Here’s how it works: any team of three or fewer players can enter. There is no entry fee. The game show is then run like a Swiss tournament. Each round, each team is paired against another team. Whoever scores better at the trivia wins the round. Last night we had seven teams, so we played five rounds of Swiss and then cut to a Top 4.
After the tournament, all participating teams draft from a table of prizes (provided by sponsor King Games). A free event that everyone participating in gets prizes -- the best deal at the Pro Tour. I thought it might be fun to let all of you see how you would have done if you were here. Provided below are the questions for each round -- answers are listed at the end of the article. Try it out to see how you fare.
The answer for each question below is an expansion (note: not a base set). You get 1 point for each correct answer.
1) What expansion has premium cards with alternate art?
2) What was the first expansion (once again not a base set) to have a merfolk?
3) What was the first expansion where the uncommons and rares were printed on a different sheet?
4) What was the first expansion to reference the Weatherlight?
5) What expansion had the first two-color multi-color card with enemy colors?
6) What was the first expansion to have non-scanable booster wrap?
7) What expansion was mistakenly collated such that only half of the uncommons appeared in any one box?
8) What was the first expansion to have exactly three different booster pack images?
9) What was the first expansion to have an artifact with a colored activation?
10) What was the first expansion to have the mono-colored cards not appear in equal number?
Time Limit – 3 minutes
For each letter of the alphabet, fill in a legend (the creature type, not the expansion) that starts with that letter. You may only write one answer per letter. “None” is an acceptable answer. Note that three letters that have an answer of “none.” You get 1 point for each correct answer.
Name how many cards were (or will be) sold in each of the following booster packs. You get 1 point for each correct answer.
1) Arabian Nights
3) The Dark
7) Portal Second Age
8) Portal Three Kingdoms
Time Limit – 3 minutes
This is the 11th World Championships. For this round, you need to name the twenty countries (and be aware that there are a bunch of countries whose names appear multiple times) that have played in the ten previous finals (meaning the Top 2 match). You get 1 point for each correct answer.
Time Limit – 5 minutes
Here are ten cards that appear in Eighth Edition:
Put these cards in the chronological order that they were first printed in. Your score is the number of cards in the longest correct chain in your answer.
Time Limit – 3 minutes
All your answers for this question must start with the same letter, but you get to choose the letter. Name as many creature types of Mistform Ultimus as you can.
For each card, choose the cost that King Games (our sponsor) was selling that card at this event. (Note that these costs may change in the future.)
2) Time Stretch
3) Time Bomb
5) Time Ebb
6) Time Spiral
7) Time Warp
8) Time Vault
10) Time Walk
So how did you do? The answers are below.
In the competition, Team Kiki Jiki, Mirrorbreaker (I make the teams choose a Magic card title as a name) won. It probably helped that one of their member, Jeremy Smith, runs the Magic price guide in Inquest Magazine.
2) The Dark. The merfolk was Merfolk Assassin.
3) Legends. Both Arabian Nights and Antiquities had a single sheet for the uncommons and the rares (which is why there are things like U1’s and U3’s).
4) Mirage. The Weatherlight is referenced in flavor text.
5) The Dark. The card was Dark Heart of the Wood. It was a black/green enchantment.
6) Ice Age.
8) Tempest. There was originally going to be five images but the art director at the time, Matt Wilson, decided there were three that he liked better than the rest and stopped at three.
9) Apocalypse. The card was Legacy Weapon.
10) The Dark. Due to the few multi-colored cards, white and blue had more mono-colored cards than black, red and green.
For each letter I’ve listed a popular legend: (other answers obviously exist)
B – Baron Sengir
F – none
G – Glissa Sunseeker
N – Nicol Bolas
P – Phelddagrif
Q – none
R – Rorix Bladewing
S – Sliver Queen
T – Timmy, Power Gamer
U – Ur-Drago
W – none
X – Xira Arien
Y – Yuan Shao, the Indecisive (from Portal Three Kingdoms)
1) 8 cards
2) 15 cards (I accepted 16 cards as well as Legends came with a rules card.)
3) 8 cards
4) 12 cards
5) 12 cards
6) 10 cards
7) 15 cards
8) 10 cards
9) 8 cards
10) 15 cards
’94 – Zak Dolan (United States) defeats Betrand Lestree (France)
’95 – Alexander Blumke (Switzerland) defeats Marc Hernandez (France)
’96 – Tom Chanpheng (Australia) defeats Mark Justice (United States)
’97 – Jakub Slemr (Czech Republic) defeats Janusch Kuhn (Germany)
'98 – Brian Selden (United States) defeats Ben Rubin (United States)
’99 – Kai Budde (Germany) defeats Mark Lepine (United States)
’00 – Jon Finkel (United States) defeats Bob Maher (United States)
’01 – Tom van de Logt (The Netherlands) defeats Alex Borteh (United States)
’02 – Carlos Romao (Brazil) defeats Mark Ziegner (Germany)
’03 – Daniel Zink (Germany) defeats Jin Okamoto (Japan)
The order is:
Aladdin’s Ring (Arabian Nights)
Abyssal Specter (Ice Age)
Anaba Shaman (Homelands)
Ardent Militia (Weatherlight)
Angel of Mercy (Portal Second Age)
Angelic Page (Urza’s Saga)
Archivist (Urza’s Legacy)
Ambition’s Cost (Portal Three Kingdoms)
Avatar of Hope (Prophecy)
Aven Fisher (Odyssey)
SemifinalsHere is the creature types of Mistform Ultimus, as of Fifth Dawn:
Creature -- Abomination Aboroth Advisor Aladdin Albatross Alchemist Ali-Baba Ali-from-Cairo Alligator Ambush-Party Ancestor Angel Ant Antelope Ape Archaeologist Archer Artificer Asp Assassin Assembly-Worker Atog Aurochs Avatar Avenger Avizoa
Badger Ball-Lightning Bandit Banshee Barbarian Barishi Basilisk Bat Bear Beast Bee Beeble Behemoth Being Berserker Bird Blinkmoth Boar Bodyguard Bringer Brood Brother Brownie Brushwagg Bull Bureaucrat Butterfly
Camarid Camel Caravan Caribou Carnivore Carriage Carrier Cat Cavalry Cave-People Centaur Cephalid Cheetah Chicken Chimera Citizen Clamfolk Cleric Clone Cobra Cockatrice Constable Cow Crab Crocodile Crusader
Dandan Demon Dervish Deserter Devil Devouring-Deep Dinosaur Djinn Dog Doppelganger Dragon Dragonfly Drake Drill-Sergeant Drone Druid Dryad Dwarf
Eater Eel Effigy Efreet Egg Elder Elemental Elephant Elf El-Hajjaj Enchantress Entity Erne Essence Exorcist
Faerie Fallen Farmer Ferret Fiend Fish Flagbearer Flying-Men Force Fox Frog Frostbeast Fungus Fungusaur
Gaea's-Avenger Gaea's-Liege Gargoyle Gatekeeper General Ghost Ghoul Giant Gnome Goat Goblin Golem Gorgon Graveborn Gremlin Griffin Guardian Gus Gypsy
Hag Harlequin Hell's-Caretaker Heretic Hero Hipparion Hippo Homarid Hornet Horror Horse Horseman Hound Human Hunter Hydra Hyena
Illusion Imp Incarnation Infernal-Denizen Inquisitor Insect Island-Fish
Kavu Keeper Kelp King Kithkin Knight Kobold Kraken
Lady-of-Proper-Etiquette Leech Legend (until Champions of Kamigawa is legal in tournaments) Legionnaire Lemure Leper Leviathan Lhurgoyf Lichenthrope Licid Lion Lizard Lord Lurker Lycanthrope
Mage Maggot Maiden Mammoth Manticore Mantis Marid Martyr Master Medusa Meerkat Mercenary Merchant Merfolk Mindsucker Minion Minor Minotaur Miracle-Worker Mist Mistfolk Mob Mold-Demon Monger Mongoose Monkey Monster Mosquito Mummy Murk-Dwellers Mutant Myr Mystic
Nameless-Race Narwhal Necrosavant Nekrataal Niall-Silvain Nightmare Nightstalker Noble Nomad
Octopus Ogre Ooze Orb Orc Orgg Ouphe Ox Oyster
Paladin Peacekeeper Pegasus Pentavite People-of-the-Woods Pest Phantasm Phelddagrif Phoenix Pig Pikemen Pincher Pirate Pixie-Queen Plant Poison-Snake Poltergeist Pony Preacher Priest Prism Pyknite
Rabbit Raider Ranger Rat Rebel Reflection Rhino Robber Roc Rock-Sled Rogue Rukh
Sage Salamander Sand Saproling Satyr Scavenger Scorpion Scout Serf Serpent Shade Shaman Shapeshifter Shark Sheep Ship Shyft Sindbad Singing-Tree Sister Skeleton Slith Sliver Slug Smith Snake Soldier Sorceress Spawn Speaker Specter Spellshaper Sphinx Spider Spike Spirit Sponge Sprite Spuzzem Spy Squire Squirrel Stangg-Twin Starfish Stone Strider Survivor Swarm
Tactician Tarpan Taskmaster Tetravite Thief The-Biggest-Baddest-Nastiest-Scariest-Creature-You'll-Ever-See Thopter Thrull Thundermare Tiger Titan Toad Tombspawn Tortoise Townsfolk Tracker Treefolk Troll Turtle Twin
Uncle-Istvan Undead Unicorn
Vampire Vedalken Viashino Villain Viper Volver Vulture
Walking-Dead Wall War-Rider Warrior Warthog Wasp Wave Whale Whippoorwill Wight Wiitigo Wildebeest Will-o'-the-Wisp Wirefly Witch Wizard Wolf Wolverine Wolverine-Pack Wolves-of-the-Hunt Wombat Wood Worm Wraith Wretched Wurm