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by charlequin » 18 Nov 2016, 20:41
by ahkren » 15 Dec 2016, 21:49
by charlequin » 15 Dec 2016, 22:55
I was hoping to do them with period-appropriate text. I actually snagged downloads of old Oracle off of the Wayback Machine for this purpose, I just haven't gotten around to actually parsing them into something your card gen can read yet. I could share the files up.ahkren wrote:I have all the Masters Editions rendered, but I don't have all the high res art for the cards. I can continue to look for high res art and rerender the sets when I have them. All four of the Masters Editions are in HQCG with current gatherer text, is that what would be preferred or original text?
In terms of the art I was intending to just use the scanned XLHQ art rather than try to locate original images for everything, since 100% of the art in these sets is based on paper releases.
by ahkren » 16 Dec 2016, 05:42
by charlequin » 16 Dec 2016, 08:19
by skibulk » 19 Dec 2016, 14:20
I disagree with using original text for these. To date Wizards has never used legacy text on newly released cards. Modern reprint sets like Modern Masters use the M15 card frames and oracle text. Our goal has always been to represent cards as they are printed, and while digital cards are a different beast, I think they should be represented with oracle text at the time of their release. That's just my opinion, and it really doesn't matter one way or anther when it comes down to the release. Maybe we can do both?
FYI the Gatherer pages have a "Printed" text tab, which in theory should the original text rather than the oracle text. Although I believe it's only accurate for 7ED and on.
by charlequin » 19 Dec 2016, 16:35
To be clear, I pulled down Oracles from 2007 - 2010 to try to get card texts as close as possible to what they would have been at the time of each Masters Edition release. I couldn't find a source with a full history of all Oracle changes, but these texts should be within a few months of each digital release.skibulk wrote:I disagree with using original text for these. To date Wizards has never used legacy text on newly released cards. Modern reprint sets like Modern Masters use the M15 card frames and oracle text. Our goal has always been to represent cards as they are printed, and while digital cards are a different beast, I think they should be represented with oracle text at the time of their release.
EDIT: akhren, I realized while answering a different unrelated thread that this might be much simpler than I thought. mtgjson.com has json files for all four of the Masters Edition sets with "original text" fields populated. Based on just a couple spot checks, it appears that this original text field is accurate to their digital release.
by skibulk » 19 Dec 2016, 17:45
by ahkren » 19 Dec 2016, 22:34
by ahkren » 20 Dec 2016, 00:33
Here's a subset of Masters Edition in Eighth Edition frames. Let me know what you think or if I should do Pre8th frames. I will put on a full border when I do the complete render.
by charlequin » 20 Dec 2016, 04:26
For 5E cards, the frame itself before any black borders should come out to 670 x 960.
Text rendering all looks great.
by ahkren » 20 Dec 2016, 21:26
Edit: Fixed Angry Mob. Should be good now.
by skibulk » 21 Dec 2016, 00:46
I'm not sure how you're searching for art, but I would like to suggest dropping low res jpgs into google images and tineye - to search for high res versions.
Edit: Shouldn't Angry Mob be "*/*"? I realize the original was *+2, but this is a reprint set and with the centered copyright line, it collides.
by ahkren » 21 Dec 2016, 01:33
For Angry Mob, all gatherer versions have it at 2+*/2+*, originals and current oracle text. Agreed it looks strange with the centered copyright. The options I have are to change it to */* as you suggest (which wouldn't match the printings), shrink the font (which looks odd), left align the copyright and artist lines to more match the original (which wouldn't match the rest of the set), or move the PT and copyright text a couple of pixels farther away from each other. I am open to suggestions for what would look best.
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