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Jan 22 2019 12:00pm
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When I heard the news that my previous Trivia & Puzzles article became a worldwide phenomenon, I knew I had to make a sequel.

Try these out, if you dare! Do you have what it takes to become the Grand Champion? 

Fiery Art Swap

These cards are so suffering from heat stroke, they've forgotten which art is theirs. Can you return each piece to its rightful owner?

 

Getting Possessive

Following are 9 sets of card titles with the format __'s __, but in each set, two are real and one is fake. Find the fake title of each set.

Aladdin's Carpet   Ajani's Aid Akroma's Blessing
Aladdin's Lamp Ajani's Comrade Akroma's Devoted
Aladdin's Ring Ajani's Might Akroma's Revenge
Alchemist's Greeting Angel's Herald Arcum's Sleigh
Alchemist's Refuge Angel's Mercy  Arcum's Steed
Alchemist's Retort Angel's Wings Arcum's Whistle
Artificer's Assistant Ashnod's Cylix Avacyn's Collar
Artificer's Hex Ashnod's Pike  Avacyn's Judgment
Artificer's Staff Ashnod's Transmogrant Avacyn's Wrath

  

Ugly Sweater Contest

Magic has had its share of ugly art, and most of it was from 7th Edition. (For example, compare this picture with this one. Blech!!!)

All you have to do here is match the original card art on the left with its ugly 7th Ed reprint on the right. Barf bags not provided.

 

By the Numbers

This puzzle's format is straight from Games Magazine. Each number is followed by an acronym, and it is your job to decipher each. For instance, "7: Ds of the W" would be "days of the week." Naturally, these are all Magic themed.

Since this one is a bit on the challenging side, the black bars on the right can be highlighted for hints if needed.

5: Cs in the C P
one of Magic's most important features
10: Gs in the GP
a relatively recent addition
0: CMC of O
already contains a common Magic acronym
295: C in A
early Magic
5: C with PW
think keywords
11: L M is P in
think global
13: M of the O WL C
old Magic stories
100,000: A B Portal: Three Kingdoms

 

Slayer Song or Magic Card?

Magic is quite metal, all would agree. Can you tell which of these titles are Slayer songs and which are Magic cards?

Hint: this list contains ten of each, plus one that is both.

1. Angel of Death
2. Bitter Peace
3. Bloodcurdler
4. Blood Oath
5. Blood of the Martyr
6. Certain Death
7. Circle of Beliefs
8. Crypts of Eternity
9. Death Grasp
10. Death Watch
11. Death's Head

12. Dregs of Sorrow
13. Fictional Reality
14. Ghosts of War
15. Hallowed Point
16. Hellfire
17. Hell Swarm
18. Into the Maw of Hell
19. Metalstorm
20. Mind Control
21. Piece by Piece

 

Missing Link

Each of these trios can be turned into three card names by adding the same one English word to each item. The word may go anywhere in the item. For instance, the answer to the series Llanowar, Fyndhorn, and Of Deep Shadow is "Elves," which forms Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, and Elves of Deep Shadow.

1. ing mine, tooth hollow, stomp and 6. not, lay, land strangler
2. morbid, tribute to, of the howlpack 7. mud, sink, hell rats
3. mastery, screech, custody 8. sanctum, fatesp, -flame acolyte
4. centaur maker, moment's, talks 9. acid, caustic, bloodshot tee
5. bubbling, of souls, ice 10. azurake, quagmiruid, hat

 

Spokescreatures

My last article looked at warriors whose name is identical to their creature type, like Minotaur Warrior. There are a lot of non-warrior cards that do this too!

4 of the below 8 creatures are spokespeople: their card name exactly matches their Oracle type, displayed for your convenience. Which are the 4?

 

Of Whom Do You Speak?

Following are 9 sets of card titles with the format __ of __, but in each set, two are real and one is fake. Find the fake in each set.

Heart of Gix   Child of Alara Bounty of Might
Priest of Gix Fury of Alara Chorus of Might
Ring of Gix Obelisk of Alara Show of Might
Breath of Fire Omen of Fire Eye of Yawgmoth
Flash of Fire Power of Fire  Priest of Yawgmoth
Guise of Fire Rain of Fire   Servant of Yawgmoth
 
Avatar of Hope Path of Peace Covenant of Blood
Bastion of Hope Plumes of Peace  Spoils of Blood
Dawn of Hope Rays of Peace Tomb of Blood

 

 

Dingdingding! Let's see how you did.

 

 

— ♦ — Answers — ♦ —

Fiery Art Swap

Fiery Conclusion: E
Fiery Finish: B
Fiery Mantle: I
Fiery Temper: C
Flamebreak: D
Fire and Brimstone: A
Liquid Fire: F
Hellfire: G
Inescapable Blaze: J
Pyromania: H

Fiery Conclusion  Fiery_Finish  Fiery Mantle

Fiery Temper  Flamebreak    Liquid Fire

Hellfire  Inescapable_Blaze  Pyromania

 

Getting Possessive

These nine are the frauds:

Aladdin's Carpet   Ajani's Might   Akroma's Revenge
         
Alchemist's Retort   Angel's Wings   Arcum's Steed
         
Artificer's Staff   Ashnod's Pike   Avacyn's Wrath

 

 

Ugly Sweater Contest

1:D (Final Fortune) 2:F (Coat of Arms)
3:C (Starlight 4:G (Duress
5:A (Tranquility 6:E (Mana Clash
7:H (Maro 8:B (Elder Druid

 

By the Numers

5: colors in the color pie
10: guilds in the guildpact
0: converted mana cost of Ornithopter
295: cards in Alpha
4: creatures with plainswalk
11: languages Magic is printed in
13: members of the original Weatherlight crew
100,000: arrows borrowed (see Borrowing 100,000 Arrows)

 

Slayer Song or Magic Card?

Magic cards are highlighted in Black, Slayer songs in Red (the two most metal colors). Mind Control, which is both, is blue.

1. Angel of Death
2. Bitter Peace
3. Bloodcurdler
4. Blood Oath
5. Blood of the Martyr
6. Certain Death
7. Circle of Beliefs
8. Crypts of Eternity
9. Death Grasp
10. Death Watch
11.
Death's Head

12. Dregs of Sorrow
13. Fictional Reality
14. Ghosts of War
15. Hallowed Point
16. Hellfire
17. Hell Swarm
18. Into the Maw of Hell
19. Metalstorm
20. Mind Control
21.
Piece by Piece

 

Missing Links

  1. howl (Howling Mine, Howltooth Hollow, Stomp and Howl)
  2. hunger (Morbid Hunger, Tribute to Hunger, Hunger of the Howlpack)
  3. battle (Battle Mastery, Battle Screech, Custody Battle)
  4. peace (Centaur Peacemaker, Moment's Peace, Peace Talks)
  5. cauldron (Bubbling Cauldron, Cauldron of Souls, Ice Cauldron)
  6. waste (Waste Not, Lay Waste, Wasteland Strangler)
  7. hole (Mudhole, Sinkhole, Hellhole Rats)
  8. inner (Inner Sanctum, Fatespinner, Inner-Flame Acolyte
  9. rain (Acid Rain, Caustic Rain, Bloodshot Trainee)
  10. red (Azure Drake, Quagmire Druid, Hatred)

 

Spokescreatures

Yes: Metathran Soldier, Spike Soldier, Centaur Archer, Goblin Wizard

No: "Dwarf Soldier" is Dwarven Soldier; "Merfolk Soldier" is Vodalian Soldiers; "Merfolk Knight" is Galina's Knight; "Zombie Cleric" is Fallen Cleric

 

Of Whom Do You Speak?

These nine are the frauds:

Heart of Gix   Fury of Alara   Show of Might
         
Flash of Fire   Rain of Fire   Servant of Yawgmoth
         
Bastion of Hope   Rays of Peace   Tomb of Blood

 

Hope you enjoyed! Cotton

3 Comments

i know that the potential by JXClaytor at Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:10
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i know that the potential exists for it, but I'd really like to start hiding answers, or maybe making this into a little contest.

I enjoy the puzzles and trivia stuff.

It's worth a thought! It's by CottonRhetoric at Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:12
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It's worth a thought! It's not the direction I had in mind, since so many of these answers are deducible with some quick Google searches. These puzzles were meant more to be fun self-monitored challenges, comparable to a book of crosswords. But send me an email if you have specific changes in mind for upcoming articles, or how a prize structure would work. (If you have access to my Drafts page, you can see there are several more on the way.)

I know, and I am excited for by JXClaytor at Fri, 02/01/2019 - 02:39
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I know, and I am excited for them!

if that is not the direction you want to go, by all means don't let me make you feel like you have to change direction!