JudgeCast #182 – Ixalan Release Notes

Vampires and Pirates and Dinosaurs, oh my! Let’s walk the dinosaur together as we prepare for Ixalan prerelease weekend with a review the new mechanics rules changes, and most interesting new cards from Ixalan.

You can check out the official release notes here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ixalan-release-notes-2017-09-15

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JudgeCast #179 – Commander 2017 Run-Down

In this episode, we discuss the Commander format and the perks and quirks of cards in the new Commander 2017 decks. What happens if your cat is enchanted by a rat? How does phasing even work? How does Commander Damage work, Generally? Find out all of this and more in this episode of JudgeCast.

Commander 2017 Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/commander-2017-edition-release-notes-2017-08-11

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JudgeCast #176 – Hour of Devastation Release Notes

Settle in as Brogan, Bryan, and Jess bring you everything you need to know about Hour of Devastation. Learn about the Afflict mechanic as well as the pseudo-return of Embalm and Exert. We also go over all our favorite new cards and tell you what tricky rules to watch out for.

Be sure to check out the full release notes.

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JudgeCast #156 – Kaladesh Release Notes with Tabak and Mox

Tabak and Mox, attorneys at law.

Tabak and Mox, chefs extraordinaire.

Tabak and Mox, crime fighting duo.

Whatever they may be to you, we have Matt Tabak (Some random editor at WotC who would agree to be on. I think he writes some stories on the website?), Sara Mox (The judge manager at WotC and contender for #1 fan of the show), and a silent and mysterious Kayla (who attempts to, behind the scenes, reign the first two in but also knows deep in her heart that it is impossible) on the show to talk about the release notes for Kaladesh!

With this much greatness on, something had to give and CJ was not able to make this episode and he’s deeply sad about it. You won’t notice him missing though. HIS COHOSTS SURE DIDN’T NOR DO THEY MENTION IT AND THEY QUICKLY REPLACE HIM.

Oh yeah. Kaladesh. We go over the new mechanics! We talk card by card for the cards of interest! I’m told there is some form of wrestling game in the middle for some reason!

Warning: If you’re not someone who enjoys shows where we have fun, this might not be the episode for you. You can jump in 21 minutes to where mechanics talk starts.

Matt’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabakrules

Matt’s Tumblr: http://tabakrules.tumblr.com/

Sara’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/serranalaar

ExtraLife Charity: http://tinyurl.com/magicextralife

This link too why not: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/ramp-approval-2016-05-16

And finally, the release notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kaladesh-release-notes-2016-09-16

* Matt doesn’t have a pinterest…I think.

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JudgeCast #151 – Eldritch Moon Release Notes

As per the pact made with 4 demons, we are back yet again with another Release Notes episode! We cover our top picks of cards that we think are interesting rules-wise or maybe just interesting.

We seem to really like cards that make spirits, and we make sure everyone knows a new card isn’t a one-turn-kill. Oh and Emrakul. That wily Emrakul.

Release Notes: http://judgecast.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/JudgeCast_151.mp3

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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 #129 – Battle for Zendikar Release Notes Awokened!

In our quarterly tradition, we’re back with an episode all about the Battle for Zendikar release notes! We cover every mechanic in depth, and pick out the juiciest looking cards to give you a boost for playing in and judging your prerelease.

Want to learn how Awakening a spell might not always be the best move? How about how it interacts with manlands? How colorless is devoid? Converge, what’s the deal with that? How to handle “processing” when there are multiple piles of facedown exiled cards, I know that’s been eating away at you.

Come for the knowledge, stay for the awkward segues!

Release notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/battle-zendikar-release-notes-2015-09-23

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JudgeCast #124 – Magic Origins Release Notes

The release notes for Magic Origins are here! Learn about double faced cards, spell mastery, and renown! Want to hear our thoughts on Lorwyn for some reason? Well they are in this episode! How about an extremely unlikely corner case involving two copies of a mythic? People love those, and JudgeCast gives them to you for free!

Release notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-origins-release-notes-2015-07-08

Application to apply for SCG Charlotte, where Jess and CJ will be: http://apps.magicjudges.org/events/2984/

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JudgeCast #116 – Dragons of Tabakir Release Notes Part 2

Part 2 of our episodes on the Dragons of Tarkir release notes! We cover the rulings on some individual cards, with some behind-the-scenes looks thanks to our returning guest Matt Tabak!

Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dragons-tarkir-release-notes-2015-03-18

Fblthp Walking the Planes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF7l4gkOekY

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JudgeCast #115 – Dragons of Tabakir Release Notes Part 1

On this super-special episode we have Magic Rules Manager and all around tall dude Matt Tabak on to talk about the Dragons of Tarkir release notes!

We’ve split the notes into two episodes. In this one, you’ll find a discussion of Matt’s career at Wizards of the Coast, some forced Gummi Bear references, and we go over the new mechanics in Dragons of Tarkir.

Release notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dragons-tarkir-release-notes-2015-03-18

Matt’s Tumblr: http://tabakrules.tumblr.com/

Matt’s previous episode: http://judgecast.com/?p=581

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