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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JudgeCast #142 – I’m GP Like DC Morning

Ok maybe that show title is a stretch.

What’s this? An episode a week after our previous episode? It’s some kind of miracle!

On this episode, we have a stacked crew of W. Matt Williams, Jared Sylva, and Riki Hayashi on all to talk about their experiences in planning, judging, and playing in GP DC (The largest team sealed event to date) over this past weekend.

Also this video for some reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlhOUyy4wbs

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JudgeCast #141 – Shadow(s) over Innistrad Mechanics

Skulk into a comfy chair and listen to this episode! We investigate the new Shadows over Innistrad Mechanics.

Reading this is basically a promise to listen, so you have to now. You don’t want to be a double-faced liar about it. You’d have to be delirious or struck by some form of madness to not listen to us.

SOI Mechanics Article: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/shadows-over-innistrad-mechanics

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JudgeCast #140 – An Appealing Episode

On this episode, we talk about appeals in depth!

What is an appeal? As the floor judge, what you should you do when you get appealed (And some tips on how to avoid it)?. As the head judge, what should you do when a floor judge comes to you with an appeal (Or doing the appeals dance)? And even as a player, what are your responsibilities before you appeal?

We also cover the fact that Wave 5 Exemplar nominations are open! More info here: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/exemplar/wave-5-opens-and-other-updates/

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