MTG Quiz

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by The Wise Jester, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    Surely (if this were any other card) that would mean the "Target" 1996 World Champion that you are searching for, using an ability of the 1996 World Champion in play.

    It's a pointless argument as it can never be played...but my point is, the text on the card is irrelevant until the card is in play or being it not? Is there any other card that has an ability that can be played from your library?
  2. The Wise Jester The Sage

    All right, sorry I've been out.

    Here's the Answers:

    1. Celestial Convergence, Coalition Victory, Chance Encounter, Battle of Wits, Epic Struggle, Mortal Combat, and Test of Endurance

    2. Bind

    3. Tempest- Speed
    Urza's Block- Flexibilty and Enchantments
    Mercadian Block- Alternate costs and spellshapers
    Invasion- Color and Multi-color
    Odessey- Graveyard
    Onslaught- Creature type (your answers should be
    somewhat close to these)

    4. Fact or Fiction (FOFAEOYTYL)

    5. Ascendant Evincar
  3. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    Surely it doesn't. By the Golden Rule, the card's ability can be activated while it's in the library because the card specifically says it can. If the card was intended to be able to search out copies of itself and put them on top of your library, they would have left out the "only if this is in your library" clause because it would have been unnecessary.

    (- Steve -)
  4. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    I suppose point really is that by common useage, you can't play a creature ability (or that of any card) until the card is in or coming into play...and the line about the "only play this if it's in your library" could be taken to apply to the target that you're fetching.

    What I was really saying was that the card wording isn't as clear as it could be...I don't really think it fetches copies of's a Legend, so what would be the point?
  5. Jigglypuff Big Cute Pink Thing

    The wording isn't very clear, but what do you expect from pre-6th Edition? And whenever a card refers to itself by name, it means "this card", not any other card that may have that same name. Therefore, when the 1996 World Champion card refers to itself ("only if 1996 World Champion is in your library"), it means "this here card in the library and is about to be searched for by it's own ability", not any other 1996 World Champions that may be in play or in your library.

    There's a reason that no other card does this, by the way.

    (- Steve -)
  6. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    This is pre-5th even. Pre-Mirage for that matter.
  7. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    What about cards like Glory or Genesis?
  8. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    ....ok, ok, not technically "in play" - but still revealed so that the card text is visible to the other player before the ability takes place...anyway, wasnt trying to start an argument, just stimulate debate.

    Additional Magic Trivia:

    Which card has appeared in the most sets?

    (This may be too easy...)
  9. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Isn't that some dopey :) answer like Mountain (which I think was in Arabian Nights so it gets the nod over other basic lands).

    A better question would be what non-basic land card is in the most Magic sets :)
  10. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    correct...and that was my next question...but the question gives away the answer to the first question...

    So, non-basic land card in the most sets?

    Edit for clarity:

    Which card, aside from basic land, has been in the most sets?

    For extra fun and games: Which cards from each colour are in the most sets? (obviously, this will include the answer to the above)
  11. train The Wildcard!!!...


    Disenchant, Counterspell, Dark Ritual, Stone rain, tranquility...
  12. EricBess Active Member

    I agree with Disenchant. I think I'd take Giant Growth over Tranquility for green.
  13. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    And don't forget artifacts. Those friggen "lucky charms" have been around forever, which is soon to be eight editions TOO MANY!

    I hate opening Throne of Bone and Iron Star...
  14. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Yeah, but they've pretty much stayed in the base sets since Revised. Most of those others that train mentioned have appeared in numerous expansion sets as well.
  15. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    The actual Answer is Stone Rain: 16 Sets (including Portal 1,2, and 3)

    Disenchant: 15 sets
    Counterspell: 14 sets
    Dark Ritual: 13 sets
    Tranquility and Giant Growth are level pegging with 12 sets each.

    Throne of Bone/Iron Star/Wooden Sphere/Crystal Rod/Ivory Cup/Soul Net/Rod of Ruin: 8 sets each...that's why I didn't say artifacts:)
  16. train The Wildcard!!!...

    So you were including Battle Royale and portals...

    had I known...:rolleyes: ;)

    Well... my answers were based on Magic sets not including those "training sets"...:cool:
  17. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    Basically, it was whatever Crystalkeep told me...
  18. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    Including Soul Net, eh? Six cards, eight sets...

    That makes 48 wasted slots in sets throughout the ages. At least Disenchant, Stone Rain, and Giant Growth were good...
  19. bryson430 Revised-era type..

    I agree...

    I think the honorary title should go to Rod Of Ruin alone, the only useful artifact to appear in 8 sets. It goes lovely in my "Tim Ping" deck...
  20. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    It also occupies the 'creature removal won't help you here' slot in my MTGO Ping deck.

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