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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Can we get auto conversion of mana and tap symbols?

For example, convert the text {1}{G}{U}{B}{R}{W}{T} to If we can't use the actual symbols, then maybe just the letter/number on a colored background (preferably a circle)?
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Why should I use this instead of boardgamegeek? What's the elevator pitch?

What is the elevator pitch, given the big elephant in the room that is boardgamegeek? I am happy to be convinced that I should pay attention to things here, this has at least the following things ...
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Would support for Magic: the Gathering rendering make you move site?

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 ...
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Please add support for the Magic AutoCard window

This was discussed and dismissed previously because no official API was provided, but an API does exist for automatic hover over images and links. The Wizards published API service called AutoCard ...
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Can we get an exception to the graduation requirements on account of our age and other good stats?

In 2016 we were told that the following hard graduation requirement had been instated, preventing this site from graduating: When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll ...
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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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What can you do for B&CG? Winners Announced!

Winners Thanks everyone for participating! The site looks a lot better than it did a couple months ago. I've compiled the results and rolled some dice. Per the contest I owe 2 games, but I'm ...
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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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Should we allow game recommendations? (Answer - YES, but…read on!)

Please read before you vote! (Do not upvote just because you think this is a good question.) Simple question, big implications! These questions have proved fairly popular on this site. However ...
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Why are we still in Beta?

I've read the meta discussion at What are the success criteria for an area 51 beta site, as well as the blog post When will my site graduate? Neither of these helps me understand why Board and Card ...
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Switch Magic autocard over to a different search engine, Scryfall

So... we've had a history of bugs with the autocard feature linking to Gatherer. Whatever way we try to link to it, there's always new and different arbitrary cards that break for some reason. Today ...
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Can we get a renderer for Cards?

I see that the Poker site now has nice card markup support. Could that be added to this site? In addition to poker being on topic here, we also have significant questions in bridge, euchre, cribbage,...
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Do we have any chance of graduating any time soon?

This site has existed for over 5 years. Now that Design-Independent Graduation is implemented, we don't need to wait on a design to have a partial graduation. Our Area51 stats are not perfect, but ...
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We should implement Magic the Gathering pop-ups on hover

In the comments to the original linking syntax request, ghoppe said: Thanks for the card links. As the guy who whipped up the jsfiddle, I admit I lifted the tooltip function (which is open source)...
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What do you think about merging Chess.SE with this site?

I asked this question on Meta Chess.SE. It's basically a proposal to merge that site with this site. For the greater good of both sites, so they can pass beta stage. I'd like to know what you think ...
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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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Accepting nominations for a replacement moderator!

One of the current moderators, mafu, is going to step down from their position as Pro Tem moderator. As a result, it falls upon the Community Team to pick a replacement for them. However, we decided ...
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Why are game recommendation questions off-topic?

This is one of the reasons questions get closed on the site - why? How can I find answers to these questions if not here? Note: this is a canonical question, for linking when questions are closed. If ...
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Can we integrate software to show Go and Chess positions?

From area51: Would it be possible to get something that would allow us to display Go and Chess positions on this site? This has been raised as a possible objection towards integrating the Go and ...
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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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Why has the proposed Magic:The Gathering site entered the commit phase?

I was somewhat surprised to discover that the proposed SE site Magic:The Gathering has now recently moved into the commit phase. I am surprised because to date I have seen no compelling argument for a ...
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Should this site be called “tabletop games”?

Miniatures gaming is on-topic, which never would have occurred to me without seeing the question or reading the FAQ because it feels different from "board" games and certainly isn't a "card" game. ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

Jeff Atwood post new article about voting. Read: Vote Early, Vote Often. Voting is the secong thing most important to SE sites. Don't waste your votes and incentive new user to vote. Jeff also post ...
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Let's save our tags!

As noted here, tags with only one question are harvested after about six months, leading to questions ending up untagged and hard to find. I've come across a few of these recently and added them back,...
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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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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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Are our moderators being too aggressive?

A handful of questions have been mod-closed recently without any votes from the community. While I don't disagree with the questions being closed, I wonder if the rest of us should be getting an ...
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Time sensitivity of magic questions

I'm curious about the time sensitive Nature of some Magic-The-Gathering questions, and whether these types of questions are really on-topic or not. For example, take this question: Is there a ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for the rules or instructions to an obscure board game?

I've read the help center and seen nothing about not asking for rules, and I've done several searches here on Meta for the same information. Since I can't find a definitive answer, I prefer to check ...
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What's with all of the close votes for non-rules questions?

I'm starting to notice a pattern of closes on questions that can't be answered with rules quotes. Some examples: Board Games development online course: This was voted to close as off-topic because it ...
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On the over-enthusiastic use of community wiki to protect poor questions

I have recently seen several examples of highly subjective questions which were made community wiki by a moderator, presumably in order to give them some semblance of propriety. The most current ...
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Can the Autocard feature be improved (again)?

This used to be an answer. Now it is a feature request. The Autocard feature for Magic: the Gathering was updated in 2016. Since then the community has discovered a couple of bugs. We also found a ...
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Should the name of the game be in the subject?

I'm seeing a few questions that are specific to one game but which don't mention this in their title. For instance. There are quite a few situations where you can see the subject of a question, but ...
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identify-this-game that might exist (but probably doesn't)

This question is asking us to name a game based on a picture of a tentacled creature playing said game. A commenter has stated that unless we can "prove" that the game doesn't exist, it should be ...
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Do we really need a rules tag?

Since I'm not a Magic player, I have that tag ignored. When I called up the site I was met with a huge wall of greyed out questions. It seems a whole bunch of Magic questions where re-tagged with "...
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Please implement the Chess replayer on Board and Card Games

The Chess beta site now has a cool replayer, to allow Chess games/positions to be described, rendered and walked through. It's been around for a couple of months now. We've been asking for this for ...
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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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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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Please prioritise unbundling graduation “perks”

The latest criteria for considering site graduation is 10 questions/day. As we are all painfully aware (2015, 2013, 2010), we have been in endless Beta forever, and that doesn't appear to be changing ...
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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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Site design ideas

I'm Jin. I work on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Overall look and feel I'm in an early brainstorming phase of the site design for this community. As ...
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Are questions about statistics, math, analysis, simulations, numbers, chance, etc discouraged?

Deep strategical analysis certainly fits within the realm of "Board and Card Games" but these questions and their resulting discussions tend to drift into a different style of Q/A. Is there an ...
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If you can't sit down at a table and play it, it's not a board or card game - Good definition?

I'm wondering if LittleBobbyTables' definition here, might be a good, simple, definition of what this site covers? What potential grey lines, or exceptions might there be? Are they serious enough to ...
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Acronyms. Good or Bad?

Already in the few days the private beta has been live, the questions have already started using acronyms reasonably heavily. Some examples BCG - "Board and Card Games" site BCG.SE - Meaning "Board ...
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How do we feel about questions about leaked Magic cards?

This question asks about a leaked card from Aether Revolt. (In this case it turns out that Wizards has officially published it, so it's not a perfect example anymore.) Obviously, we are not Wizards ...
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How should we handle silver-bordered (Unstable) rules questions?

With the release of Unstable, we're starting to get rules questions. Of course, although there's a FAQ, the actual comprehensive rules do not cover silver-bordered sets, and never will, so to some ...
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Are well-defined theoretical or custom Magic questions on-topic?

Let's say I'm working on custom cards for fun, within Magic's rules. If I had a new mechanic, would it be on-topic to ask a question about the rules implication of the mechanic? For example, if I had ...
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How do we get the questions per day count up?

The site can't get out of beta until we get our questions per day count up significantly. We need some legitimate way to drive up questions. We could spam lots of questions we already know the ...
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The Status of Beta

I have just been over to Area 51 to check on how we are doing as a site, as we are coming up to a third the way through beta. The stats look like this 294 Questions. We should be aiming for over 750,...

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