Extort and color identity

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Extort and color identity

Postby eldashgato » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:33 pm

Since Extort is a keyword, does it get around color identity issues? For instance, can I play Crypt Ghast in a mono black deck?
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Re: Extort and color identity

Postby Doktor_Sleepless » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:54 am

No, it does not. The keyword has reminder text which includes the color identity, and as such is present on the card face. You must have a :symwb: commander to play extort.
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Re: Extort and color identity

Postby eldashgato » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:01 am

I suppose that nukes my plans of playing Crypt Ghast in a combo-riffic Maralen of the Mornsong build.
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Re: Extort and color identity

Postby MattH » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:54 pm

thedashcat wrote:Since Extort is a keyword, does it get around color identity issues? For instance, can I play Crypt Ghast in a mono black deck?

Actually, yes, you're good to go. Reminder text is not considered when determining a card's color identity. This has been the case ever since someone looked sideways at Charmed Pendant.

http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php
deck construction -> 3. -> details

or just look here:

http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15321
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Re: Extort and color identity

Postby eldashgato » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:08 pm

Sweet. Prepare to die in a perfect storm, Paul.
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Re: Extort and color identity

Postby Doktor_Sleepless » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:05 pm

MattH is 100% correct, and I was wrong. I just read Sheldon Menery's article today (here, if you want to read it http://www.starcitygames.com/article/25626_Post-Gatecrash-Changes.html on Gatecrash additions to commander, and he says the same thing MattH did.
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Re: Extort and color identity

Postby MattH » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:47 pm

Doktor_Sleepless wrote:MattH is 100% correct

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