JudgeCast #184 – What are Special Actions?

This episode we tackle special actions in the Comp Rules. They’re not just for Leonin Arbiter anymore!

Other rules episodes we referenced:
Steps of casting a spell (JC #71) http://judgecast.com/archives/531
Morph (JC #99) http://judgecast.com/archives/707
State-Based Actions (JC #147) http://judgecast.com/archives/974


JudgeCast #182 – Ixalan Release Notes

Vampires and Pirates and Dinosaurs, oh my! Let’s walk the dinosaur together as we prepare for Ixalan prerelease weekend with a review the new mechanics rules changes, and most interesting new cards from Ixalan.

You can check out the official release notes here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ixalan-release-notes-2017-09-15


JudgeCast #181 – Convention Magic with Kyle Knudson

L2 Kyle Knudson, Event Guru at Cascade Games, joins us to talk about Magic events that take place at conventions. We talk about his experiences at PAX, Comic-Con, and elsewhere. They’re great fun and great learning opportunities for level 1+ judges. Check it out!


Thanks to Kyle for joining us on this episode. You can reach him by email here: Kyle@cascadegames.com.
Be sure to check out upcoming Cascade Game conventions at CascadeGames.com and, as always, check out other opportunities at http://apps.MagicJudges.org.


JudgeCast #180 – Bribery with Eric Levine

On this episode, we are joined by Level 3 Judge Eric Levine, a member of the Player Investigation Committee, to talk about Bribery. What is it, how do you recognize it, and what isn’t bribery? Find the answers to these questions and more on this episode of JudgeCast.

If you enjoy listening to Eric Levine’s dulcet tones, you’ll be pleased to know that he also appeared on episode # 44 – Investigations and also episode #105 – Commandeering.


JudgeCast #179 – Commander 2017 Run-Down

In this episode, we discuss the Commander format and the perks and quirks of cards in the new Commander 2017 decks. What happens if your cat is enchanted by a rat? How does phasing even work? How does Commander Damage work, Generally? Find out all of this and more in this episode of JudgeCast.

Commander 2017 Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/commander-2017-edition-release-notes-2017-08-11


JudgeCast #178 – The JudgeCast Open feat. Matt Williams

Level Three judge Matt Williams joins us to discuss the JudgeCast Open that took place in Atlanta recently, where all three of our hosts were Classic HJs on Sunday.  We talk about some challenges that lead to the event and interesting things that occurred.


For more information on team events, check out episode 174: http://judgecast.com/?p=1114


JudgeCast #177 – Learning About Learning

In this episode, we talk about the state of judge testing, some styles of learning, and how one can study and prepare for tests without being able to spam practice tests. In addition to JudgeCast, we talk about lots of other resources for judges to learn from. We end the episode by discussing the list of things you need to know to pass the Level 1 and Level 2 exams.

Resources discussed in this episode:

Rules Documents:
Basic Rulebook and Comp Rules
(PDF/TXT Formats)
Comp Rules (Hyperlinked; Good for reference)
WPN Doc Center (IPG, MTR, JAR, etc)
Annotated IPG
Annotated MTR

Other Learning Resources:
Knowledge Pool (Weekly Policy Scenarios)
Cranial Insertion (Weekly Rules Articles)
Mystical Tutor (Judge Classes and Presentations)
Judge School (Available in English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Polish)
Jueces en Vivo (Spanish Language Latin American Judge Podcast)

Exam Information:
Level One Exam
Level Two Exam