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Are Hearthstone Questions allowed here?

Plain and simple, are Hearthstone questions considered "off topic" here? It's a card game, albeit a digital one. I often hear it talked about side-by-side with Magic the Gathering nowadays.
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Per game approaches on broad/subjective close voting

The Magic: the Gathering question category is probably one of the pillars that this SE was built on. As a frantic board/card game player who doesn't play M:tG, I've always experienced a bit of a ...
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Can we implement an easier way to tag Magic cards in posts?

The [mtg:cardname] syntax is better than nothing, but truthfully it's more trouble than it's worth, particularly with posts that have a large number of cardnames in them. I think we need either a ...
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How do we handle the situation where the answer is the same for many different questions?

Something is clearly not working when several times per year, there are seemingly different questions are asked and marked as duplicates, because the answers are identical. Or in other words, the fact ...
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Is StackExchange a good place to get the word out on a new game?

I have created a new game, can I announce my website here? Where can I go to get the word out? Thanks.
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Was this question a game recommendation question?

What board or card games simulate psychological warfare? asks for games which meet some specific criteria. (It's now deleted, but the details don't really affect this question.) Is this a game ...
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How to protect this site against a cabal that publishes, as “ovfficial” bizarre rules interpretations?

The Monopoly board-game question Do you still pay 10x the dice when getting the chance card that takes you to the nearest utility if the property is mortgaged? is an interesting one, but has an ...
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Why was this 'obsolete' flag declined? [duplicate]

This answer was commented on by the poster, and the comment should have been part of the answer. So I edited the comment into the answer, and flagged the comment as obsolete. This flag was declined: ...
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Why are all my “not an answer” flags being declined?

I've made three "not an answer" (NAA) flags recently, which have all been declined as "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". Why are these flags being declined? I've ...
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Moving recommendation request guidance

I asked a question that included a recommendation for games - and this was (correctly) flagged as off topic. I had made sure to read the "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" page, and it ...
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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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“Can I X before Y resolves?” Many questions, one answer in A:NR

Would it improve the quality of the site to replace specific instances of this question with a very thorough explanation of paid ability timing in Android: Netrunner? Examples here and here both boil ...
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Can I ask for some restraint from casual Bridge players in closing questions?

In the past few months a number of questions on Contract Bridge have been closed in, to my mind, an overly aggressive manner: Bridge-response after intervening bid How many spades does my partner ...
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Can I get more reopen votes for this question?

This question on bridge bidding in NT auctions, which although brief is quite adequately described, has been closed as too broad. The problem described is a quite common one for bridge beginners and ...
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Where do we request changes to the site?

I don't so much have a question as a proposal that I'd really like to see effected. I'd like to argue for and push for longer tags to enable clear full titles with expansions, as squashing under the ...
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Why aren't answers-in-comments I'm flagging being deleted?

From our comment privilege help page, comments are not for answering the question: When shouldn't I comment? Comments are not recommended for any of the following: Answering a question or providing ...
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Why were these questions merged?

This question asks, "What cards are pauper legal in paper but not MTGO? This question asks, "What cards are pauper legal in MTGO but not paper?" The former was merged with the second, ...
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Do green m&ms have summoning sickness? or Many questions, one answer

Going through the review queue I hit a swarm of questions all asking about summoning sickness in magic All these questions are different, but it all comes down to Do green m&ms have summoning ...
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Rename tag [marvel-dice-masters] to [dice-masters]

We currently have two questions with the tag marvel-dice-masters. Since this game came out, it's been expanded beyond Marvel's properties to include DC and D&D properties too. All properties are ...
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Referencing non-written rulings

Again, related to the game-of-thrones-card-game - the rule set for this game was not very well defined and due to the large card pool, certain interactions are not easy to rule upon. The community ...
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Differentiating between different versions of a game

A Game Of Thrones: The Card Game is getting a major reboot in the coming months. Although similarities are going to exist between the current and new version, there will also be major changes. What ...
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Rename tag [coup-the-resistance] to [coup]

Currently we have coup-the-resistance. This reflects the working title of the game during its Kickstarter drive. However, the final title of the game when it was shipped was simply "Coup", as the ...
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Should answers link to their sources?

A comment discussion recently started on this answer about whether answers should link to their sources. In case the comments get deleted, here is a summary: Bob: Links to citations please. Joe: ...
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Changing “Settlers of Catan” tags due to rebranding as “Catan”

Earlier this year, Settlers of Catan was rebranded so that the name of the game is simply Catan. The expansions were similarly rebranded. For instance, Seafarers of Catan is now called Catan: ...
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How can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?

I know broad topics and things that are more "discussion" than "directly answerable" are discouraged on B&CG, but I really want to pull apart, exchange ideas, and learn about strategies pertaining ...
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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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Should this question about fonts be closed?

The recent question Designing - How do you approach finding the right font for your game? has been put on-hold as "primarily opinion-based". Should this question really be closed? I am concerned that ...
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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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Can we get rid of the recommendations tag?

We've previously decided to ban recommendation questions and then really banned them and then decided again to remove the tag, but recommendations is still there! To finish the job, perhaps we could: ...
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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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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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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Board & Card Games Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I posted this answer (2K only) yesterday, along with this answer. It's not a great answer; the community does not even seem to think it's a very good answer, but it is a valid answer to the question. ...
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Moderator wipes out comments (except for his)

I wasn't going to post this, but then it happened a second time over the span of two or three days. We have a moderator who keeps wiping out comments that he disagrees with. Two examples: Yes, pile ...
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Delete the “reference” meta tag

There are four questions on main with the reference tag: Where can I find D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons? Where can I find a chart or diagram explaining Magic's turn structure? Where can ...
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Primarily opinion based questions that morph into objectively answerable questions

At least on Magic: the Gathering questions, which seems to attract the same regular crowd of users, I am starting to see a pattern. A question gets challenged as primarily opinion based, and the ...
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Should we 'deal' with card games here?

There is a site dedicated to Poker and another one in Area 51 called Casino Gambling. Most likely it will get passed and created. I have 2 suggestions: 1. Merge everything - Merge all 3 sites, and ...
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Why isn't MathJax enabled on this site?

MathJax would be handy for formatting things like the formulas in the following abstract: We analyze the most commonly used method for shuffling cards. The main result is a simple expression for ...
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Why is this one in-topic and this one isn't, when they are the same question?

Is there any way to rehabilitate the "junk rare" Lost In The Woods? Has there ever been any use for Lich? Same question, different card. One has been appreciated by the community, while ...
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Rule translation differences

This morning, I came across this question. It had already been thoroughly answered. However, the answer contradicts the rules as I know them. After some digging, I found that the game in question, ...
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Tags for the games “Village” and “Villages”

There are two games released in 2011, one called Village by eggertspiele and another called Villages by The Game Crafter, LLC. I recently created villages for a question about the latter without ...
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Are there any plans for site promotion at large gaming cons?

With Origins, GenCon, and other large gaming conventions coming up soon, it seems like it might be a good opportunity to expose large amounts of gamers to this site who may not otherwise know about it....
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Answer strategy questions at a lower level

When asking/browsing questions on strategy to be used for games like Connect 4, Yahtzee, 2048, etc. I sometimes found people answering by giving a link to a research paper on the game, that most ...
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Community ads for other sites, 2015 edition! [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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Why was my Too Chatty flag declined?

I flagged this comment as too chatty. The flag was declined with no reason provided. I think the comment is too chatty. It makes no attempt to address the question. It appears to be a conversation ...
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Is a [spoiler] tag necessary?

We have a recently created spoiler tag, which is currently attached to two questions. Both of those questions are also tagged with risk-legacy, but if we left this tag alone, it's likely it would be ...
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Can we do something about getting a simple on-death-trigger canon question?

Yesterday, this got asked: When a permanent has a "When a creature dies" ability, and gets destroyed at the same time as creatures, does that ability trigger? We've had questions before on ...
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Tags (and wikis) needed!

There are currently 89 30 untagged questions floating around. That's crazy! These questions need tags, useful tags, tags that'll help folks find them. And those tags need wikis. Because if they don'...
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Why is logic treated so harshly? [duplicate]

In most board games, the default assumption is You cannot do something unless the rules say you can. That might seem obvious, but in another universe the default assumption could be You can do ...
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Are casino games on-topic here?

I see this meta post But does this make all casino style gaming on topic here? There is an Expert Casino Gaming and Gambling in Area 51, but it isn't gaining much traction.

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