JudgeCast #100 – Blast from the Past

This episode is all about JudgeCast! We have some very special guests (Who could they be?!) on and discuss the past, present, and the future of JudgeCast in all its forms.

If you’re only in it for the education, this episode might not be for you. Take a couple weeks off, read the CR, take a nap. For the enfranchised fan, this is one of the best episodes ever.

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JudgeCast #99 – Face Down For What

You’ve all waited a long time, and finally we can say…

It’s Morphin’ Time!

With Morph coming back in Khans of Tarkir, we take this opportunity to talk about Morph and Face Down Spells/Permanents in general. We cover every situation with them we can possibly think of, and how you should handle people breaking the rules with them at all RELs.

Links from the show:

Judge Foil Lands FAQ: http://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/topic/11588/?page=1#post-73843

 

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JudgeCast #98 – Sky Is Not Falling Edition Part 2 – Foil Foil Toil and Trouble

It’s been an eventful month for judges! On this episode we have special guest Joe “Hugho” Hughto on to discuss all the changes coming down the pipe. We cover the Exemplar program, additional GPs coming to town, the changes to the PTQ structure, and, of course, the removal of judge foils from GPs.

We also take the opportunity to get caught up on e-mails from listeners just like you.

Links from the show:

Exemplar Program: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2014/07/28/exemplar-program/

Lems’s Article about the Exemplar Program: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/lems/2014/07/28/the-magic-judge-exemplar-program/

Turner’s Article about the Loss of Foils: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/turner/2014/07/29/turn-down-foils-for-what/

Organized Play Changes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/2014-2015-premier-play-updates-2014-07-29

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JudgeCast #97 – Sky Is Not Falling Edition – L2 Redefinition and New IPG

There’s been so much happening over the past few weeks!

On this episode the judgefellas have special guest Justin Turner (L3 and RC) on to talk about some big changes to the judge program.

We go into the L2 redefinition in depth. Why did it change, what do L1s looking to become L2 need to do now, and even what do existing L2s need to do to remain L2?

We also cover the new IPG. Listen to exciting changes/clarifications to Improper Draw at Start of Game, Game Rule Violation, Deck/Decklist Problem, and the expanded and upgraded version of Unsporting Conduct – Major

Links from the show:

L2 Redefinition – http://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/topic/11108/

IPG – http://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_ipg_18july14_en.pdf

MTR – http://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_mtr_18jul14_en.pdf

JAR – http://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_jar_18jul14_en.pdf

Toby’s Article on the IPG - http://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2014/07/14/m15-policy-changes/

Kim’s Article on the JAR – http://blogs.magicjudges.org/regular/2014/07/15/jar-update/

Chewie’s Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themanapool/the-mana-pool-mtg-merchandise-videos-podcasts-and?ref=nav_search

Mameshiba (Everyone needs this) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjsZbnTNB8c

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JudgeCast #95 – What To Suspend When You’re Suspended

We discuss the disqualification process from start to finish, including the paperwork a judge needs to do and what happens after they pass it off. And because we don’t know what happens after the judge passes it off, we have very special guests Eric “Toucan” Shukan (head of the Investigations Committee) and Guillaume Beuzelin (also of the Investigations Committee) on to discuss the process entirely.

(Unfortunately, Jess’s audio gets weird as the episode progresses. We apologize for that, it hopefully won’t happen again and does not take away from the great information in the show)

The Mana Pool’s Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themanapool/the-mana-pool-mtg-merchandise-videos-podcasts-and?ref=nav_search

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JudgeCast #94 – Potpourri Party

On this episode, we each bring a smaller topic that doesn’t fill an entire episode but something we wanted to talk about. Learn about numbers! Setting life totals! Damage! Drawing cards! And the finer points of casting a spell.

We also celebrate a new L4, issue a correction from the previous episode, and read listener e-mails.

Links:

Steps of Casting a Spell Episode: http://judgecast.com/?p=531

Missed Trigger Episode: http://judgecast.com/?p=140

Annotated IPG on Missed Triggers: http://wiki.magicjudges.org/en/w/Annotated_IPG/Missed_Trigger

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JudgeCast #93 – Parley Over Here!!

On this episode, we cover the Conspiracy FAQ IN DEPTH.

Learn all about Will of the Council, draft-matters cards (and how they interact with each other), Conspiracies, Dethrone, and Parley. We skip Morbid; you’ll be fine.

We also read e-mails from listeners just like you, covering topics from sleeves to a minorly racist way to remember the layers!

Conspiracy FAQ: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg%2Freleasenotes%2Fcns

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JudgeCast #92 – Pro Tour Professionals

On this episode, we have Jeremy Behunin and Abe Corson on to talk Pro Tour Atlanta and judging the pro tour in general! What’s it take to judge a Pro Tour? How is it different than a GP? What are the problem cards at Pro Tour Atlanta? What are those guys with the iPads even doing?

These questions and more are answered!

Links from the show:

MTGYou episodes with Jeremy on:

http://www.mtgyou.com/183/

Judge Foils Announcement: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1489

Downgrade For What: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/lems/2014/05/07/downgrade-for-what/

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JudgeCast #91 – You Can’t Listen To This At A PTQ

On this episode, we cover the newest incarnation of the IPG and the MTR! Topics include changes to the electronic device policy, the elimination of Failure to Follow Official Announcements, and the newly renamed Limited Procedure Violation.

We also spend a few minutes discussing these God Packs that are all the rage these days, and of course reading e-mails from our beautiful listeners.

Multitude of links from the show:

Toby’s Article for Judges

Toby’s Article for Players 

New IPG

New MTR

Annotated IPG

Article on Split Cards

Jess’s Article on the Changes

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