JudgeCast #267 – L1 Endorsements

One of the requirements for becoming a Certified Magic Judge is obtaining an L1 endorsement. In this episode Bryan and Samma discuss what an L1 endorsement is and why its necessary. We also discuss what the endorsing L2 or L3 should be looking for when they give an endorsement, and what the endorsement review should entail, as well as some traps you might fall into.

Judge Academy L1 Endorsement: https://judgeacademy.com/endorsement-information/

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JudgeCast #266 – Judge Academy updates for 2022 with Guest Nicolette Apraez

In this episode Bryan and Samma welcome Judge Academy Magic Program Manager Nicolette Apraez! This week Judge Academy made a rather lengthy announcement on upcoming changes for 2022 and beyond. Nicolette was good enough to join us as we go through the changes, and get more detail on dues, conferences, foils, and level updates.

Read the Full Blog Post here: https://judgeacademy.com/judge-academy-2022-announcements/
Read the Letter from Tim Shields here: https://judgeacademy.com/2022-letter-from-tim-shields/
Read about updates to L3 Badges here: https://judgeacademy.com/judge-levels-and-maintenance/
Apply to be a beta tester for new Judge Academy features here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZLLTb5tg2pinlGIiOFp8oALryhmDPicHR8phpxJPvhzQAwg/viewform

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JudgeCast #265 – Midnight Hunt Release Notes

In this episode Bryan and Samma discuss the mechanics of Midnight Hunt, as well as going over some of the cards that might generate some rules questions at your local store of whatever larger event may be happening in or around Vegas. Come for the detailed rules explanation of Day/Night, Disturbed as well as what it means to transform into an aura, stay for the bad puns involving…just about everything.

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JudgeCast #264 – Target Acquired

In this episode, Bryan and Samma go into more detail than you probably thought possible on the specifics of Targeting. What a target does, how do you change targets, what happens if the target becomes illegal, is Target really just a cleaner Walmart. You know, the usual facts with a light dusting of bad jokes and random stories

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JudgeCast #262 – Ranking MTG Tournament Infractions

In this episode Bryan and Samma take a super serious look at all the infractions of the IPG and rank them based on our scientific criteria of “whatever we feel like at the moment”. Join us as we durdle our way through the infractions and post your own rankings. But if you disagree with us, we will argue with you, because we are subjectively correct.

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JudgeCast #261 – Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Release Notes

Join Bryan and Samma on this tour up and down the Sword Coast as we pull up a chair at the Yawning Portal and talk about the new set over a mug of Shadowdark Ale. Behold the new mechanics as we do a Waterdeep dive into some rules you possibly didn’t know, and probably didn’t care about. Don’t forget to Candlekeep on listening as Bryan critically fumbles his way through a recount of the classic tale, “The Head of Vecna”. And finally we talk about the new MTR and Policy updates that came out with the new set.

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JudgeCast #260 – Dice, Dice, Baby

Hello and Welcome to JudgeCast. In this episode Bryan and Samma tackle the very serious, multi-faceted issue of which icosahedrons should be your icosahedron of choice when playing MTG Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. And psychological observation becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy in real time.

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JudgeCast #259 – Running A Prerelease

Events are starting to happen again and the pre-releases keep coming. In this episode Bryan and Samma talk about things to do before and during a Pre-Release to keep your players happy. We also talk about the unique challenges of running a pre-release solo or with a group, as well as what to do when you are a player in the same Pre-Release you are a judge in.

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