Revealed in an article by Marshall Sutcliffe on May 21, 2014, Unexpected Potential is one of the newest Magic: The Gathering cards from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set Conspiracy. This uncommon conspiracy allows you to cast any one card, regardless of its color requirements.
Hidden agenda (Start the game with this conspiracy face down in the command zone and secretly name a card. You may turn this conspiracy face up at any time and reveal the chosen name.)
You may spend mana as though it were mana of any color to cast spells with the chosen name.
It has happened to all of us: You open your third booster pack in draft and you see a bomb rare staring back at you, however it's outside of your colors and can't easily be splashed without significantly altering your deck and invalidating all of your previous picks. Unexpected Potential lets you snag that amazing card and not worry about what colors it costs to play.
Unexpected Potential's downside is that you'll be giving up a potentially better pick in the current booster for the hope that you'll receive a better card outside of your colors later on. What if there isn't a card outside the colors you're playing? Well, chances are you're already two to three colors, so you can just name the most color intensive pick you've drafted. Even in two color decks it can sometimes be hard to get double of the same mana on turn two, never mind achieving such a feat in a three colored deck. Unexpected Potential will ensure that your most colored mana-intensive card can always be cast.
How will you use Unexpected Potential?
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