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

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