JudgeCast #152 – Projecting Judge Projects

On this episode, we have L3, RC, and swell guy extraordinaire Rob McKenzie on to talk about Judge Projects! We cover what are judge projects, how to join them and be involved in the judge community, how to start them, and talk about some of our favorites (Sorry if we didn’t mention your favorite project…there’s so many!)

We also cover the newest IPG changes and GPTs being switched to Regular REL. Jump in to a little over an hour in if that’s all you’re interested in, you monsters.

Some of the projects mentioned in this episode:

Mystical Tutor
Judge of the Week
Cranial Insertion
Judge Buddy
Judge Classes (Outdated, you should update them!)
Exemplar Program
Annotated IPG
List of Other Projects

Toby’s blog post on IPG changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/07/18/policy-changes-for-eldritch-moon/

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JudgeCast #151 – Eldritch Moon Release Notes

As per the pact made with 4 demons, we are back yet again with another Release Notes episode! We cover our top picks of cards that we think are interesting rules-wise or maybe just interesting.

We seem to really like cards that make spirits, and we make sure everyone knows a new card isn’t a one-turn-kill. Oh and Emrakul. That wily Emrakul.

Release Notes: http://judgecast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/JudgeCast_151.mp3

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JudgeCast #150 – Eldritch Moonchanics

It’s that spooooookkkkyyyy time again!

The Release Notes for Eldritch Moon will be emerging soon, and to prevent our episodes from escalating in length too much, we decided to go ahead and cover the rules ahead of the release notes being released!

Just meld this episode with the one after it to get the entire Eldritch Moon rules experience.

Mechanics article with delightful videos: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/eldritch-moon-mechanics-2016-06-27

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JudgeCast #149 – Head Judge Opening Announcements

We’re missing Bryan this episode, so take the opportunity to go over one of our oldest ideas for a show topic: Head Judge announcements!

We cover what you should think about saying in your announcements, how you should prepare, and how you should actually present the announcements.

Here is CJ’s outline for the last event he was HJ of (An SCG Legacy Classic), and you can get a feel for how he outlines his announcements and how brief he’s trying to be:

What did the cannibal get when he was late for dinner?

A cold shoulder

 

Welcome

Judges – Chris, Taylor, Nicholas, Yuval

(Name, table number, minute for deck list checks.)

***Take up deck lists***

 

REL Competitive

50 minute rounds

0/10 Tardiness policy

Match slips

 

Calling a Judge 

Have fun

Round 1:

# of Players ____

# of Rounds ____

Also CJ wrote an article on this topic quite a while ago: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/articles/2014/06/24/head-judge-o-pun-ing-announcements/

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JudgeCast #148 – Eternal Masters Release Notes

Release notes: the eternal punishment for being a JudgeCast host.

We cover all the exciting abilities in Eternal Masters, and a wide selection of our favorite nostalgia-filled and most-dreaded cards! Animate Dead! Werebear! Sylvan Library! Isochron Scepter! All these and so much more in this action packed episode.

Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/eternal-masters-release-notes-2016-06-02

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JudgeCast #147 – State Based Action Sanitation Workers

Much like SBAs, we post every time you’re about to get priority.

That makes no sense.

But we’re here and covering State Based Actions again! Learn all about these little critters that help keep the game clean and fresh.

GP Charlotte SK Article: http://www.mtgscorekeeper.com/2016/05/gp-charlotte-2016-saturday.html

Why does Bryan hate CJ?

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JudgeCast #146 – E-mails Featuring Daniels

We’re back with another e-mail episode! We cover a variety of rules topics and touch on a couple of policy questions as well. How does converge work with clones? How much information is too much on the back of a match slip? Who is our most prolific e-mailer? Can we ever be wrong in an answer?

These questions and more are answered on this very special episode!

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JudgeCast #145 – Leveling It Out

As promised, we discuss the new level redefinition in this episode. We cover why the changes were made and what it means for each level of judge. We also make weird wrestling references?

Blog Announcing the Reasoning: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2016/04/11/the-new-new-world-order/

Explanations of current level requirements: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/o/judge-levels-redefinition/

AMA on the redefinition: https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgjudge/comments/4ebe89/judge_program_redefinition_ask_us_anything/

Program Coordinator announcement: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2016/04/11/meet-your-program-coordinators/

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JudgeCast #144 – Hiddener Card Errors

New set, new IPG, new infractions!

We go in depth on Hidden Card Error and how it looks now. It’s much more clear and generally we’re all a lot happier with it, and you will be too after you listen to us!

We also cover a brand new infraction – Mulligan Procedure Error. And throw in some other odds and ends like minor changes to GRV, D/DLP, and the MTR.

Links from the show:

Article about policy changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/04/04/soi-policy-changes/

Article about HCE corner cases: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/04/04/revisiting-the-hidden-corners-of-hce/

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JudgeCast #143 – Shadows over Innistrad Release Notes

CJ Shrader
Creature — Human 1/2, UG
Defender

At the beginning of each upkeep, if CJ isn’t available to record, transform into Matt Williams.

Matt Williams
Creature — Human 2/1 (White/Red)
Haste, Indestructible, Vigilance

Matt Williams must attack each combat if able.

At the beginning of your upkeep, put a hustle counter on Matt Williams. This turn, there is an additional combat step for each hustle counter on Matt Williams.

It’s that time of the season again! Ghosts skulk in the basements, men transform into beasts, delirium and madness drive the crowds to riot, and we record another release notes episode!

We cover all the cards we deem interesting in the interest in getting you ready to play or judge in your prerelease, and try to cover some of the wackier stuff that can happen with the new rare cards.

SOI Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/shadows-over-innistrad-release-notes-2016-03-30

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