I wanted to write a Magic question here on BoardgamesExchange in which I need to reference some cards. So I wanted to include them in my post, but:

  • I don't know if there are more possibilities than just inserting a link to the card from the Magic card database on wizards.com? (e.g. In Bolas's Clutches)

For example as another possibility I could imagine to directly include a picture of the card in the post, but:

  • I don't know if it's legal to do so or if I would harm some copyrights there?

Or is there maybe a more syntax based possibility like on reddit.com/r/magicTCG by surrounding a card with double brackets (e.g. [[In Bola's Clutches]]) which then triggers a bot to post a link to that card as a comment?

It would be nice if there was a possibility which shows the card directly (e.g. as a popup)! So there would be no need to click on that link and open a new page to see the card.


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Boardgames SE has a special shortcut syntax exactly for this: specifically, if you type [mtg:<card name>], for example [mtg:Black Lotus], you will get a link to Gatherer for that card name - e.g. Black Lotus. There are some issues with this feature but it works pretty well most of the time.

Note that the link won't appear in the preview, but it does appear in the rendered output. (I've also just discovered it's quite hard to stop the rendering happening...)


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