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Is “The Aristocrats” the first WBR deck to top 8 a Pro Tour?

Tom Martell won Pro Tour Gatecrash with "The Aristocrats", a white-black-red deck that plays Cartel Aristocrat, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and Blasphemous Act. This is a historically poor color ...
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What exactly was so broken about Urza's Block?

I've often heard it said that the Urza Block (Urza's Saga, Urza's Journey, Urza's Destiny) was the most powerful, broken block in Magic history, with decks able to win on turn 1 or 2. I also saw it ...
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Has the significance of the term 'cast' changed?

Spellshock currently has the following wording in the Gatherer: Whenever a player casts a spell, Spellshock deals 2 damage to that player. However, the original wording shown in the card image ...
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When did big creatures in Magic stopped having a mantainance cost?

In earlier Magic, big creatures always had a big mantainance cost (ex. al aq ia). Some years ago, this ceased to be. When did that happen? Also, was there some official statement about that (bonus ...