We have been promising updates to our MTG card database for a long time. Recently we introduced a big step in the right direction and we’re still active behind the scenes to improve even more. In this article we share details on what has changed so far and which steps we’re going to take in the future. Let’s get into it!
Now Possible: Add Any Card
Previously, it was only possible to add cards to your collection that had matching IDs from both of our data sources: Scryfall and Cardmarket. That is no longer the case! If a card is on Scryfall, you can now add it to your TCG Home collection.
If you do find a card with no price info in your collection (affects <0.5% of all cards digitized so far) worry not — we are actively working on matching those cards and once we’ve done that for a given card, prices will automatically update for it in your collection.
Non-English Language Support
As you may have noticed, for some sets, especially recent releases, cards can currently only be added in English. The reason for this is missing data from our data source. Because of a recent update of Gatherer, Wizards’ official card database, Scryfall only has data for English cards from most newer sets. However, we are working on a solution!
This change in data availability requires a bigger shift in our own data structure but we are committed to bringing back support for all cards in all languages. That’s why we’re not fixing those missing languages in the short term but instead we’re spending as much of our resources as possible on implementing a lasting change that will allow us to continuously represent any language of a card in your collection. This will take more than a few days to implement but we believe it’s worth investing that time to ensure your digital collection accurately reflects the cards you own.
How YOU Can Help
So far, many engaged and active users of TCG Home have helped us identify missing cards in our database in a thread on our Discord server. That Missing Cards Masterthread will be archived in the wake of the aforementioned changes, since all cards mentioned there should now be available to add to your collection.
However, if you want to still help us with database maintenance, you can now do so via the #support channel on our Discord server. If you identify one or more of the few cards that don’t have price data available, you can create a Missing Price Report and ideally also share a link to the Cardmarket page of the card(s) in question. This allows us to speed up the matching of those cards in our database.
The changes we have made so far should already make a big difference in allowing you to add the cards you own to your TCG Home collection. We are already working on the next major steps to address any missing languages and card prizes and we hope to release these updates early next year.
All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of active members of our community who kept helping us find areas for improvement in our database, identified patterns among formerly missing cards and who didn’t stop to give us feedback about how we can make TCG Home the best TCG platform out there. We at TCG Home want to thank all of you for your relentless enthusiasm and we’re excited to bring you an even better product!