On 7/27/06, Christopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Let's be clear (pun, as always, intended). I was merely clarifying the terminology that was mentioned. I'm not saying that it should apply to BH as such. Colorless energy (or mana) is a specific type, disparate of the various other types. The game rules in Pokemon and Magic allow generic costs to be paid with any type, and colored cost to be paid with only the matching type. The existence of generic vs. specific costs does not lessen the fact colorless is a type of its own.
Of course. I'm just saying (which might be a completely spurious discussion) that using the word "colorless", talking about the use of that word in magic, and then trying to tie it to Homeworlds made my brain cry havoc and let lose the dogs of "ack no!"
Besides, we're losing sight of the fact that Icehouse is a game system. Perhaps some games may define clear as a "generic" pyramid. Others may not. In the scope of this discussion, the BH rules define specific actions to specific colors, so clear pyramids are first class citizens next to the other colors.
Agree completely -- - |) () /\/