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Are foreign Magic cards legal?

Under official Magic, they're all the same card regardless of the printed language. From the comprehensive rules: 201.2. A card's name is always considered to be the English version of its name, regardless of printed language.

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How do you identify foreign Magic The Gathering cards?

If you don't recognize the language on a card, the simplest way to identify it is by looking for common keywords or checking the copyright line. If you're unfamiliar with East Asian languages, our guide below offers tips for differentiating Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

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What makes Magic cards illegal?

Cards are usually banned from play if they enable a deck or play style that heavily skews the play environment. What does that mean? If the card were legal, a competitive player either must be playing it, or must be specifically targeting it with his or her own strategies.

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Are custom MTG cards legal?

Full custom art mtg alters are forbidden in tournaments, because a lot of players have a great lack of proper information, as a result these cards tend to be denied. First, these altered cards can cause issues at tournaments.

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Are German cards legal TCG?

TCG cards printed in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese can be played in any TCG territory. Cards printed in Japanese, Korean, Chinese or “Asian English” (ie: Yu‑Gi‑Oh! OCG cards) can only be played in Asian territories and are not legal for use in Yu‑Gi‑Oh!

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Can you use foreign cards in tournaments?

Foreign Language Cards

TCG cards printed in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish are legal for play in Sanctioned tournaments within all TCG territories. If a Duelist wants to use a foreign language card, he or she must verify that the card was printed for the TCG (and not the OCG).

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Are foreign language MTG cards worth anything?

The most glaring factor is what language the cards are; most people generally associate Japanese, Korean and Russian to be the most desirable languages because of their appearance and rarity. Generally speaking, this is a good rule of thumb when considering if you want to price a card above its English counterparts.

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Can real MTG cards fail the light test?

There are certain cards that fail a light test but are still legitimate Magic cards. For example, some of the Ixalan dual-faced cards (like Search for Azcanta were printed with the wrong card stock, so even though they're legitimate cards, they fail the light test.

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Are Japanese cards legal in Magic?

Yes. Cards of any language are legal in MTG events so long as the card itself is legal (for example, a Squadron Hawk is legal in any Standard tournament, in any language, but a Jace, the Mind Sculptor is illegal in any Standard tournament, in any language).

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Can you use fake Magic cards in tournaments?

It is important to remember that fake Magic cards exist. Usually, these cards can be identified as fake under scrutiny. If these cards are found to be in use in a tournament, they should not continue to be used.

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