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Can we get standard suit symbol markup for playing cards?

I see this question from a number of years ago, but apart from all the questions raised in the answer, poker style "full card" shows degrade badly for games with large hands such as spades, ...
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Mass-fix broken links from old usages of autocard functionality

We have a nice autocard feature, which lets you easily link to Magic: The Gathering cards like Lightning Bolt with the following syntax: [mtg:Lightning Bolt] When this feature was first introduced, ...
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Are game copyright issues on topic here?

The question Can one effectivly copy a game without infringing copyright? was recently closed by a moderator with the comment that legal questions are off topic. See Card Game Legal Questions are off ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Dealing with Commander rules changes

This rather old Q&A has gotten a rules change that changes the answer, so it has been updated. However, the rules change that is the basis for the update has "only" been announced by the ...
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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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How to handle questions asking to make a copyrighted game

Recently there was a question asking for help to recreate a copyrighted game and I was wondering what is our stance on this? Should we be closing and deleting those questions as they could encourage ...
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Do we still want to switch to using Scryfall as the autocard service?

This 2017 post makes some compelling arguments for switching over to Scryfall. But it's 4 years (and a change) out of date. Before we commit to mass-fixing the currentlybroken gatherer links, can we ...
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Are there scenarioes in which posting answers that aren't answering the question is acceptable?

I just stumbled upon this (subjectively very interesting) question: Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK? As far as I can tell, the question is mainly what's being ...
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Are questions regarding historical tournament results of MTG decks on-topic?

There is a question I've been meaning to ask about the history of tournament results of certain Magic: The Gathering decks during a particular standard season, but I am not completely sure whether the ...
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My post on a Nemesis thread

I was wondering why My post was deleted in the question regarding the nest destruction I think it was an alternative / question following the same line of the idea. Does depressurising The Nest kill ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer

It seems that Stack Overflow is getting a change and is no longer going to pin the accepted answer at the top and will now default to sorting by post score alone. In the post announcing this they ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Board & Card Games has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: Also, please join me in thanking the following user, who will be stepping ...
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Has the color scheme changed?

I am not seeing an announcement anywhere, but it sure seems like the color scheme has changed to a bunch of Orange text? Is this new? Or do I have a lousy memory? Is there a reason for orange? ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Board & Card Games Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Are questions on auto battlers on-topic?

Auto battlers are a genre where you build your "deck" and the computer plays against other players. An example autobattler is Hearthstone Battlegrounds. You could call it a card game since ...
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Are questions on Hearthstone on-topic?

This grew out of Are questions on auto battlers on-topic? I originally through questions about Hearthstone are obviously on topic because Hearthstone is clearly a card game. However, the answer in ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2021

Summary: Board & Card Games Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a moderator election on 18 October 2021, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a ...
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Is it ok to ask questions that are only valid for a limited time?

Looking at this question, I'm realizing that any good answer given will be wrong in 6 months, because which cards are in the Standard format change whenever a new set is released, and once a year some ...
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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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Should we burninate [mtg-history]?

Our site has these two tags: history on 42 questions. The tag wiki says: “The history tag explores variation editions of changes to a board game. It also is used for looking into the past events that ...
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"How to clone a legendary permanent?" appears to be becoming an unbounded collection. What should we do?

How to clone a Legendary permanent? appears to be becoming an unbounded collection question, with many answers mentioning only a single card that could do the trick. Sorting from oldest, we see the ...
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Should we have separate tags for Classic and Modern Canasta?

There are a lot of questions asked with the “Canasta” tag where the answer depends on whether they are playing Classic Canasta or Modern Canasta. There are a handful of rules that overlap between the ...
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Why was question regarding professional play closed?

Why was this question - my first on this site but far from my first on SE; I certainly don't see how it is overly broad - closed, just when it had begun accruing useful responses? A question requiring ...
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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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Closed trading question should be reopened

This question was closed twice. In between I edited it to attempt to highlight the differences on why this question deserved to stand on its own feet. It would be wrong of me to re-open it again, so ...
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Are 'what cards can I get that do X' questions allowed?

Are questions that ask for cards that do [thing] on topic? I feel like this is probably a list question and therefore off-topic, but I figured I'd check before leaving. Ex: In MTG, what cards let me ...
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Does the lack of an image automatically mean an identify-this-game question should be closed?

In the question What game do these dice belong to the poster gave a complete description of the game components he had (and which as it turns out are very uncommon if not unique to the target game) ...
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If answering and closing a question takes about the same time, why not just answer the question?

There is a trade-off between being a welcoming community and keeping the site in high quality, leaving only good questions and answers. A new user has asked an off-topic question here, I found an ...
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Alice, Bob, and Carol — Should we encourage using placeholder names for the players?

Yesterday I edited a question and its accompanying answer to change players from A, B, and C to Alice, Bob, and Carol, common placeholder names. The edit was rolled back by another user, before being ...
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Teach people how to find their own cards

Someone asks Are there cards that turn life gain into damage? List of three cards. We upvote. Author accepts. Then, someone else asks What cards can change mana color? Another list of cards. We ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Is one distinguishing feature between two questions sufficient to make the second question NOT a duplicate of the first?

This is the question and it comes from Catan. The first question under discussion was the relative merits of trading goods with severe restrictions at a 2 to 1 ratio, versus with fewer restrictions at ...
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How are these two duplicates

This first question was closed as a duplicate of the second. Chess. What is it called when a pawn takes a pawn by being passed What is the "En passant" rule in chess? The first asks what ...
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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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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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What do I add to my question?

Why has my question What are the origins and evolutionary track of the Dominion game? been closed as needing details for clarity? What details do I need to add?
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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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Are questions about playing space on topic?

Are questions about managing a physical play space on topic? I read through the current on-topic page, and it does not mention this topic. It seems like most of the topics are about the games ...
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Are questions on discussing pros/cons and improvements to a bidding convention too subjective? (Bridge)

I recently made a new? conventional defense to 1NT, and was wondering if asking for opinions on it would fit the site.
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Closed a dupe but with the wrong Q&A, please close again

This question is a dupe of that question, but I closed it with an answer that wasn't the actual dupe. I re-opened it but now can't close it again.
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How should we tag old questions that don't specify an editon?

Can a Space Marine army consist of units from different chapters? has a generic question to which the answer varies by edition (quite significantly in this case). How should we handle tagging of board ...
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Updating answers to point to latest rules

I noticed that an answer for a Settlers of Catan was recently updated to have a link point to a newer version of the rules and I am not sure the impact this has on the answer. While the edit summary ...
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Migration Targets

Now that we are out of beta could we get some migration targets for questions that are a better fit on other sites? I was thinking it would be good to be able to migrate questions to the RPG site and ...
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Strategy questions

Can we make a Strategy tag that will allow questions to have more than just a single correct answer? Since strategies in unsolved games tend have more than one right answer. I my mind, the best site ...
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Weird glitch in suggested edit review

I just reviewed this suggested edit. Fifteen minutes later the item appeared again in the queue. So I reviewed it again and checked the queue. But I found only one instance. I found this reviewed ...
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Go boards fail to render on mobile

As described in How do we enter Go Boards on this site?, it is possible to create a graphical representation of a Go board on this site. However, it displays differently on different devices. When I ...
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Why did this question get three review comments?

The answer here What if I forget to pay rent? ended up with the auto comments (some of which aren't very friendly, but that's a separate matter). I can't see on here what the review responses were. ...
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How should I deal with a dialog that took place on my question?

I asked this question. Two people answered it, call them Poster 1 and Poster 2. Poster 2's answer began: The answer by [Poster 1] demonstrates a remarkable lack of both sound bidding and ethics." ...

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