Bryan and Jess are joined by Samantha Harr (aka Samma) to talk about one of our favorite topics, how to run a prerelease! This is useful information for Organizers and Judges alike.
We return to the countdown format as we trek through 10 common mistakes judges make (most of which we’ve made ourselves) and talk about how to avoid them.
The team tackles the combat phase and goes in-depth on how it works.
Priority is the system that lets players take actions in Magic. On this episode, we explore that system, including how it works in the rules, how players actually use it, and the tournament shortcuts designed to bridge these two things.
There are four different types of information that exist in a game of Magic. The team breaks them down and goes over some examples of each, then talks about what happens when something goes wrong. When does a judge issue a warning for the (relatively rare) “Communication Policy Violation” Tournament Error?
Brogan has taken over and locked Jess and Bryan out of the show! (Not really, they’ll be back next week). On this episode, she interviews two regional coordinators about what they do and why: Returning US-Southeast RC Nicolette Apraez and newly selected US-Midatlantic RC Eric Dustin Brown.
If you’d like to contact your region’s RC about anything judge-related, you can do so here: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/contact/contact-a-regional-coordinator/
There have been a lot of Magic announcements the last two weeks, and in this episode, we talk about as many as we can fit into an hour. There are tournament policy changes, MagicFest has been announced alongside Grand Prix next year, new Regional Coordinators have been selected, and JudgeCast’s own Bryan Prillaman was selected as the newest Judge Program Coordinator. And that doesn’t even mention the death of PPTQs!
Stuff we talked about in the show:
Grand Prix Schedule for 2019: https://www.cfbevents.com/2019
WotC’s announcement about MagicFest and Changes to Pro Tours – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/2019-schedules-pro-tour-qualifying-and-magicfest-2018-10-04
Program Coordinators’ statement on Changes to Pro Tour Qualifying – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2018/10/04/statement-on-pro-tour-qualifying-system-changes/
Regional Coordinator Selection Process – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2018/10/01/regional-coordinator-selection-process-fall-2018-results/
Bryan Prillaman new Judge Program Coordinator! – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2018/10/01/introducing-the-fall-2018-program-coordinator-class-and-the-grand-prix-head-judge-lead/
Toby Elliott’s policy changes for Guilds of Ravnica – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2018/10/01/policy-changes-for-guilds-of-ravnica/
Join us as we discuss the new mechanics and interesting cards in Guilds of Ravnica!
Check out the full Release Notes here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/guilds-ravnica-release-notes-2018-09-20
You won’t believe number 3! Or maybe you will. Yeah, you probably will.
JudgeCast picks their list of worst triggered abilities in Magic. We look at why triggers have sometimes caused problems in tournaments starting with Horizon Spellbomb and ending with… Well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!
Creative Commons Media used in this episode:
“Tech Rythmic Sound” Copyright © 2011 Varazuvi™ www.varazuvi.com
“Intro Brass One” by klankbeeld
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L3 judge and architect of tournament policy Toby Elliott joins us to discuss what loops are, how they’re handled, and what’s chief among the pantheon of breakfast cereals.