While JudgeCast is a podcast for Judges, big events happen with the help of a whole host of people with other skills and talents. In this episode, we have Matt Newnam, to talk to us about Scorekeepers and Scorekeeping at big events.
Not every rules question has to be tournament or even EDH relevant. Sometimes you just want to watch the world burn. In this episode Brogan and Bryan bring in Isaac King, a Corner Case Connoisseur, to talk about some fun edge cases.
Rules Website: RulesGuru.net
Everything old is new again. Just when you got used to saying “MCQs are just like old PTQs”, we have to start saying “PTQs are just like old MCQs”. In this episode Brogan and Bryan talk about the changes to organized play and how it can and will effect events in your local communities.
Official OP Announcement:
WPN OP Announcement: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/introducing-players-tour-qualifiers
Brogan and Bryan sit down with Tim Shields (Owner of Judge Academy) and Nicolette Apraez (Program Manager for Magic for Judge Academy) to talk about the hot topic everyone in the judge community is talking about. In this super-sized episode, you can hear first hand what the goals and upcoming challenges are for the new upcoming Certification body, and stick around for the post-show where Brogan and Bryan discuss their thoughts.
Judge Academy FAQ: https://judgeacademy.com/faq/
Wizards Statement: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2019/07/29/the-next-era-of-magic-judging/
Program Coordinator Statement: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2019/07/29/future-of-judge-program/
GenCon Q&A with Tim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_x6N1nnQw&t=30s
In this episode Brogan and Bryan discuss the M20 MTR and IPG policy changes. We go over updates to Deck Errors, Tardiness, the ever popular Hidden Card Error, as well as the much anticipated update to Mulligan Procedure Error in the wake of the London Mulligan.
July 12th IPG: https://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_ipg_12jul19_en.pdf
July 12th MTR: https://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_mtr_12jul19_en.pdf
Toby’s Policy Change Blog: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2019/07/08/policy-changes-for-core-2020/
Scott Larabee’s Tournament Rules Update: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/july-magic-tournament-rules-release-notes-2019-07-08
Brogan and Bryan go over the rules and mechanics for several of the more complicated cards introduced with M20. And yes, we do complete our Release Notes checklist by talking about intervening-if clauses, alternate costs, copying spells, X being zero everywhere but the stack, and additional costs. Thank you for asking.
Brogan and Bryan team up with the Once and Future L2 Erik Aliff to discuss Future Sight 2, AKA Modern Horizons. In our Finest Hour, we outlast the nay-sayers and persist through all 45 mechanincs that appear on cards in Modern Horizons. We were hellbent on getting through all of them and created a 2 hour monstrosity of an episode. To accomplish this task, we delved into old show notes and dredged up old rules, and attempted to overload your senses with bad puns. ‘Snow Joke.
In this episode we have Eric Levine of TCG Solutions LLC, to discuss the Judge Code of Conduct and avoiding congressional subpoenas
You can read the code here:
This episode Brogan and Bryan discuss what makes Mythic Championship Qualifiers (MCQs) different from the PPTQs you’re used to, and how they’re similar to the PTQs you may remember.
MCQ Staffing Level Recommendations: