This is how you do April Fools, Magic-style

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Today I found a blast from the past, thanks to social media.

We all know that Magic is coming out with a major movie in the next few years. It will be awesome, and if done right will generate a ton of new interest around the game.

But it's not the first time.

What could have been...

As it turns out, this wasn't a sweet movie. It was instead an April Fool's joke, and a pretty awesome one at that. I guess the poster was sent out to LGSs back in the day. And by back in the day, I mean in 1997, when a quick Internet search didn't exist to find the truth out about the movie.

An awesome joke, indeed. Nice work WOTC.

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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4 thoughts on “This is how you do April Fools, Magic-style

  1. This was also given out in a GenCon swag bag back around mid-90’s(?). My copy has been framed and hanging for over 20 years, right next to two framed sets (25 cards each) of autographed cards from the 90’s. Also on the wall is a signed print of the original ‘Hymn to Tourach’ (along with a signed card) by Susan Van Camp.

    My youngest wants all four frames given to him in my will. He has a long time to wait. 😀

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