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So long and thanks for all the fish

Over the last year or so my activity here has dropped off, for a number of (predictable) reasons. It's been a long time coming, but I wanted to let you all know that I will be stepping down imminently ...
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Board Games SE mana symbols: a userscript for auto-conversion of mana symbols to images

Alternate name: a userscript for makin' the fancy pictures happen I've created a userscript that auto-converts MTG's mana and tap symbols to image form. A lot of us have wanted this for a while so I ...
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HoverCard, a userscript for MTG card link tooltips

I've created a userscript that shows a tooltip for any links that start with: http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx http://gatherer.wizards.com/...
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New Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As some of you may have read, one of the current moderators, mafu, is going to step down from their position as Pro Tem moderator. Since we still don't have a prediction for when this site will be ...
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Thanks for the mod hat!

Without any warning, I got an unexpected surprise in the post today from Stack Exchange. It's... a moderator hat! As you can see, I am wearing it with pride. Thank you very much!
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B&CG is now the definitive place for Magic: the Gathering questions

Since many of you likely won't have seen this, I'd like to draw your attention to Why is the Magic the Gathering proposal shutting down? It seems an executive decision has been made that a stand-...
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New Moderator Pro Tem Announcement 2017

As some of you may have read, ire_and_curses has stepped down from their position as Pro Tem moderator. Since we still don't have an estimate for when this site will be fully graduated and able to ...
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Clarification of beta status

Since many of you may not routinely follow the global meta-meta, I wanted to point out an important recent meta-meta post about the status of endless beta sites like ours: Graduation, site closure, ...
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Game Recommendation questions are banned

With the agreement of the other moderators and the unanimous consent of the voters here on meta, game recommendations are banned. Plan of Action Update the FAQ (done) Close all questions (done) ...
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How should a question about House Rules be written?

Focus on a problem to be solved. Our FAQ reminds us that "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." Therefore the question should focus on what ...
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Community ads for other sites, 2017 edition!

Could some artistic people put together some quality community ads to put on other sites? I'd recommend Sci-Fi Community Ads Roleplaying Community ads and Gaming/Arqade Community Ads So what do ...
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Why was my “Not an Answer” flag declined?

Yesterday I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer". The full text is Curious then what if you have Grand Abolisher on the battlefield and initiate the effects of Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Why was the question asked first marked as a duplicate?

On July 20, this question was asked: What is Majestic Myriarch's power and toughness if I "eternalize" it with God-Pharaoh's Gift? Then, on August 17, this one: Token copies with ...
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How about a blog and some Jeopardy questions?

I occasionally drop in on B&CG SE for a look around as its something that I enjoy reading, but I'm a bit of a fringe user in the real world so don't have anything worthwhile to ask. However, I've ...
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Get your B&CG Hats!

The hat bash is on and B&CG is participating! Check it out via the link on the top bar, or go to http://winterba.sh/ If you don't like them, you can turn 'em off.
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Should “where should I sell” questions be allowed?

I've already seen the answer for "Where to buy" questions and http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/. They both say we shouldn't allow those questions. ...
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Game of Go Area 51 Proposal at 100% Commitment

The Game of Go proposal on area 51 has reached 100% commitment. The discussions we had about the MTG site, which were somewhat diverted as academic, are now relevant. I updated this thread to ...
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Request for tag synonym [the-struggle-for-catan] → [struggle-for-catan]

In 2011, The Struggle for Catan was released as a spinoff game in the Catan series. In 2016, the game was re-released as simply Struggle for Catan. You can see the different versions here on ...
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Are there any plans for site promotion at large gaming cons?

With Origins, GenCon, and other large gaming conventions coming up soon, it seems like it might be a good opportunity to expose large amounts of gamers to this site who may not otherwise know about it....
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Recent site changes that anyone can use

The devs are always working on the software that drives this site and all the other stackexchange sites. There have been a couple recent changes that I wanted to highlight to make sure that everyone ...
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Glossary of game and site related terms

Question acronyms-good-or-bad mentioned a glossary of game and site related terms. So here is the start. Maybe this can be made CW so anybody can add to it. In the mean time, feel free to add an ...
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Update Tour to include Game Rec/Shopping in off-topic section

As the title says the Tour currently does not include the 'Game Rec/Shopping' reason to not ask a question. It includes the other explicit categories of off-topic questions listed on the On-Topic page,...
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Would a Community Blog for BG.SE be useful?

Stack Exchange supports Community Blogs. I could see the value in having a Community Blog for Boardgames.SE, as I am sure many users find the technical rules questions a little dull. The Blog can be ...
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Should we have a tag rule regarding pluralization?

This question is sort of a generic version of How should we tag questions. There is some talk in there about the board-game tag, but it's lost in the noise. For me, these two tags are clearly ...
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What to do when a question had some votes to be on-topic on definition phase?

What to do when a question had some votes to be on-topic on definition phase? Respect the voters or redefine what is on-topic here? Actual example: How do I become a professional game designer? See ...
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Are questions asking what expansions are available accepted?

I've been looking to find a list of expansions for the DC Deck Building Game, but it's proving difficult. My assumption was that board game retailers would have "Expansions" as a section on the base ...
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How should a question (with answers) that has changed significantly be handled?

I have been watching the question How do people build a Magic deck once they have a general starting point? with some curiosity over the last few days. If my memory is correct, originally the ...
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What is the current consent on version-specific tags?

This question from 2012 asked about adding specific version tags to warhammer-40k, such as warhammer-40k-8e. The accepted answer uses an example from StackOverflow, where it was brought up that the "...
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Quality Recommendation/Subjective Questions and Answers

Let's try to nail this down and get some consensus on these questions and move forward. I've definitely got some thoughts of my own, but I'd love to hear everyone else's. For reference, if you mouse ...
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Can I get more reopen votes for this question?

This question on bridge bidding in NT auctions, which although brief is quite adequately described, has been closed as too broad. The problem described is a quite common one for bridge beginners and ...