JudgeCast #149 – Head Judge Opening Announcements

We’re missing Bryan this episode, so take the opportunity to go over one of our oldest ideas for a show topic: Head Judge announcements!

We cover what you should think about saying in your announcements, how you should prepare, and how you should actually present the announcements.

Here is CJ’s outline for the last event he was HJ of (An SCG Legacy Classic), and you can get a feel for how he outlines his announcements and how brief he’s trying to be:

What did the cannibal get when he was late for dinner?

A cold shoulder



Judges – Chris, Taylor, Nicholas, Yuval

(Name, table number, minute for deck list checks.)

***Take up deck lists***


REL Competitive

50 minute rounds

0/10 Tardiness policy

Match slips


Calling a Judge 

Have fun

Round 1:

# of Players ____

# of Rounds ____

Also CJ wrote an article on this topic quite a while ago: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/articles/2014/06/24/head-judge-o-pun-ing-announcements/


JudgeCast #148 – Eternal Masters Release Notes

Release notes: the eternal punishment for being a JudgeCast host.

We cover all the exciting abilities in Eternal Masters, and a wide selection of our favorite nostalgia-filled and most-dreaded cards! Animate Dead! Werebear! Sylvan Library! Isochron Scepter! All these and so much more in this action packed episode.

Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/eternal-masters-release-notes-2016-06-02