Become a Hero! Black Quiz

Explore the world of Theros and begin your journey to become a hero. You can test your Theros™ knowledge with this quiz, then check your answers with the tournament organizer. 


  1. Which of these black creature cards does not refer to your devotion to black?
    Disciple of Phenax
    Gray Merchant of Asphodel
    Mogis’s Marauder
    Kragma Warcaller

  2. According to The Theriad, what is the name of the great axe wielded by Thyrogog, a Felhide Minotaur?
    Blood Drinker
    c  Body’s Bane
    d  The Felblade

  3. How many bones is the person depicted on Read the Bones about to cast onto the ground?
    a  2
    d  8

  4. How is the minotaur in Dark Betrayal attacked?
    c  tricked
    d  tickled

  5. What appears below the black Harpy token produced by Abhorrent Overlord?
    ancient ruins
    a group of terrified humans
    c  a swamp
    d  livestock

Thanks to Adrian Warren for the image:

    Become a Hero! Blue Quiz

    Explore the world of Theros and begin your journey to become a hero. You can test your Theros™ knowledge with this quiz, then check your answers with the tournament organizer.

    1. According to The Theriad, what did Triton Shorethief do to the Champion and her companions?
      a  ruined their clothing
      b  blocked the path back
      killed their sentry
      d  kidnapped a companion
    2. Which of the following scry cards has the potential to put three or more cards on the bottom of your library?
      Prescient Chimera
      Horizon Scholar
      Sea God’s Revenge
    3. Which of the following animals do not have aspects represented in the art of Coastline Chimera?
      a  ram
      b  lion
      c  snake
    4. What sort of creature is being overtaken by the tide in Griptide?
      a  drake
      b  merfolk

    5. In the art of the blue Bird token produced by Swan Song, what color is the bird’s bill?
      a  blue
      d  polka dot

    Thanks to Adrian Warren for the image:

    Dice House Magic Match

     After D&D Encounters at Dice House, we have started playing Magic: The Gathering. This week Brian & I took on V2 & Snaggletooth in Two Headed Giant.

    V2, who was playing Red Black and killing all my slivers as quickly as I could summon them, has the absolute best T-Shirts in nerddom & Snaggletooth, who had some Black Green deck, has the irony to make any game fun–plus they were playing some of the greatest decks I have seen. Oh, yeah–they are also home schooled Eighth Graders…

    I was playing my Sliver deck & Brian was playing a Mono Black deck that sucked–he had just created it. Also, there was some humor in the fact that Brian, who has been playing for as long as I have, had all of these weird Standard Illegal Cards that he has no idea where he got. The best part was that V2 was also playing a bunch of banned cards–but V2 was playing cards banned because they were bombastically awesome. Brian just had old cards.

    Snaggletooth was able to get some Theros monster up to 20/20 with trample using his Lillian Planeswalker [yeah, like I said his deck was rad & going off], V2 got stuff out but Doom Blade and other tricks kept him relatively in check. Brian was mana starved & all of my slivers were dead…it was ugly, but a lot of fun.

    Murder in Baldur’s Gate–D&D Encounters S15 S7

    Another great week of D&D Encounters at Dice House in Fullerton.
    This week DM Michael could not make it so DM Gerard had to deal with a combined table of 10 players. He did an amazing job of keeping the story going while setting up a player versus player type duel situation–there was still some great investigation and other role playing.
    This is the best encounter season we have played since at Dark Sun–it is just face moving, funny, and almost identical to a ‘real’ home game type situation. I am really loving it & would love to tell WotC but with the current state of their forums I am afraid to try.

     Snaggletooth was player of the week, with his constant refrain of “you suck”! I think he dead panned this to just about every single player at one point or another–just fantastic & funny…

     The Opposite Fence was strong and having a blast–V2 spent his time firing Magic Missile at my PC, Doctor Druid, for no apparent reason–I responded by Storm Spiking the guard that had him restrained.

    Very fun!

    Other guy, bought a flying carpet! Really good stuff.

    Brian was distracted and spent much of the week playing Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull–which really is as good as you remember.

    The table was very crowded, but DM Gerard was high energy and kept things moving quickly–a really awesome textbook job of improvisational DM’ing–this kid is very good.

    I captured the entire event on video and got some great photos of some of the players dice–these red Baldur’s Gate’s D20’s are really awesome.

    Even with 10 players and a DM and a visitor at the table, I really felt like I had enough space.

    I continue to take good notes on our sessions.

    We did get Mini’s and maps out for the dueling section of the Encounter. That is me, Doctor Druid, surrounded by Guard Tokens and some other PC’s watching as a Halfling Firework Salesman kicks my ass.

     It was another ‘big map’ encounter which I really do think work much better for encounters–players have more freedom, DM’s have more room to adjust, and the fights just seem to flow more smoothly.

    Here are my notes as I try sketching a Bhalspawn Skull tied with rope onto a giant frog. I am not the best artist, so I will contact the Crit Juice crew and see if I can get this commissioned. 

    and a second attempt.

    but I was really going for something more spooky like this, but more cartoony & with old rope connecting the two.

    A very fun week was had by all & I cannot wait for next week.