Judgecast #163 – 2016: A Judge Retrospective

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On this episode, we take a look at the various changes to the Judge Program over the year. Policy changes, Program changes, personal changes; we run the gambit. We also discuss our favorite episode from 2016 and what 2017 holds for us personally and for the podcast. It gets surprisingly heavy for such a light…

JudgeCast #162 – E-mail Soul Brother

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On this episode, we take the time to go over listener e-mails! We cover rules, policy, and some mysterious “other” questions. The mysteries of transform are revealed, and how many Emrakuls are too many Emrakuls? Also, everyone’s second favorite weird red card Illicit Auction is here (the first favorite is of course Goblin Game). This…

JudgeCast #161 – Head Judging Your First PPTQ

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We combine our deep and vast wealth of knowledge to talk about all the “other” stuff you need to know to head judge your first PPTQ. Sure, you know there are 50 minute rounds with a 40 minute minimum. But what do you do before the day of the event to prepare? When do you…

JudgeCast #160 – Do You Copy Copy

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On this episode, the three amigos cover everything anyone could ever want to know about copy effects. If by the end of this there is some corner of copy effects you don’t understand, then you just weren’t listening. On this episode, the three amigos cover everything anyone could ever want to know about copy effects….

JudgeCast #159 – Grave Tidings

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On this spooookky episode (That came out after Halloween, but what’re you gonna do) we talk all about the Graveyard! We go into random rules around it, talk about a mish mash of graveyard abilities, and talk about a few of our favorite graveyard cards. You know, like Savannah Lions! JudgeCastA Magic Judge’s Most Useful…

JudgeCast #158 – Work/Judge/Life/Player Balance with Nik Zitomer

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It’s important, when you have a podcast, to come up with great memorable titles for your episodes. On this episode, we have fungus expert, L2, and prolific judge blogger Nik Zitomer on to talk about balancing out your work, judging, playing, and family life. We also talk about some of the advantages that Magic can…

JudgeCast #157 – L2 IPG Tester Coordinator

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We spend this episode going over a mish-mash of policy updates and news! First, we cover some of the new IPG updates. Nothing earth-shattering, but some new changes to HCE, tweaks to Missed Trigger, some clarifications on DDLP downgrades, and some changes to the MTR which apparently ruined Magic! After that we cover the L2…

JudgeCast #156 – Kaladesh Release Notes with Tabak and Mox

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Tabak and Mox, attorneys at law. Tabak and Mox, chefs extraordinaire. Tabak and Mox, crime fighting duo. Whatever they may be to you, we have Matt Tabak (Some random editor at WotC who would agree to be on. I think he writes some stories on the website?), Sara Mox (The judge manager at WotC and…