There are four different types of information that exist in a game of Magic. The team breaks them down and goes over some examples of each, then talks about what happens when something goes wrong. When does a judge issue a warning for the (relatively rare) “Communication Policy Violation” Tournament Error?
Brogan has taken over and locked Jess and Bryan out of the show! (Not really, they’ll be back next week). On this episode, she interviews two regional coordinators about what they do and why: Returning US-Southeast RC Nicolette Apraez and newly selected US-Midatlantic RC Eric Dustin Brown.
If you’d like to contact your region’s RC about anything judge-related, you can do so here: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/contact/contact-a-regional-coordinator/
There have been a lot of Magic announcements the last two weeks, and in this episode, we talk about as many as we can fit into an hour. There are tournament policy changes, MagicFest has been announced alongside Grand Prix next year, new Regional Coordinators have been selected, and JudgeCast’s own Bryan Prillaman was selected as the newest Judge Program Coordinator. And that doesn’t even mention the death of PPTQs!
Stuff we talked about in the show:
Grand Prix Schedule for 2019: https://www.cfbevents.com/2019
WotC’s announcement about MagicFest and Changes to Pro Tours – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/2019-schedules-pro-tour-qualifying-and-magicfest-2018-10-04
Program Coordinators’ statement on Changes to Pro Tour Qualifying – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2018/10/04/statement-on-pro-tour-qualifying-system-changes/
Regional Coordinator Selection Process – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2018/10/01/regional-coordinator-selection-process-fall-2018-results/
Bryan Prillaman new Judge Program Coordinator! – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2018/10/01/introducing-the-fall-2018-program-coordinator-class-and-the-grand-prix-head-judge-lead/
Toby Elliott’s policy changes for Guilds of Ravnica – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2018/10/01/policy-changes-for-guilds-of-ravnica/
You won’t believe number 3! Or maybe you will. Yeah, you probably will.
JudgeCast picks their list of worst triggered abilities in Magic. We look at why triggers have sometimes caused problems in tournaments starting with Horizon Spellbomb and ending with… Well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!
Creative Commons Media used in this episode:
“Tech Rythmic Sound” Copyright © 2011 Varazuvi™ www.varazuvi.com
“Intro Brass One” by klankbeeld
Both found on www.freesound.org
On this episode, the team runs through the new mechanics and a few of the awesome cards in Commander 2018! Also… a bat-dragon?
Full C18 Release Notes from WotC:
Feedback is a two-way street. We talk about why you should write reviews about peers and leaders that you feel are more experienced than you, and how you should do it.
We also review the recent tournament policy changes, and promise we’ll finally delve into loops in a future episode! You can always find the latest policy documents at www.judgecast.com/docs.
Other stuff we talked about:
General review info on JudgeCast #196- Overviewing Reviews: http://judgecast.com/archives/1091
Toby Elliott’s M19 policy updates blog post: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2018/07/09/policy-changes-for-m19/
Prepare for your prerelease! There are no new mechanics, but there are plenty of fun interactions still to be had as we peruse the most interesting cards from the Magic 2019 Core Set release notes!
Stuff we talked about:
Lots of cards from the Release Notes: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/core-set-2019-release-notes-2018-06-22