JudgeCast #304 – New Policy, Who Dis?

In this episode, Bryan, Charles, and Marcos delve into the updates from the first IPG update in over 900 days. Strap in, it’s going to be a doozy. Actually, the changes aren’t that big. But like a thirsty man in the desert, we are going to savor this little bit of a stretched metaphor as much as possible.

Toby’s Policy Perspective Blog: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2023/09/06/policy-update-for-wilds-of-eldraine/
New MTR: https://media.wizards.com/2023/wpn/marketing_materials/wpn/mtg_mtr_2023sep4_en.pdf
New IPG: https://media.wizards.com/2023/wpn/marketing_materials/wpn/mtg_ipg_2023sep4_en.pdf
Judge Academy Statement on Misgendering: https://judgeacademy.com/ja-statement-on-intentional-misgendering/


JudgeCast #303 – Wilds of Eldraine Release Notes

Bryan, Charles, and Marcos respect the oxford comma. We also discuss the new mechanics for Wilds of Eldraine. Want to know how Adventure cards work? We can help. Want to know what happens if you triple a triple, we have the answers. Want to know what all the seven different role enchantments do? You are on your own. But we do talk about the generic rules behind them.


JudgeCast #302 – Pregame Procedures

New Host, who dis? Join Bryan, Charles, and… Marcos Sanchez, a level 2 that recently made the [poor] decision to move to Florida [at the start of hurricane season], to talk about a different kind of new start. In this episode we take a whole hour to talk about all the things that happen when you start a game. Do you know exactly when you are supposed to determine who goes first? What about when you reveal your companion? Did you know that at competitive events you are encouraged, nay, *required* to shuffle your opponent’s deck when they present?

Well after this episode, you will know all that and more!


JudgeCast #301 – Head Judge Announcements with Matt Williams

In this episode Bryan and Charles have on Matt Williams (aka Billy Willy) to talk about what goes into Head Judge Announcements. Do you want to know what to include in your Prerelease Announcements? What about your RCQ? How about that 2HG event at a Convention? It should be no surprise that while your announcements will have many things in common, there are also different areas of focus. Join us as we talk about those differences, from the Pre-Release to the Pro Tour, what will make your Head Judge Announcements pop.


JudgeCast #300 – Down with OPC (Other People’s Content)

This is SPARTA! Wait, no. This is…our 300th Episode! While my favorite topic to talk about is myself, we put the breaks on that celebration to invite on a few other judges active providing content for the masses. We talk about what makes their projects special, what keeps them motivated, and how it helps others.

Charlotte Sable – Ask a Magic Judge (tumblr.com) – Tumblr

David Elden – Judging FtW – YouTube – YouTube

Rhianna Milton – Ask-the-Judge (Magic: the Gathering Rules & Policy Group) | Facebook – Facebook

Also a big shout out to all the hosts, past and present that have contributed to Judgecast in its mission to teach and possibly entertain.
Sean Catanese
Riki Hayashi
Jose Boveda
Jess Dunks
Roy Shrader
Bryan Prillaman
Brogan King
Jacob Milicic
Samantha Harr
Charles Featherer


    JudgeCast #299 – Event Management with Jared Sylva

    Have you ever wondered about the planning that goes on before an event? Join Bryan, Charles, and special guest Jared Sylva from Star City Games to discuss Event Management with a focus on SCG Con Baltimore.

    For information on upcoming SCGCons, check out https://scgcon.starcitygames.com/ and look for events:

    • Columbus Sep. 1 – 3
    • Dallas-Fort Worth Oct. 20 – 22
    • Pittsburgh Nov. 10 – 12

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding judging for SCG events, please email judge@starcitygames.com or join the SCG Judge Discord.


    JudgeCast #298 – Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle Earth Release Notes

    Bryan and Charles welcome back Marcos Sanchez to talk about interesting cards from the newest Straight to Modern set to come out of Wizards. Join us as we take a tour of the Shire, take a shortcut to mushrooms before skulking through Mirkwood and wondering just how many different Gandalfs are in this set.


    JudgeCast #297 : Grab Bag

    In this episode Bryan and Charles discuss several smaller “bite size topics” while we gear up for the LoTR Prerelease episode. We go over:

    • What is a Called Draft and should I do one at my RCQ
    • Answering Judge Questions Outside of an Event
    • Giving Too Much Negative Feedback
    • MagicKids by Weirdcards in the Partnership Education track of Judge Academy

    JudgeCast #296 – Three Headed Two Headed Giant talks

    Join Bryan and Charles with special guest Vona to talk about 2HG. And not just the rules, on no, dear listener, we talk about special considerations in running 2HG events, from the logistics to the pack distribution to increased time in investigations. Give it a listen, and you might learn a bit about why we dont do Comp Rel 2HG events anymore.