JudgeCast #175 – Attending your First Comp REL Event as a Player

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Welcome to Episode #175 In this Episode we talk about things a player may want to know before taking the plunge and attending their first Competitive Rules Enforcement Episode. What is a decklist and why do I need to bring it?  Is there a lunch break? Why is this person in a black shirt hovering…

JudgeCast #173 – On This Episode, Replace Episode 45

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The JudgeCast team reprises an episode from five years ago by tackling replacement effects. If you would skip this episode, instead don’t! Replacement effects rules on Yawgatog: http://yawgatog.com/resources/magic-rules/#R614 JudgeCastA Magic Judge’s Most Useful PodcastMore Posts

JudgeCast # 172 – Amonkhet Policy Updates

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There’s a lot to go over in this policy episode, but first we introduce the newest regular co-host of JudgeCast. Please welcome Brogan King back to the show for her first episode as a full-fledged co-host! The MTR, the IPG, the combat shortcut, and decklist problems. Also deck problems.  Wait, what? There’s two of them…

JudgeCast #171 – AlmondCat Release Notes

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We are once again joined by Brogan King as we talk about the newest Magic set, AlmondCat! Oh wait… Amonkhet! Yeah, that one. We discuss the mechanics, what we love, what we hate, and some Madness Weirdness. And, of course, we go through a ton of interesting cards and rules interactions. Amonkhet Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/amonkhet-release-notes-2017-04-14 JudgeCastA…

JudgeCast #170 – New world of Grand Prix

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Listen to Channelfireball.com’s own Jon Saso and Mashi Scanlan talk about the new world of Grand Prix and the challenges they face ramping up from 12 GPs this year to ~55 next year!  What does this mean for the events, the players, and especially the judges?  We ask those questions and ask for your feedback. Do…

JudgeCast #169 – Overviewing Reviews

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Join us in talking to Brogan King, an admin of the Review Revue Facebook Group. We talk about that project and reviews generally. This includes what a judge review is, how to access them, and the different kinds of reviews judges write. We also speak a little about the basic dos and don’ts of writing…

JudgeCast #168 – This One’s a Classic! (Or at least it’s about one)

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Welcome back our Judge of the Week interviewer and level 2 judge Jacob Milicic (From episode #166) to talk about his experience Head Judging a recent StarCityGames.com Classic event. We ask him a lot of questions and get even more answers. How did his judge career get to this point? What did he do to…

JudgeCast #167 – Parts of a Card

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On this episode, we’re joined by the amazing Billy Willy to discuss the numerous parts of a card. Find out about the rules for illustrations (yes, there’s a rule for that!) and how set symbols used to be relevant in the game! Bprill reminisces about the good old days before color indicators and tells you…