Outside my local shops, I've only got a group of four other guys I play MTG with. Unfortunately, three of them are vehemently against using proxies for any reason, even for playtesting new decks. Their stance is that part of the skill in MTG is making do with what you have when building decks. While I can see their point, I can't seem to convince them that spending $40 or more on cards for a deck that you might just pull apart after watching it fail is a bad idea. We're none of us rich, and I'm the only one that's been playing more than a few months, so it's not like they've got some kind of card advantage they're going to lose if we playtest new, partially proxied decks. I've been playing on and off since revised, and I've never run into this problem before. Has anyone else? Did you manage to convince the players that playtesting with proxies is okay, and if so, how? Thanks for your input!!