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Shared Sorrow and magic play cost

Two questions in one, here, for which I haven't found an answer in any official document:

Said in different words, what do I have to consider as the magic play cost for cards which have alternative costs or X in their cost?


  • The magic play cost is defined as the (minimal) amount of dice you must spend to play the card. Also X is treated as 0 by default.

    For Polarity Mage that is 1, as it is the only amount of dice you can spend to play the card. Amount being the operative word. You always pay one die no matter which kind.

    For Transmute Magic that is also 1 for the obvious value x=0.