I've been playing Magic: The Gathering for some time, and today I want to share my tricks.
Magic: The Gathering (as well as other games) is often seen as a pastime but it hides lessons on the depth of human feelings.
In fact, each color can be seen as a cross-section of a specific human feeling which, alone or combined with others, can build a specific mindset.
In the course of our life we can experience different colors in relation to the different phases of life or in relation to the more or less pleasant events that we have to face.
A fun game is to try to analyze characters from movies, manga or other media and see what their colors are and then figure out what their dreams and habits are.
We don't know but when we first approach Magic we feel a kind of "resonance" in certain colors on a conscious or unconscious level.
Over time we can also acquire additional colors that we consider secondary in our way of thinking.
Below I will try to describe the individual colors of Magic, let me know in the comments what your inner colors are.
The Color Wheel is a great example of how behaviors and feelings can be translated in an easy and intuitive way
The color white is in search of peace by creating an order and a structured harmonious community.
White therefore needs to correspond to a greater good and to involve an ever-increasing number of people with the power of creation.
The good white characters are those who are willing to sacrifice themselves to save others while the bad ones tend to be zealous and oppressive fanatics who impose their vision above others without listening to reasons.
Usually white can collaborate with blue because they share a structured and orderly vision of life and with green because they share the sense of growth and inner harmony.
On the contrary, they do not cooperate well with the black that very often puts itself before the group and with the red that tends to be too free or even chaotic and therefore does not blend with the standards.
The color blue is in search of perfection through the intellect and knowledge.
Blue therefore needs to reach omniscience, knowledge is power. Blue often tends not to reveal their emotions which they evaluate as imperfections towards reason and logic.
The good blue characters are the good masters who share knowledge and carry on technological progress while the bad ones tend to be cold and detached from emotions in search of knowledge only to increase their position and prestige.
Usually blue can collaborate with white because they share a structured and ordered vision of life and with black because they share the sense of seeking omnipotence for personal ends.
On the contrary, they do not work well with the green which prefers nature to the artificial and with the red which tends to be too emotional compared to reason.
The black color is in search of personal gratification at any cost, even by exploiting others (or even self-destructing) or by resorting to unconventional methods.
black therefore needs to reach omnipotence, power is everything. Black often tends not to distinguish between friends and enemies when there are important issues involved.
Good black characters are at their best extremely focused on achieving their goals but sometimes capricious and fickle characters while bad ones tend to be vindictive and paranoid if their position and prestige are not respected.
Usually black can collaborate with blue because they share a shared search for knowledge to achieve power and with red because they share a sense of independence and resourcefulness.
On the contrary, they do not work well with the green which prefers to preserve nature over the parasitic exploitation of black and with the white which tends to gratify the group above the requests of the individual.
The red color is in search of freedom through the free expression of emotions and instinct.
Red therefore needs to free itself from the chains of constraints and impositions. Red often tends to act on impulse without thinking about the consequences of their actions.
Good red characters are passionate and compelling people while bad guys tend to be short-tempered and destructive.
Usually red can work with black because they love the thrill of power and perversion and with green because they share a sense of natural instinct and authenticity.
On the contrary, they do not work well with the white who prefers order to chaos, the rules to freedom and with the blue who tends to impose reason on emotions, inaction to action.
The color green is in search of harmony through the acceptance of its role in the ecosystem of which it is part.
Inside Green's ideology all are necessary so that the great mechanism of life can continue to turn.
Good green characters are trustworthy and cohesive people while bad guys tend to be stubborn and adverse to change.
Usually green can work with red because they love the acceptance of their nature and their authenticity and with white because they share a sense of natural order and morality.
On the contrary, they don't work well with black which tends to be parasitic and exploitative with blue which tends to be manipulative and artificial.
I hope you enjoyed this little inner journey, let me know in the comments below if you agree or disagree with what is described or if you think I have mistreated your color or if you have managed to discover mine.
If you liked the reading and want to continue, I can also do the philosophies of the color pairs (allies or enemies) which I find very interesting due to the fact that they reach a greater complexity.
The 5 colors of Magic are to be interpreted as primary colors that can be mixed to make many shades possible.
© 2020 Christian Allasia