User talk:JamesLucas

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Help making set symbols for Magic the Gathering sets[edit]

Could you instruct me how to get started in making the set symbols for the Magic expansions? It looks like the majority of the files are .svg but that's not a photoshop extension. Leitmotiv (talk) 17:52, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

My method used two professional-grade pieces of software: Rhino and Adobe Illustrator. I used the former to reconstruct the geometry as well as I could and then used the latter to shade regions and exported to .svg. I don't believe Photoshop is capable of exporting vector graphics. If you're interested in getting more expansion symbols up to snuff, let me know and maybe we can work together on a whole batch at once. jameslucas (" " / +) 15:28, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Yeah I'm interested. I have Adobot Illustrator. But not Rhino. I'll play around with illustrator today if I have time. Leitmotiv (talk) 16:49, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Cool; it's likely that all the work can be done in Illustrator, although some geometries are harder to construct there. Let me know if I can be of help in general or on certain symbols. jameslucas (" " / +) 18:33, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Yeah some of the geometries will be my shortcoming. Like the Avacyn Restored will be tough for me. I've done a few already. Check out: Antiquities (Magic: The Gathering), Legends (Magic: The Gathering), The Dark, Fallen Empires, Arabian Nights (Magic: The Gathering), and Return to Ravnica. Right now, I plan to work from the oldest sets forward. I see though that Ice Age will be very difficult for me, so I will skip that one for now. Leitmotiv (talk) 00:56, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
For me the geometries are the fun part, so I'm happy to help out there; I think I even have some drawn that I never uploaded because entering the copyright information is so darn tedious. I'm almost certainly I drew Tempest's and Stronghold's symbols a few years back, so hold off if you haven't done those two yet. Maybe it would be most efficient for you to give me a "most wanted" list sometime before Thursday, and I'll bust some out over the long weekend and send them to you in Illustrator format along with whatever I find in the archives. jameslucas (" " / +) 18:41, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Well I've done some more, including Stronhold. Someone already uploaded Tempest. Here's the difficult ones for me: Ice Age, Portal, Portal Second Age, Exodus, Avacyn Restored, Gatecrash, and Wizard's Maze. A lot of the Duel Decks, From the Vaults, Archenemy, Planechase, Unhinged & Unglued, and Premium Deck stuff will be challenging as well. All of these are ones I will not be touching for a long while. Leitmotiv (talk) 20:23, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Quick update: I ended up in the office for much of the weekend, so I didn't make much progress, but I'm on the case. jameslucas (" " / +) 14:48, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
No worries. I was only able to do one more for 7th edition. I have other more important deadlines coming up, so I won't get to do much for a while. But I will soon! Leitmotiv (talk) 17:03, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Set symbols for Future Sight and 10th Edition?[edit]

I was just looking back through some of the older MTG set articles and noticed that these two don't have the set symbols on them. Since you uploaded the .svg for Planar Chaos, I was wondering if you could do something similar for Future Sight and 10th Edition as well. Thanks, and if you need any help, don't hesitate to ask. --lifebaka (Talk - Contribs) 21:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Can do, and thanks for reminding me to get back to it. I'll add it to my schedule for this week. I will note however that my greater ambition is to improve the good-but-not-great infobox for MTG sets. If you or anyone else wants to take a peek at my sandbox, you'll see that I could use some advice on where to find good formatting/alignment tips. JamesLucas (talk) 04:50, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Just played around with it a bit, and got something that functions nearly the same as the currect {{infobox mtgset}}. It's at User:Lifebaka/Sandbox/MTG infobox, but given some of the formatting differences between the two I dunno' if it'd be good to put to use immediately. An example of how it'd look is at User:Lifebaka/Sandbox#1, but I put most of the parameters as "Text" there. Feel free to play around with it, if you want. I've got at least a working framework up to build a new infobox off of. Cheers. --lifebaka (Talk - Contribs) 13:26, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

It is almost time, so I'm gonna' go ahead and do the hist-merge. I'll run around and make sure nothing broke seriously, but I might not have time to fix all of it. I'll let you know if there's anything I find that I don't have time to fix. --lifebaka (Talk - Contribs) 23:42, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

I looked over all the sets and fixed everything I saw that was glaringly wrong, but I might've missed some things. I'm gonna' go offline now, so if you could give the sets a second go over that'd be great. Cheers, man. --lifebaka (Talk - Contribs) 00:07, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'll be working on it for at least an hour. JamesLucas (" " / +) 00:09, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
I think things are looking pretty good, though we seem to be having some sort of positioning issue. Presumably the infobox should be first in the code, but the first line of body text in the article should be roughly in line with the top, as the Album template works (see any music album article, say Blood Mountain). But my coding currently causes the first paragraph of the article to drop down a paragraph. Oops. I'll look into this when I can, but if you know the fix, that would be awesome. JamesLucas (" " / +) 12:15, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Fix't. There were a few extra line spaces before the <noinclude>, which transcluded onto the pages. Cheers. --lifebaka (talk - contribs) 20:37, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Bravo. JamesLucas (" " / +) 19:17, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


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Barnstar[edit]

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For creating the MTG Barnstar template and image, (which has really helped the project stay alive) I hereby award you the Creator of the Barnstar. Meisfunny Gab 15:57, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Well shucks, that was one of the most fun things I've done for Wikipedia! Glad to hear some optimism about the project. JamesLucas (" " / +) 19:49, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

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"ironic" and "repeatedly"[edit]

Concerning this edit to Fahrenheit 451, I think you are mistaken in your grammar. The word "ironic" was being used as an adjective there, not an adverb. And for what it's worth, there is an adverb form too, "ironically". Also, changing "from time to time" to "repeatedly" in the same edit seems to be a stretch considering there's only three cases given.

I've reviewed my edit, and I'm confident that my change to 'ironic' was both necessary and correct, but I do like your improvement regarding frequency. 'Repeatedly' is not be incorrect per se, but I do like your choice of 'occasionally'. jameslucas (" " / +) 03:48, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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