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Are questions about software simulating card games still on-topic?

Almost posted a question because of this answer, but in my case I still have We're not the right place to ask questions about: Computer games, try gaming.stackexchange.com ... Game ...
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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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Got achievement notification before reaching the milestone

When I logged in today my Achievements listed that I just reached the 1K milestone (edits, etc.), when I actually have 993 reps: Doing some further tests, if I attempt to edit it indicates that it ...
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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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Can a gold badge holder nominate/vote to close a question as a duplicate?

I recently earned the gold badge for Magic: The Gathernig (yay), and that means that now if I mark a question as a duplicate, it is instantly closed. This is a fun new power that I promise not to ...
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Are questions requesting objective data on-topic, and does the motivation for those questions matter?

A question came up asking for recommendations and the most played card games so they would have an idea what to play. I edited the question to ask only what was most played because I didn't see how ...
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Where would questions about the lore of a board or card game go?

I want to find out more about the lore of a specific card game (specifically MTG). Would this site be where I would ask questions regarding it, as they are questions regarding to a board game, or ...
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Should we dual-tag my question?

Some background: I recently created this question: Are all events one-shot?... At the time, the betrayal-at-baldurs-gate tag didn't exist and I didn't have the reputation to create it, so I tagged it ...
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Can I ask about spoken word games here?

I want to find some information about spoken word games. Can I ask about them on this site? I am thinking of games that don’t require equipment, like for instance I Spy.
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Graduating from Beta: generating more questions per day

It has caught my attention that this site has been quite some time on Beta mode, and it seems that across users of this site this seems to be a thing we wish to overcome. Doing some research (this ...
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Implement Autocard support for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Some background: the yu-gi-oh tag has passed the 100 Q milestone; now anyone may earn its tag badge. It is also part of our Top 15 tags on the site (currently #11 from all tags, and #8 if you count ...
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On-topic help center spring cleaning

All righty folks, the on-topic page in the help center is pretty wordy, and we can probably make it more useful to users by: making it shorter moving the longer details into a canonical "summarize ...
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Canonical question request: "Is it legal to play a third party's online implementation of a board game?"

Playing board games online through various tool is a huge part of modern gaming culture. Some of those tools are first-party implementations of the game by the original creators or a license-holder. A ...
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Are legal questions on topic?

There seems to be some disagreement as to whether legal questions are in fact off topic. The only information I can find on the topic is Card Game Legal Questions are off topic (apparently) can this ...
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Autocard opens non-scrolling windows

On two different computers I use, both running recent Firefox, this site's Gatherer links open non-scrolling windows. The windows both have no scroll bar and can't be scrolled by arrow keys / mouse ...
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Can formatting help please include links to community-specific features?

This community has support for go-board diagrams, chess and no doubt many other useful features, but the basic formatting help does not include links to descriptions of them. As a consequence the way ...
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Drastically edited question

There was a question that at first was very unclear asking about discarding cards and tagged with magic the gathering. It was gathering close votes for unclear questions and an answer explaining that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to handle tagging for Pandemic Legacy season 2?

In a few weeks, Pandemic Legacy Season 2 will be released. Based on the previews, it is pretty much an entirely different game from either Pandemic or Pandemic Legacy season 1. This is quite different ...
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Are questions asking whether a category of games exists on-topic?

We recently had a question "Are There Any Board Games That Involve Both Memory And Luck?" (now deleted) The body of the question described a hypothetical game, with a series of luck-based events which ...
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Bug: I Can't Post Comments

I can't post comments, whether they're on my own posts or another user's posts. When I try press the 'Add comment' button, nothing happens. I'm also not using any script blocking browser plugins like ...
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Weekly email is primarily about Magic: The Gathering

All but one of this week's email was about Magic: The Gathering, and similarly last week. Would it be possible for this to be more diverse or is it algorithmically generated?
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Why are the card links broken?

I've seen here many people use a specific syntax to have a link added automatically: example: Lightning Bolt The problem is that those links, pointing to Wizard's website are broken. Who's in charge ...
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Was it appropriate to flag this comment as "No longer needed"?

The author of this question originally set a scene in which three players were involved, but then posed question didn't involve one of the players at all. An observant user left a comment along these ...
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Is there any interest in creating a recurring day for Code-Golf-esque MTG questions?

Topic I would like to discuss the idea to include Code-Golf-esque Magic the Gathering style questions on the B&CG StackExchange. Background Info What is now the Programming Puzzles & Code ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a "Poker Dice" tag exist?

Recently, I posted a post about Poker Dice, but I had to resort to the combination [poker][dice]. Poker has nothing to do with this. Dice barely has anything to did with this. Therefore, I think that ...
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Should you edit answers to contain the [mtg:Card name] link instead of a direct link to the gatherer?

Currently we have the future to create card links to magic card using the following format[mtg: Card name] and this should be used instead of creating a link to the gatherer yourself, but should we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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