Thanks to our friends at Wizards of the Coast, we get to bring you all the info about Prodigy’s Prototype as it comes to MtG.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty sees the return of the Crew keyword ability- originally used for powerful ships, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty sees these used for powerful mechs.
How Crew works is simple- a giant robot or warship is nothing without its pilot. Every vehicle summoned can’t attack or block if they’re unmanned. To man them you’ll need to tap your own creatures, until the total toughness of said creatures equal the Crew value of aforementioned vehicle.
Obviously this means that the creature in question can’t do their own attack since they’ll be tapped, but you have the power of whatever vehicle you’ve attached them to to make up for it.
Players running crew decks will want to pay attention to Prodigy’s Prototype, who works well to support exactly this playstyle. At a converted cost of 3 cards (one white and one blue), this card supports your vehicles by spawning 1/1 Pilot Tokens.
As if that wasn’t good enough, they have an added ability- When used for the purpose of piloting your mechs, the Pilot Tokens count as 2 power- letting you pilot bigger ships and mechs with ease. This is great for snowballing, since using mechs generates resources to create more pilots, which in turn lets you pilot bigger mechs.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty releases February 18th, so make sure to get a booster box if you want to build your own deck of giant robots and cyber-ninjas.