JudgeCast # 172 – Amonkhet Policy Updates

There’s a lot to go over in this policy episode, but first we introduce the newest regular co-host of JudgeCast. Please welcome Brogan King back to the show for her first episode as a full-fledged co-host!

The MTR, the IPG, the combat shortcut, and decklist problems. Also deck problems.  Wait, what? There’s two of them now?  Find out about all of this and more on this episode of JudgeCast!

You can always find the most recent policy docs at our JudgeCast policy redirect: http://www.JudgeCast.com/docs.

Toby Elliot’s Amonkhet Policy Update Blog:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2017/04/24/policy-changes-for-amonkhet/

Toby Elliot’s Combat Shortcut Examples:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2017/04/27/how-to-think-about-the-new-combat-shortcut/

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JudgeCast #165 – Aether Revolt Policy Updates

On this episode, we cover quite a bit of news and policy updates! So much, that we have to bring special guest Erik Aliff on to help! Some mysterious changes to hidden card error, some tweaks to looking at extra cards, and some exciting changes to deck decklist error! If you’re not excited about minor policy tweaks then honestly what can you be excited for?

We also cover some changes in the MTR, like the new “you can only pile shuffle at the start of a game” rule.

And we read a few policy related e-mails from listeners just like you or who are you.

Links from the show:

Toby’s blog about changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2017/01/16/policy-changes-for-aether-revolt/

Article about MTR updates: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-tournament-rules-release-notes-2017-01-16

Great page about disqualifications: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/o/disqualification-process/

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JudgeCast #157 – L2 IPG Tester Coordinator

We spend this episode going over a mish-mash of policy updates and news!

First, we cover some of the new IPG updates. Nothing earth-shattering, but some new changes to HCE, tweaks to Missed Trigger, some clarifications on DDLP downgrades, and some changes to the MTR which apparently ruined Magic!

After that we cover the L2 Tester position and how you can certify for it. We also welcome a new Program Coordinator to the program!

Toby’s Description of Changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/09/26/policy-changes-for-kaladesh/

L2 Tester: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2016/09/29/announcing-the-level-2-tester-certification/

New PC: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2016/09/30/your-new-program-coordinator/

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JudgeCast #152 – Projecting Judge Projects

On this episode, we have L3, RC, and swell guy extraordinaire Rob McKenzie on to talk about Judge Projects! We cover what are judge projects, how to join them and be involved in the judge community, how to start them, and talk about some of our favorites (Sorry if we didn’t mention your favorite project…there’s so many!)

We also cover the newest IPG changes and GPTs being switched to Regular REL. Jump in to a little over an hour in if that’s all you’re interested in, you monsters.

Some of the projects mentioned in this episode:

Mystical Tutor
Judge of the Week
Cranial Insertion
Judge Buddy
Judge Classes (Outdated, you should update them!)
Exemplar Program
Annotated IPG
List of Other Projects

Toby’s blog post on IPG changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/07/18/policy-changes-for-eldritch-moon/

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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 #138A – Legends of the Hidden Card Error

A new IPG is out, and with it some new changes!

The most major is Hidden Card Error, which we cover in detail here. What is it? When to apply it? And examples galore abound!

There are also some small tweaks to GRV and D/DLP, and we cover those as well.

Toby released two articles on the changes:

http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/01/18/ogw-policy-changes/

http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/01/25/the-hidden-corners-of-hce/

And you can always find the latest policy documents at judgecast.com/docs

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JudgeCast #130 – The Ever-Expanding DEC (and friends!)

On this episode, we cover the brand new IPG in all its glory! We take another deep dive into the changes made for DEC, talk about handling scry with mulligans (And a new tournament shortcut built around scry), and a bunch of miscellaneous changes up to and including it now being illegal to bribe a judge!

New IPG: http://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_ipg_02oct15_en.pdf

Article on Changes: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/09/28/bfz-policy-changes/

Article about Scrying Improperly During Mulligans: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/10/03/the-forbidden-look/

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JudgeCast #125 – As Easy as DEC

Yes I know I used this title on episode 38. YOU COME UP WITH NEARLY 100 TITLES AND KEEP THEM FRESH.

Speaking of fresh, we have a brand new IPG out! This one has some big changes, and we go in-depth on the biggest: Drawing Extra Cards is now a warning! We go in deep on what this means with a few examples.

We also discuss some of the other miscellaneous changes to the IPG and some small changes to the rules (A change to casting spells?! Will we need to learn a new mnemonic?), and read the spiciest of e-mails.

Toby’s Blog: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/07/13/magic-origins-policy-changes/

Tabak’s Rules Update: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-origins-update-bulletin-intro-2015-07-16

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JudgeCast #102 – Are you telling me you built an episode out of a Delorean?

The Judgers Grimm take this episode to discuss the recent policy updates! We cover changes to Drawing Extra Cards, Improper Draw at Start of Game, GRV, and also go over how to handle morph at Competitive REL events!

We also get caught up on some listener e-mails, mostly about the new cards in Khans of Tarkir.

Links:

Articles on Policy Updates: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2014/09/23/khans-of-tarkir-policy-changes/

Annotated IPG: http://wiki.magicjudges.org/en/w/Annotated_IPG

IRC: http://chat.magicjudges.org/mtgrules/

 

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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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