JudgeCast #292 – Slow Play: I done told ya’ once already…

In this episode Bryan and Charles talk about one of the more subjective infractions in the IPG; Slow Play. We talk about its definition, it’s subjectivity, why it can’t have an objective definition and how to deal with players that might get upset you give them Slow Play. We even talk about Chess Clocks. No, really. Thats been a suggestion.

And, to play into the theme, this episode gets a Warning for being a day late.


JudgeCast #290 – Rules and Reddit

In this episode, Brian and Charles go over the few rules updated with All Will Be One and then we delve into a smorgasbord of recent reddit threads that have caught our eye while we wait for MagicCon Philly.

Topic 1 – Hold Priority: https://www.reddit.com/r/EDH/comments/10xqd6x/players_that_hold_priority_for_a_whole_phase/

Topic 2: Card quality/differences in general: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/10zxfem/lots_of_art_with_these_weird_wiggly_lines_is_this/

Topic 3: Placeholders as Proxies?:

Topic 4: How to prepare for your first Magic convention

Topic 4: Card art with a side of dong
Potentially NSFW

Topic 5: Magic is expensive, yo.

Topic 6: Weird Judge Call


JudgeCast #289 – Phyrexia: All Will Be One Release Notes

In this episode, Bryan and Charles go over the mechanics and notiable cards from Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Toxic, Compleated, Oil Counters, and that one mechanic that has an exclamation point. Also at the end of the episode we talk about a workaround in EventLink for running a Sealed RCQ.


JudgeCast #287 – Judge Compensation

Happy New Year! It’s a time for celebration and resolutions for the new year. In this episode Bryan and Charles are joined by Brook Gardner-Durbin (@TheBG_D) to discuss the factors that go into your decisions for fair compensation at the various levels. Is judging your hobby, career, or side hustle? What is the complexity of the event you are going to be working? What is considered fair? Where do you have the ability to negotiate? As we discuss issues around pay, just a reminder: We are not lawyers or CPAs. We are glorified donkeys pushing a ball around the pasture. Consult your local, state, or federal laws before acting on any of our barnyard braying.


JudgeCast #286 – Missed Triggers

Talking about missed triggers has been all the rage lately in the twitterverse, and Bryan, Charles, and Samma thought we would bring it to your podcast listening device. In this episode, the JudgeCast crew talk about the philosophy behind Missed Triggers, how to identify one, what the opponents’ responsibilities are, and a little bit of a history lesson.

Detrimental Trigger Guide – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/rules/mtg/

Annotated IPG – https://blogs.magicjudges.org/rules/ipg2-1/


JudgeCast #285 – Level Updates and Magic 30 Celebration Event Thoughts

Bryan, Charles, and Samma discuss the recent level updates announced by Judge Academy. Samma and Charles also go over their Magic 30 experience, including a behind the scene look at the massive Unfinity Draft. We also stop recording right before Samma admits Bryan was 100% right about [redacted] and Bryan doesn’t even say ‘I told you so’, so he instead puts this comments in the show notes.

Level Update Overview – Level Clarifications and Updates: Overview – 2023 – Judge Academy

Judge Academy Renewal information: Membership Renewal Payments in Fall/Winter 2022 – Judge Academy

Omega Mart (whatever that is) : Omega Mart | Explore Immersive Art | Meow Wolf Las Vegas


JudgeCast #284 – Brother’s War Release Notes

Following the BRO Code, Bryan, Charles, and Samma battle their way through new mechanics, new cards, and very bad puns. We discuss Prototype, Meld, Unearth, zone change triggers, 50% off of 50% off coupons. Stick around and you might just learn something. Probably not, but it could happen.


JudgeCast #283 – Ain’t No Party Like A Potpourri Party

A Pot-Pour-EE Episode is an episode where we discuss smaller topics that aren’t worth a full episode themselves. In this vaguely apple-cinnamon scented episode Bryan and Charles talk about Game Markers, Solo Deck Checks, Tournament Policy on Notes, and Proxies. Real Proxies, not those fake proxies being sold for $250 a “pack”.