JudgeCast #195 – Penalties

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

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JudgeCast #194 – So you wanna Head Judge a Pro Tour?

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

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JudgeCast #192 – Rivals of Ixalan Policy Updates and Background Checks

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

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JudgeCast #191 – Rivals of Ixalan Release Notes

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

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JudgeCast #189 – Things a New L1 Should Know

A new Judge can have lots of questions about the Judge program. Brogan, Bryan and Jess try to answer all the questions you have, and even a few you didn’t know you had. How do I get a Shirt? What is Judgeapps? How do I find other judges? What is this Code of Conduct I have to agree to? What is that squeaking sound? And many more!!

Referenced Links:
Judging at Regular – http://judgecast.com/docs
Judge Code of Conduct – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/conduct/magic-judge-code/
Judgeapps – https://apps.magicjudges.org
Official Announcements – https://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/71/
Your email settings – https://apps.magicjudges.org/notifications/settings/
Level Definitions – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/o/judge-levels/

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JudgeCast #188 – Wait, Wait, Don’t Spell Me

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!

Unstable Release Notes: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/unstable-faqawaslfaqpaftidawabiajtbt-2017-11-22

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JudgeCast #187 – Turn-Based Actions

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

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