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Please create a tag for Spellfire

I am a new user to this Stack Exchange site (although I have been an active user on other SE sites for many years). I had wanted to ask a rules question about the collectible card game Spellfire, ...
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How do I correct a misspelled tag?

A user has posted a question concerning a game. The user seems to have created a tag with the name of the game, but it is misspelled. How do I correct a misspelled tag that is in use? The tag in ...
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How can I hide ignored-tagged questions?

Supposedly there's a "Hide questions in your ignored tags" option, but I don't see it. Screenshot? How do I filter out all the *Magic: the Gathering* questions?
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Use tag warning to improve Magic: The Gathering questions

Many times we see even veteran users asking Magic: The Gathering questions which can be instantly answered by the Gatherer rulings under the card. User @acccumulation suggested to make users more ...
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Tag for templating questions

I suggest a new tag, if it doesn't exist already: mtg-templating or alternatively, if there is a meaningful difference between the two: mtg-wording It is meant for all questions that ...
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Naming the tag for questions about legendary cards and the legend rule

We've got a bunch of questions in MTG around navigating the legend rule, and handling various cases involving legendary permanents in circumstances where the legend rule might apply. I've tagged them ...
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Rename [priority] to [mtg-priority] and [stack] to [mtg-stack]

Some Magic: the Gathering mechanics have their own tags: Do specific mechanics in MTG need their own tags? They all start with mtg-, so can one of the ♦ moderators rename priority to mtg-...
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Synonymize [magic-the-gathering-arena] into [mtg-arena]

We have currently two tags about Magic: The Gathering Arena: mtg-arena, 8 questions magic-the-gathering-arena, 9 questions Obviously, these tags are duplicates; can somebody with ♦ powers ...
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MTG Format Tags?

With the rampancy of MTG threads on the board & cards, should there not be tags to differentiate between the several formats? MTG-Standard, MTG-Modern, MTG-Commander, MTG-Multiplayer, etc (There ...
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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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Why are there two different tags for gin-rummy

Wouldn't it be better to have a tag called gin-rummy instead of the two tags gin and rummy being used today? Or is there a difference between the tags gin and rummy so that there should be added a ...
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XenoShyft Tags (Onslaught, Dreadmire and minor expansions)

I'd like to ask questions about the games XenoShyft Onslaught and XenoShyft Dreadmire, but the tags don't exist. Could someone create them or should I use a more "generic" tag, such as [deck-building]...
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Who can add a new tag ticket-to-ride-nordic-countries?

ticket-to-ride-nordic-countries Is this the right place to ask to add a new tag?
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Deck-Building tag too broad

The tag deck-building applies to two very different things: The act of deciding which cards will go into a TCG/CCG/LCG deck to be played (IE MtG, YuGiOh, Android: Netrunner) A genre of game in which ...
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Tags for wargaming

Currently there is a tag avalon-hill, but no general tag for wargaming. Also, AH was only one of hundreds, maybe a thousand or more, companies publishing board wargames. Could somebody add a tag for ...
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Should our magic-the-gathering tag have subcategories?

As has been mentioned before the bulk of our questions are tagged magic-the-gathering. Would there be any value in breaking this down into subcategories? I'm not a MTG player so I'm not the person ...
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Tags: Specific Criteria Tags

When asking questions looking for something in a game meeting certain criteria such as cards that have a specific effect how should they be tagged. The reason I am asking is because of a related ...
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Two Headed Giant has two tags that need merging

We have mtg-two-headed-giant (x1 question) and two-headed-giant (x16 questions). These tags both refer to the same two-on-two MTG format and we should merge them. Is there a particular way around we ...
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Should we keep [combat]?

The tag combat currently has 8 questions, which are used for the following: 5: Magic: The Gathering 1: Munchkin 1: Dungeon! 1: Recommendation request for games with a certain combat mechanic (closed) ...
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Rename [star-wars-imperial-assaul], it's missing a T

star-wars-imperial-assaul is missing a T. I've created a star-wars-imperial-assault tag and added the same tag wiki and excerpt to it. Could the former be merged into it? I don't want to spam up the ...
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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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Should we keep [specific-card]?

Do we really have have a need for specific-card? It seems like an extremely broad tag that could apply to most questions on the site involving cards. Currently it appears to only be applied to one ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

In the past, we've had a number of tags that have been limited by the site's 25 character tag limit. Thanks to that limit being increased to 35 characters, we can now fix a number of these tags. Mods ...
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Is this question on topic and if so, what's the appropriate tag? [duplicate]

This question was recently asked and I was looking for a better tag as identify-this-game doesn't really suit it. I went through several pages of tags and couldn't find anything suitable. I then ...
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Requesting tag for AnyDice [duplicate]

Many game designers and boardgame fans use Anydice as an analytics tool... There are questions regarding it specifically applied to board games. RPG SE has an anydice tag, but asking "RPG-looking, but ...
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Request a tag for "Fallout-board game" [duplicate]

A new board game is out, Fallout Board Game which I think needs a tag. More specifically, I was planning to as a question regarding it, but cannot since there is no tag.
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What generic (?) tag to use for games that have no tag?

I would like to post a question about makruk, for which there is currently no tag. After looking through the available tags, there seems to be a problem for users with less than 150 reps who want to ...
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New Tag Wiki - approval critera

When a new tag wiki is created and getting approved should it be approved it is just stating the name of the game and the manufacture? It seems that the wiki and excerpt should have more information ...
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Why have the tag [timeline-cheapass-games] instead of renaming it [timeline]?

Does anyone know a reason why we should have timeline-cheapass-games instead of changing it to timeline? I see one question and it already has a wiki but not sure why the publisher should be in that ...
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Are chess questions on-topic here?

In conclusion, it seems, chess is technically on-topic but typically not asked. My question is from a slightly different angle: if there's a SE for it, why is it on-topic at all? Should all posts ...
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Are game category tags (party-game, team-game, etc) worth keeping?

We have a number of tags that are for categories of games, such as "trick-taking-games". In looking at them, it looks like they mostly exist for the following reasons: 19: As a supplementary tag to a ...
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Warhmmer 40k Tyranid Tag

Would it be possible to get a tag for the Tyranids army from Warhammer 40k? I noticed Tyranids is missing although it looks like some of the armies are there.
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How should we be tagging questions about custom Magic cards?

We recently reached agreement that questions about custom cards were OK: Are well-defined theoretical or custom Magic questions on-topic? And we've received a few questions on the topic: How could ...
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What do we do about questions that had their game tag purged and now it's not clear what game they are about?

I recently came across Should you ever deploy your blank at a position other than an edge in Epigo?, which seems like a decent question. However, it lacks a game tag. As best I can tell, it had one at ...
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Should there be a tag for version comparison?

This site currently has a version tag, which has the usage description: Questions about different versions of the same game. Some of the questions currently tagged with this are: What are the ...
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Should we have a tag specifically for Friday Night Magic?

Recently, we had a question How can I find a FNM-competitive affordable deck? that was tagged with friday-night-magic. I'm not a Magic player, but I was a little confused by this because it was my ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

I have a question about the game of Spoons. (Unless the comments indicate otherwise, I'll assume that readers know what this game is.) I'm wondering what tag I should use for this question, or if I ...
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Should we have a trivia tag?

Inspired by this question: Which games have ever been rated #1 on Boardgamegeek.com's Geek Rating? The Sports.SE has a trivia tag with the following description: For questions generally ...
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What naming convention should be used for tags about Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror expansions?

As the Arkham Horror tag wiki and Eldritch Horror tag wiki shows, there are two naming conventions that are currently being used for expansion tags*: Early Arkham Horror expansions do not have a ...
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What is the meaning of [designer-board-games]?

We have a tag called designer-board-games, and I'm not sure what it means. There is no tag wiki and it is currently tagged on a question about game design, and question about physical vs computer ...
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Can't find the game "Wild Cards", so can't fill out the tag wiki

We've had a number of calls for adding tag wikis (e.g. Tags (and wikis) needed!), since tags without wikis are destroyed after 6 months if they are only linked to one question. Recently, I came across ...
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M:tG Unglued/Unhinged tag?

A question about an Unhinged card was posted today, and caused some confusion among voters. I attempted to add an mtg-unhinged tag to make the joke more obvious, then I remembered that there's also ...
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Single tag wiki - Multiple games

Recently I encountered a tag wiki that was edited to have information about two different games from two different publishers and the edit was approved. There is currently an edit suggestion that is ...
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Copied tag wikis

I've seen a couple tag wikis added recently that apparently were copied verbatim from BoardGameGeek: catacombs and viticulture. I rejected them as suggested edits, using the canned "copied content" ...
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Can we get rid of the recommendations tag?

We've previously decided to ban recommendation questions and then really banned them and then decided again to remove the tag, but recommendations is still there! To finish the job, perhaps we could: ...
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Delete the "reference" meta tag

There are four questions on main with the reference tag: Where can I find D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons? Where can I find a chart or diagram explaining Magic's turn structure? Where can ...
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Tags (and wikis) needed!

There are currently 89 30 untagged questions floating around. That's crazy! These questions need tags, useful tags, tags that'll help folks find them. And those tags need wikis. Because if they don'...
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How should we tag the Warhammer Conquest LCG?

This question is about the Warhammer 40K LCG, but we don't currently have a tag for that, and I wasn't sure how we wanted the tag to look. Should it just be warhammer-40k-conquest or do people have ...
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Should we have tags for various parts of Magic?

It looks like several people have started creating tags for various mechanics in Magic (protection, bestow) and retagging existing questions with them. On Arqade, these types of tags have been ...
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How should "Chupacabra: Survive the Night" be tagged?

We just got this question about the game Chupacabra: Survive the Night. The obvious tag for the game (chupacabra-survive-the-night) is just a bit too long (28 characters). Should we just remove the "...
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