Part 7 – Understanding the Color Pie
Color: White Defining Words: Law, Order, control Keywords: First strike, Flying, Protection Favored Card types: Small creatures, Enchantments,
Damage Prevention Iconic Creature types: Soldier, Cat, Samurai
Philosophy: White is the Color of Order. This
represents itself in the fact that white excels at making
rules, whether they are ones that affect the game, like Word
of Law, or Ones within the game worlds that lead to
organizations and civilizations.
At its best White is the ideal that we should all protect
each other, that rules are there to protect the weak from
the strong and that we should all work together. However at
its very darkest White is Totalitarianism: the idea that
laws are more important than the person.
- Superman- The epitome of White. A protector of the weak,
defender of the law and unwilling to break his own rules
even when pushed to it.
- Magneto- The white villain never believes he is doing
evil. He sees himself as the misjudged protector. A man who
believes that the ends justify the means despite what others
might think of him.
Color: Green Defining Words: Growth, Nature, Life Keywords: trample Favored Card types: large creatures, Mana producing
creatures, Creature pump, both short and long term. Iconic creature types: Beasts, Elves, Snakes
Philosophy: Green is the color of nature. This
represents itself in the fact that green covers growth in
all its kinds whether through permanent creature pumping,
land searching and such like.
At its best Green is the bringer of life the force of nature
that gives life and beauty to the world. At its worst it is
the uncaring force of destructive nature the hurricane. It
is destructive and uncaring destroying everything in its
- Puck, from a midsummer nights dream. – Puck and most of
the other elves and fairies from a midsummer nights dream
are representative of the joyful, playful positive side of
green, the part that nurtures, that doesn’t necessarily like
humanity but helps them from time to time.
- Swamp Thing- A force of nature defending its home from
outside invasion or destruction. This too is an epitome of
green as the defender and the powerful creature.
Color: Red Defining words: Fire, Anger, Action Keywords: haste, First strike Abilities: Direct Damage spells, Short term Power
increases, Chance Iconic Creature types: Goblin, Dragon, Barbarian
Philosophy: Red is the color of emotion. This
manifests itself in a fast responsive attitude. Whether
destroying things by sheer anger and magical power or using
that anger to make creatures more powerful. It is also a
fickle color controlling luck which in practice means that
its spells can often have random targets or coin flips. It
is the color of passion in all its forms.
At its best Red is the color of freedom and self expression.
It is the color that says do what thou wilt. That says
feelings are good and healthy and should be listened to. At
its worst Red is chaos and hate. A senseless destruction
with no care for whom or what is destroyed simply destroying
for the joy of destroying.
- Juggernaut- Consumed by anger and hate for his brother
Charles Xavier. Juggernaut is the epitome of red strength
and power controlled even overwhelmed by hate.
Color: Black Defining words: Greed, Power, Selfishness Keywords: Fear, Shadow Abilities: Trading Life for Power, Reducing toughness Iconic Creature Types: Zombie, Demon, Vampire
Philosophy: Black is the color of greed and
selfishness. This is represented by the fact that black is
willing to sacrifice anything, its creatures, even its own
life to gain power.
At its best Black is the color of self determination of
going your own way, of being the best person you can be. Yes
you may use underhand methods to get what you want but they
fall as they do. At its worst Black is pure unabated evil
willing to sacrifice anything for its own ends, No matter
how many innocents may get in their way. Black will kill any
that it believes stand against it though assassination or
other underhand methods. Black will never meet in a fair
fight unless it has too.
-Emperor Palpatine- A man who used every evil trick and
power he has to subvert and gain power the very epitome of a
-Frederick Nietzsche- the idea that people can only reach
their best when they rise above others as ubermensch is very
in keeping with the black philosophy
Philosophy: Blue is the color of scholarly pursuits.
It is the color of science and reason. This represents
itself in the fact that Blue is the best color for drawing
cards as well as manipulating the ether itself, which
manifests itself in counter spelling and creature bounce.
At its best blue protects and educates teaching people how
to live better and how to better understand their world. At
its worst Blue hoards knowledge, destroys nature to make way
for its creations and enslaves people to the soulless
pursuit of knowledge without limitations.
- Merlin- Master of magic Merlin is representative of blue.
The advisor and councillor.
- Robert Oppenheimer - Inventor of the atomic bomb. Can be
said to represent Blue as the scientist whose knowledge
leads to power which is applied destructively..