Why the FUCK do people get doodles on the cards they buy? do some mtg players actually enjoy throwing away all their money? I mean, I only waste my money because I want to play, but I always protect my investment.
The most expensive card I even had anything drawn on is a pack rat. I traded my pack rat to a guy at the show who is pretty cool and told him he HAD to sign it. I have done this with a zendikar forest, a boomarang, rugged highlands, and a ravens crime.
So I can understand having signatures or art on your cards, but not anything that is valuable, and if its art and not a signature it better be good and not something awful like that.
I've only commissioned three alters in my 12 years playing this game and none of those cards were worth more than $10. People who get expensive cards altered like the OP pic are fucking idiots
There ARE a few cards I'd want to get altered.
...but they're all the nuslivers, and that's to make them look something more like the classic design. Something like that is just dumb, but at least it's not as bad as the Power Nine covered in ponies.
Art extensions can look pretty good, but nothing that fundamentally changes the art of the card.
The one area where I'll give some leeway for drastic changes is when a card has suffered some superficial damage that the new art either covers up or integrates into a piece.
I believe you can, so long as the mana cost name text box ect are not covered in any way, like in op. But I can see it being something judges would be called over frequently for especially at higher rules levels.
It's actually just name and mana cost that need to be uncovered, text box technically can be covered - but ANY alter needs to be cleared with the judges beforehand, to ensure there isn't any kind of problem in regards to out of game information (writing USE ON CARD X), marked cards (weighing it more), or really tasteless stuff (no nudity and stuff like that)
Because they plan to keep them, and by making them unique it makes them less likely to be stolen because they are identifable, and not worth anything.
But really the resale value is irrelevant if you don't plan to sell them.
But for fucks sake at least get good art.
The OP picture is just fucking ugly.
To each their own. I love alters, it adds a level of personality to my cards and having had my collection stolen this anon >>45066794 speak the true true. Plus they look cooler than foiling out a deck when done right
I planned on getting a local artist to custom paint my affinity deck, pic related is her style of painting, but I decided I didn't like playing affinity anymore. I might get her to alter my future sight goyfs, snapcaster and cryptics though.
You could at least find a good alter to poke your opinion at rather then the shit you found, alters can be a neat way to make a card yours, especially if its some cheap card you could care less about the cost of losing but is a key part of your deck, something like lingering souls or grapeshot. Or commander cards sense you only have one of a card why not make your dispel or counterspell look nice.
i think some of those weren't actually to bad
i dident see the point but the art itself was at least adequate on all of them and on a few fix in amazingly well
but things that are just random pictures on top of things make no fucking sense to me
I remember those.
>commissioned by a store owner when the horsefucking craze was at its peak.
>He expected it would at least double their value.
>same grognard that posted them the first time reported them selling for 1/4 of their market value
>thinking hobbies let alone games are an investment
i bet you go into gamestop expecting a big payday whenever you trade in games
I have one altered card, not counting artist signatures.
It's a Nylea, God of the Hunt that I brought to GP Portland and had altered by the artist, who basically gave added definition to her armor and made her bow extend past the frame of the art.
I wish I knew. Extended art or removed borders I can understand because if anything it's paying homage to the original art, but straight up painting something completely different over the top makes absolutely no sense to me.
>paying money for little strips of mass-produced cardboard
>supporting a system of artificial scarcity designed to turn a strategy game into some economics major's magical realm where only those who play the market can access certain options
Capitalism only works when you don't give assholes with no integrity money, anon. I don't want to contribute to the failure of our society.
Cheap commons are the best alters. If they wind up terrible or a picky judge doesn't allow them, they're easy to replace. No coincidence that the best alters ITT got dubs too.
It's fucking cardboard you insufferable faggot. Not only that, you're literally getting mad at ehat other people do with their own pieces of cardboard. That's all the autism.
Sorry about Tumblr link, I know the girl that does these in person
Finally, one I did myself.
Shitty, I know, but it was a gift to a kemba player I'm good friends with.
To each their own.
Those are her 4th and 5th attempts at altering a card, nothing is perfect, especially with no prior art history.
>Why the FUCK do people get doodles on the cards they buy?
It makes them completely worthless. This in turn makes stealing them for profit or play impossible as they would be caught very quickly.
That and customization.
>>He expected it would at least double their value.
Thanks man! She really liked it. Didn't expect a compliment today desu
Also, here is another piece she has done recently
>Getting mad because someone altered THEIR property
That's like getting mad because someone painted their house a color you don't like. Let people do what they want with their property. Who gives a shit?
Where could I go to get
lossdrawn on this? I suck at drawing.
Just look for a custom proxy printing site.
Okay, good joke guys. You got me. For a second there I almost thought people altered actual, non-proxy cards. Especially the more expensive ones. But thankfully, nobody's that dumb.
People are just stupid enough to accept poor quality work. It's a shame, because I can paint alters, but because of the general incompetence, their prices are low, and I wouldn't be able to give a fair price, since people would think it is too high, using the poor quality alters' price as reference
>protect my investment
You've flushed your money down the drain buying magical cards in the first place, you fucking bozo.
May as well doodle on them. It's just fucking cheap cardboard.
it's like getting a custom mural on the side of your van. wizards and shit, right? if you think it's cool, and you like it, what's the problem? it's your fuckin' van.
A van will eventually break down and become useless anyway, so if you're planning on keeping it painting on it won't matter.
Altering a magic card is more like buying a pricey painting and then drawing mustaches on it. A magic card, like a painting, won't depreciate in value the same way a van does. If you take care of it it's basically an investment.