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New Emblem Cards October 5, 2010

Posted by James in : all, fake cards , trackback

The planeswalkers Eslpeth the Knight Errant, Koth of the Hammer, and Venser Sojourner all make use of a new ability that creates “emblems.” We don’t know if these will ever really be made, but here are what emblem cards could look like.

Koth of the Hammer’s Emblem

koth of the hammer emblem

Venser Sojourner’s Emblem

venser sojourner emblem

Elspeth Knight Errant’s Emblem

elspeth knight errant emblem


1. SmellyCat - October 8, 2010

I like the idea of these… although when a planeswalker gets their pay off (their game-changing effect, such as Elspeth’s emblem) the game usually doesn’t last long enough to warrant an actual emblem token like these. Also, newer players may confuse these as permanents that can be destroyed/removed/disenchanted etc.

Once an emblem is created it remains for the rest of the game with no defining characteristics other than the ability it produces.

2. James - October 10, 2010


Thanks for the compliment. I don’t know if anything like this will ever exist. I was kind of surprised that you didn’t get one with the Elspeth vs Tezzeret dual deck.

3. Me - March 15, 2011

Theyre never going to create emblems. end of story really :/

4. alex - July 25, 2011

really like your Venser Sojourner’s Emblem. The artwork is badass and it really goes well with the emblem’s ability. I was really hoping theses were really printed when i found the picture of theses. I know that its usually game when u get an emblem but that’s not always the case. I really dont think people would try do something thinking its a permanent. I mean if people can figure out that poison counter tokens are not permanents then they should be able to figure out emblem tokens are not permanents. Also it ends any argument about what was done in a game when you have something to represent the use of an ability that permanently effects the game. I’m thinking i will try to print these off myself and use them as my emblem tokens.

5. zetachaox - August 3, 2011

Just one complaint, emblems are colorless.

6. Arachnarchist - November 16, 2011

ZetaChaox is right. Perhaps reminder text something like this:
(Emblems are colorless, and are not permanents. They can’t be destroyed or removed by any means and they exist independently of the Planeswalker that created them)

7. DrE - November 17, 2011

@zetachaox - Sure the Emblems themselves may be colourless, but I like the idea of making the card border in the same colour as the Planeswalker that created it. Colours in MtG are generally defined by a mana symbol, either in cost or description, these have neither. Besides, it’s not considered a spell, so coloured or colourless actually makes no difference at the end of the day… :)

8. Matunos - January 18, 2012

Well, it’s 2012 and they’ve printed Sorin, Lord of Innistrad’s emblem, so get on Elspeth’s, Wizards!

What’s the over-under for when the first card comes out that interacts with emblems?