JudgeCast SPECIAL – Driving with JudgeCast

On this JudgeCast SPECIAL, CJ tried something different: To capture the usual judge chats that happen after a GP and have them recorded for all of posterity.

The problem? Those chats are made in a moving car, and the sound quality was not good. As such, we decided to release this one as a bonus episode outside of our normal every-two-week schedule! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the soothing road noises haphazardly edited out as you follow along with driving with JudgeCast. We even answer some road e-mails!


JudgeCast #123 – Get On My Level

We take an episode to talk about all the judge levels, up to and including levels 1, 4, and even 2! Yep, all 5 of the levels are here.

We talk about the roles and responsibilities of each level, what’s expected of someone in that level, and how someone becomes that level. For an even deeper dive into the Level 3 process, see episode 73.

We also cover a bunch of news (HoF! Exemplar! And sadder things).

Article on Judge Levels: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/o/judge-levels/

Gofundme to support Carsten Haese’s family: http://www.gofundme.com/xctx6pk


JudgeCast #122 – GP Vegas Debrief

On this very special episode, we have Toby Elliott (one of the many head judges of GP Vegas, L5, and all around swell guy) on to give us a debrief of GP Vegas. We talk about some of the planning that went in from a head judge perspective, some of the problem cards from the event, and even talk about a ruling Toby had that he’d never had before.

We also read a few policy-based e-mails, and one single e-mail about everyone’s favorite card: Precursor Golem.

Toby’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tobyelliott

Toby’s Blog: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/


JudgeCast #121 – Mastering Modern Masters 2015 Edition

On this episode, we have special guest David Greene on (Of Judge’s Corner fame!) to help us cover most of the abilities and many of the cards in Modern Masters.

We put a little bit of extra focus on these cards at Competitive REL to help you get prepared for GP Vegas!

Modern Masters 2015 Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/modern-masters-2015-edition-release-notes-2015-05-12

Judge’s Corner: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/author/judgescorner/

Nathan Long’s in-depth article on Modern Masters rules: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/articles/2015/05/22/modern-rules-problems-going-through-modern-masters-2015/

Card Advantage’s episode about the previous GP Vegas: http://www.cardadvantagecast.com/2015/04/10/episode-085-does-it-have-cascade/


JudgeCast #120 – Judge Hibbstory

We have special guest and very-long-time-judge David Hibbs on to discuss the Judge Hall of Fame and the history of the judge program in general.

We cover some of Hibbs’s favorites from the first ballot, talk about the early days of the program, take a quiz from the original Arena exams, and even discuss the old chestnut Failure to Agree on Reality.

Hibbs’s blog: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/timedistortion/

A review form Hibbs provided us after the episode: http://archive.wizards.com/dci/downloads/judge_review_form_%28v3.3%29.pdf


JudgeCast #119 – Broganlord Brolumbro and other stories

We dedicate this episode to e-mails! We get caught up on a bunch, covering such topics as: What to do when a judge is wrong, rules questions with Dragonlord Silumgar, what is rotting in Jess’s fridge, assorted additional rules questions, and whether or not you can register in two different events. Plus much more!

We also take a few minutes to talk about the brand new Magic Judge Hall of Fame!

Knowledge Pool Scenario: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/knowledgepool/2013/06/05/the-devil-in-the-details/

Judge Feedback Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d01SoySBQxdhfv67yQhl2Sp7Zq9Ung9NDwjwekdqf1Q/viewform

Hall of Fame Announcement: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/hof/2015/04/24/announcing-the-judge-hall-of-fame/


JudgeCast #118 – Missed Triggertunities

The definitive episode on missed triggers! How to recognize them, how to tell whether or not one was missed, and what to do after you know one was missed. CJ was sick so we have special guest and former host Riki Hayashi on to fill in.

We also break our usual policy of not discussing the “hot-button” issues of the week and spend some time talking about the Patrick Chapin upgraded GRV ruling at the Pro Tour.

Links from the show:

Toby Elliott posting about Missed Trigger: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/03/23/dtk-policy-changes-for-judges/

Annotated IPG about Missed Trigger: http://wiki.magicjudges.org/en/w/Annotated_IPG/Missed_Trigger

Riki’s Article on Whisperwood Elemental: http://mtgrikipedia.blogspot.com/2015/04/is-it-missed-4-whisperwood-elemental.html

Cedric Phllips’s Article about Chapin: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30641_On-Patrick-Chapin-Round-Six-And-The-Importance-Of-First-Impressions.html


JudgeCast #117 – TO Talk with Turner

We have our very own April Fool on, L3 and RC Justin Turner, to talk about how to talk to a TO when you’re new in town. We cover such topics like how to show you add value to the TO, how to ingrain yourself as the judge for that TO’s store, compensation, and what to do if they store already has a judge. These are the types of things that apply to more than just judging at the store level!

We also cover some of the changes from the newest IPG. Listen and let the smooth sounds of Florida crickets put you to sleep as Justin Turner explains it all.

New IPG Changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/03/23/dtk-policy-changes-for-judges/

Judge Classes: http://wiki.magicjudges.org/en/w/Judge_Classes


JudgeCast #116 – Dragons of Tabakir Release Notes Part 2

Part 2 of our episodes on the Dragons of Tarkir release notes! We cover the rulings on some individual cards, with some behind-the-scenes looks thanks to our returning guest Matt Tabak!

Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dragons-tarkir-release-notes-2015-03-18

Fblthp Walking the Planes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF7l4gkOekY


JudgeCast #115 – Dragons of Tabakir Release Notes Part 1

On this super-special episode we have Magic Rules Manager and all around tall dude Matt Tabak on to talk about the Dragons of Tarkir release notes!

We’ve split the notes into two episodes. In this one, you’ll find a discussion of Matt’s career at Wizards of the Coast, some forced Gummi Bear references, and we go over the new mechanics in Dragons of Tarkir.

Release notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dragons-tarkir-release-notes-2015-03-18

Matt’s Tumblr: http://tabakrules.tumblr.com/

Matt’s previous episode: http://judgecast.com/?p=581