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Exodus is the fourteenth Magic expansion and was released in 1998 as the last set in the Tempest block. Two changes were made to Magic cards with the release of Exodus. Color-coding of the expansion symbol to indicate the rarity level of a card was added. In general, common cards use a black-filled expansion symbol. Uncommon cards use a solid silver-filled expansion symbol. Rare cards use a gold-filled expansion symbol. A collector number (the number of the card-and how many are in the set) was added along the bottom of a card.
Stronghold is the thirteenth Magic expansion and was released in 1998 as the second set in the Tempest block. The block mechanics buyback and shadow are expanded upon in this set. The ability associated with the en-Kor, based on the defunct ability banding, are introduced in this set. The abilities associated with Slivers, Licids, Flowstone, and especially Spikes are expanded upon in this set.
Tempest is the twelfth Magic expansion and was released in October 1997 as the first set in the Tempest block. The block mechanics Buyback and Shadow were introduced in this set. All colors had creatures with shadow except green and red, though it has multiple methods of blocking creatures with shadow. The abilities associated with Slivers, Licids, Spikes and Flowstone were introduced in this set. Every color had a sliver and licid. There was one green spike. Flowstones are red creatures.