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Klugpreciation

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Back when the free side of QS was home to something that eventually became affectionately known as my "Alticle", I tried to spotlight Eric Klug's latest exploits. He's far from the only alterist working, although he is most people's favorite and easily the best-known. It's been a while since I brought his work up, and I got into a debate today with someone.

We got to talking about his alterations of power.

These are all obviously ridiculous pieces of art that make people want to burn their paintbrushes and call it a career. But is he "ruining" power by painting on it?

The person I talked to today was no in favor of such alterations as they essentially take a piece of power out of rotation forever. In most cases, that's a pretty good point. However, a trend I've noticed lately with his alters is that they serve to take cheap, jacked-up power and give it a new home in a collection or a cube. Take this trop for instance.

Give it some Klug love, and

Squibbly Doo! It's a sleek Lamborghini.

How do you feel about Klug alters? Are they bad for the market or are they a great way to beautify budget power? Sound off below.

Ready for another sexy-looking Klug original?

Put that in your face! Brainstorm Brewery's latest token is an Eric Klug original. How's that for sexy?

Personally, this is the only Sword of Feast and Famine I will even consider playing with, now. Way to ruin set art for me, Klug.

 

Sound off below. Card ruiner or best artist ever?

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Jason Alt

Jason Alt is a value trader and writer. He is Quiet Speculation's self-appointed web content archivist and co-captain of the interdepartmental dodgeball team. He enjoys craft microbrews and doing things ironically. You may have seen him at magic events; he wears black t-shirts and has a beard and a backpack so he's pretty easy to spot. You can hear him as co-host on the Brainstorm Brewery podcast or catch his articles on Gatheringmagic.com. He is also the Community Manager at BrainstormBrewery.com and writes the odd article there, too. Follow him on Twitter @JasonEAlt unless you don't like having your mind blown.

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9 thoughts on “Klugpreciation

  1. At the end of the day, if you own something, you’re entitled to do whatever you want with it. That’s the end of the story. If part of that desire is to alter, personalize, resurrect through art or even burn it, that’s your prerogative.

    Sure, everyone’s entitled to their opinion and they even have the right to voice it, but nobody should ever pretend that they’re entitled to actually tell someone else what they *should* and *should not* do with their property.

  2. Hey Jason, i’m trying to contact somebody from Brainstormbrewery.com, but i can’t find a contact on the site.

    I’m italian and i’m interested to buy some brainstormbrewery token, but first of all i want to know how much is the shipment cost to Europe…

    Please, can you help me?

    Cheers!

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