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.


JudgeCast #258 – Modern Horizons 2 Release Notes

In this supersized episode Bryan and Samma dig deep on the rules and mechanics of several Modern Horizon 2 Cards. If you want to know how Urza’s Saga makes various Modern Decks better, go somewhere else. But if you want to know how Urza’s Saga works under a Blood Moon, or the difference between creating a token, and having a token enter the battlefield under your control then you have come to the right place.


JudgeCast #257 – Returning Mechanics in Modern Horizons 2

In a precursor to the Modern Horizons 2 Release Notes episode, Bryan and Samma go over the returning mechanics in the latest set. All the way from Aftermath to Unearth, we go into more detail than you probably needed to know, all in a quest to make next episode not be 3 hours long.


JudgeCast #256 – MDFCs: Modal Double-Faced Chats

Join Bryan and Samma as they talk about the hot new mechanic of the past year that wasn’t: Modal Double-Faced Cards. You know, those cards that look like Transform cards but aren’t, but still make you avoid yellow sleeves.
We break down when you can cast or play the different sides, how they work with Cascade and Transform, searching and flicker effects, as well as talk a little about policy around them.


JudgeCast #255 – Catching up on the Year That Wasn’t

In this episode Bryan and Samma catch up on whats been happening with Judging during the pandemic, as well as discuss what they have (or haven’t) been doing to stay current.  We also talk about resources that might help you start to get your judge legs back under you.


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JudgeCast #253 M21 Release Notes and Special Guest

In this episode Bryan and Jacob are joined by former JudgeCast host Jess Dunks to go over cards of interest from M21 as well as talk about how wildly inconsistent P/T of whales are in relation to their size. Catch up with Jess as we cover intervening if clauses, copy effects, state based actions, playing additional lands, and all sorts of other rules minutia for the discerning rules nerd.


JudgeCast #252 – Digital Policy Docs and Bannings

Better late than never: In this episode Bryan and Jacob discuss the the recent WOTC bannings, companion rules change, and give first muddled impressions of the new Digital MTR and Digital IPG

Banning and Companion Rules Change – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/june-1-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement?asp=4

Depictions of Racism in Magic – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/depictions-racism-magic-2020-06-10

Digital Policy Docs – https://judgeacademy.com/policy-documents/


Judgecast #250 – GPHJ Investigations with Kevin Desprez

In this episode Bryan and Jacob sit down with GPHJ Kevin Desprez and talk about Investigations from a GPHJ perspective. We talk about what information HJs want to know from floor judges, as well as tips and tricks used during investigations by the experts.