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@naixin Where do you find your Chinese cards? Mind helping me find a Chinese foil and Chinese nonfoil Masters 25, and a Chinese Weatherlight Doomsday? I need 'em for my global set.

@13nova I usually use a combination of eBay, MKM, and taobao. MKM I use dean in the high end groups as a proxy buyer and for taobao I use basetao as a taobao agent.

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I'm not familiar with that platform. Care to message me info?

@13nova taobao is basically chinese eBay. They only ship to China so you need an โ€œagentโ€ to buy as a proxy. There are many taobao agents and i use one called โ€œbasetaoโ€.

Dear all,

For my 1st post on the Mana Drain I'd like to share a picture of my Lapis Lazuli Vault deck in Old School 95 format. I need to "replace" the 4 Alpha Power Sink with 4 Korean and the Mana Vaults (2 Revised and the 1 Unlimited) for Korean. For the Unlimited Power and the Italian Tabernacle well... Don't judge me !

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This is what I played to a 2nd place Skype tournament this month. If you're not familiar with it, check the timewalking blog !

@monkey_island Your opponent got very lucky. But shh.. Let's not ruin his moment of glory. And good eye on the foreign cards. IVth BB Jap or Korean are the best ๐Ÿ™‚


Korean is great ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you guys think about alters?

Do you like them/collect them/hate them?

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I like them now (did not like them some time ago) but only if it is not fully covering the image. For me it's important that the original image of the cards is maintained and you can identify it.

@peach I have dredge in the process of being altered; all still identifiable as what they are. two of my bazaars have troll and thug as the guy with the cart and people don't even notice at first.

@hardy I don't like white borders either, but why put the nice black bordered cards in sleeves with white backgrounds? Isn't this basically adding an additional ugly white board to black bordered beauties?

@chase_dagger It's to accentuate alpha corners. Plus a lot of people use black sleeves, and accidental theft of your opponents creatures (because Animate Dead) is a real thing. Especially when you've had a couple of beers. A third reason is that beat up edges look more crisp.

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Back to the alters topic (because maybe it is one of the pimp related matters that is more spectacular and unique) here are some alters I got which I'm very happy with:

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Do you have any pics to share?

Come ooooooooon!

We know you have some beautiful cards :)))))))

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I will post dredge when i have my therapies and powders back from the artists.

Can I just say again what a great thread this is?

@13nova i like these basics. Are they APAC?

@peach It would be great to get a Steel Sabotage with Cookie Monster eating a Black Lotus.

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@john-cox the pity is that I got them as is, I did not choose the alter ๐Ÿ™‚

Still very nice, I want to get mine done at some point.

Dual lands, all altered by the original artists. Sets sorted left-to-right in terms of the order I like to fetch them in. Unfortunately, Snody wasn't doing alters at Seattle, so Volcs remain offscreen with a handful of other less powerful duals.

@thecravenone How long did it take to get the Rob Alexander alters back from him? For me him and Tedin were a long wait.

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All of these were in person with me standing there waiting except for the Badlands. Which was dropoff and pickup on various GP weekends.

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