The playtest card Boneyard Aberration is being printed digitally in Jumpstart Horizons. It's a digital-only black bordered equivalent to the playtest card Bone Rattler with some minor rebalancing.

Similarly, the silver-bordered Giant Fan was later reprinted in black border as Power Conduit with some minor rules tweaking and rebalancing.

What other playtest cards from the Mystery Booster set or silver-bordered cards from the Unsets were later printed (possibly with balance or rules tweaks) in a black bordered set?

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The Cheese Stands AloneBarren Glory

Hungry Hungry HeiferChisei, Heart of Oceans

Rocket-Powered Turbo SlugPact cycle

The Ultimate Nightmare of Wizards of the Coast® Customer ServiceComet Storm

Krark's Other ThumbBarbarian Class, Pixie Guide

AssquatchCoercive Recruiter

Super-Duper Death RayFlame Spill

EnchantmentizeOne with the Stars

B.F.M. (Big Furry Monster) ≈ Meld mechanic


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    I'm not sure I would count the last one, as the +1.5/+1.5 lord boost is as least as important to the card as the threaten trigger, and Recruiter doesn't have that Aug 13, 2021 at 13:58
  • @ArcanistLupus I agree with that assessment - to steal a symbol from math, maybe we could use the ⫊ symbol to show that a subset of the card is approximately equal to it?
    – Kyle Pollard
    Aug 13, 2021 at 14:58
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    @toroid maybe, but in this case it feels misleading, because the equal portion was entirely black border legal when printed, and the part that was left out was the silverbordered component Aug 13, 2021 at 15:46
  • @Arcanist Ah, I agree with that
    – Kyle Pollard
    Aug 13, 2021 at 17:40

There are probably quite a few more that I can't think of right now, so I've marked this as a Community Wiki answer.

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    Angelic Rocket to Meteor Golem doesn't really fit here. It's mechanically similar, but all of the parts that are the same already existed in black border at the time Angelic Rocket was printed, just not with that exact wording. The only silver bordered part of Angelic Rocket was the host/augment mechanic, and Meteor Golem doesn't have that.
    – murgatroid99
    Aug 14, 2021 at 21:26
  • The asker did not specify that they were looking for new mechanics- just balance or rules tweaks. @toroid - what do you think please?
    – user3490
    Aug 16, 2021 at 7:23

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