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CardName: M15 card frames Cost: Type: Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: M15 will introduce slight modifications to the card frames. However I don't suggest this site follow along because their slim borders make it very hard to discern a card's color, especially on a monitor screen. Keep the borders solid and highly contrasted from the text box. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Conversation None

M15 card frames
 
 
M15 will introduce slight modifications to the card frames. However I don't suggest this site follow along because their slim borders make it very hard to discern a card's color, especially on a monitor screen. Keep the borders solid and highly contrasted from the text box.
Created on 6 Jan 2014 by amuseum

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2014-01-06 17:54:02: amuseum created the card M15 card frames
2014-01-06 17:54:40: amuseum edited M15 card frames

I agree. Not to mention I find the new look quite ugly :D

Well one good thing to consider adding is the set information (and maybe card number) at the bottom of the card.

When 8th Edition and Mirrodin came out, loads of people found the modern card frames horrible, non-fantasy, dull and so on. But it'd be pretty odd if when creating this site I'd stuck to the 7th Edition card frames. At least, it would have been a deliberate statement that I wouldn't want to make.

In general people are usually very sceptical of any significant change in Magic (as in most other areas of life). Some of those changes turn out to have been for the better; there's always some people who prefer it the old way, but deliberately hanging on to the old way when the world has moved on would mark me as some kind of neophobe or seem to be making a statement that I Disagree With Wizards On This.

So I probably will make the change. Just not as a particularly high priority. (Sorry I haven't been able to make many Multiverse fixes recently, by the way. I've been busy prototyping board games that are on their way too publication. And, y'know, having a baby.)

what changes to card frame affects this site though? most of the changes affect physical cards , not online cards. you don't even use the bottom part to add set and copyright info.

my main argument against 8th ed frames is the low contrast makes sorting much harder than before, and harder to identify from afar or when scaled down. this has a huge effect on usability and ergonomics. this time it's even getting worse.

  • Font change: no effect - I don't use Matrix Bold anyway (though I perhaps could).
  • Holofoil: probably won't bother.
  • Collector info: I could, if anyone really cared, but I don't think I will unless people ask.
  • Border size: It's pretty neglegible at this site's resolution; I could remove 1 pixel if I cared, but I don't think I do.
  • Designer credit: People can already put whatever they want in the flavour text box.
  • Change to the curve of the frame for the collector info: This is the big one. Given I do have curvy frames for planes like ((C16941)), I certainly could change the frames of cards to extend the border colour a bit higher at the bottom corners.

(As for low contrast, it'd take quite some contrast to be as bad as the power/toughness on old card frame white creatures. At least with this new change the text will always be white on black.)

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