Quote from Dinobot »is this spell arcane just for flavor, since you can't cast it. or is it so you can discard it with psychic spear...
Quote from GMontag »That's not what he's saying at all. If you notice, every single card they've printed with Splice onto Arcane is an Arcane spell itself. This is due to reasons of flavor that apply solely to Splice onto Arcane. The issue is that non-kami magic (i.e. a spell that is not Arcane) would not be able to (flavor-wise) chain with kami magic.
Quote from St@rWizard »My logic is simple: In a world with spirit magic VS nonspirit magic, the two don't mix together. They chose to make Splice a part of Arcane, so we have Splice onto Arcane spells, all of them being also Arcane, to keep the flavor of binding only Arcane magic together.
If they make splice onto creature, what's to say they have to be in creatures? That would be only if the flavor mimics Kamigawa's (one thing VS the other. In that case, creatures VS the rest). I was merely pointing out Kamigawa's flavor, not the paths the Splice mechanic can follow. Splice onto Arcane spells are also Arcane because of flavor. O-Kagashi's magic can bind together with other spirit's magic, but spirit magic can't join Minamo magic, for instance. It simply doesn't make sence, flavorwise, in kamigawa.
Quote from St@rWizard »How many 1-2 drops you play? I don't play much, and in a slower block like kamigawa, neither do anybody else.
There's a card called Sensei's Divining Top that works WONDERS with the Red epic, which is, of the 3 we know, the easiest to use as a win condition.
Quote from St@rWizard »Except flavor. It would be quite disappointing to see a spirit spell (aka arcane) taking a ride in a nonspirit spell. Once R&D revives splice in the future and makes 'splice onto creatures' or 'splice onto instants' then we're talking. Splice onto Arcane = Arcane magic that interacts with arcane magic.
Quote from Theif of Time »dinobot: This spell is arcane because the only spells you can splice onto arcane are also arcane spells. If it wasn't arcane, it wouldn't do anything at all.
Quote from spiritual herder »Can anyone read the flavor texts on the cards? I don't think I can make out all of them.
Mochi: "He's a lot like me, that masterless little kami... unimpressed by grandeur and never at a loss for a trick." -Toshiro Umezawa (cool flavor text)
Descendant of Saromaro: "Saromaro speaks through me. Listen! And I will tell the wisdom of the ancestors." (clichee)