JudgeCast #275 – The Return of Premiere Play

In this episode Bryan and Samma talk about the recently announced changes to Wizards’ Premiere Play and a little bit about what judges can expect. Bryan rants (too much) about his dislike of PPTQs, while Samma waits for him to tucker himself out. Spoilers: Both agree that we are happy that something has returned, though.

Wizard’s Announcement: https://magic.gg/news/return-of-the-pro-tour-your-path-to-playing-magic-at-the-highest-level
Judge Academy’s compiled list of links: https://judgeacademy.com/2022-premier-play/
Staffing Recommendations for Events: https://judgeacademy.com/recommended-staffing-guidelines/
Direct Link to Premier Tournament Invitation Policy: https://assets.ctfassets.net/ryplwhabvmmk/2ZwbE9BQV1L4P1LjfeaW5F/c229126f05d0b77bdc68874ed34ad756/MTG_PTIP-2223_2022-03-31.pdf


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/


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


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.