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1 cardas of Unfinity
Robots are machines more or less resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically. 'Robot' was first applied as a term for artificial automata in a 1920 play by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek.
By and large, most artifact creatures in Magic: The Gathering can be considered to be robots of some sort. They are mostly fashioned out of metal, glass or stone by other creatures or planeswalkers. As such, decks heavy on artifact creatures are often called "Robot" decks. However, R&D currently has no plans to use Robot on fantasy-centric worlds. Notably, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty "bots" like Runaway Trash-Bot are constructs, and not robots. Neon Dynasty also introduced the concept of Mechs in the Magic Multiverse (e.g. Surgehacker Mech). These are giant robots or machines controlled by people. In Magic they have the Vehicle type.
In Unfinity all Clowns are Robots, but not all the Robots are Clowns. This helped to avoid the creepy clown trope. The Robots of Unfinity tend to have one function, which varies from Robot to Robot, that they commit to strongly.
|Token Name||Color||Type Line||P/T||Text Box||Source||Printings|
|Clown Robot||White||Creature — Clown Robot||1/1|
- Mark Rosewater (November 29, 2021). "To Unfinity and Beyond". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (November 30, 2021). "Flavor wise, what differentiates Robots, Golems and Constructs from each other?". Blogatog. Tumblr.