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notisroc

Wow!!! I remember that prank, I was like 15, I bought it hook line and sinker lol


Sovarius

I did too! Its always been in the back of my mind since. I love the idea of purple mana and i *still* think they should add it. Purple mana can be used as mana of any color, and costs requiring purple mana require purple mana. Like generic costs in a way! I think it would be awesome.


Quazifuji

If purple mana can be mana of any color, then it's better than any color mana, which means purple lands all need big drawbacks. If it can't be, then I feel like it's basically just a more parasitic version of colorless mana costs. Also, they at one point considered doing purple in Planar Chaos, but ended up scrapping the idea.


Sovarius

Purple lands could have drawbacks, thats no problem. The issue is more how many lands say any color mana, they don't say add wubrg. I don't know what parasitic means but i don't have all the answers, i just love the idea. So i thought the mox that makes any color could be purple.


Quazifuji

>Purple lands could have drawbacks, thats no problem They would need significant drawbacks is the issue. Like, very significant, especially if they're basics. Not to mention, if purple mana could be spent on any color mana, then any deck that runs purple mana has access to all five normal colors. So then you run the serious risk of every purple deck just being 6-color good-stuff. Overall, it's an idea that sounds cool in theory but I think it's extremely likely it would be awful in practice. >I don't know what parasitic means It means a mechanic that only synergizes with other cards in the same set/block. If purple mana could be used as mana of any color, then lands that made purple mana would have to be worse than regular 5-color lands (otherwise they'd just be adding a bunch of regular 5 color lands that just also have a special extra use). And then you only play them when you're playing purple cards, so now you've got a bunch of cards and lands that only get played with each other. And since the lands are bad 5-color lands, you've basically just got a bad 5-color deck that tries to make up for it by having access to purple cards. >So i thought the mox that makes any color could be purple. We already have 3 moxen that can make mana of any color: [[Mox Diamond]], [[Mox Opal]], and [[Mox Tantalite]].


MTGCardFetcher

[Mox Diamon](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/2/8/28028830-83ed-45e2-b495-3b9ad9d3e988.jpg?1562596376) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Mox%20Diamond) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/tpr/228/mox-diamond?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/bf9fecfd-d122-422f-bd0a-5bf69b434dfe?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [Mox Opal](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/5/6/56001a36-126b-4c08-af98-a6cc4d84210e.jpg?1599709600) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Mox%20Opal) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/2xm/275/mox-opal?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/56001a36-126b-4c08-af98-a6cc4d84210e?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) [Mox Tantalite](https://c1.scryfall.com/file/scryfall-cards/normal/front/d/c/dcd05b01-dc73-4dd2-970a-32ec6e153c86.jpg?1562202480) - [(G)](http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Mox%20Tantalite) [(SF)](https://scryfall.com/card/mh1/226/mox-tantalite?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher) [(txt)](https://api.scryfall.com/cards/dcd05b01-dc73-4dd2-970a-32ec6e153c86?utm_source=mtgcardfetcher&format=text) ^^^[[cardname]] ^^^or ^^^[[cardname|SET]] ^^^to ^^^call


Sovarius

This is a lot to take in for just sharing an alter, so i will say i appreciate your thoughts lol.


Quazifuji

I mean, at this point I wasn't responding to the alter, I was responding to the mechanic you proposed with the alter. For what it's worth, I think the alter is sweet. It both looks cool and it's fun to have an alter that's an homage to a prank mechanic that you think sounds cool. I'm just not convinced the mechanic would work in practice.


mrrsenrab

Portal should have been a land. We can still hope right?!!


Sovarius

It ought to be. They absolutely should have done that in Time Spiral.


Kanye_Dressed

Wasn't aware they were already printing Korean language cards this early in Magic's life. Very cool.


Sovarius

Yep! From 4th edition to Urza's Saga, but, there were some sets skipped in between. It should be 4th, 5th, visions, weatherlight, tempest, stronghold, urza's saga.


f4f4f4f4f4f4f4f4

New Un-set has pink. Not sure if there will be pink mana, but there is a card that makes pink Teddy Bear tokens.


SleetTheFox

That's actually from Unhinged, being reprinted. There is a way to make pink mana with cards that make mana of a creature's colors. There's also stuff like brown and hazel colors technically.


metroidfood

Don't forget Gold


Sovarius

I haven't seen much of new sets and don't follow un sets but pink mana better be a thing!


midorivxx

Wasn't a prank, purple mana was almost in Planar Chaos with City as the basic land type.


Sovarius

Nope, 2 different things! Inquest ran an article about a new color being added to MTG with a few examples, like Portal, Alosis, and some shapeshifter. That was like 97 or so.


rick-hardpack

That's on a sleeve and not on an actual $600 card right?


Sovarius

Why on earth would it be on the sleeve?? Haha


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Sovarius

I just posted an Alpha Forest with a Rush alter btw. A lotus of course


Garkaz

https://reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/rvvs06/my_first_alter_of_2022_an_alex_grey_themed/


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Sovarius

Korean is quite a bit more expensive on old staples actually. Some are extreme differences ($100 pyroblast, $200 mana vault, $60 brainstorm) or some that are already expensive can be more like 20-30% more like Gaea's Cradles about $1000-1200. I got this a while ago, maybe it was around $400 at the time. Edit: although, i still have the first altered Mox Diamond i bought for about $26


pilotblur

I think I’m on this guys line of thought.


Sovarius

I wouldn't have a sleeve painted haha.