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Looks great, just like the picture. Has that "retro" frame look while still being obvious that it is a proxy card.
I wasn’t planning on putting a Demonic Tutor in my rat deck, but when I saw this little guy I knew I had to! Cutest proxy ever. Fantastic quality. 10/10.
These are the best looking versions of shocklands that are available. The font and foiling are perfect and match the rest of my retro-border deck.
AbyssProxy has the look down exactly on these tri-lands. I love having a whole set that all match each other.
The font and foiling on these is PERFECT. I would rather have these than the real thing since these look better and don’t curl.
What Makes Abyss Proxy Shop Different?
It’s no secret that magic the gathering cards cards can be expensive. Whether you’re buying a $50 Jace, the Mind Sculptor or a $500,000 1993 Black Lotus, the cost racks up fast. It’s not uncommon for both 60 and 100 card decks to cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to play with any card you desire without breaking the bank. That’s right… proxies.
The definition of a proxy is “ A figure that can be used to represent the value of something in a calculation”. In MTG, a proxy is anything that stands in place of a card.
Some proxy cards look and feel just like the real thing. Some cards are the exact opposite. They don’t fit into the deck properly, have poor/low quality images, arrive damaged, etc.
Misconceptions About Proxies
Misconception #1: They Hurt Local Shops
There are a few common fallacies about MTG proxies that come up among players.
One of these fallacies is that proxies are bad for LGSs (Local Game Shops) and WotC (Wizards of the Coast). The argument is that a player won’t go to one of these businesses and buy a $20 card when they can buy a high quality proxy at a fraction of the price.
This simply isn’t true. There’s no way to tell how a players resources are going to be allocated or distributed within the economy. For example, Ben might want a Mana Crypt card but realizes he can’t find one below $100. Ben has a $100 budget and doesn’t want to use it all on one card. So instead, he buys a beautiful Mana Crypt proxy from Abyss Proxy Shop for $6 and has a great evening playing with his friends. That could be the end of the story… or he could use his remaining $90+ buying booster packs from his local game shop. The shop now sells $90 worth of merchandise instead of nothing. This is simple scenario but it illustrates a valuable point – you can support your LGS in a variety of ways.
Misconception #2: Players Will Abuse Them
Some believe that MTG proxies will hurt the game because some players will build over-powered decks. This could force other players to spend big money on cards or use proxies in order to stay competitive.
There are a few reasons why this a flawed way of thinking:
- You can play with anyone you want.
You’re never going to be forced to play with someone you don’t want to. If you don’t like the way someone plays the game, play with someone else.
- Less expensive decks can still be competitive.
Cheaper card decks can regularly compete with expensive ones. This is especially true in multiplayer games like Commander.
- Decks should have similar power levels anyway.
There’s always the chance that you’ll run into a player with a truly robust deck. If that deck is clearly more powerful than others at the table, they should find different competition. For the most part, good players want competitive games. Sometimes it’s not a fair fight and one players deck is out of another’s league. The problem here is generally deck compatibility and little to do with proxies.
Misconception #3: It’s Not As Fun
This may be the most common fallacy we hear at Abyss Proxy Shop. There’s an argument that building your deck piece by piece is where the fun lies. A player shouldn’t need to proxy the best cards and should instead find replacements until they can build the deck they want.
The truth of the matter is that proxying doesn’t affect this much. Proxies don’t allow you to just arrive at your destination and skip the journey. Each card needs to be tested to make sure it’s compatible with your deck and strategy.
Benefits of MTG Proxies
1. Lower Barrier to Entry
Proxies make it easier for players to build new decks and for new players to get into the game. This is great for so many reasons but the main one is that it makes Magic: The Gatherings competitive community bigger. It’s more likely that LGSs and players will benefit from a more active community.
2. Try MTG Cards Before Spending Big Money
If a player buys a proxy that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she won’t buy the real card. It’s important to test these cards with your deck and against competitors. Let’s say someone buys a Cyclonic Rift proxy and decides it doesn’t work with their deck. Instead of wasting $38 on a card that won’t be used, a fraction of that money can be put toward a quality proxy card that both looks and works great.
3. It Plain Saves You Money
This is pretty straightforward but it needs to be mentioned. Playing MTG is great, but plying MTG while paying off bills and going out on Friday night is even better.
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