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.
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!!
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/
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