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It is strongly recommend that you use Cardtags on MTGSalvation to make discussing of deck lists and the comparison of individual cards easier.
Now you might ask: "what r this cardtags u speak off, kittybread??"
Well my linguistically challenged friend, Cardtags are tags you can put around card names or around complete deck lists and which turn all the card names into links to their card images.
Using Cardtags is quite easy and in this tutorial I will explain the ins and outs of the following tags that we use on MTGSalvation:
If you want to Cardtag an individual card, you can just put [CARD] directly before and [/CARD] directly after the card name.
If you type:
But sometimes you need to link various cards at the same time. In such a situation you can use the [CARDS]-tag instead of the [CARD]-tag.
If you type:
The card link stops when the sentence is completed, but is also cut off by parentheses, brackets and dashes. Therefore it could be a good idea, to included comments you would like to make about cards within parentheses and brackets or after dashes so you don't stop the card links from working.
Make sure you correctly spelled the names of the cards. Forests will not link to Forest and Squee will not link to Squee, Goblin Nabob.
If you want to post a deck list you can use the [DECK]-tag instead of the [CARDS]-tag. The [DECK]-tags tag all the cards between them and make your deck show up as a pretty box that gives a more professional look to your deck list.
Using the [DECK]-tags is quite easy. You just need to put [DECK] before and [/DECK] directly after your deck list and all the card names in that list will be automatically linked.
Using the [DECK]-tags like this:
You can also add the name of the deck and add names to sections of your deck list. You add the name of the deck by typing:
Sadly you can’t use normal formatting tags like the , the and the between the [DECK]-tags, because they will mess up the card links.
An example showing what you can do with the [DECK]-tag:
4) Downloading Decks
If you use the [DECK]-tag to format your decklist in a box it also gives others the chance to easily playtest your deck. The [DECK]-tag automatically converts your deck list to deck files for the three most used playtesting programs and therefore makes it possible for other users to download your deck and test it themselves on their computer or online.
Pressing will let them download your deck for Apprentice. gives your deck in Octagon format and in Magic Online format.
5) Quick Buttons
There are also quick buttons you can use so you dont have to type out each tag. Just press the 'Go Advanced' button in the Quick Reply box and select a card name you would like to tag. If you want to use the [CARD]-tag, press the button to create a [CARD]-tag around the selected text. If you want to use the [CARDS]-tag, select a piece of text and press the button. For the [DECK]tag, you need to select your complete deck list and press the button.
6) Other Cardtag Options
If you want to make a card link to a specific version of card that has been reprinted many times, you can also do that with the [CARD]-tag. Normally typing [CARD]Stone Rain[/CARD] would link you to the newest version of Stone Rain. But if you type the card name followed by a | and the name of the set:
You can also make indirect card links. That means that after typing:
There are two ways to use mana symbols in your post.
You can use the standard mana codes:
For colored mana:
:SYMGW: or :SYMWG: =
:SYMRW: or :SYMWR: =
:SYMUB: or :SYMBU: =
:SYMBG: or :SYMGB: =
:SYMBR: or :SYMRB: =
:SYMGU: or :SYMUG: =
:SYMRG: or :SYMGR: =
:SYMRU: or :SYMUR: =
:SYMWB: or :SYMBW: =
:SYMWU: or :SYMUW: =
For colorless manasymbols:
Or you can use the [MANA]-tag. The [MANA]-tag works a lot like the other tags we already discussed:
If you type this:
Here ends our tutorial, I hope this short explanation has helped you understand more about the Cardtags that MTGSalvation uses. If you still have any questions, please feel free to pm me.
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