A while ago, we had a discussion about the rationale for asking Magic questions on a separate site. Since then, the number of MTG questions here has gone through the roof. It is now the top game, by some margin, and responsible for 13% of all the questions on the site.
Since we adopted the Go site, I have been very impressed by the Go renderer, which makes really nice board images from a simple markup (example).
So, as one of your community advocates, I have been asking various people at SE about the possibility of rendering support for MTG (and chess as well). An answer I received today implied that if there were a separate site for MTG, support might be more of a priority.
I have a few questions for you:
- Do you think Board and Card Games is a good solution for a place to ask MTG questions?
- Would rendering support for MTG (symbols, automatic inline card images, ...) substantially improve this site for you?
- Would you move to a new Stack Exchange site for MTG if it had such dedicated support?
My personal opinion is that this is a great site for MTG questions, and we would be a much poorer place without them. I also don't believe that a standalone MTG site would be successful. And I don't see why there is any advantage to implementing a renderer later, rather than now.
But it's really up to the community to decide whether this matters, or not. So - what do you think?