I have seen that there is a special tag supported in the markup for Magic the Gathering [mtg...], but it's not documented in:


1) What is the full description of that feature? (Based on this question: Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?, it looks like this feature has been changing.)

2) Are there other markdown mods that aren't in the documentation?

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When you include [mtg:Card Name], it is equivalent to writing [Card Name](http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp?name=Card%20Name). That means that it creates a link, where the link text is the name of the card, and it links to the gatherer entry for that card. It is important to note that due to a gatherer bug, a card with an apostrophe (such as Acolyte's Reward) in its name cannot be properly linked this way.

There is also apparently a special syntax for Go boards.

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    We also support rendering for Go boards with special syntax: meta.boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/425/… Dec 15, 2014 at 22:22
  • Is this still up-to-date?
    – Pedro A
    Feb 3, 2019 at 2:35
  • The general idea is still the same: [mtg:Card Name] gives you a link to that card. The link URL may have changed since that but that's really an implementation detail.
    – murgatroid99 Mod
    Feb 3, 2019 at 2:48

Can we add some information about those special markdowns (which I assume are specific only to Boardgames SE) to help pages?
I only found out about this feature from some random comment.

  • Unfortunately we do not have the ability to edit any of the help pages - they're shared by the entire network and authored by SE staff. We can only edit our on topic help page. Jul 16, 2015 at 4:30

I think it is worth adding an answer here, that this syntax is documented on the documentation page for the Magic the Gathering Tag.

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