land - Lair (U)
If ~ would CIP, sac an untapped non-Lair land. If you do, put ~ into play. 
If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
T: Add WUB to your mana pool.  Spend this mana can only to play legendary spells, 
or to pay for abilities on legendary permanents.

Tamar, Desert Warrior
RW
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior (U)
First strike
Destiny 2RW
The destined creature has "Red and/or white creatures you control have double strike".
3/2

Rare (38/50)

Starmageddon
1WW
Sorcery (R)
Destroy all legendary permanents.

Blackblade
5
Legendary Artifact - Equipment (R)
Equipped creature's power and toughness are equal to the number of lands you control.
Equip 1WB or 4

Powerful Draw
XUU
Sorcery (R)
Spend only blue mana for X.  ~ cannot be copied.
Target player draws X cards.  Target player draws X cards.  RFG ~.
As long as ~ is RFG, spells named ~ cannot be played.

Deathstaver
2WWBB
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor (R)
Flicker-Grandeur
When ~ CIP, destroy all token creatures.  They cannot be regenerated.  
Each player that does not have the most creatures may return a creature 
from his or her graveyard into play.
2/2

Vespa Angelspawn
RWB
Legendary Creature - Human Cleric (R)
RWB, T: Target creature you control gains double strike until EOT.  Destroy that 
creature EOT.
3/1

Guy the Vindicator 
1WB 
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (R) 
Sac ~: RFG target legendary permanent.
1/1

Promise of Sand 
1RW 
Legendary Enchantment (R)
Red creatures and white creatures get +1/+1. 
If ~ is put into a graveyard from play, put 3 1/1 red and white Sand Warriors into play.

WB Fetchland
Land (R)
Sac ~, pay 1 life: Search your library for a plains or swamp and put into play untapped. 
Then shuffle your library.

<CARDNAME>
2GGBB
Legendary Creature - Human Rogue (R)
Flicker-Grandeur
Deathtouch
When ~ CIP, put 2 1/1 green Wolf creature tokens named Wolves of the Hunt into play.
As long as you control a Wolf, ~ has "Creatures able to block ~ must do so".
<p/t>

Howl of the Wild
1GG
Sorcery (R)
Put 2 1/1 green Wolf creature tokens named Wolves of the Hunt into play.
Whenever a Wolf creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may pay 1GG. 
If you do, return ~ from your graveyard to your hand.

Guy Smiley 
2GBBW 
Legendary Creature - Vampire (R)
Each other creature you control is a Minion in addition to its other creature types. 
Sac a Minion: Destroy target enchantment or artifact.
3/3

Scheming Minion
1BBB
Creature - Demon Minion (R)
Flying
As ~ CIP, choose a legendary creature you control.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on the chosen creature. 
If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
The chosen creature has flying, trample and fear.
3/3

Rubinia's Shroud
1UG 
Legendary Enchantment
Flash
Creatures you control have shroud.
1UG, sac ~: Counter target spell or ability targetting a permanent you control.

Runeaxe
5
Legendary Artifact - Equipment (R)
Equipped creature has vigilance.
Equipped creature cannot be the target of Aura spells.
Equip 1BG or 4

Scepter of the Swamp King
5
Legendary Artifact - Equipment (R)
Equipped creature has swampwalk.
Whenever a player plays a black spell, you gain 1 life.
Equip 1UR or 4

Scimitar of the Sands
5
Legendary Artifact - Equipment (R)
At the beginning of your upkeep, if ~ is equipped since the beginning of your last upkeep, 
put a 1/1 colorless Sand creature token into play for each land you control. 
Those creatures have "When a permanent named ~ is unattached, 
remove this creature from the game".
Equip 1RW or 4

Soulsinger's Cloak
5
Legendary Artifact - Equipment (R)
~ can only be attached to creatures you control.
You may choose not to untap equipped creature during your untap step.
Eqipped creature gains "T: Gain control of target creature as long as you control 
this creature, and this creature remains tapped".
Whenever ~ is unattached from a creature, sacrifice that creature.
Equip 1UG or 4

Powerful Burn
XRR
Sorcery (R)
Spend only red mana for X.  ~ cannot be copied.
~ deals X damage to target player or creature.  ~ deals X damage to target player or creature.
RFG ~.  As long as ~ is RFG, spells named ~ cannot be played.

Powerful Life-gain
XGG
Sorcery (R)
Spend only green mana for X.  ~ cannot be copied.
Target player gains X life.  Target player gains X life.  RFG ~.  
As long as ~ is RFG, spells named ~ cannot be played.

Powerful Imbalance
XWW
Sorcery (R)
Spend only white mana for X.  ~ cannot be copied.
Destroy X target lands.  Destroy X target creatures.  They cannot be regenerated.  RFG ~.
As long as ~ is RFG, spells named ~ cannot be played.

Powerful Drain-Twist
XBB
Sorcery (R)
Spend only black mana for X.  ~ cannot be copied.
~ deals X damage to target player or creature.  You gain X life.  
Target player discards X cards at random.  RFG ~.  
As long as ~ is RFG, spells named ~ cannot be played.

<CARDNAME>
2GGUU
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (R)
Flicker-Grandeur
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
2RRUU
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (R)
Flicker-Grandeur
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
2RRWW
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior (R)
Flicker-Grandeur
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
WBG
Legendary Creature - Human Cleric (R)
WBG, T: Return target creature card in your graveyard to play.  It gains haste.
Sacrifice it at EOT.
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
BGU
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (R)
BGU, T, sac a creature: Draw a number of cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power.
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
GUR
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard (R)
GUR, T: Target creature gains +X/+X until EOT, where X is the number of cards in your hand.
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
URW
Legendary Creature - Human Shaman (R)
URW, T: Target creature gains flying and first strike until EOT.
<p/t>

Recycling Sign
1BG 
Legendary Enchantment (R)
<rules text>

Thermostatic Ward
1UR 
Legendary Enchantment (R)
<rules text>

BG Fetchland
Land (R)
Sac ~, pay 1 life: Search your library for a swamp or forest and put into play untapped. 
Then shuffle your library.

GU Fetchland
Land (R)
Sac ~, pay 1 life: Search your library for a forest or island and put into play untapped. 
Then shuffle your library.

UR Fetchland
Land (R)
Sac ~, pay 1 life: Search your library for a island or mountain and put into play untapped. 
Then shuffle your library.

RW Fetchland
Land (R)
Sac ~, pay 1 life: Search your library for a mountain or plains and put into play untapped. 
Then shuffle your library.

<CARDNAME>
2BWWR 
Legendary Creature - <card type> (R)
<rules text>
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
2WRRU
Legendary Creature - <card type> (R)
<rules text>
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
2RUUG
Legendary Creature - <card type> (R)
<rules text>
<p/t>

<CARDNAME>
2UGGB 
Legendary Creature - <card type> (R)
<rules text>
<p/t>

Discards

Sforzando
2GGUURR
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon (R)
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice ~ unless you pay GUR.
When ~ attacks and is not blocked, at the end of combat, defending player sacrifices 
creatures of total toughness equal to or greater than ~'s power. If defending player cannot 
do so, he or she sacrifices all his or her creatures.
7/7

GBW Elder Dragon
2GGBBWW
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon (R)
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice ~ unless you pay GBW.
7/7

BGU Elder Dragon
2BBGGUU
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon (R)
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice ~ unless you pay BGU.
7/7

WRU Elder Dragon
2WWRRUU
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon (R)
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice ~ unless you pay WRU.
7/7

BWR Elder Dragon
2BBWWRR
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon (R)
Flying
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice ~ unless you pay BWR.
7/7

Young Tamar
1{R/W}{R/W}
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior (R)
Destiny 2RGW
Haste
If ~ is RFG, Warrior creatures you control get +1/+1 and have haste.
3/1

Young Dakkon
1{B/W}{B/W}
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior (R)
Destiny 2WUB
~ gets +2/+1 whenever it is equipped.
When ~ is RFG, search your library for an Equipment card and put it into play. 
Attach that card to a creature you control.  Then shuffle your library.
2/2

Young Rubinia
1{U/G}{U/G}
Legendary Creature - Faerie (R)
Destiny 2UWG
Flying
When ~ CIP, exchange control of a target creature you control and a target creature 
you don't control.
At the end of each turn, if ~ is RFG, gain control of all creatures you own.
1/1

Young Sol'kanar
1{U/R}{U/R}
Legendary Creature - Demon (R)
Destiny 2UBR
Whenever B is put into a player's mana pool, ~ gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if ~ is RFG, target land becomes a Swamp until end of turn.
0/1

Young Bartel
2{B/G}{B/G}
Legendary Creature - Giant Shaman (R)
Destiny 2BRG
T: Add B or G to your mana pool.
When ~ is RFG, search your library for an Aura card and put it into play. 
Then shuffle your library.
3/3

Traitors Prototype Deck White Weenie

A deck for Legends Block Constructed:

Creatures (27)

4 Clergy of the Holy Nimbus

4 Tundra Wolves

4 Amrou Kithkin

4 Thunder Spirit

4 Brave Guy

4 Tamar, Desert Warrior

3 Hazezon Tamar

Other Spells (11)

3 Promise of Sand

4 Chain Lightning

4 Hero’s Sacrifice

Lands (22)

4 RW Fetchland

4 Karakas

4 Mountain

10 Plains

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