Magic the Gathering custom cards

Garfield Event Cards Index

One of the benefits of becoming the creator of Magic: the Gathering is that you reach create your very own cards. Richard Garfield has made use of this privilege thrice, celebrating different factors of their life.
None regarding the Garfield occasion Cards tend to be legal to play in Type 1 tournaments as these cards had been never released by Wizards of the Coast and, even, had been never truly meant to be observed because of the public.

Three various other cards are linked to Richard Garfield:
*Wyluli Wolf (Arabian Nights) - An Anagram for his wife's maiden name, Lily Wu.
*Phelddagrif (Alliances)- An Anagram for his name, Garfield PH.D.
*Richard Garfield, Ph.D. from Unhinged ready.


Proposal is not an actual card but a color copy sticker glued to a fundamental land. It was intended to be given to Garfield's gf Lily Wu to propose marriage during a game of secret. The legend goes that it took four games for Richard to attract the card, however when he eventually played it, she accepted.

There are 9 Proposal cards in existence. One was presented with to Quinton Hoover, creator regarding the artwork and something of Lily Wu's preferred performers, but ended up being taken off the table at a convention in Tokyo in 1999 and never reappeared. Another backup had been given to Dave Howell, during those times production supervisor of Wizards of the Coast and technical creator associated with the card. One other cards received to people in the Garfield family and tend to be held in privacy, as Richard Garfield cannot desire pictures for this card to surface in general public.

Description of Proposal by Dave "Snarke" Howell, previous manufacturing manager of Wizards of Coast back 1993:
Lily's gown is fantastic
Richard's putting on a cloak
Lily's *Asian, * perhaps not European.
The particular suggestion is, in place, a Beta black colored edge, not-so-round corners, gray (not white) lettering, no second copyright laws range, no copyright date. Even text is incorrect. Allows Richard to recommend WEDDING to Lily. If proposal is accepted (no comma right here) both players win; mix [remainder is correct]and the line pauses have been in the incorrect location.


Around October 1993, Richard Garfield approached Dave Howell (aka Snarke) to create a unique card. Richard had been thinking about proposing relationship to his girlfriend Lily Wu, and wished to get it done in a unique method. Richard asked Howell generate a card which he could put into a deck after which cast whilst two played.

Richard had already called Lily's favorite musician Quinton Hoover to generate an authentic piece to be used from the card. The artwork reportedly shows Garfield proposing to Lily on bended-knee putting on Renaissance-style garments.

Whenever Howell received the artwork, he scanned the image and then digitally added the card framework, mana symbols, and text. He then produced an Iris print from the electronic image producing a very top-quality sheet of nine cards. Simple land cards had been glued to the backside of this print, then slashed apart. According to Howell, two associated with cards were off-center, but seven other turned-out really. The cards look slightly more shiny than real cards, but otherwise very genuine.

Howell also stated that there are two variants associated with the card picture. Four of those have the artwork set within the frame, like regular cards. Another five show Richard's knee is resting regarding the bevelled framework itself.

According to Richard, he place only placed one out of the all-white deck he had been playing. As fortune will have it, the first three games the pair played, he did not draw the card. He performed eventually believe it is when you look at the fourth online game, but had been dropping. At one point, Lily asked if he desired to concede due to the fact, as a playtester, she don't believe any card he could play will allow him to win. Shortly after, Richard played the now-famous card:

Proposal White mana White mana White mana White mana
Allows Richard to recommend marriage to Lily. If proposition is acknowledged both people win; combine the cards in play, both libraries and both graveyards as a shared deck.

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