Ok, since proposing this question, I've been fiddling with designs. I wanted to have something that clearly was not the actual card, so nobody would feel 'fooled.'
And now a non-zero amount of my determination to do this is based on how good the art looks in an M15-era legendary frame:
@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.
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