Quote from Isch1 »Just to summarize everything we agree to:
a) <> is some kind of mana that can bei added to the mana pool and kann be used as a cost.
b) <> has no color. (Frame of Kozilek)
There are more or less three theories floating around here about it:
1. <> is a new kind of mana that behaves as a new color.
2. <> is a new color, but costs can be paid with either <> or something else (e.g. 2)
3. <> is a new symbol for colorless mana to differentiate it from generic mana in costs.
Quote from cryogen »I guess if I was forcing myself to build a clockwork deck I'd have to run this, but the question is why would I do that?
Quote from schweinefett »thing is, in my mind, lets say we have joven as a commander, the way how i see it is that he understands red mana and artifact deconstruction, and not much else. that i think almost everyone can agree on.
but what i dont get is why he can't call upon the services of say armorer guildmage. he costs R, so surely joven can understand how to call upon the power of the R mana cost. mr armorer guildmage would, however, have difficulty using his amazing toughness-pumping abilities under the employ of lord joven, since lord joven can't give mr armorer guildmage his much-needed G, no amount of convincing could possibly get it to work.
and on the same kinda lines of thought, lord joven (kinda) knows of a mate Cultbrand Cinder, but mostly just gets his 'red' half. whats all this black side of the cinder he doesn't care, but since mr cinder here isnt fussy; he can use either B or R, he's kinda cool with heeding lord joven's call.
the thing is, as much as i think it works flavour-wise that way, i think that the way the rules are now works for the sake of limiting choices in deckbuilding, and i think thats brilliant.