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Vote for 2005 Invitational Cards

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The winner of the Magic Invitational gets the rare opportunity to design a Magic card complete with his image in the art. In the past, many spectators have picked who to root for based on which card they wanted to see printed.

This year we gave the public a chance to root for their favorite player and still get the card they most desire. Readers voted for an additional card to be printed (although the designer of this card doesn't get his lovely mug in the art), regardless of how its designer fared.

With all that out of the way, we present the voting results:

Unluckyman's Paradise 2709 24.1%
Rock Beast 1302 11.6%
Pedro, Salsa Master 1190 10.6%
He Who Laughs Last 937 8.3%
Toutounepif, Sexy Beast 739 6.6%
Jin, Master of Disruption 608 5.4%
Lightning Bringer 584 5.2%
Adaptation 556 4.9%
Doppelganger Factory 506 4.5%
The Shuffler 472 4.2%
Go Anan Card 430 3.8%
Threatening Dragon 394 3.5%
Obsessive Necromancer 246 2.2%
Ca the Pirate 214 1.9%
Savior of Wisdom 191 1.7%
Ebok, Son of Heimens 179 1.6%
Total 11257 100.0%


Tim Aten

Obsessive Necromancer
1 Mana Black Mana Black Mana
Creature — Zombie Wizard
2/1
Black Mana, Remove Obsessive Necromancer from the game: Target opponent removes three target cards of his or her choice in your graveyard from the game. You may play those cards this turn as though they were in your hand.



Kai Budde

Savior of Wisdom
2 Mana Blue Mana Blue Mana
Creature — Spirit
3/1
Flying
Discard two land cards: Remove Savior of Wisdom from the game. Return it to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
When Savior of Wisdom is put into a graveyard from play, remove it from the game, then return up to two target cards from your graveyard to your hand.



Pierre Canali

Pedro, Salsa Master
1 Mana Blue Mana
Creature — Wizard Dancer
2/2
You may play Pedro, Salsa Master any time you could play an instant.
When Pedro, Salsa Master comes into play, you may rearrange the order of all spells and abilities on the stack.
"Right step, Posey!!! Right step!!!"



Tsuyoshi Fujita

Unluckyman's Paradise

Land
If Unluckyman's Paradise is in your opening hand and you're not playing first, you may begin the game with it in play. If you do, Unluckyman's Paradise comes into play with a luck counter on it.
Tap: Add 1 to your mana pool.
Tap: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Play this ability only if Unluckyman's Paradise has a luck counter on it.



Sam Gomersall

The Shuffler
1 Mana
Artifact Creature — Myr
1/1
 Mana Tap, Discard a nonland card: Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
 Mana Tap, Discard a land card: Draw a card.
"I've never screwed anyone."



Eugene Harvey

Adaptation
1 Mana Green Mana
Sorcery

Search your library for a Forest card and put that card into play tapped. If you have fewer lands in play than an opponent, search your library for another Forest card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
If you mulliganed this game, draw a card.



Masashiro Kuroda

Lightning Bringer
1 Mana Red Mana
Creature — Human Shaman
2/1
As Lightning Bringer comes into play, choose a number.
Whenever a player plays a spell with converted mana cost equal to the chosen number, Lightning Bringer deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
1 Mana: Lightning Bringer becomes colorless until end of turn.



Osyp Lebedowicz

He Who Laughs Last
1 Mana Black Mana
Creature — Human Rogue
1/2
Tap, Pay 1 life: Draw a card.
Whenever a creature an opponent controls is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap He Who Laughs Last.



Bob Maher

Threatening Dragon
3 Mana Red Mana Red Mana
Creature — Dragon
3/1
Flying, haste
When Threatening Dragon comes into play, untap target creature and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn.



Gabriel Nassif

Ebok, Son of Heimens
2 Mana Blue Mana
Creature — Human Wizard
1/3
Whenever Ebok, Son of Heimens deals damage to a player, choose one — Draw a card; or draw three cards, then put three cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.



Julien Nuijten

Go Anan Card
2 Mana
Artifact Creature — Entity
1/2
Discard a card: Draw a card. Play this ability only during your turn and only once each turn.
Discard a land card: Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library. Play this ability only during your turn and only once each turn.



Carlos Romao

Ca the Pirate
Blue Mana Blue Mana
Creature — Pirate
2/2
Whenever Ca the Pirate deals damage to a player, you may draw a card.
Sacrifice a creature and a land: Remove Ca from the game. Any player may play this ability.
"Tha, eu te amo."



Jeroen Remie

Rock Beast
2 Mana Black Mana Green Mana
Creature — Beast
4/3
X Mana, Sacrifice Rock Beast: Destroy each artifact, creature, and enchantment with converted mana cost X Mana.



Antoine Ruel

Toutounepif, Sexy Beast
2 Mana Green Mana
Legendary Creature — Elf
1/1
When Toutounepif, Sexy Beast is put into a graveyard from play, search your library for a creature card and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.
"No joke cards, that means no penguins."
—Mark the Omnipotent



Olivier Ruel

Doppelganger Factory
3 Mana
Legendary Artifact
You may choose not to untap Doppelganger Factory during your untap step.
 Mana Tap: Put a creature token into play that's a copy of target nonlegendary creature. Remove the creature token from the game when Doppelganger Factory becomes untapped.



Terry Soh

Jin, Master of Disruption
Black Mana Black Mana
Creature – Zombie Wizard
2/2
0 Mana: Reveal your hand. Target player chooses a card from it and you discard that card. If you do, that player reveals his or her hand. Choose a card from it. The player discards that card. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery and only once each turn.

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