JudgeCast #211 – Tournament Policy Updates and MagicFest

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/

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JudgeCast #205 – Reviewing “Up” and M19 Policy Updates

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/

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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 #125 – As Easy as DEC

Yes I know I used this title on episode 38. YOU COME UP WITH NEARLY 100 TITLES AND KEEP THEM FRESH.

Speaking of fresh, we have a brand new IPG out! This one has some big changes, and we go in-depth on the biggest: Drawing Extra Cards is now a warning! We go in deep on what this means with a few examples.

We also discuss some of the other miscellaneous changes to the IPG and some small changes to the rules (A change to casting spells?! Will we need to learn a new mnemonic?), and read the spiciest of e-mails.

Toby’s Blog: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/07/13/magic-origins-policy-changes/

Tabak’s Rules Update: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-origins-update-bulletin-intro-2015-07-16

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