A little bit of context. I began playing commander with a group of friends 2 years ago, and me being the rookie and with a poor stash of card of my own, I built my decks on proxies, which I have slowly been replacing with the actual cards. That being said I also encountered another problem, while I got some of these cards I needed, I've only got a single copy of them and I run 2 deck that require such. So a friend of mine and I began illustrating placeholder cards so we didn't have mix up our decks. and then I thought "what if I actually put some care into these cards" and so I did, starting with...
I know, Sol Ring is a relatively easy card to come by, but I actually own just one copy of it, lol. My goal with this is to illustrate random commander staple cards for you to use them if you want to, maybe I'm not the only one that owns a single copy of Sol Ring and has to switch it around 2+ decks, or maybe you don't want to spend 700 bucks on a second Gaea's Cradle.
I don't think I need say this, but you never know. These are not meant for you to replace the actual cards, it's just in case you run several decks and you need a placeholder; or your group of friends doesn't mind you using proxies, these are not legal and shouldn't be use in sanctioned EDH events and such.
So, while I think of the next card I wanna do next, I'm open for suggestions and maybe a Mod can lead me to a proper place to host this Thread, as I had no clue where to.
I love the idea of collaborating on some proxies/alters. Personally I like updating frames and awarding new art for special cards that do well in my decks, so I can show you a few that I've made before if you'd like.
First of all: I quite like the idea I've actually come across the same issue back when my old playgroup played Highlander decks (this was before EDH got big ) and I owned singeltons of some cards but used them in two or three decks - so I can really relate to this project.
As a mod, I obviously have to point to our counterfeiting rule, so please keep that one in mind.
Concerning where this project fits best, I'd say Community Projects would probably be the best fit as long as you continue to build the project (to be honest, I don't know wheter you can move the thread over yourself, but if you want I could do this for you) - and then maybe create a seperate Showcase Thread for the final "set" if you have a big enough collection (or feel like stopping).
In the spirit of keeping with the non-counterfitting rule I'll remove the little collage I posted before then, since some of the cards there don't quite conform to those rules. I'll ensure that any cards I submit to the project will follow that rule completely though!
@daij_Djan thought I wasn't counterfeiting this one cause it's my own art, I guess I shouldn't have painted it as similar as the original (I mean compositionwise, I still have to learn a lot in terms of digital art). I'll keep that in mind and try to make it obvious mine are clearly mean to be proxies (alt frame, set symbol and all that jazz). as for the thread's reubication, yeah I'd love it if you could help me move it.
Cards will come slowly but surely, so expect some more.
@odivesco : For the record, I wasn't talking about any specific cards already posted - I just thought for a project like this, remembering everyone of the counterfeiting rule as a precaution would be a wise choice As I was a bit pressed on time as I wrote my comment above, I didn't even check the cards you both had already uploaded by then (it did feel like I remembered some of them but I didn't have the time to check for real, and later SirnightNano had already reacted anyway). So no need to worry