Will this event be allowing Proxies?
The Vintage Quest 2K Event will be allowing up to 15 Proxies. No other event for this weekend, including the Legacy Pit Open II Legacy Main Event, will be allowing Proxies. The use of Proxies in any other event this weekend will be considered the same as using counterfeit cards and will be penalized appropriately by the judge staff.
What constitutes a Proxy?
A “Proxy”, for the purpose of the Vintage Quest 2K Event, will be defined as follows:
“A Magic: The Gathering (MTG) card with the full name, card type, full mana cost, and text clearly displayed and legible. The “Proxy” must also either feature art that clearly evokes the art of the card it is representing or must feature the name of the card it is representing in large print where the art would typically be. The “Proxy” must be indistinguishable from the other cards in your deck, whether they are genuine MTG cards or are being represented by a “Proxy” card. This includes its art being distinct and it must have thickness indistinguishable from a genuine MTG card.”
The acceptance of any and all proxies will be up to the discretion of the Head Judge of the Vintage Quest 2K Event. If you have any doubts about the legality of your Proxies, be sure to talk to the Head Judge well before the start of the event so you have time to make new Proxies. If a Proxy is determined to be illegal during the course of the tournament, it will be considered a marked card and will be penalized appropriately by the judge staff.
Examples of Acceptable Proxies (This is not an all-encompassing list):
1. Using a Sharpie (not a pen or pencil), fill in the blank fields of Substitute Cards (as defined in the MTG Comprehensive Rules Section 714) with the information required as well as adding some form of art that can make it distinguishable across a table. Altering a blank World Championship card is also acceptable if you are using Opaque sleeves.
2. Using acetone to remove extraneous text from a card that’s close to the intended proxy and replacing that extraneous text with accurate information. Examples would include replacing removing the name, mana cost, and/or “Enters the battlefield tapped” from one of the Mirage cycle of Diamonds to approximate the Moxen.
3. Collector’s Edition printings of the desired card will be allowed so long as you are using Opaque Sleeves.
Examples of Unacceptable Proxies (This is not an all-encompassing list):
1. The Use of a Printed-Out Piece of Paper slipped into a sleeve overtop of a genuine MTG Card. 2. A Basic Land with the name of the desired card written in sharpie.
Items sold by an Artist with the intent of approximating a genuine MTG card may be acceptable if all of the above criteria are met, and the card could never be mistaken as the genuine article. If you are using these items as Proxies, you must have them approved by the Head Judge prior to the start of the Vintage Quest 2K Event.
Items that are clearly made to resemble a genuine MTG card and could be mistaken as genuine MTG cards by an untrained eye are considered Counterfeit cards and will not be allowed under any circumstances in the Vintage Quest 2K Event. If such an item is found to have been used during the tournament, the player will be penalized appropriately by the judge staff.