2010 Magic: The Gathering World Championships Question Mark

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Mark Rosewater has been running his Question Mark trivia game show at Magic World Championships for at least 75 years (EDITOR: please fact-check this). This year, it was a cross between a trivia game show and a panel discussion, as each person who answered a question correctly got to ask Mark a question in return. And we have Mark's questions right here! You won't get to ask Mark your question, but you'll get to feel clever for knowing so much about Magic.

1) How many cards in Scars of Mirrodin have proliferate? See the answer

2) What was the first set to mention the Phyrexians? See the answer

3) Soul Foundry was originally designed in Urza's Saga but got changed last minute. The card ended up being a tournament worthy card that Jon Finkel used to win the 2000 World Championships. What card was it? See the answer

4) Name the four new named mechanics introduced in Mirrodin. See the answer

5) What was the first set to have poison counters? See the answer

6) Mirrodin is one of a few different planes to have been visited in different blocks. Can you name the two others? See the answer

7) Affinity was considered to return in Scars of Mirrodin. How many different things have cards had affinity for? See the answer

8) How many myr appear in common in Scars of Mirrodin? See the answer

9) Scars of Mirrodin uses charge counters. What was the first set to use charge counters? See the answer

10) Fifth Dawn was the dawn of which color sun on Mirrodin? See the answer

11) What percentage of the cards in Scars of Mirrodin have a Phyrexian watermark? See the answer

12) In the previous incarnation of the Phyrexians, who was their leader? See the answer

13) Who brought the Phyrexian oil to Mirrodin? See the answer

14) Which planeswalker has appeared both as a planeswalker and as a legendary creature? See the answer

15) What plane does Elspeth call home? See the answer

16) Name four proper nouns to appear in name of more than one set. See the answer

17) Name the only mythic rare skeleton. See the answer

18) Name a creature in Scars of Mirrodin that has a power higher than its converted mana cost. See the answer

19) Not counting evergreen keywords, keywords that appear in every set, how many keywords appear on cards with the Mirran watermark? See the answer

20) In all of Magic, there are exactly the same number of artifacts with imprint as there are with indestructible. How many are there? See the answer

21) What is the creature type of all five "smiths" in Scars of Mirrodin? See the answer

22) There are two repeats in Scars of Mirrodin that are not from Mirrodin block. What are they? See the answer

23) There is a card subtype that appeared for the first time in Mirrodin block and appears for the second time in Scars of Mirrodin block. What is it? See the answer

24) What Scars of Mirrodin card was called Robot Factory in design? See the answer

25) How many legendary cards are in Scars of Mirrodin? See the answer

26) How many of Scars of Mirrodin's fifteen mythic rare cards are artifacts? See the answer

27) Of Elspeth, Koth & Venser, how many have a planeswalker card that creates an emblem? See the answer

28) Arrest is reprinted in Scars of Mirrodin. What was the first set it appeared in? See the answer

29) There is a card in Scars of Mirrodin that is the fifth card in a cycle. The first four cards of the cycle appeared in the original Mirrodin. What is the card? See the answer

30) How many times does the number 6 appear on Argentum Armor? See the answer

(Some answers were corrected after publication.)

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