Hey all

Lots of people seem to have problems with X spells (and/or basic algebra). MaRo recently said:

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What if Wizards used reminder text on such commons to help teach players how they work (and how to do simple algebra)?

For example:

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I am sure there are plenty of cards that could go into a Core Set at common with X on them to help illustrate how they work.

Thoughts?

~ Tim

Lots of people seem to have problems with X spells (and/or basic algebra). MaRo recently said:

markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/5408666496...

kalebmulder asked: Is X costing too complex for common in NWO? or NNWO ? :P

Having an X in a mana cost is a red flag under New World Order meaning we don’t do it at common unless there is a strong reason and we count it as eating up some of the complexity at common.

I personally never put X spells at common in my sets as experience has taught me that a subset of players have a real hard time with X.

What if Wizards used reminder text on such commons to help teach players how they work (and how to do simple algebra)?

For example:

"

*(When casting this spell, first choose a value for X, then replace all the X's on this card with that value)*"I am sure there are plenty of cards that could go into a Core Set at common with X on them to help illustrate how they work.

Thoughts?

~ Tim