What are people's thoughts on proxying cards that you just can't afford? Like something from the reserve list?
@ajanionthespot I never have an issue with it. Proxies and gold borders are fine so long as it isn't sanctioned.
@ajanionthespot also my fiancee would probably love to talk bant enchantments with you
@Jmaurer Any time.
@ajanionthespot looks good
@ajanionthespot What I do in a lot of my custom card designs is just outright say "Not a Real Card" on the artist by-line.
It's a crude solution, but it's a solution.
@newdarkcloud Yeah, I put a similar deal in the cards I make up for the D&D game:
@ajanionthespot I just scribble things on 3/4 of a sticky note, hand torn, attached to a basic land not in my colors, maybe some crayons to indicate color, and sleeve it up
or print the card on a black and white laser printer, 9 per page, so they're obviously not real, similarly crayons and sleeved with a land
I feel the kind of friends who would argue about the micrometer thickness of the cards would've said no to proxies
And yeah, power level/price. When one player brings proxied stuff like Jace, the Mind Sculptor to a game where the other people held back with proxies, that's kinda meh.
@ajanionthespot I'm all for it, but preferably within a meta where anyone is free to do the same. One or two cards, if they're not part of an infinite or instant-win combo, get a yes-of-course-go-ahead from me.
Net-decking a whole US$10,000 deck, though, I'd kinda want to know what you're going for so I can fantasy-brew a US$10,000 deck to go with it.
@ajanionthespot And of course everything in between on a case-by-case basis.
I proxy cards with my kitchen table playgroup, with the intent if I really like the deck I'll pursue getting the cards eventually, but don't want to invest if it turns out to be a dud.
(I proxied some cards to make a Yisan, Wandering Bard deck, and oh gosh that's more shuffling than I really ever want)
@newdarkcloud @ajanionthespot The only caveat I can provide for that is that if a card is really expensive on the secondary market, it might have a very high power level within a certain complexity, and limiting to budget cards is a way to limit power and complexity levels within a playgroup.
If there's people in your playgroup can and will drop mad money on cardboard, though, that flies out the window.
"We haven’t changed the underlying philosophy of Commander: it’s specifically intended to be something other than a tournament format in which players consider each other’s experiences alongside their own."
(from today's ban announcement http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19171 )
im all for playing 100%-proxied legacy/vintage with friends doing the same. there are neat decks, they really test your ability to play mtg, and sometimes its just fun to break the game
@ajanionthespot fuck the police go get the glue stick
As long as somebody isn't abusing it. I don't want to see a deck with black lotus, all the moxs and all the duel lands using proxies.
@ajanionthespot fucking do it. Just have the full oracle text available and you’re good to go.
@ajanionthespot do it, no problem, if people you play with aren't dicks they won't care.
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