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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 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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Problem with expansion tag

I was looking at the battlestar-galactica tag and noticed that it seems to define two additional tags for the expansions, namely "battlestar-galactica-pegasus" and "battlestar-galactica-...
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Should MTG card links be added to more than the first instance of the card name?

On this question, the question came up what's the recommended practice for linking cards... link only the first instance, and text-only references to the card name for all following mentions link ...
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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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Community ads for other sites! [duplicate]

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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Are questions about how to Navigate/Use Online MTG retailers considered on-topic?

I came across this question while browsing the magic-the-gathering tag: Can I look up a large list of cards on MagicCardMarket.eu? MagicCardMarket.eu is apparently the go-to store for buying Magic ...
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Reopen old question to provide good answer

I was browsing across questions and I came across this one. I made a comment about the game Exploding Kittens, and I feel like it should be an answer because the game is specifically marketed as ...
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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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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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Game Company Tag too non-specific?

So I saw a question today about Starbase Jeff (a great game) from Cheapass Games. The game is tagged Starbase Jeff however it's very unlikely to generate more questions since the rules are simple and ...
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Should new board games be self contained in the post?

I noticed this site is mostly dominated by MTG posts, which obviously do not contain the explanation of how to play it, since it is well known. But if I were to post a question regarding strategies ...
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Sugested edit was a rollback

Not really a question. I just reviewed and rejected this suggested edit. (I wasn't the only one so the edit is rejected.) But I zoomed in at the question, I saw it was edited a few minutes before. ...
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Should we have a standard for editing questions like "Help me think of this game?"

Assuming that we allow them, should we come up with a standard way to edit question titles? I just saw this question and wanted to try and make it look a little better. There's a big noise to signal ...
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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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So I'm working on a Java library for Magic: the Gathering

...And I wasn't sure what to do about it, because it seems like it would be off-topic here for being about programming, but it would be off-topic at Programmers.SE for being about a card game. ...
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For archival purposes, does this SE have a mechanism for highlighting a question may be outdated?

While reviewing a question regarding Magic the Gathering, I came to the realization that my downloaded copy of the Comprehensive rules was outdated. In one of the recent updates, they inserted "701.6 ...
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Converting HTTP images to HTTPS (and finding backups of the dead link ones)

Meta Stack Exchange has announced their roadmap to serving and uploading HTTPS images. Any images already uploaded to Stack Exchange's Imgur site will be automatically converted. Those that are linked ...
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Are pricing and value questions on topic?

The question What's the most valuable Avalon Hill wargame? was recently asked. Similar questions that might one day be asked are: What is the most valuable Magic card? Has the price of [board ...
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Is tag:avalonhill a good tag?

I recently removed avalonhill from several questions, because: the tag wiki claimed that it was for WWII wargames by Avalon Hill, but Avalon Hill publishes a lot more than that. it's a meta-tag, ...
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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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Retag suggestion: [mtg-duels-pc-game] -> [magic-duels]

We currently have the tag mtg-duels-pc-game to refer to the video game Magic Duels. This tag name is not accurate, because the title of the game is "Magic Duels", not "Magic: the Gathering Duels" or "...
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Should we allow questions that function as survey questions?

I was drawn back to the following question from activity in my feed: How do we assign Game of Thrones houses? As I looked at it again, I started to think of the question in a different light. It ...
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Are questions regarding similar game suggestion on-topic?

I need to ask a question on the forum about similar games like Bang. Is this on-topic or not?
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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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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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Why are questions being downvoted?

This question is -2 This question is 2 I don't see the latter being any more 'valid' of a question.
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2016: Moderation Stats

There is a post on meta stack overflow that shows the moderation stats on the site for the year. Would it be possible to get something similar to that for this site? When I inquired about it I was ...
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Witcher Adventure Game

In the Witcher Adventure Game, you can play as one of four characters trying to complete a set of quest. Would asking what are the optimal strategies for each character be on-topic? On one hand, I ...
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Are gamebooks on topic?

Are gamebooks eligible for discussion in the board and card games topic? They can be construed as a game but they clearly do not use a board or cards. Specifically, there was a style that ...
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What's the best way to handle an old question where the correct answer has changed?

A long time ago I asked this question. With a recent Magic rules update, the correct answer has changed. Sometimes when this happens, the person who answered in the first place will update their ...
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Canonical question request: "Can I pay extra costs when casting a spell without paying its mana cost?"

We have a couple of questions that are just variations on the theme of paying additional costs on a spell being cast for free: Hideaway Lands and Additional Costs Can an imprinted spell be kicked ...
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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 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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Are questions about balancing mechanics on topic?

This question about balancing a momentum mechanic was referred over to GDSE. Is it not on topic here? Why or why not?
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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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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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Request for [parcheesi] to be a tag synonym of [pachisi]

We currently have the tag pachisi. The tag wiki says: A pawn-moving board game that originated in ancient India. The westernized version is called "Parcheesi". Earlier this month, we had a new ...
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How should a tag and tag wiki for "En Garde!" be written since there are 5 games with the same name, and the question is not about the most popular?

We have a question In the game "En Garde!" - How do optional routines work?, which has had its tag en-garde removed before because no tag wiki was created. I decided that I was willing to ...
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Should Magic The Gathering have it's own StackExchange?

So I've been browsing Board & Card Games for a while now, I've used it to ask many questions and try to help when I can. I've noticed that Magic The Gathering is probably around 75% of the content ...
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What is the history of game stacks on Stack Exchange?

In the 3 months I have participated in Board and Card Games, I have seen Magic the Gathering nearly spun off (then not). I have read of other game stacks that started independently or spun off from B&...
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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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What syntax construct should be used for rulebook quotes?

When quoting the rules of a game, there are two obvious options: Block quotes and code blocks Each one has problems. Block quotes are much more limited in terms of layout. You can't have ...
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all-purpose mouseover images

This request has been status-declined because it was scoped as a way to show only Dominion cards. That's not what I'm looking for. Then there's this user script that works only for MtG cards. That's ...
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Downvoting other answers to increase vote ratio with self answer

This is a question that can be asked in any Meta but I decided to ask here as it happened here. I won't name anyone but you can see I have only one answer so you will know whom I am talking about. I ...
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Can I make a substantial content edit to an answer in these circumstances?

Here is the situation: A user posted an answer that was correct five years ago. The answer was accepted. Recently, the rules changed. The answer is no longer correct. Someone tried to edit the ...
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Should game-adjacent questions be on-topic?

The following question popped up and I moved quickly to close as being off-topic. In the Pokemon Card Game what is a group of Pokemon called? However, as @diego points out, under the current site ...

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