The Seasonal Alter

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Call it the next wave in alters. I mean, it's not really that new, but it is something that's come into focus as alters have become more and more a part of the Magic scene.

Heck, I'll just show you it first.

This is how you get more than one alter done at a time.
This is how you get more than one alter done at a time.

It calls back to the days of Mishra's Factory coming in different seasons, and it's awesome. Also, the card in question here, Scapeshift, is all about lands. Land = seasons. Get it?

Okay, bad puns aside, this is a really cool concept for getting alters of a playset done. Modfly alters is to thank for this one, and you can find more about this particular alter here.

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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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10 thoughts on “The Seasonal Alter

  1. Thanks for the update on your reddit browsing. Did you do some upvoting and down voting? Can we get a play by play of that action?

    I realize this is an article but you’ve been leaning pretty heavily on these types of “articles” lately.

    1. It’s also in the free section. If you want premium articles you have to pay for premium or go to a site that makes money via other ways and publishes premium articles for “free.”

      1. I’d rather share a cool story from Reddit for the large amounts of people who don’t browse it, than not. I mean, I get that it’s something you may have seen on there first, but that’s not everyone. I try to share what’s worth sharing, regardless of the source.

      2. I omitted “free” in front of article there.

        Corbin isn’t the only writer that does it, but I figure since I can’t say “shut up Corbin” on the podcast this was the next best thing.

        As for the site as a whole, the articles behind the pay wall are better, the forum is… okay but the trader tools, my god. MY GOD THE TRADER TOOLS

        I took a pile of bulk to my LGS, they offered $65 credit. I buy listed them via trader tools and got just shy of $300 between three stores and I still have some of the bulk left over. That’s value right there.

        The articles are a nice bonus you get for yet another magic nerd forum and sweet sweet trader tools.

        1. Trader Tools kicks ass. I’m biased because i built it. But yeah, glad you are loving it!

          These quick-pick articles are meant to give people a broad swath of interesting Magic stuff to read, think and talk about. I actually love them because i don’t want to…delve…through reddit to just find tiny nuggets like this.

          Curation is Web 3.0 🙂

    2. Agree. Look, I haven’t signed up yet. I’m not sure if I will. I don’t know if I want to get into this aspect of magic, but I’m aware of it and it interests me a bit. Seriously though, these fluff articles (I’m aware they are free), don’t entice me into spending my money on the insider content… Corbin, I’ve read some other articles you have written and they are not bad. These recent ones are quite lacking. 50 words, a link, and a picture… You’re better than that…

  2. Everyone bitching is in the minority. You think you’re upset about “fluff”? Imagine how I feel that more people are clicking on my articles now than did when I spent 4 hours writing a carefully-crafted 3,000 word masterpiece. I’d happily go back to writing on the free side, but the fact is, traffic is way, way up. If you have a genuine concern, do something productive and e-mail Doug or Kelly. Don’t whine to Corbin, he’s just doing his job.

  3. So I like these articles in which I get to see something interesting and I don’t need to go trawling through reddit to find it. I don’t usually go through reddit religiously and I’m grateful for articles like this which share something interesting.

    Now, I’m not saying that all free articles are great, some have been below par but I don’t agree with bashing on Corbin for this. For whatever it’s worth, Thank you Corbin for sharing this one. I would’ve missed it otherwise. I shared this with a few other friends of mine and they all enjoyed it too.

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