JudgeCast #233 Changes to Organized Play

Everything old is new again. Just when you got used to saying “MCQs are just like old PTQs”, we have to start saying “PTQs are just like old MCQs”. In this episode Brogan and Bryan talk about the changes to organized play and how it can and will effect events in your local communities.

Official OP Announcement:

WPN OP Announcement: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/introducing-players-tour-qualifiers


Judgecast #232 Judge Academy Interview with Tim Shields and Nicolette Apraez

Brogan and Bryan sit down with Tim Shields (Owner of Judge Academy) and Nicolette Apraez (Program Manager for Magic for Judge Academy) to talk about the hot topic everyone in the judge community is talking about. In this super-sized episode, you can hear first hand what the goals and upcoming challenges are for the new upcoming Certification body, and stick around for the post-show where Brogan and Bryan discuss their thoughts.

Judge Academy FAQ: https://judgeacademy.com/faq/
Wizards Statement: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/blog/2019/07/29/the-next-era-of-magic-judging/
Program Coordinator Statement: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2019/07/29/future-of-judge-program/
GenCon Q&A with Tim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_x6N1nnQw&t=30s