Alternate Fourth Edition is a parallel print run of the standard Fourth Edition set. They were printed in 1995 by the Cincinnatti, Ohio-based United States Playing Card Corporation and marked Wizards of the Coast's first attempt to print Magic: the Gathering within the United States. Due to a dispute between the two companies, the cards were never officially released and were supposed to have been destroyed. However, a limited quantity of Alternate Fourth Edition starter displays are believed to have survived.Card Type: Enchantment
Alternate Fourth Edition cards look very similar to standard Magic cards, but a closer inspection reveals obvious differences. Their card stock is thicker, their backs feature a glossy finish, and their colors do not show the usual pattern of dots characteristic of Magic: the Gathering cards. Furthermore, they have a special coating which causes the cards to stay dark under ultraviolet light (also known as "black" light), in contrast to standard Magic cards which start to glow when held under similar lighting.
Card Text: During your upkeep, if an opponent controls more land than you, you may search your library and remove up to three basic land cards and put them into your hand.
Reshuffle your library afterwards.
Oracle Text: At the beginning of your upkeep, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for up to three basic land cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Artist: Brian Snoddy
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