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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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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 to correctly link to Gatherer?

When I create or click on a Magic card link to Gatherer, if the card name has a space, it doesn't resolve (on french context and what ever the browser). For example for Walking Ballista, it results to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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