On this episode, we’re joined by Charles Featherer, AKA “Dr. Judge” at Un-Set events, about judging local, regular REL events, especially FNM. Whether you’re new to judging or old hat, you’re sure to learn something from this episode.
In which we discuss each penalty, why they’re given for various infractions, and how that applies at Regular vs. Competitive RELs.
Disqualification process and FAQ: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/o/disqualification-process/
Toby’s April Fools Challenge Flags article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/introducing-challenge-flags-new-approach-appeals-2013-04-01
Join us as we interview Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan Head Judge Jared Sylva!
We talk about the prep that goes into the Pro Tour and the way in which it’s different from a Grand Prix or other event.
Jared has been our guest before! Check out these awesome topics, especially Episode 51.
About being an L4, Episode 51: http://judgecast.com/archives/423
About Investigations, Episode 111: http://judgecast.com/archives/771
About Grand Prix DC, Episode 142: http://judgecast.com/archives/952
Jess, Brogan, and Bryan tackle the steps of casting a spell in this concise, evergreen episode. You may want to bookmark this one for your friends that want to become a judge.
Join the team as we discuss new policy updates, new background check requirements for Tournament Organizers, and the new banned and restricted list.
Banned and Restricted list – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-15-2018-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2018-01-15
Tournament policy documents – https://wpn.wizards.com/en/resources/rules-documents
Toby’s Policy update Blog (Including SECRET Cavern of Souls rules) – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2018/01/15/policy-changes-for-rivals-of-ixalan/
WPN Article – “Making magic Spaces Safer” – https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/making-magic-spaces-safer
Prepare yourself for the prerelease! Join Jess, Brogan, and Bryan as they discuss the new mechanic (that’s right, just one) in Rivals and some of the more interesting interactions. Full Rivals of Ixalan Release Notes: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/rivals-ixalan-release-notes-2018-01-05
In this episode, we discuss what judging was like in 2010 when the first JudgeCast was recorded, and we talk about some of what has changed. Bryan managed to get his hands on a copy of the IPG from 2010, and we also discuss some craziness from that document.
CJ Shrader joins us as Brogan hosts JudgeCast’s new game show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Spell Me.” She asks the team questions about Unstable mechanics and cards, and the team gives their best answer (along with some not so accurate ones). Check it out!
Brogan, Bryan, and Jess break down all the turn-based actions that occur in Magic, even the ones no one knows about! Did you know there are special ones just for the beginning of combat step and the precombat main phase?
Other related episodes and stuff mentioned in the show:
Steps of a Turn – JudgeCast #52 – http://judgecast.com/archives/425
Combat Phase (more in-depth) – JudgeCast #72 – http://judgecast.com/archives/573
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny – https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/285267
Hello JudgeCast fans,
Every judge has a favorite type of “tricky rules question”. Sometimes it deals with the steps to cast a spell. Sometimes it deals with triggers. Sometimes it deals with multiple replacement effects. Some sadists love questions that involve you drawing cards while casting a spell. Some of my favorite questions involve State-Based Actions.
If you are also a fan of questions involving State-Based Actions, we want to introduce you to our Unstable preview card. He will be either your new best friend, or your worst enemy. Allow us to introduce: Rules Lawyer
In the grand tradition of cool cards that have more reminder text than rules text, Rules Lawyer simply says “State-based actions don’t apply to you or other permanents you control.” It’s a simple sentence with big implications. Look at the reminder text on this thing!! It’s so big, we spent nearly a whole podcast disassembling this cyborg advisor.
We fully expect this card to launch a whole new wave of “tricky rules questions” and even trickier play situations as players try to animate curses attached to players or do unnatural things with -1/-1 counters.
As an additional bonus, it is our privilege to announce that an alternate art version of our new friend will be distributed at judge conferences starting this January!
You can apply to regional conferences and mini-conference via Judgeapps and if you are interested in organizing a conference, contact your Regional Coordinator!
Again, you can get more details on how to get this sweet promo by listening to the podcast.
And you thought we hated rules lawyers.