21 Incredible Altered “Magic: The Gathering” Cards

1. Altering MTG cards can be as easy as pushing the existing art past the normal edges of the card.


2. (Sometimes WAY past the normal edges.)


3. Or completing the scene that was started by the original artist.


4. Alterers can give common cards an artistic flair.


5. And not every common card gets the same treatment.

6. MTG alterers can even push their alterations into the third dimension.

7. Alterers will often even paint right over the card’s description.


8. Even just a subtle edge painting can really bring a card to the next level.


9. Simple mana cards become works of art.


10. “Hymn to Tourach” pushed to the limits of the card.


11. “Riku of Two Reflections” expanded.


And altered to make the card three dimensions.

And a Japanese version of the card given the abstract, Picasso treatment.

12. “Rakdos, Lord of Riots” with art leaking into the description and title plaques.


13. “Firewing Phoenix” bursting past its boundaries.


14. The “Fiend Hunter” fells a beast in the card’s foreground.


15. “Stormbreath Dragon” with some added electricity.


16. “Champion of the Parish” becomes champion of the Jedi order.


17. “Benthic Giant” made as menacing as he’s meant to be.

18. A life counter created from a “Pulling Teeth” card.


19. The “Waterveil Cavern” becomes a place you’d actually want to visit someday.


20. A plain old “Mountain” mana card gets a disgusting, fantastic Adventure Time makeover.


Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/awesomer/incredible-altered-magic-the-gathering-cards

Kirsten Gillibrand: Obama Offered To Host Dinner For Female Senators

Seth Wenig / AP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama offered to host a dinner for female senators at the White House — and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand isn’t about to let him forget it.

“I’ve been calling every month,” Gillibrand said in an BuzzFeed Brews interview Tuesday night.

The president made the offer during a flight aboard Air Force One, where he was joined by Gillibrand and Sen. Chuck Schumer.

During the flight, as the senators and the president shared lunch, Obama asked Gillibrand to share her thoughts on legislative priorities. She said, “If you need legislative success on a bipartisan basis, you should work with the women senators.”

When Gillibrand mentioned quarterly dinners that are held for the Senate’s female members, she was surprised by the president’s response.

“We would love to have you as our guest” at the White House, Obama said, according to Gillibrand.

The dinner hasn’t been firmed up yet, but Gillibrand says she’s still working to set it up.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rebeccaberg/kirsten-gillibrand-obama-offered-to-host-dinner-for-female-s