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2016

December 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-12-06 Refresh Your Advancement Reviews The Feedback Loop (en) John Temple Education & Development
2016-12-01 Laura’s First Modern PPTQ The Battlefield Forge (en) Laura Ellis Report
Read up on some interesting IPG applications from Laura Ellis' first Modern Preliminary Pro-Tour Qualifier! Are you preparing for an upcoming Modern Event? Laura's report can help shore up your knowledge of some interesting card interactions in Modern!

November 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-11-29 Giving Thanks The Feedback Loop (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
2016-11-28 How to Start a Constructed GP Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-11-28 Failing better The Road to Level 3 (en) Daniel Kitachewsky Education & Development
2016-11-22 Radical Candor Workshop The Feedback Loop (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
2016-11-15 Taking Selfies – Part Four The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-11-14 More Sleep For Everybody Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-11-08 The “Lanes” Method for Midround Constructed Deckchecks Whats Up, Docs? (en) Fabian Peck Work & Run a Tournament
2016-11-08 Feedbag #8: Top Down The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-11-07 Out of Order Sequencing Whats Up, Docs? (en) Donato Del Giudice Rules & Regulations
2016-11-03 Face2Face Games 3K – Modern Tournament Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Mark Randol Report
Do you have a big Modern Tournament coming up? Read Mark Randol's tournament report to hear about his rulings on some interesting judge calls in the Modern Format! His work features valuable insights on card interactions and IPG implementation in a competitive setting.
2016-11-02 How to Start a Team Limited GP Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-11-01 Kaladesh Pre-Release Report – Freak, Israel Europe – East regional blog (en) Uri Hershkovitz Report
2016-11-01 The Spiderman Review The Feedback Loop (en) Eric Dustin Brown Education & Development

October 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-10-26 L2 Candidate FAQ Europe – East regional blog (en) Jernej Lipovec Education & Development
2016-10-25 Scaling Feedback for New L1s The Feedback Loop (en) Erik Aliff Education & Development
2016-10-22 PPTQ Report – Thessaloniki Europe – East regional blog (en) Elli Eirini Osmantzikidou Report
2016-10-18 Staying L2, Staying Awesome The Road to Level 3 (en) Dustin de Leeuw Education & Development
2016-10-18 Do Not Pass Go Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-10-18 Feedbag #7: Leading a Horse to Water The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-10-13 Tournament Report for WMCQ III PH (17 September 2016) – Head Judge Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Ian Mervin Go Report
Are you head judging your first big event? Learn from the experiences of Ian Mervin Go as he works at the helm of the 3rd World Magic Cup Qualifier in the Philippines which was attended by 392 players. Read about his experiences in leading a small judge pool and the interesting appeals he handled over the course of the tournament. His takeaways on how to sustain the effectiveness of a judge team over the course of a long tournament may prove invaluable!
2016-10-11 Taking Selfies – Part Three The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-10-05 Team Sealed GPs specifics (Also a GP Kyoto HJ Report) Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Deprez Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-10-04 Feedbacklash The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development

September 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-09-28 SCG Standard Regionals Ohio The Battlefield Forge (en) Aaron Hammer Report
Aaron Hammer's report features his insights about working on the Paper Team at a large tournament. Check out his observations on two dominant archetypes in standard: Bant Company and Emrakul-based decks. Read Aaron's report to learn how to be a more efficient member of the paper team at your next big tournament!
2016-09-27 Scaling Feedback The Feedback Loop (en) Erik Aliff Education & Development
2016-09-26 Policy Changes for Kaladesh Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-09-22 Kaladesh Prerelease Announcement Helper and Leaflet Player Experience (en) Jacob Kriner, Cristóbal Vigar Guerrero, Saverio Palmieri Neto, Miquel Àngel Moya Work & Run a Tournament
Jacob Kriner, Cristóbal Vigar Guerrero, and Saverio Palmieri Neto present the Kaladesh Prerelease Announcement Helper and Leaflet in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Start your engines!
2016-09-21 Calls from the Floor of GP Sydney The Battlefield Forge (en) Chengji Wang Report
Chengji guides us through a collection of the rulings he made at the latest GP Sydney. Some rather thought provoking rulings including a few that Jerry wasn't too confident on afterwards.
2016-09-20 Feedbag #6: Feeling a Bit Drafty The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-09-19 On Demand Events: Results and Prizes Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-09-14 BFZ Standard PPTQ – October 18th 2015 The Battlefield Forge (en) Mani Cavalieri Report
In this report, we look at Mani Cavalieri's methods in diffusing a conflict on the floor. While the incident is almost a year old, his insights on the unique circumstances at the PPTQ that he judged in as well as his thought process in arriving at a decision is still invaluable. Read through Mani's report and develop a systematized approach in handling player disputes!
2016-09-13 Taking Selfies – Part Two The Feedback Loop (en) Angela Aliff Education & Development
2016-09-09 The Meet’n’Greet Of Public Speaking Judge Conferences (en) Mihai Bîrsan Education & Development
2016-09-08 Pro Tour Sydney: Day 1 Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
Fun with the Coverage Team on Day 1 of the Pro Tour!
2016-09-06 My First Review – Abby Kraycar The Feedback Loop (en) Adam Eidelsafy, Abby Kraycar Education & Development
2016-09-04 PT Sydney HJ Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Deprez Report

August 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-08-31 Modern PPTQ Dublin – Albany, New York (7th August 2016) The Battlefield Forge (en) Paul Holbrook Report
In this report, Paul Holbrook walks us through some of his assigned tasks as the Floor Team Lead in a PPTQ earlier this month. Read about his thought process as he carried out his responsibilities at the event.
2016-08-30 Say Anything. The Feedback Loop (en) Jennifer Dery Education & Development
2016-08-23 Steet Smarts: Feedback and the 4-Minute Mile The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Steet Education & Development
2016-08-19 Grounding Techniques for Event Anxiety Billicent's Billy Sense(en) Billy San Juan
2016-08-19 GP Montreal - How to Start a Limited GP Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-08-18 The 10 Steps to Take Towards a Bad PowerPoint Presentation Judge Conferences (en) Marc DeArmond Education & Development
2016-08-18 SCG Open Series Worcester – July 9th 2016 The Battlefield Forge (en) Jacob Janssens Report
Jacob Janssens served as a floor judge at the SCG Open Series Worcester Legacy tournament not too long ago. Read his report to learn more about the interesting scenarios he encountered including one involving Sensei's Diving Top and another about handling player disputes.
2016-08-17 The Europe – East summer conference: a report Europe – East regional blog (en) Abdulrahman Alhadhrami Report
2016-08-16 Running a Super Sunday Series Top8 Draft Whats Up, Docs? (en) Rob Castellon Report
Guest post by Rob Castellon on the methodology for running a Top 8 draft for an event such as the Sunday Super Series at a Grand Prix.
2016-08-16 Feedbag #5: TO Trouble The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-08-09 Taking Selfies – Part One The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-08-04 NH’s First Triple PPTQ Day The Battlefield Forge (en) Tony Houst Report
Tony Houst judged a triple PPTQ day in New Hampshire, United States and shares with us some of the stories from the floor - including a neat trick to help with the sealed pool registration process and challenges that a triple PPTQ running on the same day can present!
2016-08-03 Tournament report: PPTQ Honolulu – Battlezone Europe – East regional blog (en) Saagar Laxman Report
2016-08-02 GP Pittsburgh Support Judge report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2016-08-02 My First Review – George Gavrilita The Feedback Loop (en) Adam Eidelsafy, George Gavrilita Education & Development

July 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-07-27 What is Remorse? The Battlefield Forge (en) John Reuben Ferrer Report, Rules & Regulations
What does it mean to have "no remorse"? Join Austin Whitehead as he explores deeply into Unsporting Conduct - Major. After that, please join in the discussion in the JudgeApps forums!
2016-07-26 L3 checklist changes The Road to Level 3 (en) Daniel Kitachewsky Education & Development
2016-07-26 Compassionate Coaching The Feedback Loop (en) Jacob Milicic Education & Development
2016-07-20 Tournament Report – WMCQ II Philippines The Battlefield Forge (en) Austin Whitehead Report
John Reuben Ferrer was judging at the 459-player WMCQ in the Philippines recently! Read about his experiences at the event and the many takeaways from the tournament, with many good questions for the readers to join in the discussion!
2016-07-19 Feedbag #4: Disagreeing Agreeably The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-07-18 Policy Changes for Eldritch Moon Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-07-14 You Make the Ruling #4: Policy Extravaganza Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Rules & Regulations
How would you handle these situations from Eternal Extravaganza 4?
2016-07-14 There’s a “we” in “weapon”! – Part 2 Judge Conferences (en) William Tiddi Education & Development
2016-07-13 Eldritch Moon Prerelease Announcement Helper and Leaflet Player Experience (en) Jacob Kriner, Cristóbal Vigar Guerrero Work & Run a Tournament
Jacob Kriner is back with the Prerelease Announcement Helper and Leaflet for Eldritch Moon, with Spanish translations once again by Cristóbal Vigar Guerrero.
2016-07-13 Star City Modern IQ – I’m Not Sorry (Unless I Am) The Battlefield Forge (en) Scott Markwart Report
Scott Markwart learned some valuable lessons from a SCG IQ he judged, most notably about when to apologize and when you shouldn't be. Read all about it from this great report!
2016-07-12 It’s Never Too Late to Start Again The Feedback Loop (en) Erik Morton Education & Development
2016-07-11 On Demand Events: Registration... and a Few Eldrazi :) Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-07-06 GP NYC ’16 – Sleuthing and Monsters! The Battlefield Forge (en) Riva Arecol Report
Riva Arecol shares with us some interesting scenarios and takeaways from Grand Prix New York City 2016, including a couple of very good examples on how investigations can help solve problems!
2016-07-05 My First Review – Joe Wiesenberg The Feedback Loop (en) Adam Eidelsafy, Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-07-04 There’s a “we” in “weapon”! – Part 1 Judge Conferences (en) William Tiddi Education & Development

June 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-06-30 This is not the Tournament Report you are looking for – 1st Greek WMCQ Europe – East regional blog (en) Giannis Papadakis Report
2016-06-29 ARG Circuit Series St. Louis Tournament Report (6/12/16) – A Different Look The Battlefield Forge (en) Ian Doty Report
Ian Doty gives us a fascinating look at an event from the eyes of a newly minted Level 1 judge. In this report, we read about his preparations for the tournaments, the calls he got, and the mistake he made, and some great advice on what to do after making a mistake.
2016-06-28 Three Years Gone The Feedback Loop (en) Patrick Cool Education & Development
2016-06-26 GP Pittsburgh 2016: Sunday Morning MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-06-22 GP Minneapolis – Floor Judge Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Antonio Zanutto Report
Antonio Zanutto writes about a good practice that is rarely talked about in tournament reports - the importance of shadowing! In this tournament report from GP Minneapolis, he shares with us things to look out for when shadowing, along with many interesting scenarios he came across during the GP.
2016-06-21 On Demand Events: Floor Management Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Work & Run a Tournament, Report
2016-06-21 Feedbag #3: Tough Situations The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-06-19 GP Minneapolis Head Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2016-06-15 Grand Prix Las Vegas 2015 The Battlefield Forge (en) Ken Nichols Report
Around this time last year was the amazing Modern Masters Weekend! Ken Nichols goes over his experience at GP Las Vegas with an in-depth report with lots of great stories and important lessons from the floor and off.
2016-06-14 Rejection Is Feedback, Too The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-06-09 GP Barcelona and PT Madrid – a Dual Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Dustin De Leeuw Report
Dustin De Leeuw had very interesting back to back weekends, having judged both GP Barcelona and PT Shadows over Innistrad. In this dual tournament report, he highlights the best parts of the events and shares the notable differences between judging a Pro Tour and a GP.
2016-06-08 GP LA Appeals Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2016-06-07 An Article: The Backbone of a Great Seminar Judge Conferences (en) Norman Ralph Education & Development
2016-06-07 My First Review – Adam Eidelsafy The Feedback Loop (en) Adam Eidelsafy Education & Development
2016-06-02 GP Charlotte 2016: Saturday (Swiss Sides) MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-06-01 How To (Not) Write Reviews Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
Like the moon, the best reviews glimmer and sparkle with the silverly light of truth.
2016-06-01 Judging with Your Spouse: A Tournament Report of Sorts The Battlefield Forge (en) Erin Leonard Report
Erin Leonard shares her unique perspective judging a tournament, explaining what it's like to prepare for and work at an event with your spouse with many thoughtful suggestions!

May 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-05-31 Leveling Up Your Verbal Feedback The Feedback Loop (en) Angela Aliff Education & Development
2016-05-29 About recommendations The Road to Level 3 (en) Daniel Kitachewsky Education & Development
2016-05-26 GP New York: Sunday Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
Head Judging the Super Sunday Series was a fantastic experience, and a wonderful way to wrap up my hometown Grand Prix weekend.
2016-05-26 Attacking, blocking and shortcuts Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Rules & Regulations
2016-05-25 The Shadows Over Innistrad Experience – A PPTQ Report from 2016-04-17 The Battlefield Forge (en) John White Report
John White brings us a fun look into a PPTQ he recently judged. An interesting read including many common questions and scenarios you might encounter from the current season of Standard!
2016-05-24 GP Charlotte 2016: Saturday (The GP) MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-05-24 The Changeup The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-05-20 Hoboken Judge Conference Report Judge Conferences (en) Dan Collins Education & Development, Report
2016-05-19 GP New York: Saturday Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
Four big ideas that I learned from co-leading Deck Checks with an awesome team!
2016-05-18 Some Tips on the Side – Leading Sides at the SCG Columbus Invitational The Battlefield Forge (en) Jacob Milicic Report
Jacob Milicic has a number of great tips for leading side events after leading sides for the first time at the SCG Columbus Invitational. Get some valuable suggestions and read about things to look out when handling such a role!
2016-05-17 Feedbag #2: Tips for New Judges The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2016-05-15 GP Tokyo Floor Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2016-05-11 GP New York: Thursday and Friday Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
Running sides and investigating Great Old Ones at Grand Prix New York.
2016-05-11 Prague Eternal (2016 #1) The Battlefield Forge (en) Zoltán Tóth-Bajnóczi Report
Zoltán Tóth-Bajnóczi wrote an in-depth account of his experiences judging a 3 day series of eternal tournaments. A rare treat as tournament reports of eternal formats are hard to come by!
2016-05-10 Judging in Japan (and Other Foreign GPs): A Non-English Grand Prix Guide for Judges Magic Judge Articles (en) QJ Wong Work & Run a Tournament
L2 QJ Wong shares practical tips and experience for judging in foreign lands where communication is not necessarily knowing the language.
2016-05-10 Building a Review Dashboard The Feedback Loop (en) John Brian McCarthy Education & Development
2016-05-03 You Never Forget Your First Review The Feedback Loop (en) Adam Eidelsafy Education & Development
2016-05-03 SCG Philly – Sunday Sides – Team Lead The Battlefield Forge (en) Jonah Kellman Report
Jonah Kellman provides us an excellent report detailing his logistical planning mistakes he made while being Sunday Sides Team Lead at SCG Philly. Read about the lessons he learned from them and how you can avoid the same mistakes!

April 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-04-27 SCG Indianapolis 3/20/16 – Sunday Sides Team Lead The Battlefield Forge (en) Marcos Sanchez Report
Despite well-laid plans, Marcos Sanchez ran into some issues while managing the Sunday Side events (including scheduled Challenges and On Demand Events) on Day 2 of the SCG Tour in Indianapolis. Read about the valuable lessons he learned that day, and how you too can benefit from his experiences.
2016-04-26 Feedback Accountabilibuddies The Feedback Loop (en) Eric Dustin Brown Education & Development
2016-04-20 Seminar Feedback Judge Conferences (en) George Gavrilita Education & Development
2016-04-20 GP Meldrazi – Modern Musings from the Grand Prix Weekend The Battlefield Forge (en) Alan Peng Report
Alan Peng provides us with another one of his excellent tournament reports, this time from GP Melbourne (or GP Meldrazi as it was also known). Full of anecdotes, there's something for any level of judge to learn from in this report.
2016-04-19 The Review Revue The Feedback Loop (en) Brogan King Education & Development
2016-04-19 Modern Rules Problems – Madness Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
Madness returns! L2 Nathan Long explains the updated rules and shares card interactions for Madness.
2016-04-15 General Rules for Drafting DFCs at Professional REL Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-04-13 MKM Trial Frankfurt (Le&Le Games – 19th March 2016) The Battlefield Forge (en) Herman Janssen Report
(L1) Herman Janssen jumped eagerly at the chance to judge a competitive REL event in Romania, excited to learn as much as he can on his road to Level 2. Read about how his day went and the valuable lessons learned!
2016-04-12 Comprehensive(ish) Guide to Writing Penalty Descriptions MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-04-12 Busting Three Common Myths About Reviews The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-04-08 Repost: Innistrad Double-Faced Cards FAQ Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-04-06 GP Washington DC – ODE’s Tech Level-Up The Battlefield Forge (en) Charles Featherer Report
Charles Featherer had an innovative solution to a problem he observed from a prior event, and it definitely made everyone's day better at GP Washington 2016's side events. Read all about it here!
2016-04-05 State of the Feedback The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2016-04-04 Revisiting the Hidden Corners of HCE Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-04-04 SOI Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-04-02 Grand Prix Washington DC HJ Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report

March 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-03-31 The Two-Headed Giant Post MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-03-31 The Art of the Mini-Conference Judge Conferences (en) Nicholas Zitomer Education & Development
2016-03-30 Radical Candor Revisited Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
Last Saturday, I presented a seminar on radical candor at the USA-Northeast's judge conference.
2016-03-30 Writing L2 Recommendations Magic Judge Articles (en) Joshua Feingold Education & Development
L2 recommendations are an integral part of identifying promising L2 candidates. L3 Joshua Feingold shares insight on how to maximize the impact of L2 recommendations.
2016-03-30 RPTQ San Diego Head Judge Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Joe Wiesenberg Report
Joe Wiesenberg goes over a recent RPTQ where he was the head judge, in which he talks about some of the more interesting situations that came up. He went deep into an investigation that occurred in the finals, and that alone is very well worth reading.
2016-03-28 Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease Announcement Helper and Leaflet Player Experience (en) Jacob Kriner Work & Run a Tournament
Jacob Kriner returns with another prerelease announcement helper and leaflet, this time for Shadows Over Innistrad. Are you ready for double-faced cards? This guide can help!
2016-03-27 Unexpected Challenges at SCG Regionals USA-North (en) Ken Bearl Report
Ken Bearl had an exciting time head judging the recent SCG Regionals, and wants to tell you how to not have the same kind of excitement.
2016-03-24 NE Spring 2016 Judge Conference: Five Additional Turns MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-03-23 GP Detroit Appeals Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2016-03-23 When a Thai Got Lost in the United States – (GP Washington DC 2016) The Battlefield Forge (en) Pakhawadee Palungwachira Report
GP Washington DC 2016 was a huge eye-opening experience for Pakhawadee Palungwachira (who's better known as Miou)! Read about the special customized decklists for the event and the various scenarios she encountered that made it so memorable for her.
2016-03-22 GP DC 2016: Friday MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-03-17 Scorekeeping Vignettes Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Work & Run a Tournament
What's it like to be a scorekeeper? Here's what I learned from scorekeeping a 100-player event in Connecticut!
2016-03-16 GP DC 2016: Getting Started MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-03-16 A Day of Firsts — TR from SCG Tour: Louisville, Day One The Battlefield Forge (en) Kyle Gorbski Report
Kyle "Ghost_Stache" Gorbski shares his experience from a rather eventful day of his in this well-written report. Read about the various scenarios Kyle encountered, how he dealt with them, and the important lessons learned!
2016-03-14 Grand Prix Judge Selection Magic Judge Articles (en) Johanna Virtanen Work & Run a Tournament
The entire GP staff selection process, straight from L3 Johanna Virtanen!
2016-03-11 Eastern European Winter Conference Report Judge Conferences (en) Milorad Pavlovic Education & Development, Report
2016-03-09 Asking the Right Questions The Battlefield Forge (en) Zak Turchansky Report
Zak Turchansky talks about the importance and consequences of asking the right questions in two specific scenarios in this report. He shares the valuable lessons gained from them, and what you, the reader can gain from being careful about answering questions from players.
2016-03-08 Walter, Our New Overlord (SCG Philly Saturday, Open SK) MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-03-02 Picking a Topic and Goal Judge Conferences (en) Marc DeArmond Education & Development
2016-03-02 GP Vancouver – Scheduled Sides The Battlefield Forge (en) Derek Barbee Report
Derek Barbee has some good advice and shares a couple of important lessons from GP Vancouver 2016. This report is a great read for newer L1s who wants to get used to large, competitive events; for experienced judges, this report has important points to share with judges you mentor.
2016-03-01 RPTQ Stockholm 2016-02-28 Judging in the North! (en) Patrick Ericsson Report

February 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-02-24 SCG Regionals – Providence, 2/6/2016 The Battlefield Forge (en) Christopher Wendelboe Report
Christopher Wendelboe had a very eventful day at the SCG Regionals in Providence, RI on 2/6/2016. Read about the many logistical challenges he faces that day, the solutions, the lessons learned and more!
2016-02-21 PT Atlanta Head Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2016-02-21 Whispers of the Muse, buyback edition Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Education & Development
2016-02-18 Being An Effective Line Captain MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-02-17 PPTQ Metropolis Centre (Madrid, Spain) for PT Sydney 2016 The Battlefield Forge (en) Aruna Prem Bianzino Report
Aruna Prem Bianzino gives us an indepth look at a recent PPTQ held in Madrid. Some excellent insights and rules questions await within.
2016-02-15 Investigating, step 0: Knowing when to investigate Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work and Run a Tournament
2016-02-15 Matt Braddock: EE 5k Satellite, Baltimore MtG Scorekeeper (en) Matt Braddock Work & Run a Tournament
2016-02-14 Organizing a Judge Conference – What can go wrong Judge Conferences (en) David Záleský Education & Development
2016-02-14 Hosting the Virginia Judge Conference at Battlegrounds Judge Conferences (en) Jeph Foster Education & Development
2016-02-10 Guest Post: Imposter Syndrome and Judging Bearz Repeating (en) Casey Hanford
Overcoming your fear of being "found out."
2016-02-10 Mana Deprived Super Series 3K (Montreal, QC, Canada) The Battlefield Forge (en) Eric Paré Report
Eric Paré has some great lessons to share with us from a Mana Deprived Super Series 3K event at Montreal, QC, Canada!
2016-02-09 Zach of All Trades: Scorekeeping SCG Regionals USA-North (en) Zach Rivers Report
Zach Rivers scorekept the 310 player SCG Regionals in Minneapolis. In this post he talks about his preparation and some of the challenges the event had to overcome.
2016-02-09 John Brian McCarthy: Judge! My Points Are Wrong! MtG Scorekeeper (en) John Brian McCarthy Work & Run a Tournament
2016-02-04 OGW Release Day at Hareruya The Battlefield Forge (en) Kentaro Guthrie Report
Kentaro Guthrie goes over a busy launch day of tournaments, and shows that there's still many valuble lessons to be learned at all levels of events.
2016-02-02 Let's Talk About Words: "Investigations" MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-02-02 The ‘Tells’ of Body Language – Part 3: Being the Receiver Judge Conferences (en) Theodoros Millidonis Education & Development

January 2016

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2016-01-29 Looking Back at 2015 Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2016-01-28 WER: Editing Matches 2 — Cascades MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-01-27 Logistical Adventures in Prereleases! The Battlefield Forge (en) Eliana Rabinowitz Report
Eliana Rabinowitz had a fairly successful Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease! She shares with us her experiences over the day, the logistical challenges she faced over the day and how to deal with them.
2016-01-27 The ‘Tells’ of Body Language – Part 2: Being the Sender Judge Conferences (en) Theodoros Millidonis Education & Development
2016-01-25 The Hidden Corners of HCE Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-01-22 WER: Editing Matches (aka How to Not Repair the Whole Round) MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2016-01-20 Mastering Legacy, or How I Learned to Question my Assumptions The Battlefield Forge (en) Charlotte Sable Report
Charlotte Sable writes about the challenges faced when judging in an environment that is different than what you are used to, specifically, the dangers of subconsciously making assumptions and having to adapt to local culture and habits.
2016-01-19 The ‘Tells’ of Body Language – Part 1: Importance Judge Conferences (en) Theodoros Millidonis Education & Development
2016-01-18 OGW Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2016-01-17 The new Limited Day 2 Grand Prix, part2: Running the draft Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work and Run a Tournament
2016-01-17 The new Limited Day 2 Grand Prix, part1: Preparation Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work and Run a Tournament
2016-01-14 Whispers of the Muse Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Rules & Regulations
2016-01-13 Of Star-Crossed Lovers and Evil Giraffes (GP Brussels Nov 13-15 2015) The Battlefield Forge (en) Ernst Jan Plugge Report
EJP decided to focus on personal growth over GP Brussels 2015. Read about how he wanted to be able to stay calm and in control when things get chaotic and hectic, and his advice on how you can do exactly that!
2016-01-12 SCG Charlotte Open: On Questions (Sunday Edition) MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Report
2016-01-12 SCG Charlotte Open: On Questions (Saturday Edition) MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Report
2016-01-10 Europe-East Leadership Conference Report Judge Conferences (en) Georgi Benev Education & Development, Report
L2 Georgi Benev from Bulgaria has a report of the Regional Leadership Conference held last November in Belgrade, Serbia.
2016-01-10 Europe North Winter Conference Report Judge Conferences (en) William Tiddi Education & Development, Report
2016-01-07 Diplomacy of the Wastes Judging For The Win (en) Marcos Sanchez Education & Development
Marcos Sanchez appears as a guest author discussing the process of Diplomacy as it applies to judging, and walks you through a step by step process on how to approach a situation diplomatically.
2016-01-06 Owning Your Mistakes – SCG Open Somerset The Battlefield Forge (en) Christopher Cahill Report
Christopher Cahill has a report from a recent Legacy Open, and looks back at some of the situations that occurred, specifically, one where a mistake was made, and the importance of owing up to it.
2016-01-05 BeNeLux Judge Conference Report Judge Conferences (en) Alex de Bruijne Education & Development, Report
2016-01-04 Preparing for Events MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament

2015

December 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-12-30 Conference report: Nordic region winter 2015 conference Judging in the North! (en) William Tiddi Report
2015-12-29 Magic Judges Facebook page — 2015 Annual report Path to Exile (en) David de la Iglesia Report
Read the Magic Judges Facebook page 2015 Annual report, now with 100% more statistics!
2015-12-25 Campioni Del Mondo! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-12-22 Presenters Training Team – 2015 in Review Judge Conferences (en) Thomas Ralph Education & Development
2015-12-17 You Make the Ruling #3: Fabulous Las Vegas Edition Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Rules & Regulations
Welcome again to You Make the Ruling, the periodic feature where you take the driver's seat in handling tough rules questions and tricky policy scenarios.
2015-12-16 GP Kobe 2015 – An Introduction to Last Chance Trials in Japan The Battlefield Forge (en) QJ Wong Report
QJ Wong writes about the Last Chance Trials in a Japanese Grand Prix where he got as close as possible to the center of all the LCT action as the scorekeeper of GP Kobe 2015's LCTs!
2015-12-14 Middle East countries now part of the Europe-East region Path to Exile (en) David de la Iglesia Report
Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are now part of the Europe-East region!
2015-12-14 WER: Local Player List MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2015-12-10 On the Level Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
On the Level Two, specifically.
2015-12-09 On the Road – Part 2 Judge Conferences (en) George Gavrilita Education & Development
2015-12-09 Learning by Doing The Battlefield Forge (en) Paul Zelenski Report
Paul Zelenski was judging an SCG 5K not too long ago. In this report, he shares with us some interesting scenarios and detailed analysis from the tournament and more!
2015-12-08 2015 Mid-Atlantic Judge Conference: Teams and Leading Them by Ryan Stapleton MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2015-12-07 GP Kobe 2015 HJ Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-12-03 GP Madrid Appeals Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-12-02 Swap, Drop, and Roll? A GP Sydney Tournament Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Paul Johnson Report
Paul Johnson was at the front-lines when the world was introduced to the "Sydney Swap" at Grand Prix Sydney 2015. Read about the insights and the advice he has for us when carrying out this new deck swap procedure!

November 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-11-25 On the Road – Part 1 Judge Conferences (en) George Gavrilita Education & Development
2015-11-25 Grand Prix Beijing 2015 – Team Sealed The Battlefield Forge (en) Fabian Peck Report
Fabian Peck was "slightly disappointed nothing exploded" during GP Beijing 2015. Read more about what contributed to such a successful Team Limited event!
2015-11-24 PPTQs: Head Judge-TO Communication Magic Judge Articles (en) Kyle Evans Work & Run a Tournament
Coordinating a PPTQ with a new or unfamiliar TO? L2 Kyle Evans navigates key discussions and why they're vital for a good experience for all.
2015-11-18 GP Lyon 2015 Sunday Team Sealed – Head Judge Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Théo Cheng Report
Théo Cheng faced some interesting challenges as he led a team for the first time while head judging a Team Sealed event! Read about the various language-related issues he had to deal with and the valuable lessons he learned from it.
2015-11-11 Loco and the Adventures of the Missing Luggage (GP Sydney 2015) The Battlefield Forge (en) Sashi Kumar Balakrishnan Report
Sashi Kumar Balakrishnan (or better known as Loco) shares with us his (mis)adventures in Down Under! Read about his experiences at GP Sydney, the 'Sydney Swap' and more!
2015-11-10 RPTQ Stockholm 2015-11-07 Judging in the North! (en) Patrick Ericsson Report
2015-11-06 2015 Mid-Atlantic Judge Conference: Virginia is for Reviewers by Riki Hayashi MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Education & Development
2015-11-04 Polishing Up Deck Check Technique @ San Diego SIQ 2015 The Battlefield Forge (en) Greg Lauro Report
Greg Lauro gave the Polish Deck Check technique a try and shares with us his experiences with it, along with some thoughts and things to look out.

October 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-10-28 Logistics of Battle Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
At Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar, Paul Baranay was Logistics Lead on Friday. Here's what that entailed!
2015-10-28 SCG Worcester Two Day Report: First time Team Lead + Sunday Funday The Battlefield Forge (en) Christopher Wendelboe Report
Christopher Wendelboe looks over his recent experience as both a team lead and being on a deck check team at SCG Open: Worchester, and has some interesting scenarios he came across and how he handled them.
2015-10-23 Presentation Design Principles – Part 2 Judge Conferences (en) Ivan Petkovic Education & Development
2015-10-21 One Hundred and Counting... Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-10-21 On-demand Events at SCG Cincinnati – The “New Normal” The Battlefield Forge (en) Michael Anderson Work & Run a Tournament
Michael Anderson volunteered to run on-demand events for the StarCityGames.com Open in Cincinnati, Ohio. Here's 5 steps to help make it a success if you ever find yourself in a similar assignment!
2015-10-15 Tournament Report for WMCQ #1 – Philippines 2015 The Battlefield Forge (en) Ian Mervin Go Report
Ian Mervin Go shares his experience judging one of the biggest WMCQs in the world, all the way from the Philippines! In this report, we hear about the things that left the deepest impressions on him and some valuable takeaways!
2015-10-14 Appealing Off the Layers Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Rules & Regulations
Why do we have appeals, anyway?
2015-10-14 Tweaking the new DEC Rules Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2015-10-13 My Event Kit MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2015-10-12 Entwining Experiences: Feedback Is a Gift Bearz Repeating (en) Charles Featherer Education & Development
Charles Featherer wraps up our five-part series on entwining experiences by sharing some thoughts on feedback.
2015-10-08 Some Good, Some Bad – SCG Chicago Modern PIQ The Battlefield Forge (en) Michael Zimmerman Report
Michael Zimmerman gives us a critical overview of how he ran a recent SCG Premier Invitational Qualifier as the Head Judge, and where he thinks he could have done things better.
2015-10-07 The Power of Position Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Work & Run a Tournament
You're Head Judging a big event, so you finally get to sit on the main stage...but should you? Position matters -- find out why!
2015-10-06 Presentation Design Principles – Part 1 Judge Conferences (en) Ivan Petkovic Education & Development
2015-10-05 WER: Sealed PPTQ Top 8s MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2015-10-05 Entwining Experiences: The EDGE Method Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
How we can we effectively teach and mentor others? Charles Featherer proposes using the four-step EDGE method!
2015-10-05 Summer Tales (Part Two) Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-10-03 The Forbidden Look Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations

September 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-09-30 Eternal Weekend (WMCQ + Vintage Champs) Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Brian Paskoff Report
(L2) Brian Paskoff looked over his performance at Eternal Weekend, where he judged both the WMCQ and Vintage Champs. He recounted a few of his experiences judging in this report, and also shared some suggestions for judges who might not have experience with Eternal formats.
2015-09-30 Miscommunication? You need to make a decision! Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2015-09-28 2015 Mid-Atlantic Judge Conference: Becoming a Better Teaching Judge MtG Scorekeeper (en) Erik Aliff Education & Development
2015-09-28 Entwining Experiences: Working Your Judge Slip Bearz Repeating (en) Charles Featherer Education & Development
Now that we know how to set SMART goals, how can we put this concept into action? Charles proposes writing your own Judge Slip!
2015-09-28 BFZ Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2015-09-25 Entwining Experiences: Being SMART Bearz Repeating (en) Charles Featherer Education & Development
How can we set good goals? Be SMART about it! Learn more in the second part of our five-part guest series by Charles Featherer.
2015-10-24 Summer Tales (Part One) Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-09-23 Creatures of Value Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
Every Magic player loves value. But in this case, it's not about drawing cards...it's about you! What values do you bring to the Judge Program?
2015-09-23 InGeniousCon: Clever Event Hacks and the Judges Behind Them at GenCon The Battlefield Forge (en) Dylan Goings Report
(L1) Dylan Goings had some great observations from GenCon 2015 to share with everyone, along with a great message for all of us, regardless of our experience or judge levels!
2015-09-23 Investigating Life Totals corrected to an incorrect number Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2015-09-21 Using Trello as a GP Public Event Manager (PEM) Magic Judge Articles (en) Jeremie Granat Work & Run a Tournament
L3 Jeremie Granat shares insight and new technology on the horizon to improve the role of the Public Event Manager.
2015-09-21 Entwining Experiences: Values, Mission, and Vision Bearz Repeating (en) Charles Featherer Education & Development
How do our values shape our vision and mission? Find out in this special guest post from Charles Featherer!
2015-09-18 Review Milestone – Abe Corson – 100 Reviews The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2015-09-17 Comprehensive(ish) Guide to Match Result Slips MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2015-09-16 You Make the Ruling #2: Standard Situations Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Rules & Regulations
This edition of You Make the Ruling features face-down rules questions, a tense investigation, and "takesie-backsies"! How would you handle these situations?
2015-09-16 Capitol Debates, Capital Mistakes – Red Shirting SCG Washington DC’s Modern PIQ The Battlefield Forge (en) Thomas Davis Report
In this report, (L2) Thomas Davis took an in-depth look at his performance as Head judge at a recent Premier Invitational Qualifier. He looked back over several incidents which occurred at the tournament, and reflected on how he handled those situations in this well written report!
2015-09-10 GP Charlotte 2015: How to Help Your Swiss Sides Scorekeeper MtG Scorekeeper (en) Jennifer Dery Work & Run a Tournament
2015-09-09 Task Mastery Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Education & Development
What's important? What's urgent? Find out how to move your events from the Red Zone to the Green Zone by learning a new approach to categorizing tasks!
2015-09-09 SCG Summer Regionals Florida: The Ballad of the Judge Experience The Battlefield Forge (en) Joseph Babadi Report
(L1) Joseph Babadi goes over a recent SCG Regionals he judged at, and gives us an excellent overview of how it all went down.
2015-09-07 Your First Conference Judge Conferences (en) Matteo Callegari Education & Development
2015-09-02 You Make the Ruling #1: Legacy Systems Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Rules & Regulations
Test your knowledge of rules and policy with these real-life scenarios from Eternal Weekend!
2015-09-02 GP Hong Kong – Day 2 Team Lead The Battlefield Forge (en) Ellis Gyöngyös Report
(L2) Ellis Gyöngyös wrote about his stint as a Team Lead at GP Hong Kong 2015 - read about his most important takeaways from the experience!

August 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-08-31 Handling Multiple Infractions Magic Judge Articles (en) Matthew Johnson Rules & Regulations
L3 Matthew Johnson provides some insight into how seemingly multiple infractions can be determined as a single cause or multiple causes.
2015-08-26 SCG Summer Regionals, New Jersey – Deck Check Refinement The Battlefield Forge (en) Charles Featherer Report
(L1) Charles Featherer looks back over his first big event at a SCG Regionals, and provides a great account of an event from that perspective and how to refine deck checks.
2015-08-20 Backing up : Philosophy and Methodology Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Rules & Regulations
2015-08-19 Guest Post: Planning for Failure Bearz Repeating (en) Chase Culpon Work & Run a Tournament
What will you do when things start going wrong at your next event? Prepare yourself by reading Chase Culpon's guest post on failure mode and effect analysis!
2015-08-19 Head Judging Premier IQ SCG Richmond: Ready, Set, Go! The Battlefield Forge (en) Martha Lufkin Report
(L2) "Skipper" Lufkin wrote a tournament report about effective planning and good practices for head judging a multi-team event at a recent SCG Premier IQ!
2015-08-12 The Appeal of It All Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Work & Run a Tournament
Did you just get appealed? Here's a practical guide for communicating with your Head Judge about your ruling.
2015-08-12 Everything I Need To Know About Grand Melee I Learned From GenCon The Battlefield Forge (en) Samantha Davis Report
(L2) Samantha Davis shared with us some interesting observations while head-judging GenCon's Grand Melee tournaments over three days, including ways to improve player experience and an unfortunate case of dealing with unwanted behavior.
2015-08-06 Modern Rules Problems – Anafenza, the Foremost Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
MRP Columnist L2 Nathan Long returns with a primer on understanding the replacement effect of Anafenza, the Foremost in Modern.
2015-08-05 Getting the audience on your side Judge Conferences (en) Thomas Ralph Education & Development
2015-08-05 PreTQ for PT Sweat, Mount Pearl NL The Battlefield Forge (en) Chris Lansdell Report
(L2) Chris Lansdell was very happy to head-judge a PPTQ in his local game store recently. In this report, he shared with us some great observations from the tournament including the importance of supporting the local community, mentorship, puns and more!

July 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-07-30 Exemplary Failure Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
What happens when we fail?
2015-07-29 SCG Worcester tournament report (and stuff) The Battlefield Forge (en) Benjamin McDole Report
(L3) Benjamin McDole writes about a couple of scenarios he handled while head judging a SCG Open, and shares some inspiring thoughts with us about mentorship, community building and dealing with burnout.
2015-07-28 So you screwed up — A four-step guide to failing forward Path to Exile (en) David de la Iglesia
On overcoming mistakes and on how to handle oneself after doing them, inspired by John C. Maxwell’s “Failing Forward”.
2015-07-28 Big in Japan Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-07-22 I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date! (GP Chiba LCT XO report) The Battlefield Forge (en) Alan Peng Report
(L2) Alan Peng brings us another report, this time focusing on the trials and tribulations of judging at a foreign Grand Prix. He also looks at issues of communication and team structure at a large event.
2015-07-15 Communication and Consequences Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
What's in a word? Following up from last week's post, I explain how communication matters in rulings!
2015-07-15 Improving Interactions between Judges and Players – A GP Providence Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Andrew Kerrigan Report
(L2) AJ Kerrigan has a couple of interesting scenarios to share from GP Providence. Read about the lessons he learned, and share your thoughts and opinions on the scenarios he faced!
2015-07-13 Connecting with the Audience Judge Conferences (en) Daniel Sole García Education & Development
2015-07-13 Warm Winter in Miami Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-07-13 Magic Origins Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2015-07-08 A Flusterstorm in the Hand (Is Worth Two on the Stack) Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
How would you handle this tricky situation from a Vintage tournament?
2015-07-08 ‘A Tale of the Quest for Knowledge’ – A GPT London Tournament Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Theodoros Millidonis Report
(L1) Theodoros Millidonis shares with us a thrilling tale of a young paladin who embarked on his first quest in search of the... *ahem* he would like to share his experiences and the lessons he learned head judging a competitive REL event for the first time!
2015-07-08 Handling end of matches Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2015-07-08 GP Providence Head Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-07-06 The Australian Deck Check Technique Magic Judge Articles (en) Matteo Callegari Work & Run a Tournament
G'day Judges! L3 Matteo Callegari provides instructions and videos on a quick-and-easy technique for Limited events already in use.
2015-07-01 Guest Post: Same Song, Second Chorus Bearz Repeating (en) George Fitzgerald Work & Run a Tournament
Guest author George "GeoFitz" Fitzgerald shares his thoughts on properly directing Team Leads at your next event! When should you take a more directed approach versus a hands-off one?
2015-07-01 How to run Big Events on a Small Scale – Victory Comics’ first $2k Weekend (PPTQ + Super IQ) The Battlefield Forge (en) Michael Sell Report
(L1) Michael Sell has some good advice for us on running events in our local stores. Just think of it as running big events... on a small scale!

June 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-06-30 Lay of the Land Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2015-06-25 The State of Flooring and other tales: not-a-report of GP Paris 2015 The Battlefield Forge (en) William Tiddi Report
(L2) William Tiddi has a great 'not-a-report' to share with us about some observations and thoughts he had over Grand Prix Paris 2015 - some interesting food-for-thought on PPTQs, flooring, improving player experience and more!
2015-06-24 A Tale of Two GPs: Part Two Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
I've worked many events, but Grand Prix Las Vegas never felt like just another day in the office. Here's why.
2015-06-18 Facilitating a Seminar: Avoiding the Common Mistakes (Part 2) Judge Conferences (en) Patrick Ericsson Education & Development
2015-06-18 GP Charlotte Appeals Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-06-17 Eternal Extravaganza 2 – Communication and Goals The Battlefield Forge (en) Mani Cavalieri Report
(L2) Mani Cavalieri shares with us a tournament report that shows us the importance of having goals, identifying obstacles, and how having good communication skills can help overcome those obstacles to achieve those goals.
2015-06-12 Strategic Feedbacking: Timing Matters Magic Judge Articles (en) William Anderson Education & Development
L2 William Anderson explains why the delivery of feedback is as important as its content, and what to do in difficult situations.
2015-06-12 GP Utrecht Support Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-06-10 Backup to the Future Part II Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
A brief overview of the principles behind backing up the game, and suggested fixes for last week's challenges!
2015-06-10 Triple PPTQ – Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop – Newington CT The Battlefield Forge (en) Jonah Kellman Report
(L2) Jonah Kellman was put in charge of a PPTQ in a triple PPTQ event and shares with us some of the valuable lessons he learned over the day!
2015-06-05 Writing a Self-Review with Stephan Classen The Feedback Loop (en) Stephan Classen Education & Development
2015-06-05 A Price for Progress - Investing in Yourself The Professional Judge (en) Steven Briggs
2015-06-03 Backup to the Future Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
Handling rewinds is challenging! Test your judgment with these scenarios from Grand Prix Las Vegas.
2015-06-03 PPTQ – Phoenix Comics & Games – Seattle, WA The Battlefield Forge (en) Jason Stewart Report
(L1) Jason Stewart floor judged a successful PPTQ! Read about some of the interesting issues that came up, and share your opinions or advice!

May 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-05-26 Feedbag #1: Self-Reviews The Feedback Loop (en) Joe Wiesenberg Education & Development
2015-05-25 GP Florence Appeals Judge report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-05-22 Modern Rules Problems – Going Through Modern Masters 2015 Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
Modern Master Nathan Long provides a card-interaction primer in time for the release of Modern Masters 2015!
2015-05-20 Three Tales Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
Three quick stories about effectively interacting with others!
2015-05-20 StarCityGames.com Regionals Weekend – Philadelphia The Battlefield Forge (en) Jacob Kriner Report
(L2) Jacob Kriner wrote a report centered on the lessons he learned from judging the SCG Regionals Weekend with the focus is on how we can improve an event through awareness of our actions.
2015-05-18 Facilitating a Seminar: Avoiding the Common Mistakes (Part 1) Judge Conferences (en) Patrick Ericsson Education & Development
2015-05-15 Modern Rules Problems – Act on Impulse Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
If you're an irate prophetic pyromaster planning to siege an outpost, L2 Nathan Long has the rules explanations for utilizing that exiled card on your turn.
2015-05-13 Entwining Experiences Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
Drawing upon the skills you've learned from outside judging can help you be a better judge, and vice versa.
2015-05-09 Be a Pro on the Deck Checks Team (part 2) The Professional Judge (en) Steven Briggs Work & Run a Tournament
2015-05-08 2HG – Creating a Fun Experience for Everyone Magic Judge Articles (en) Jeffrey Vandenberg Work & Run a Tournament
L2 Jeff Vandenberg returns to discuss making a fun experience of the 2-headed giant format at Regular REL.
2015-05-08 Reporting a Looking at Extra Cards penalty Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2015-05-06 A Coworker is a Coworker, No Matter The Level The Feedback Loop (en) Sara Smith Education & Development
2015-05-06 The Shirt Doesn’t Matter Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
Leadership is not something you can put on or take off like a red shirt; it's something you are.
2015-05-06 Adventures in Team Leading The Battlefield Forge (en) Jack Hesse Report
(L2) Jack Hesse shares with us his stories from his most recent adventure - Team Leading at SCG Open Cleveland! Read about the challenges he faced, the good practices to learn from and the bad ones to avoid!
2015-05-06 Getting a Leg Up in the Tournament Hall The Professional Judge (en) Steven Briggs Work & Run a Tournament
2015-05-05 Working with Unfamiliar Stores Magic Judge Articles (en) Jeffrey Vandenberg Work & Run a Tournament
Helpful tips from L2 Jeffrey Vandenberg for when a judge needs to work with a store they haven’t worked with before.
2015-05-05 The First Asian Legacy GP and The ONE Playmat Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-05-03 Be a Pro on the Deck Checks Team (part 1) The Professional Judge (en) Steven Briggs Work & Run a Tournament

April 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-04-29 The Noble Art of Note Taking The Feedback Loop (en) Stelios Kargotis Education & Development
2015-04-29 You’ve Got Mail! Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
Email is a fantastic way of reaching out to your Team Leads before an event. Here are some thoughts on how to make your Team Lead emails go from good to great!
2015-04-28 Inspiration Judge Conferences (en) George Gavrilita Education & Development
2015-04-28 Keeping Floor Coverage Active and Player-Focused Magic Judge Articles (en) David Lyford-Smith Work & Run a Tournament
L3 David Lyford-Smith describes good approaches to floor coverage by emphasizing active engagement over passive reaction.
2015-04-28 Efficiently Watching Magic Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2015-04-24 Goodbye, Dear Old PTQs Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-04-23 Back to basics: My first local competitive event (in a while) Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2015-04-22 The Power of Stories Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
Last weekend, I head judged the SCG Standard Open in Providence, Rhode Island. I have a lot of fun stories about Magic tournaments in Providence. In this article, I share some of those stories, and reflect on the power of stories to unite and inspire judges during an event.
2015-04-22 Pre-Release Weekend – Anchorage Alaska (Additional Write-Up) The Battlefield Forge (en) Mark Hensley Report
((L2) Mark Hensley had to deal with a rather unusual scenario while judging his local pre-release. While Mark handled it well given the circumstances, some of us might have not. In this report, he tells us what happened, how he dealt with it and wraps it up with some wise advice.
2015-04-21 A Guide to L1 Post-test Interviews Magic Judge Articles (en) Joshua Feingold Education & Development
L3 Joshua Feingold discusses how to maximize the yield of the interview following an L1 candidate's exam.
2015-04-20 Let There Be Dragons… and Judges on Camera Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-04-17 Welcome Back to the Feedback Loop – Self-Reviews The Feedback Loop (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2015-04-17 Backing Up to the Future Magic Judge Articles (en) Riki Hayashi
Mistakes happen, but L3 Riki Hayashi recommends you think things through before jumping in your DeLorean to change the past!
2015-04-15 Alphabet Soup Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Rules & Regulations
Confused about the many abbreviations judges use? Read all about them here!
2015-04-13 Wear // Tear at Events Magic Judge Articles (en) Luis Guimarais
Talk the talk. Walk the walk. L2 Luis Guimarais discusses the importance of breaks and effort management during events.
2015-04-08 Pareto’s Counsel Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
What's the 20% of your effort that accounts for 80% of your satisfaction?
2015-04-08 International Travel Tips Magic Judge Articles (en) Leonardo Martins, Arick Dickerman Education & Development
L2s Leonardo Martins and Arick Dickerman share some simple tips for planning ahead on your next international judging adventure.
2015-04-07 Owning One’s Failures – Checks TL Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Jacob Milicic Report
(L2) Jacob Milicic talks about his experience Team Leading the Checks team at a TCGPlayer 5K in Chicago, IL. Read about how best laid plans can go awry and the lessons learned, and read about his experiences being upset about making a player upset. [Spoiler alert: there's a happy ending!]

March 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-03-26 PR DTK : A judge report from a player Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-03-24 PPTQ Modern in Bourgoin-Jallieu (FR) – Feb. 14, 2015 The Battlefield Forge (en) Loïc Hervier Report
(L2) Loïc Hervier shares his experiences head judging a PPTQ in France! Read about how players who are new to competitive REL events stunned him and other incidents with great takeaways for us readers!
2015-03-23 Ugin in Sunny Andalusia Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-03-23 DTK Policy Changes – For Judges Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2015-03-20 Preventing Serious Problems™ Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2015-03-18 Building Teams Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay
For large events, how can we assign judges to teams to make things go as smoothly as possible?
2015-03-17 Head Judging a PPTQ Magic Judge Articles (en) Aruna Prem Bianzino Work & Run a Tournament
L2 Aruna Prem Bianzino provides an in-depth primer on planning, preparing, and judging a PPTQ.
2015-03-17 The Verbose Tale of the Standard Super IQ at the Star City Game Center The Battlefield Forge (en) Phil Gallagher Report
(L1) Phil Gallagher shares his experience dealing with a problematic player while he head judged a SCG Standard Super IQ in this report!
2015-03-12 PT Fate Reforged Head Judge Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-03-10 IC Made This Late – SCG 1K IQ – London, ON – Oct 19, 2014 The Battlefield Forge (en) Darcy Alemany Report
(L2) Darcy Alemany shares with us his report on a SCG IQ which had an investigation that lead to a disqualification. Read about the circumstances that lead him to start the investigation, and how did he conclude with that penalty!
2015-03-06 Shortcut it Out Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathaniel Lawrence
L2 Nathaniel Lawrence clarifies what constitutes a shortcut and how communication is essential to Magic.
2015-03-04 SCG Regionals Wrap-Up: Part Two Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
2015-03-03 StarCityGames.com Open Series: Houston – Floor Judge Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Rich Marin Report
(L1) Rich Marin highlights some key learning points he experienced from this SCG open, as well as a couple of interesting rulings and observations in this report.
2015-03-02 The Beauty of Japanese GPs Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A

February 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-02-27 GP San Jose HJ Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-02-27 Triple PPTQ - Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop - Newington CT Judge Apps (en) Jonah Kellman Report
2015-02-27 Vancouver PPTQ - Reading, PA 2/21/15 Judge Apps (en) Douglas Spak Report
2015-02-27 PPTQ- Fantasy Shop St Charles Judge Apps (en) Henry Cao Report
2015-02-27 Vancouver PPTQ - Wilkes-Barre, PA 2/7/15 Judge Apps (en) Douglas Spak Report
2015-02-26 IC Made This Late - SCG 1K IQ - London, ON - Oct 19, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Darcy Alemany Report
2015-02-26 Rolling Out Some Registration Judge Apps (en) Jesse Meiring Report
2015-02-25 Lubbock's Last PTQ Judge Apps (en) Ashten Fisher Report
2015-02-25 StarCityGames.com Open Series: Houston - Floor Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Rich Marin Report
2015-02-25 PPTQ - Phoenix Comics & Games - Seattle, WA Judge Apps (en) Jason Stewart Report
2015-02-25 PPTQ - Classroom Cafe Judge Apps (en) Mohammad Nazri Ishak Report
2015-02-25 SCG Regionals Wrap-Up: Part One Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
2015-02-24 Lubbock's First PPTQ and Reminding Player's of Their Eligibility to Play Judge Apps (en) Zack Ruckman Report
2015-02-24 Grand Prix toronto - Main Phase 02/22/15 Judge Apps (en) Josh Nevin Report
2015-02-23 T-minus 6 hours to icy weather! - Tournament report for SCG Super IQ at Madness Games and Comics in Plano, Tx Judge Apps (en) Matthew Bareis Report
2015-02-23 PPTQ Carson City, NV -- February 21 Judge Apps (en) Will Bumgardner Report
2015-02-23 Reports a la trois: PPTQ Karlsruhe, Speyer, Landstuhl Judge Apps (de) Johannes Wagner Report
2015-02-22 PPTQ - Singapore, SG Cards Judge Apps (en) Jinyi Lim Report
2015-02-22 PTQ Dragons of Tarkir - Singapore Judge Apps (en) Clifford Yap Report
2015-02-20 Tournament Report - SCG Winter Regionals @ Philadelphia with Modern IQ and 40 Duals Legacy Judge Apps (en) Jacob Kriner Report
2015-02-19 pPTQ Tornament report from St. Petersburg, Russia Judge Apps (en) Arman Gabbasov Report
2015-02-19 GP Sevilla - Eindrücke eines Floor Judges Judge Apps (de) Julien de Graat Report
2015-02-18 Iowa City Iowa GP Memphis PPTQ- Revealing cards to a Courser of Kruphix is hard. Judge Apps (en) Mason Buonadonna Report
2015-02-18 PTQ Montevideo #TheLastOne Judge Apps (en) Federico Donner Report
2015-02-17 Super Sunday Series at Grand Prix Denver Your Mileage May Vary (en) Riki Hayashi Report
2015-02-17 End of a PTQ era or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Deck Check. -PTQ- Feb 14,2015-Ottawa,Ontario,Canada- Judge Apps (en) Jeremy Blackwell Report
2015-02-17 PPTQ 2/15/15 Littleton, CO Judge Apps (en) Craig Teppert Report
2015-02-16 No time extensions from deck checks: an unlikely (and mistaken!) occurrence - PPTQ Report - Gamescape North - San Rafael, CA - 7 Feb 2015 Judge Apps (en) Jason Lauborough Report
2015-02-16 A PPTQ - Ninjas and Yetis Attack! Judge Apps (en) Brandon Arsenault Report
2015-02-16 PPTQ 2/15/15 Kokomo, IN Judge Apps (en) Sam Robinson Report
2015-02-13 My first Grand Prix, GP San Jose! Judge Apps (en) Jimmy Freeman Report
2015-02-12 GP San Jose - Communication Judge Apps (en) Shawn Moore Report
2015-02-11 Tournament Reports! (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb) Do Not Question Uncle! (en) Scott Marshall Report
2015-02-11 Tales of Adventure and Investigation at SCG Regionals Bearz Repeating (en) Paul Baranay Report
2015-02-11 SCG Regionals - Plano, TX: A Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) John Hessler Report
2015-02-10 An L1's first GP Main Event (GP: San Jose- paper team) Judge Apps (en) Matthew Munoz Report
2015-02-10 PPTQ - 111 rue Carnot 27200 VERNON. STANDARD Judge Apps (en) Maximilien Berger Report
2015-02-10 First Time Team Leading a Large Event Judge Apps (en) Anthony Hullings Report
2015-02-09 My First Tournament Report: A Learning Experience Judge Apps (en) Andrew Kerrigan Report
2015-02-09 Stampede!!! (SCG Regionals-Wocester) Judge Apps (en) Benjamin Coursey Report
2015-02-09 Swoops and Scoops - Always learning a little bit more about how to do this whole judging thing Judge Apps (en) Scott Neiwert Report
2015-02-08 Baby's First Tournament Report OR: How To Handle Problem Players (GPT Vancouver) Judge Apps (en) Jeremy Fain Report
2015-02-07 A head judge and judge manager guide to a PPTQ Judge Apps (en) Khang Jong Kuan Report
2015-02-06 A Great Start of 2015 In the Philippines Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-02-06 A Head Judge's Guide to a Store’s First PPTQ (A tale of two PPTQs & the lessons I learned) Judge Apps (en) QJ Wong Report
2015-02-06 Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier in Vinkovci for Pro Tour Vancouver Judge Apps (en) Riccardo Mangano Report
2015-02-05 My First GP Judging - GP Mexico City Judge Apps (en) Antonio Zanutto Report
2015-02-05 GPT Auckland Judge Apps (en) Matt Baird Report
2015-02-05 PPTQ Lausanne 31.01.2015: Judge Apps (en) Jerome Fischer Report
2015-02-04 Grand Prix Denver Tournament Report: Saturday Your Mileage May Vary (en) Riki Hayashi Report
2015-02-04 GPT Miami: Corvallis, OR Judge Apps (en) Ryan Wood Report
2015-02-03 GP Shizuoka – First Team Leading Experience The Battlefield Forge (en) Alan Peng Report
(L2) Alan Peng recounts his experience from leading a team in a Grand Prix for the first time - read about the lessons he learned and what he thinks he could have done better!
2015-02-02 PPTQ Geneva 31.01.2015: Let aaaall the kids play against a GP winner... Judge Apps (en) Isabelle Grieb Report
2015-02-02 The One Eyed Jacques PPTQ (and an L1's first competitive event!) Judge Apps (en) Austin Benton Report
2015-02-02 GPT Memphis/ SCG Super IQ Judge Apps (en) Geoffrey Drake-Heaton Report
2015-02-02 PPTQ Worcester, MA 1/31/2015 (aka PPTQ Learning Experience) Judge Apps (en) Christopher Wendelboe Report
2015-02-02 Double Header PPTQ - Experience with a Joint Event Judge Apps (en) Arjun Gambhir Report
2015-02-01 The Alpha and The Omega - PTQ Dragons of Tarkir at Misty Mountain Games in Madison Judge Apps (en) Jacob Milicic Report
2015-02-01 A Farewell to Arms (And PTQs) - A tournament report Judge Apps (en) Lyle Waldman Report
2015-02-01 CardMageddon Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Doug Malotte Report
2015-02-01 Jeskai Triggers – A Preliminary PTQ Report Judge Apps (en) Cyril Crocker Report

January 2015

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2015-01-31 NEW Judges, Enjoy! My first tournament report. Judge Apps (en) Ellis Gyöngyös Report
2015-01-28 SCG Open Oakland Saturday Tournament Report: A story of Paper Cuts Judge Apps (en) William Dickson Report
2015-01-28 PTQ in Springfield, IL - 12/20/2014 Judge Apps (en) Andy Moore Report
2015-01-27 Thunder Bay's first PPTQ Judge Apps (en) Adam Cousins Report
2015-01-27 PPTQ Vancouver with SCG Super IQ prizes, Rogers, Arkansas Judge Apps (en) Mike Horberg Report
2015-01-27 No time to prepare - SCG Legacy Super IQ, Mox Mania, Madison, WI Judge Apps (en) Jacob Milicic Report
2015-01-26 A Collection of FNMs from late September to early December The Battlefield Forge (en) Eric Lee Report
(L2) Eric Lee talks about how he adjusted himself to working at his first small store with a more casual environment. Read about how he brought his experience and knowledge to help improve but yet keep the environment fun and casual at Regular REL!
2015-01-26 PPTQ at Comics Corner @ Subang Jaya, Malaysia Judge Apps (en) Zie Aun Tan Report
2015-01-26 Dark Deals to discuss at a Dallas PPTQ/SCG IQ Judge Apps (en) John Trout Report
2015-01-26 PPTQ Vancouver at Empire Central Judge Apps (en) Chris Vlastelica Report
2015-01-26 PPTQ Vancouver @ Kjelhuset - Trondheim, Norway January 24th 2015 Judge Apps (en) Even Hansen Report
2015-01-26 PPTQ at Comic Culture Brunswick Judge Apps (en) Markus Dietrich Report
2015-01-25 An unassuming PPTQ with interesting discussions... (or so I hope) Judge Apps (en) Niels Viaene Report
2015-01-25 PPTQ Vancouver 2015 at Magic Park (MRT Jatujak) Judge Apps (en) Monsuporn Lauhaphand Report
2015-01-23 Challenges of the Double GP Milan Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-01-20 Reviewing for Advancement: The Self-Review Magic Judge Articles (en) Jason Reedy
L3 and Pre-application Assistance Lead Jason Reedy shares some insight into that not-so-daunting mandatory Self-Review for L3 advancement.
2015-01-20 L2 Maintenance Requirements Policy Perspectives (en) Alfonso Bueno Education & Development
2015-01-20 FTR Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2015-01-20 Even the greatest started somewhere: My first Comp REL event. Judge Apps (en) Jesse Watts Report
2015-01-20 Forging a little Fate for the first time - prerelease Judge Apps (en) Francis Wendt Report
2015-01-19 GP Ottawa-Gatineau (Khans of Tarkir Limited) The Battlefield Forge (en) Steve Guillerm Report
(L2) Steve Guillerm talks about his experience at GP Ottawa-Gatineau - how he made the best out of situations that weren't optimal, and how some duct tape can help improve player experience!
2015-01-19 Star City Games Standard Invitational Qualifier - 10-18-2014 Judge Apps (en) Ben Sturtz Report
2015-01-19 PPTQ in Roanoke Virginia 12/27 Judge Apps (en) Elliot Garner Report
2015-01-17 GP Shizuoka HJ Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2015-01-17 PPTQ in New Mexico x2 Judge Apps (en) Robert McClenahan Report
2015-01-17 Delayed WMCQ Report: Coverage Edition Judge Apps (en) Marina Fagundes Report
2015-01-16 Grand Prix Denver Tournament Report: Friday Your Mileage May Vary (en) Riki Hayashi Report
2015-01-15 Fostering Positive Atmospheres at the Fate Reforged Prereleases! Regular REL (en) Jack Doyle
2015-01-15 Two PPTQs for the Price of One! Judge Apps (en) Robert Blanckaert Report
2015-01-15 Starcity Games Elite IQ/GPT Mexico City 1/11/15 Judge Apps (en) Clayton Price Report
2015-01-15 HJ-Bericht PPTQ Vancouver 10.1.15 Judge Apps (de) Stephanie Bressin Report
2015-01-14 PPTQ Vancouver Jan. 10, 2015 - Comic Book World (Florence, Ky.) - Limited Judge Apps (en) Michael Anderson Report
2015-01-13 The Uncommons Holiday 2014 PPTQ Judge Apps (en) Chris Connett Report
2015-01-13 The Things We Choose to Care About - Deck Checks at SCG Philadelphia Judge Apps (en) Dan Collins Report
2015-01-13 SCG Philly Weekend & Modern Premier happenings - An extensive reflection. Judge Apps (en) Michael Cox Report
2015-01-13 Win a modern staple 4 at Spiele Pyramide Karlsruhe Judge Apps (en) Violet Edgar Report
2015-01-13 PPTQ Vancouver - Matrix Cards & Games - Redding California Judge Apps (en) Matthew Stafford Report
2015-01-13 Preventing Burnout Billicent's Billy Sense (en) Billy San Juan
2015-01-13 Supplemental Activities – Policy Updates The Road to Level 3 (en) Jared Sylva Education & Development
2015-01-13 Investigations – The Search for Collateral Truths (Part 3) Magic Judge Articles (en) Eric Shukan
L3 and Player Investigations Lead Eric Shukan concludes his series on investigations by explaining when to wrap up investigations and arrive at a conclusion.
2015-01-12 Serious Problems at Regular REL Regular REL (en) Kim Warren
2015-01-12 Mall Food Court PPTQ Tournament Report (MFCPPTQTR) Judge Apps (en) Cj Shrader Report
2015-01-12 Surprise! You're going to be a team lead now. #10KPTQ Tournament Report - Columbus Ohio Jan 10th, 2015 Judge Apps (en) Brian Rapp Report
2015-01-12 PPTQ Vancouver- Rimouski -5 oct 2014 – Standard, Head judging, Small event, Quiz questions (May contain Coursers of Kruphix... and a Unicorn) Judge Apps (en) Martin Pelletier Report
2015-01-12 Milwaukee TCG 5k Judge Apps (en) Mike Torrisi Report
2015-01-12 HJ-Bericht PTQ Leipzig 11.01.2015 Judge Apps (de) Martin Golm Report
2015-01-11 PPTQ Standard held at Fantasiapelit Turku 10.01. 2014 Judge Apps (en) John Eriksson Report
2015-01-11 Looking back: Philippine World Magic Cup Qualifier I Judge Apps (en) Ron Edward Joson Report
2015-01-11 Notes on PTQ (or Other mid-Sized Tournament) Logistics - PTQ Providence January 10, 2015 Judge Apps (en) Amin Younes Report
2015-01-11 Baby's First Comp REL event: PPTQ Vancouver, Cambridge, MA, 1/03/15 Judge Apps (en) Eli Meyer Report
2015-01-10 Magic Lotus PPTQ - Brainerd, MN - 12/21/2014 Judge Apps (en) Eric Evans Report
2015-01-10 PH WMCQ II Report Judge Apps (en) Wella Anne Ladera Report
2015-01-10 HJ-Bericht für den PTQ Göttingen am 04.01.15 Judge Apps (de) Simon Matthee Report
2015-01-09 Investigating: The Role of the Floor Judge Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2015-01-09 Underground Gaming PPTQ - La Vista NE - 12/20/14 Judge Apps (en) Sean McClenathan Report
2015-01-08 Goodbye 2014 Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2015-01-08 GP Baltimore – Side Event Stories The Battlefield Forge (en) Paul Baranay Report
(L3) Paul Baranay teaches us some important lessons from the public events of GP Baltimore on Friday! Find out more!
2015-01-08 PPTQ eFantasy.gr 4 January 2015 Judge Apps (en) Yakup Çakmak Report
2015-01-08 San Angelo PPTQ 12/13/2014 Judge Apps (en) Zack Ruckman Report
2015-01-08 PPTQ 2015-01-03 Standard, Grinning Goblin Games, Batesville IN - HJ report Judge Apps (en) Aaron Huntsman Report
2015-01-08 PPTQ Black Diamond Games a successful event complete with errors. Judge Apps (en) Nick Rutkowski Report
2015-01-07 Tips for Teaching Billicent's Billy Sense (en) Billy San Juan
2015-01-07 Milwaukee TCGPlayer 5K - Floor Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Charles Harris Report
2015-01-07 Heroes PPTQ- 1/04/2015 Judge Apps (en) walker metyko Report
2015-01-06 Investigations – The Search for Collateral Truths (Part 2) Magic Judge Articles (en) Eric Shukan
L3 and Player Investigations Lead Eric Shukan continues with developing investigations technique by considering Risk vs Reward.
2015-01-06 HJ report Dutch Nationals 2014 Judge Apps (en) Dustin De Leeuw Report
2015-01-06 TR - PTQ Dragons of Tarkir - December 27, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Pi Fisher Report
2015-01-06 Preliminary Results: My First PPTQ Judge Apps (en) Michael Beck Report
2015-01-06 When Communication goes Horribly Wrong (TR) Judge Apps (en) Maxwell Knowlan Report
2015-01-05 PPTQ Stockpile Games in Manitowoc, WI Judge Apps (en) Kevin Wellens Report
2015-01-04 PPTQ - Buffalo NY - 98 Players 12-27-14 Judge Apps (en) Blaine Campbell Report
2015-01-04 Great staffing is (not) always about Experience: $5,000 TCGplayer.com Standard Diamond Open - Milwaukee, WI 1.3.15 Judge Apps (en) Steven Briggs Report
2015-01-04 FJ Bericht vom PPTQ in Aachen am 3.1.15 Judge Apps (de) Jan Gräfen Report
2015-01-03 PPTQ/GPT Double Header - Southport, Australia Judge Apps (en) Liam Fraser-Quick Report
2015-01-03 Finally posted - GP ottawa Judge Apps (en) Nick Sirman Report
2015-01-03 Tournament Report for World Magic Cup Qualifier #3, Singapore Judge Apps (en) Chin Kai Ong Report
2015-01-02 Judging large events. A report from GP New Jersey. Judge Apps (en) Josh Parker Report
2015-01-01 TR - PTQ Dragons of Tarkir - 2014/12/14 Judge Apps (en) Brandon DeJean Report
2015-01-01 PPTQ Gameology Floor Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Brian Glenn Report
2015-01-01 PTQ in Lubbock, TX Head Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Kyle Edwards Report
2015-01-01 Complete Information: PPTQ report Judge Apps (en) Ryan Cameron Report
2015-01-01 Don't Get Tunnel Vision - Grand Prix New Jersey Nov. 15, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Karl Weisling Report
2015-01-01 GLooking for Ways to Improve Your Tournament Judge Apps (en) Alex Valencourt Report
2015-01-01 Grand Prix New Jersey: A Judge’s Report Judge Apps (en) Steve Carpenter Report
2015-01-01 PPTQ Tournament Report - December 7, 2014 - Manteca, CA Judge Apps (en) Daniel Lee Report
2015-01-01 Planning, communicating, and executing a Vermont Fate Reforged PTQ/ GP NJ GPT Head judge Tournament report Judge Apps (en) Benjamin Klein Report
2015-01-01 Jipee Joyzee - GPNJ Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Yonatan Kamensky Report
2015-01-01 We don't need no stinkin' foils - GP Baltimore Report Judge Apps (en) Erik Mulvaney Report
2015-01-01 Lessons and Questions from the Lucky 13: A PPTQ Tournament Report. Judge Apps (en) Byron Calver Report
2015-01-01 Learning from the Unexpected: Floor Judge Report from Elite IQ in Raleigh, NC Judge Apps (en) Erik Aliff Report
2015-01-01 A Weekend in the Life: A Grand Prix Orlando Report Judge Apps (en) Michael McCliment Report
2015-01-01 Standard HJ PPTQ Tourney Report Judge Apps (en) Zachary Bange Report
2015-01-01 TCG Player Diamond Richmond, KY (11/22/14) Judge Apps (en) Derrik Smith Report
2015-01-01 PPTQ HJ report - Moz Magic Orton Ontario Canada Judge Apps (en) Christopher Chop Report
2015-01-01 Double Down -- Leading a Deck Checks Team for Multiple Concurrent Events Judge Apps (en) Vincent Roscioli Report
2015-01-01 GP Portland Sides Team Lead (kinda) Judge Apps (en) Ralph Colby Report

2014

December 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-12-31 GP Milan HJ Report Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Report
2014-12-31 Reports from the Floor #1 (PTQ, Toronto, Canada, Oct 4 2014) Judge Apps (en) Seth Black Report
2014-12-31 From the SK - A Report from SCG States: Ohio Judge Apps (en) Johnpaul Adams Report
2014-12-31 PPTQ HJ tournament report: Spellbound Waterville Maine Judge Apps (en) Drew Herr Report
2014-12-31 HJ Report: SCG Autumn States at Ready to Play in Cayce, SC, USA Judge Apps (en) Corey Sanders Report
2014-12-31 HJ Report - Modern Mayhem - GP Sydney Judge Apps (en) Brent George Report
2014-12-31 Grand Prix Trial Memphis in Champaign, IL Judge Apps (en) Russell Busch Report
2014-12-31 A Tale of 2 Tournament Reports Judge Apps (en) Alex Bastecki Report
2014-12-31 PPTQ - MJ Sport Cards - December, 21st 2014 Judge Apps (en) Jutamanee Chaiyakam Report
2014-12-31 PTQ Khans of Tarkir 26.7.14 report Judge Apps (en) Denis Fedoseev Report
2014-12-31 PTQ Fate Reforged @ Magic Stronghold, Vancouver, BC - Paper perspective Judge Apps (en) David Poon Report
2014-12-31 Wilczek Poznan PPTQ - December, 5th 2014 Judge Apps (en) Kacper Chomicz Report
2014-12-31 Black Knight Games PPTQ - December 27th, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Michael White Report
2014-12-31 Standard PPTQ HJ report Berkeley, CA. Judge Apps (en) David Delgado Report
2014-12-31 PTQ Fate Reforged in Seoul Judge Apps (en) Sang-Mook Ha Report
2014-12-31 Forgetting and Learning (PPTQ Dec 7th) Judge Apps (en) Wesley Holland Report
2014-12-31 A PTQ, a TO emergency, and a judge certification Judge Apps (en) Erick Carlsted Report
2014-12-31 TNLG PTQ - Nashville, TN 11-22-14 Sealed Judge Apps (en) Matthew Karr Report
2014-12-31 OzComicon Brisbane Learn to Plays - Where Civilians Meet MTG Chaos Judge Apps (en) Morgan Meehan-Lam Report
2014-12-31 Tourney Report - From the Side Events Stage Judge Apps (en) Jeff Darran Report
2014-12-31 PPTQ "The Gamers Guild" December 6th Judge Apps (en) Thomas Fritz Report
2014-12-31 PPTQ @ Gators Video in Leavenworth, KS 12/21 Judge Apps (en) Steven Lundberg Report
2014-12-31 D20 Hobbies - Dec 7th, 2014 - Standard - Lexington, KY Judge Apps (en) James Risner Report
2014-12-31 Mana Deprived Super Series Toronto (brief) HJ Report Judge Apps (en) Patrick Wong Report
2014-12-31 Prague Eternal II Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) David Záleský Report
2014-12-31 Standard PTQ Victoria BC, HJ reflections Judge Apps (en) Alasdair Howie Report
2014-12-31 Tournament Report: SCG Super IQ Judge Apps (en) Levi Brooks Report
2014-12-31 FJ Bericht zum PTQ Hanau 27.12. - Down with the sickness Judge Apps (de) Juergen Wierz Report
2014-12-31 HJ Bericht vom PTQ Köln am 13.12 - Vom Scorekeeper zum Floordjudge zum Headjudge zum Headjudge/Scorekeeper Judge Apps (de) Martin Koehler Report
2014-12-30 Investigations – The Search for Collateral Truths Magic Judge Articles (en) Eric Shukan
In the first excerpt of a 3-part series on invesigations, L3 and Player Investigations Lead Eric Shukan discusses making sense of investigations.
2014-12-30 HJ Tournament Report: PPTQ at Atomic Empire in Durham, NC, USA Judge Apps (en) Aaron LaCluyze Report
2014-12-30 Good Games Brisbane Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Vancouver report Judge Apps (en) Yong Ming Lim Report
2014-12-30 "Root Cause" - Deck Check Team Lead at SCG: Worcester Judge Apps (en) Jason Riendeau Report
2014-12-30 GPT Manila (Standard) Dec 6 Judge Apps (en) Benjamin Millman Report
2014-12-30 Pop-A-Lot 10k - Sydney Judge Apps (en) James Passfield Report
2014-12-30 StarCityGames.com Open Series: Atlanta Legacy Open Head Judge Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Patrick Vorbroker Report
2014-12-30 PTQ Fate Reforged - Quebec City HJ Report Judge Apps (en) Chris McGuire Report
2014-12-30 Tournament Report: TJ Silver power9 event number one Judge Apps (en) Nelson Salahub Report
2014-12-30 Tournament Report for PPTQs in Penang, Malaysia, 27th & 28th Dec 2014 Judge Apps (en) Keng Siang Ooi Report
2014-12-30 PPTQ Outer Limits Comics 12/27. ALWAYS GET A STANDBY. Judge Apps (en) Todd Dalton Report
2014-12-29 Logistics, Logistics, Logistics The Road to Level 3 (en) Daniel Kitachewsky Education & Development
2014-12-29 Logistics and Tournament Operations The Road to Level 3 (en) Alfonso Bueno, Jared Sylva Education & Development
2014-12-28 Solo PPTQing Judge Apps (en) Matthew Foster Report
2014-12-28 First of its kind (Vancouver Island's first PPTQ) - Courtenay, BC - 2014/12/06 Judge Apps (en) Callum Milne Report
2014-12-28 GP New Jersey 2014 Judge Apps (en) Brian Bradshaw Report
2014-12-28 SCG Worcester: Standard Deck Checks TL Judge Apps (en) John Brian McCarthy Report
2014-12-28 GP: Worcester '14 Saturday Sides Judge Apps (en) Adrian St. John Report
2014-12-28 Scorekeeping my first PTQ (PTQ:DTK Brussels) Judge Apps (en) Joey Valente Report
2014-12-28 2014 GP:SLC Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Joey Valente Report
2014-12-28 SCG Open Series Weekend - Kansas City 7/26-27/2014 Judge Apps (en) Mike Clark Report
2014-12-28 PPTQ Vancouver - Outer Planes Comics & Games, Santa Rosa, CA - 20 Dec 2014 Judge Apps (en) Brian Denmark Report
2014-12-27 GPT Los Angeles - Trilogy Games - Sept 28, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Neil Meyer Report
2014-12-26 SCG Worcester Oct – Premier IQ Judge Apps (en) Rick Salamin Report
2014-12-26 Musings on GP Madrid Judge Apps (en) Pedro Gonçalves Report
2014-12-26 A Return to Judging Judge Apps (en) William VanDyke Report
2014-12-26 SSS Standard at GP Baltimore - A Tale of Keeping Boredom at Bay Judge Apps (en) Joe Hughto Report
2014-12-25 (20141221) PPTQ @ Alien Games Jenks (Jenks, OK) Judge Apps (en) Richard Warren Report
2014-12-25 PPTQ 2014-12-20 Standard, Midwest Gamez, Indianapolis IN - HJ report Judge Apps (en) Aaron Huntsman Report
2014-12-25 PPTQ Pegasus Oyuncak 21 December 2014 Judge Apps (en) Yakup Çakmak Report
2014-12-25 Grand Prix Shanghai 2014 (Day 1) Floor Judge Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Glicerio Garcia Report
2014-12-24 Tournament report for Catskill, NY PTQ Dec 21, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Casey Sutliff Report
2014-12-24 PTQ Dragons of Tarkir - Dragon's Lair - San Antonio, TX Judge Apps (en) Jacob Sudds Report
2014-12-24 PTQ Fate Reforged in CT on 11/30 Judge Apps (en) Craig Stambaugh Report
2014-12-24 PPTQ Topdeck Cards and Games 12/20/14 Judge Apps (en) Christopher Hartman Report
2014-12-24 PPTQ Empire Game Center 12/13/2014 Judge Apps (en) Nicholas Krall Report
2014-12-24 PTQ Fate Reforged, Moscow, Nov, 1 Judge Apps (en) Alexey Chernyshov Report
2014-12-24 GP: New Jersey Tournament Report - Slips and Slip-Ups Judge Apps (en) Julian Marin Report
2014-12-24 PTQ Fate Reforged in Auckland - 18 October 2014 - Tournament report Judge Apps (en) Michael Trevelyan Report
2014-12-23 Elite IQ Event Horizon Games 12-20-2014 Judge Apps (en) Heidi Sitten Report
2014-12-23 Pop-A-Lot 10k - The weird and whacky Judge Apps (en) Sean Crain Report
2014-12-23 GPNJ Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) William Carrig Report
2014-12-23 HJ Report: PPTQ at Comics and Gaming Culpeper 13 Dec 2014 Judge Apps (en) Erik Morton Report
2014-12-23 Grand Prix New Jersey Tournament Report - Edison, New Jersey 11/15/14-11/16/14 Judge Apps (en) Jeremy Smith Report
2014-12-22 PTQ Fate Reforged in Seoul - Floor judge report Judge Apps (en) Yunho Choi Report
2014-12-22 GPT Omaha tournament report, my first head judging event. Judge Apps (en) Markus Leben Report
2014-12-22 GP:LA tournament report, out of cold storage Judge Apps (en) Chris Nowak Report
2014-12-22 Bericht PTQ Dragons of Tarkir am 21.12.2014 in Hamburg Judge Apps (de) Philip Schulz Report
2014-12-21 PPTQ, Standard in Ashtabula, OH - In the Zone Games - HJ Report Judge Apps (en) Mark Wanich Report
2014-12-21 SCG Portland 12/7/14: Legacy HJ Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Bruce Mills Report
2014-12-21 Blowfish Invitationals - Cape Town 2014/11/29-30: Tournament Report - AKA the Longest Day Judge Apps (en) Roger Holness Report
2014-12-21 Standard PPTQ at Sunshine Adventure Gaming Judge Apps (en) David Jimenez III Report
2014-12-21 Friday at GP Strasbourg, 28 November 14 Judge Apps (en) Alex Roebuck Report
2014-12-21 PTQ Eindhoven 30-11-2014 - Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Ernst Jan Plugge Report
2014-12-21 GP New Jersey- First time on the floor Judge Apps (en) Louis Annino Report
2014-12-20 PTQ Washington DC - Glasgow, M15 sealed Judge Apps (en) Brett Wright Report
2014-12-20 GP Baltimore -- Side Event Stories Judge Apps (en) Paul Baranay Report
2014-12-20 Report of Judgemeeting region Brunswick/Hanover #4 Judge Apps (en) Markus Dietrich Report
2014-12-19 GP Baltimore - On the floor! (Some interesting occurences!) Judge Apps (en) Zakary Whyte Report
2014-12-19 PTQ @ Hobbit's Land - Standard Judge Apps (en) Jorge Monteiro Report
2014-12-19 PPTQ Tournament Report - Gold Star Anime and Games 12/13/2014 Judge Apps (en) Chris Stagno Report
2014-12-19 Team Sealed - and other GP Ottawa stuff Judge Apps (en) Simon Cooper Report
2014-12-18 A Collection of FNMs from late September to early December Judge Apps (en) Eric Lee Report
2014-12-18 SCG St Louis 9/7/2014: Legacy Open Head(s Up!) Judge Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) James Kerr Report
2014-12-18 10-25-2014 - PTQ Fate Reforged - Lubbock, Texas Judge Apps (en) Alex Dobberstein Report
2014-12-17 PTQ – Ft. Wayne December 13, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Nick Louzon Report
2014-12-17 TO and Head Judge's Report: GP Baltimore Preparatory Sealed Judge Apps (en) David Wright Report
2014-12-17 The last direct PTQ - fumblerooski! Judge Apps (en) Ron Salahub Report
2014-12-17 PPTQ Vancouver Report - Zombie Planet and Foam Brain Games Sat 12/13 and Sun 12/14 Judge Apps (en) Andrew Zorowitz Report
2014-12-17 From counting cards to reconstructing game states Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2014-12-16 PTQ Report – A First Time Head Judge and a Mistake of Not Being Careful Judge Apps (en) Alaric Stein Report
2014-12-15 SCG Super IQ - 11/22/14 Judge Apps (en) Jack Hesse Report
2014-12-15 GPT Ottawa - November 8 2014 Judge Apps (en) James Mckay Report
2014-12-15 GP Baltimore: take care of Yourselves! Judge Apps (en) Martha Lufkin Report
2014-12-14 Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier - Vancouver (Comic Quest Philippines) Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Philip Adrian Pena Report
2014-12-13 Floorjudgebericht über den PTQ Louie Köln am 13.12.2014 Judge Apps (de) Andreas Pisch Report
2014-12-13 10/25 Phyrexian Games 1K Judge Apps (en) Ian Taylor Report
2014-12-13 A Report on My Experience at GP Shanghai 2014 Judge Apps (en) Hosea Chong Report
2014-12-12 Changing Morph Handling in the IPG Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2014-12-12 GP New Jersey 2014 Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2014-12-12 Overdue Elite IQ HJ Report Judge Apps (en) Michael Mapson Report
2014-12-12 SCG Portland Weekend - 6-7 Dec 14 Judge Apps (en) Tom Wyliehart Report
2014-12-11 GP Ottawa-Gatineau (Khans of Tarkir Limited) Judge Apps (en) Steve Guillerm Report
2014-12-11 PPTQ – Hobbymaster Ellerslie – 06/12/2014 – HJ Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Alan Peng Report
(L2) Alan Peng shares his experience head judging the first PPTQ in the world at Auckland, New Zealand!
2014-12-10 GP Los Angeles - The Standby Perspective. Judge Apps (en) Tristin Jones-Green Report
2014-12-10 My First PPTQ (Or Why I Now Dread the Back Up) - Tournament Report on PPTQ for Gameology Held 12/07/2014 Judge Apps (en) Nichole Johnson Report
2014-12-10 GP San Antonio - Paper / Coverage Judge Apps (en) Ronny Alvarado Report
2014-12-09 Turnierbericht GP Straßburg Judge Apps (de) Sebastian Stückl Report
2014-12-09 Main Street Miniatures and More (Ames, IA), PPTQ HJ Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Josh Schroeder Report
2014-12-09 PPTQ Good Games Rockingham - Dec 6th Judge Apps (en) Thomas Wood Report
2014-12-09 Mythic Games (Santa Cruz, CA), PPTQ HJ Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Chris Davis Report
2014-12-09 GPT adventures with Mono L1 Control Judge Apps (en) Joshua Silvestri Report
2014-12-09 First PPTQ in Monroeville (Pittsburgh), PA Judge Apps (en) Brian Coval Report
2014-12-08 FJ-Bericht PTQ München 22.11.14 Judge Apps (de) Benjamin Bandelow Report
2014-12-08 My First PPTQ (A&C Games 12/7/14) - A Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Lyle Waldman Report
2014-12-08 SCG Portland - Standard Judge Apps (en) Ward Warren Report
2014-12-08 PPTQ Vancouver at Willpower Gaming Judge Apps (en) Chris Vlastelica Report
2014-12-08 PPTQ HJ Report -- Oasis Games, SLC Judge Apps (en) Aric Parkinson Report
2014-12-07 Preliminary PTQ - MVP Sports and Games - Lancaster, PA - HJ Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Phil Rose Report
2014-12-07 PTQ Head Judge Report - Boxborough, MA Judge Apps (en) Matt Stone Report
2014-12-07 Maryland's First PPTQ Judge Apps (en) Matt Braddock Report
2014-12-07 Tournament Report - PTQ Fate Reforged November 8th 2014 Judge Apps (en) Samuel Tremblay Report
2014-12-05 PTQ Fate Reforged on October 18th, 2014 at Selden, NY Judge Apps (en) Kush Singhal Report
2014-12-05 PTQ Fate Reforged - Head Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Jon Goud Report
2014-12-04 SCG IQ (Tarentum) – Head Judge Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Daniel Regewitz Report
(L1) Daniel Regewitz recounts his experiences leading a team for the first time while juggling multiple roles!
2014-12-04 MTGFirst Buncha Duals 6k Judge Apps (en) Kevin King Report
2014-12-03 GPT-México City, at Amalgams The Gathering Puebla Judge Apps (en) Omar Gonzalez Report
2014-12-03 Head Judge Report - PTQ Fate Reforged for PT Washington - Magic Stronghold in Vancouver BC Judge Apps (en) Michael Nixon Report
2014-12-03 PTQ for Pro Tour Fate Reforged, Nov. 16th, Columbia, SC Judge Apps (en) Michael Grimsley Report
2014-12-02 PTQ Fate Reforged - 11/29 Judge Apps (en) Jeff S Higgins Report
2014-12-02 My 1st(Madrid-14) and 2nd(Strasbourg-14) GP. Judge Apps (en) Ralph Glätsch Report
2014-12-02 Tournament Report - Side Events at GP:NJ Judge Apps (en) Phillip Wulfridge Report

November 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-11-29 A New L2's first experience at a multi-day event Judge Apps (en) Austin Whitehead Report
2014-11-28 Tulsa, OK -- PTQ feeding D.C. -- report 3/3 Judge Apps (en) Trey Ballew Report
2014-11-28 Crowded Madrid! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2014-11-27 GP NOTtawa - Report from an L1 Floor Judge Judge Apps (en) Jake Maheu Report
2014-11-26 GP Los Angeles 2014 Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2014-11-26 Dealing with Difficult Players Magic Judge Articles (en) Evan Cherry
L3 Evan Cherry provides some tips and tricks to address common problem behaviors with respect and communication.
2014-11-26 SCG IQ (Tarentum); Head Judge Report Organizing Play (en) Daniel Regewitz Report
2014-11-26 L1 Floor Judge Report - GP Ottawa-Gatineau Judge Apps (en) William Van Veen Report
2014-11-26 HJ-Bericht PTQ München vom 22.11.2014 Judge Apps (de) Julien de Graat Report
2014-11-25 PTQ for Gamer's Gambit Judge Apps (en) Samuel Nathanson Report
2014-11-25 GP New Jersey: SSS Report Judge Apps (en) Ben Eldridge Report
2014-11-25 PTQ Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sealed Deck for PT-Washington DC Judge Apps (en) Jeff Zandi Report
2014-11-24 IQ in Marietta, GA Judge Apps (en) Linda Detwiler Report
2014-11-24 Video: 5 Steps to writing better tournament reports Judging Academy (en) Blair Frank
2014-11-24 TCG Player States, Oct 4. Casper, Wyo. Judge Apps (en) Patrick Cossel Report
2014-11-24 WMCQ #2 Singapore 140914 Judge Apps (en) Dennis Xiao Report
2014-11-24 PTQ for Pro tour D.C., Tulsa, OK (Floor Judge) Judge Apps (en) John Trout Report
2014-11-20 HJ Report - GPT: San Antonio - Peterborough, Ont Judge Apps (en) Jeremy Blackwell Report
2014-11-19 A report for GP: New Jersey Judge Apps (en) Dimah Eroshkin Report
2014-11-19 Dude I Got A Water Bottle! - GP New Jersey Report Judge Apps (en) Sean Stackhouse Report
2014-11-19 PTQ Fate Reforged - Sydney, Australia - 30/8/2014 Judge Apps (en) Charles Lee Report
2014-11-18 XO report from GP Madrid 2014 Judge Apps (en) Mitja Bosnic Report
2014-11-18 Mana Deprived Super Series – Calgary Judge Apps (en) Adam Zakreski Report
2014-11-18 GP New Jersey - Fri-Sat Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Joe Brooks Report
2014-11-15 HJ Report - Legacy Masters - Melbourne, Australia Judge Apps (en) James Dowling Report
2014-11-15 Turnierbericht WAMS/GPT Straßburg Karlsruhe Judge Apps (de) Johannes Wagner Report
2014-11-14 Legacy for pics Comp REL Judge Apps (en) Andrew Zimmermann Report
2014-11-12 Fate Reforge PTQ-Little Rock, AR October 4th Judge Apps (en) Anthony Wood Report
2014-11-12 Report from my first Grand Prix (GP nashville 2014) Judge Apps (en) Robert Romine Report
2014-11-12 Diligence and Caution in Investigations - A PTQ Fate Reforged Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Joshua Feingold Report
2014-11-11 WMCQ Melbourne, Australia Judge Apps (en) Leanne Capewell Report
2014-11-10 PTQ Fate Reforged - Chicago, IL - 10/18/2014 Judge Apps (en) Michael Zimmerman Report
2014-11-07 Tournament Reports as Tournament Essays Magic Judge Articles (en) Joshua Feingold
L2 Joshua Feingold discusses how to develop and improve Tournament Reports as an educational opportunity for others.
2014-11-06 PTQ Fate Reforged – Bridgewater, NJ 11/1/14 – Head Judge Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Mike Noss Report
2014-11-06 HJ Report for SCG Elite IQ @ Event Horizon Games - Raleigh, NC 11/1/14 Judge Apps (en) Lyle Dixon Report
2014-11-06 PTQ Fate Reforged - Boise, ID 10/25/14 Judge Apps (en) Derek Peterson Report
2014-11-06 PTQ Fate Reforged in Bangkok - Head judge report Judge Apps (en) Pakhawadee Palungwachira Report
2014-11-05 PTQ Fate Reforged, Augusta, ME Judge Apps (en) Joel Goggin Report
2014-11-04 GP Los Angeles Floor Judge Judge Apps (en) Steve Wellington Report
2014-11-04 PTQ Fate Reforged, Garden City Michigan - Nov 1 Judge Apps (en) Joel Nerenberg Report
2014-11-03 Jeskai On The Beach Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2014-11-03 Empire Central: GPT - New Jersey Judge Apps (en) Chris Vlastelica Report
2014-11-02 SCGO Worcester, MA - 10/18/2014 Judge Apps (en) Justin Purcell Report
2014-11-02 HJ-Bericht (GPT Madrid) Bericht vom 1.11.2014 in Rostock Judge Apps (de) Sebastian Holst Report

October 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-10-31 PTQ: Fate Reforged, Sacramento, CA: Head Judge's report Judge Apps (en) Charles Ferguson Report
2014-10-31 First time as Head Judge - Star City Games Weekday IQ Judge Apps (en) Robert Blanckaert Report
2014-10-31 PTQ Fate Reforged - Sacramento, CA, USA - 10/25/2014 Judge Apps (en) Chuck Pierce Report
2014-10-31 PTQ Fate Reforged-Mount Holly, NJ, United States 10/19/2014 Judge Apps (en) John Byrne Report
2014-10-30 LGS Modern Competitive – Part of My LGS’s Competitive Championship Series The Battlefield Forge (en) Chase Culpon Report
2014-10-30 Player of the Year Finals at The Sentry Box Judge Apps (en) Bradley Morin Report
2014-10-30 PTQ 10-26-2014 Judge Apps (en) Brian Dombroski Report
2014-10-29 PPTQs – What to Expect Magic Judge Articles (en) Brandon Borowicz Work & Run a Tournament
L1 and Tournament Organizer Brandon Borowoicz discusses expectations for the upcoming PPTQ system from an organizer, judge, and player perspective.
2014-10-29 Elite SCG IQ - Dayton Ohio - 26 Oct 2014 Judge Apps (en) Matt Farney Report
2014-10-29 PTQ Fate Reforged - Green Bay, Wi, 10/25 Judge Apps (en) Nathan Lisko Report
2014-10-29 Legacy GPT for GP New Jersey in Coral Springs - 10/26/2014 Judge Apps (en) Matthew Rossi Report
2014-10-27 SCG States Indiana 10/11/2014 Judge Apps (en) Nick Louzon Report
2014-10-27 PTQ Fate Reforged-Mount Holly 10/19/2014 Judge Apps (en) Chase Culpon Report
2014-10-27 PTQ - Fate Reforged - Gnome Games, Green Bay, WI - 10/25/14 Judge Apps (en) Dustin Jones Report
2014-10-27 Fate Reforged PTQ- Meat-Games Unlimited 10/25/2014 Judge Apps (en) Billy Gilmore Report
2014-10-27 PTQ Fate Reforged in Seoul - Head Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Inhwan Kim Report
2014-10-27 Empire Central Power Series - Black Lotus - 10/25/14 Judge Apps (en) Chris Vlastelica Report
2014-10-26 Boost for a Cure - A TCGPlayer Gold Event as Head Judge Judge Apps (en) Michael Cox Report
2014-10-26 Head Judge Report - SCG Autumn State Championships Southern California Judge Apps (en) Amanda Swager Report
2014-10-26 From the Trenches -- 2014 OH SCG States, 11 OCT 2014 Judge Apps (en) William Colley Report
2014-10-26 GPT Madrid in Budapest - October 11, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Daniel Virag Report
2014-10-26 The mission impossible: Lord of planeswalker in Shanghai GP Report Judge Apps (en) Nash Yu Report
2014-10-26 Extra Life Charity Event- GPT San Antonio- Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Joe Brooks Report
2014-10-26 Turnierbericht GPT Madrid im ASL Berlin Judge Apps (de) Julien Al-Rubei Report
2014-10-26 HJ-Bericht Dortmunder Auenland - 111 Spieler - Comp REL Judge Apps (de) Jasper König Report
2014-10-25 Why Investigations Are Like Fight Club Guiding the Planes with SeaCat (en) Eric Levine
2014-10-25 SCG Indianapolis - Legacy Open (28 September 2014) Judge Apps (en) Maximilian Schroeder Report
2014-10-24 Side Events: The Tournament Report, Grand Prix Los Angeles Edition Judge Apps (en) Samantha Davis Report
2014-10-23 SCG Worcester - Legacy Open Head Judge Judge Apps (en) Rob Castellon Report
2014-10-23 SCG Standard and Legacy Opens, Worcester, MA: 10/18-10/19 Judge Apps (en) Bobby Fortanely Report
2014-10-23 Back to Japan! (My GP Kobe 2014 Tournament Report) The Battlefield Forge (en) QJ Wong Report
2014-10-23 HJ-Bericht PTQ Hamburg vom 18.10.2014 Judge Apps (de) Steffen Baumgart Report
2014-10-22 Heroes Expo-TCG Player Platinum event sponsored by Cloud City Comics and Toys of Syracuse, NY Judge Apps (en) Rich Bourque Report
2014-10-21 PTQ Fate Reforged in Auckland, New Zealand Judge Apps (en) Louis Habberfield-Short Report
2014-10-21 PTQ Fate Reforged - Fort Worth Judge Apps (en) Josh McCurley Report
2014-10-21 SCG Open Worcester, MA: Saturday 10/18 Judge Apps (en) Christopher Wendelboe Report
2014-10-20 Toronto PTQ M15 presented by Hairy Tarantula Judge Apps (en) Eddie Cheung Report
2014-10-19 SCG Autumn State Championships: NorCal - Oct. 11 2014 @ Outer Planes Judge Apps (en) Justin Murphy Report
2014-10-17 GPT for GP New Jersey at Bob's Collectors Den Judge Apps (en) Jonathan Aiken Report
2014-10-16 SCG Legacy Open in Edison, New Jersey – September 28, 2014 The Battlefield Forge (en) Ilan Seid-Green Report
2014-10-16 GPT for Ottawa at K-OS Collectables with a questionable ending Judge Apps (en) Kenneth Woo Report
2014-10-15 SCG Autumn State Championships: SoCal at The Monstore Judge Apps (en) matthew jarrell Report
2014-10-15 SCG Autumn States Virginia Judge Apps (en) Christopher Hickman Report
2014-10-15 SCG Autumn States - Alabama Judge Apps (en) Richard Jones Report
2014-10-15 TCGPlayer Autumn Indiana State Champs, 2014-10-04 Judge Apps (en) Aaron Huntsman Report
2014-10-14 Twenty Sided Store Modern Competitive Judge Apps (en) Chase Culpon Report
2014-10-14 SCG Autumn State Championships: New Hampshire Judge Apps (en) Christopher Wendelboe Report
2014-10-13 SCG Autumn State Championships: Washington - October 11, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Zach Robinson Report
2014-10-13 TCG Player MI Standard States/ Fall MTG Brawl Judge Apps (en) Randy Tice Report
2014-10-13 SCG Open: Edison, NJ - Saturday side events 9/27/14 Judge Apps (en) Alex Mullins Report
2014-10-13 Sealed PTQ Fate Reforged - Kirwan's, Catskill, NY - Oct 5 2014 Judge Apps (en) Christopher Cahill Report
2014-10-12 GPT Stockholm Bericht vom 11.10.2014 in Rostock Judge Apps (de) Sebastian Holst Report
2014-10-11 GPT Ottawa à la boutique Le Fou du roi 5 oct 2014 – Tournament report Judge Apps (en) Martin Pelletier Report
2014-10-10 Videogames and GP Logistics: What Do They Have In Common? Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2014-10-10 GPT San Antonio - 401 Games - Toronto, ON - Oct. 4, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Zeev Romm Report
2014-10-09 TCGPlayer Standard States (Virginia) – Head Judge The Battlefield Forge (en) Matt Braddock Report
2014-10-09 SCG Open: Edison, NJ- Legacy/Modern Premiere IQ/Two-Headed Giant Sealed 9/28/14 Judge Apps (en) Christopher Rumore Report
2014-10-07 PTQ Sealed Kirwin's Corner Catskills NY October 5th 2014 Judge Apps (en) Joris Dyckman Report
2014-10-07 PTQ Fate Reforged - Lucky's - Greensboro, NC - Oct 4th - Head Judge Judge Apps (en) Brian Brown Report
2014-10-07 (Temecula, Ca) Grand Prix Trial LA and a Starcity games Super Invitational Qualifier - 10/4/14 Judge Apps (en) Jeremyah Stoermer Report
2014-10-07 GPT NJ Clockwork Games & Events 4 Oct 2014 - Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Jacob Sudds Report
2014-10-06 GPT Manila 2015 - October 5, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Dominic Yu Ping Kun Report
2014-10-06 TCGPlayer Standard States (Virginia) - Head Judge Judge Apps (en) Matt Braddock Report
2014-10-06 TCG Player Southern California States and GPT: LA Judge Apps (en) Aaron Gansky Report
2014-10-06 Gameforce monthly triple-header constructed + GPT, October 5th 2014 Judge Apps (en) Ernst Jan Plugge Report
2014-10-05 PTQ Fate Reforged in South Bend, IN on Oct. 4, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Raoul Mowatt Report
2014-10-05 Headjudgebericht PTQ Fatereforged in Köln (5.10.14) Judge Apps (de) Michael Wiese Report
2014-10-03 GPT NJ "Buncha Duals" Legacy Sept 13, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Timothy Gagne Report
2014-10-02 GenCon 2014 Grand Melee — Head Judge Tournament Report The Battlefield Forge (en) Lexie Mettler Report
2014-10-02 SCG Legacy Open in Edison, New Jersey - September 28, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Ilan Seid-Green Report
2014-10-01 WMCQ Toronto Aug. 16, 2014-Aug. 17, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Christian Mitchell Report
2014-10-01 SCG IQ/GPT:LA at Pack Warz in Orange, CA - Sep 28, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Chris Nowak Report

September 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-09-30 WMCQ #3 @ PSB Academy, Singapore, 14 Sep 2014 Judge Apps (en) Andrew Teo Report
2014-09-29 GenCon 2014 Block Championships 2014-08-14 Judge Apps (en) Aaron Huntsman Report
2014-09-29 2014 WMCQ #2 Guadalajara, Mexico Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Alfonso Hernandez Report
2014-09-24 3rd Indonesian WMCQ (Bandung) 2014 - Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Maykel . Report
2014-09-24 WMCQ 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Eternal Magic Floor Judge Report (Tournament Report) Judge Apps (en) Khang Jong Kuan Report
2014-09-24 GPT Madrid @ Cyprus Comic Con 2014 Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Rami Abdo Report
2014-09-23 KTK Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2014-09-23 The Feedback Process Magic Judge Articles (en) David de la Iglesia Education & Development
L3 David de la Iglesia explains the 4 steps of Feedback: Observation, Assessment, Discussion, and Transcription.
2014-09-22 GP Sydney Judge & SSS-Sealed HJ Report Judge Apps (en) Gareth Pye Report
2014-09-22 Judgebericht - Prerelease Khans of Tarkir 20.09.2014 Auenland Dortmund Judge Apps (de) Thomas Ludwig Report
2014-09-22 Headjudge-Bericht "WMCQ Berlin" vom 14.9.2014 Judge Apps (de) Stephanie Bressin Report
2014-09-22 WMCQ #3 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 Sept 2014 Judge Apps (en) Keng Siang Ooi Report
2014-09-20 Legion Games Khans of Tarkir Midnight Prerelease Head Judge Report Judge Apps (en) Dan Milavitz Report
2014-09-19 PTQ Khans of Tarkir - Edmonton, Alberta - Sept 13, 2014 Judge Apps (en) Abeed Bendall Report
2014-09-18 Pro Tour “Dewey” PTQ Philadelphia Tournament Report - 09/13/2014 Judge Apps (en) Daniel Lessoff Report
2014-09-18 Khans of Tarkir PTQ - Edmonton, Alberta (Sept. 13 2015) (m15 sealed) Judge Apps (en) Cyril Ford Report
2014-09-17 KDM's September Dual Giveaway/Duel for Duals Judge Apps (en) Joseph Steet Report
2014-09-17 Nicht-HJ Bericht vom WMCQ Zürich vom 14.09.2014 Judge Apps (de) René Oberweger Report
2014-09-17 WMCQ Maribor - Event Report. Judge Apps (en) Javier Martin Report
2014-09-17 Edmonton PTQ - September 13, 2014. Judge Apps (en) Trent Douglas Report
2014-09-16 Morph Rules Problems – Face-down in a Face-up World Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
Just in time for Khans Prerelease events, L2 & NetRep Nathan Long provides broad and card-specific interactions with the Morph mechanic.
2014-09-16 Tournament Report - WMCQ #3 in Auckland, New Zealand Judge Apps (en) Alan Peng Report
2014-09-15 GPT Orlando in Bloomington, Illinois Judge Apps (en) Andy Moore Report
2014-09-15 Flipside's Searing 1k - A modern event. Judge Apps (en) Olivier Jansen Report
2014-09-15 Turnierberichte GPTs in München und Rosenheim, Sep. 14 Judge Apps (de) Tobias Rolle Report
2014-09-14 GP Boston-Worcester Side Events Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Alex Stratton Report
2014-09-14 Tournament Report - PTQ Fate Reforged, Montreal Judge Apps (en) Chris Lansdell Report
2014-09-14 Star City Games IQ at Triple Play - Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Christopher Wendelboe Report
2014-09-13 PTQ Khans of Tarkir Adelaide, Australia - 05/07/2014 Judge Apps (en) William Janssen Report
2014-09-12 What's the Most Famous Steak in the World? Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2014-09-11 SCG Legacy Open Floor Judge Report-8/31/14 Judge Apps (en) James Eveland Report
2014-09-11 How I learned to stop worrying and love the Morph Regular REL (en) Kim Warren Rules & Regulations
2014-09-09 Sealed PTQ 9-6-14 Richmond, KY- Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Jonathan Holland Report
2014-09-09 Tournament Report - Syracuse SCG Open Judge Apps (en) Olivier Jansen Report
2014-09-09 MTG From the Vault Annihilation Shiloh, Il Judge Apps (en) Matthew Shepard Report
2014-09-09 Star City Games IQ at Six Feet Under Games - Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Rich Waldbiesser Report
2014-09-09 WMCQ I Philippines - Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Philip Adrian Pena Report
2014-09-08 A Change to the L2 Certification Process Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott
2014-09-08 January PTQ Report Judge Apps (en) William Anderson Report
2014-09-03 Writing Effective Cover Letters Magic Judge Articles (en) Paul Baranay, Evan Cherry
L3s Paul Baranay and Evan Cherry provide guidance for enhancing your cover letter for style and content.
2014-09-02 HJ-Bericht WMCQ Hannover vom 31.08.2014 Judge Apps (de) Steffen Baumgart Report
2014-09-02 Tales from the Floor - Mixed IQs Mageling Games Columbia MO Judge Apps (en) Darren Horve Report
2014-09-01 HJ-Bericht PTQ Hannover 30.08.2014 Judge Apps (de) Simon Matthee Report

August 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-08-29 Spirited Away at GP Taipei Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2014-08-28 Tournament Report for Super Sunday Standard in GP Sydney Day 2 Side Events Judge Apps (en) Sashi Kumar Balakrishnan Report
2014-08-27 Modern Premier IQ @ SCG Syracuse - 9 AUG 2014 Judge Apps (en) Charlotte Sable Report
2014-08-26 Tounament Report: Mind Sports International Academy 2013 Epic Quest Qualifier Plymouth Judge Apps (en) Ian Grainger Report
2014-08-26 GenCon Modern Championship 8/15/2014 Judge Apps (en) John Temple Report
2014-08-25 SCGIQ Cyprus Tournament Report Judge Apps (en) Rami Abdo Report
2014-08-24 (PTQ) Fake cards in Tampa, FL. FJ's report on the incident. Judge Apps (en) Michael Puccio Report
2014-08-21 PTQ Khans of tarkir @TEC Monterrey - My first report Judge Apps (en) Edna Murcia Report
2014-08-21 WMCQ @TEC in Monterrey Judge Apps (en) Edna Murcia Report
2014-08-19 PTQ Marietta - Khans of Tarkir (Modern) Judge Apps (en) David Homan Report
2014-08-19 WMCQ Oslo 2014 - HJ report Judge Apps (en) Even Lindell Heggø Report
2014-08-12 Judging Luxembourge WMCQ #1 MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2014-08-12 Community Development for Judges Magic Judge Articles (en) Adam Liebman Education & Development
2014-08-12 Force of Community: Detroit, The Modern One Judge Apps (en) Trenten Novak Report
2014-08-12 Tournament Report: PTQ Jurupa Valley (Riverside) California 08/09/2014 Judge Apps (en) Michael Arrowsmith Report
2014-08-11 PTQ (Sauna) Saint Louis, July 26, 2014 Magic Judge Articles (en) Patrick Nelson Report
2014-08-11 (SCG Open) (Baltimore Jul'14) (Dan Collins, L2, USA) The Battlefield Forge (en) Dan Collins Report
2014-08-07 (GP) (Nagoya 2014) Judging My First Japanese Grand Prix (QJ Wong, L2, Malaysia) Judge Apps (en) QJ Wong Report
2014-08-06 TGC Modern States: Minnesota Edition Judge Apps (en) Dan Milavitz Report
2014-08-06 SCG Premier IQ, MOSI Tampa, FL Judge Apps (en) Benjamin McDole Report
2014-08-06 Empire Central Open Series - Mox Jet Judge Apps (en) Chris Vlastelica Report
2014-08-05 TCG Player Modern State Championships - Missouri Edition 8.3.2014 Judge Apps (en) Casey Hanford Report
2014-08-04 GPT Utrecht in Göttingen, Germany (July 27, 2014) Judge Apps (en) Benjamin Bandelow Report
2014-08-03 GP Beijing 2014 Day 1 XO Report Judge Apps (en) Sashi Kumar Balakrishnan Report
2014-08-03 Maryland TCG Player Modern States at Dream Wizards in Rockville Maryland. 8/2/2014 Judge Apps (en) Autumn Cook Report
2014-08-01 PTQ Khans in Albuquerque, NM - 7/26/14 Judge Apps (en) Wiley Jephson Report
2014-08-01 Modern Event at Power Nine Gaming, Fort Wayne, IN 31/07/14 Judge Apps (en) Ashley Coatl Report

July 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-07-30 GP Taipei Day 1 Report as an XO Judge Apps (en) Woosuk Lee Report
2014-07-29 Empire Central Power Series - Mox Sapphire Judge Apps (en) Alex Tune Report
2014-07-21 Unsporting Conduct – Major FAQ Edition Guiding the Planes with SeaCat (en) Sean Catanese Rules & Regulations
2014-07-21 Somewhat late, GPT: Washington D.C. Judge Apps (en) Zack Ruckman Report
2014-07-18 Redefinition of Level 2 – The Area Judge and What That Means Magic Judge Articles (en) Lexie Mettler, David Lyford-Smith Education & Development
2014-07-15 M15 JAR Update Regular REL (en) Kim Warren
2014-07-15 Top 5 Cards From GP Milan Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-07-14 M15 Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott
2014-07-14 Updating Unsporting Conduct – Major Guiding the Planes with SeaCat (en) Sean Catanese Rules & Regulations
2014-07-10 SCG Columbus feat. the Invitational 2014 - Standard Open Head Judge Report Judge Apps (en) David de la Iglesia Report

June 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-06-27 Adventures in Moscow! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-07-24 Head Judge O-pun-ing Announcements Magic Judge Articles (en) CJ Shrader Work & Run a Tournament
2014-06-17 Communicating Policy Magic Judge Articles (en) Alex Roebuck Rules & Regulations

May 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-05-27 Running the Deck Check Team Magic Judge Articles (en) Jeremie Granat, Rick Salamin, David de la Iglesia Work & Run a Tournament
2014-05-25 Grand Prix Warsaw 2014 Judge Report MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2014-05-23 Warsaw, Twelve Months Later Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-05-20 Getting Accepted: Advice for Applying to Large Events Magic Judge Articles (en) Gregory Schwartz
2014-05-15 BigMagicOpen weekend report Judge Apps (en) Kenji Suzuki Report
2014-05-09 Cherry Blossoms in Beautiful Japan Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A

April 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-04-29 Modern Rules Problems – Split Cards Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
L2 Nathan Long provides a Modern primer for split cards old & new.
2014-04-28 Journey Into Nyx Policy Changes – For Judges Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2014-04-22 The Pod People Magic Judge Articles (en) Adam Cetnerowski Work & Run a Tournament
L3 Adam Cetnerowski shares a trick for sorting decklists by draft pods.
2014-04-11 Back to Beijing Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-04-08 Judges as Translators Magic Judge Articles (en) Jack Doyle Work & Run a Tournament
L2 Jack Doyles discusses how to improve calls that require an intermediate judge to translate.

March 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-03-25 Efficient communication in a stressful environment Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2014-03-25 Judge Forums: Judging from the Present to the Future Magic Judge Articles (en) Peter Richmond Education & Development
2014-03-16 Back From Judging Pro Tour Born of the Gods in Valencia! MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2014-03-14 Sunny Spain and Paella For Everybody Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A

February 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-02-26 Grand Prix Paris Judge Report MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2014-02-25 How to Teach the Layers Magic Judge Articles (en) George FitzGerald Education & Development
2014-02-21 A Beautiful City and a Beautiful Format: GP Paris Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-02-07 Another Exotic Location: GP Kuala Lumpur Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-02-03 Born of the Gods Policy Changes Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott

January 2014

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2014-01-28 Grand Prix Prague 2014 Judge Report MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2014-01-28 GP Warsaw Judge Conference – Organizers’ Notes Magic Judge Articles (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Adam Kolipiński
2014-01-27 Zero Tolerance on Bribery Swiss MTG (en) Oliver Blank
2014-01-24 New Year, New Travels: GP Prague Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2014-01-21 Organize Judge Gatherings in Your Community Magic Judge Articles (en) Scott Neiwert
2014-01-15 One can’t do it alone — Considerations on Team Leading Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez
2014-01-10 Why Do I Judge? Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report

2013

December 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-12-31 Enter the Arena Magic Judge Articles (en) Daniel Kitachewsky, James Ho Dung Lee Rules & Regulations
2013-12-27 A Magical Year Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2013-12-24 L3 Qualities – Assessment of Other Judges Magic Judge Articles (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
2013-12-17 How to HJ your first Side Events at a GP Magic Judge Articles (en) Enrico Riccardi Work & Run a Tournament
2013-12-16 Supplemental Activities – Part Three The Road to Level 3 (en) Jared Sylva Education & Development
2013-12-09 Supplemental Activities – Part Two The Road to Level 3 (en) Jared Sylva Education & Development
2013-12-08 Grand Prix Vienna Judge Report MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2013-12-03 Supplemental Activities – Part One The Road to Level 3 (en) Jared Sylva Education & Development
2013-12-03 L3 Qualities – Stress and Conflict Management Magic Judge Articles (en) Sean Catanese Education & Development

November 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-11-29 Looking Back at Casting Out Yolanda Judge Apps (en) Wilfredo II Dizon Report
2013-11-16 Tournament Procedures — Filling a Result Slip Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2013-11-06 How to Deal With Slow Play and Stalling MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Rules & Regulations
2013-11-05 Dealing With Your Own Fail Magic Judge Articles (en) Matt Sauers Education & Development
2013-11-01 Unsporting Conduct — Improperly Determining a Winner and Bribery Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Rules & Regulations, IPG

October 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-10-29 Cultivating Your Community Magic Judge Articles (en) Angus Davis Education & Development
2013-10-22 L3 Qualities – Penalty and Policy Philosophy Magic Judge Articles (en) Emilien Wild Education & Development
2013-10-16 Avoiding Disqualifaction : Bribery MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Rules & Regulations
2013-10-15 L3 Qualities - Leadership, Presence, and Charisma Magic Judge Articles (en) Eric Levine Education & Development
2013-10-15 Dialogues of the non-deaf Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Education & Development, Communication
2013-10-08 L3 Qualities - Communication Skills Magic Judge Articles (en) Nicholas Sabin Education & Development
2013-10-03 Modern Rules Problems – Snapcaster Mage Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
2013-10-01 Modern Rules Problems – Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations

September 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-09-26 Modern Rules Problems – Spellskite Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
2013-09-24 L3 Qualities – Program Construction and Philosophy Magic Judge Articles (en) Christian Gawrilowicz Education & Development
2013-09-20 Tournament Procedures — Sorting decklists efficiently Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2013-09-18 Theros Rulings MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Rules & Regulations
2013-09-17 L3 Qualities – Rules & Policy Knowledge Magic Judge Articles (en) Brian Schenck Education & Development
2013-09-17 Theros Policy Changes – For Players and Judges Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, IPG, MTR
2013-09-10 L3 Qualities - Teamwork and Diplomacy Magic Judge Articles (en) Kim Warren Education & Development
2013-09-04 GP Prague Judge Report MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2013-09-03 L3 Qualities - Mentorship Magic Judge Articles (en) David Hibbs Education & Development

August 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-08-27 GP Warsaw - Judge Report MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2013-08-20 Backups – Embracing the Rewind Magic Judge Articles (en) Jack Doyle, Joel Krebs Rules & Regulations
2013-08-13 L3 Qualities - Self-Evaluation Magic Judge Articles (en) Joel Krebs Education & Development
2013-08-13 Tournament Procedures — Lowering priority on Decklists counting Whats Up, Docs? (en) Kevin Desprez Work & Run a Tournament
2013-08-12 World Magic Cup – Judge point of view MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2013-08-06 L3 Qualities – Investigations Magic Judge Articles (en) Ryan Stapleton Education & Development

July 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-07-27 A Judge Perspective of GP Rimini MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Report
2013-07-24 Harsh Judgment - Magic 2014 Rules Update Part 2 MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Rules & Regulations
2013-07-16 L3 Qualities – Attitude and Maturity Magic Judge Articles (en) Jurgen Baert Education & Development
2013-07-11 M14 Policy Changes – for Players and Judges Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, IPG, MTR
2013-07-09 Grand Prix – Handling Player Registration Issues Magic Judge Articles (en) Matteo Callegari Work & Run a Tournament

June 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-06-26 Oops I PTQed – How to Host Magic Tournaments ManaDeprived (en) Kelly Ackerman Work & Run a Tournament, Tournament Organization
2013-06-24 M14 Rule Changes MTG Madness (en) Emilien Wild Rules & Regulations
2013-06-18 Blood Moon in a Modern Environment Magic Judge Articles (en) Nathan Long Rules & Regulations
2013-06-07 The Philosphy of Penalties (Part 3) Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations, Q&A, IPG
2013-06-04 Head Judging a GPT Magic Judge Articles (en) Evan Cherry Work & Run a Tournament

May 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-05-28 Judging for Local Game Stores Magic Judge Articles (en) Evan Cherry Work & Run a Tournament
2013-05-14 Murphy's Tournament Magic Judge Articles (en) Niko Skartvedt Work & Run a Tournament

April 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-04-29 Running the Paper Team Magic Judge Articles (en) David de la Iglesia, Carlos Rada Work & Run a Tournament
2013-04-23 Customer Service Magic Judge Articles (en) Billy San Juan Work & Run a Tournament
2013-04-22 Dragon’s Maze Policy Changes – For Judges and Players Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2013-04-08 Reviewing up – Why is it so hard? Magic Judge Articles (en) Joshua Feingold, Patrick Cool Education & Development
2013-04-02 Why Do Judges Exist? Magic Judge Articles (en) Jason Flatford Work & Run a Tournament

March 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-03-26 Competitive Scorekeeping with WER Magic Judge Articles (en) Dustin de Leeuw Work & Run a Tournament
2013-03-26 Judging at a Pro Tour Louisf's Happy Fun Time Judge Blog (en) Louis Fernandes Report
2013-03-22 Wish, Copy Wish, Get Wish and… Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations, Q&A, IPG
2013-03-08 End of Turn, Angel, Blink the Mage, Flashback This! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations, Q&A, IPG

February 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-02-27 Waiting For Another GP With More Than 2000 Participants… Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations, Q&A, IPG
2013-02-26 Customer Service Judge Wiki (en) Billy San Juan Work & Run a Tournament
2013-02-11 Slaughter Games and the Goals of the IPG Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations, Q&A, IPG
2013-02-03 Gatecrash Policy Changes – For Judges Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, IPG
2013-02-03 Missed Triggers 3 – The Bonus Disc Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, IPG

January 2013

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2013-01-25 The Judge Levels and the Meaning of the Acronym IPG Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Education & Development, Q&A
2013-01-10 Do not adjust your radio… Regular REL (en) James Mackay Rules & Regulations, Policy, Regular REL
2013-01-01 New Year’s Advice for GP Judges Magic Judge Articles (en) Jurgen Baert Work & Run a Tournament

2012

December 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-12-31 2012 (and the Missed Trigger Policy) in Review Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2012-12-25 Slow Play Magic Judge Articles (en) Matteo Callegari, George FitzGerald Rules & Regulations, IPG, Slow Play
2012-12-14 Out of Order Sequencing and Triggers Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, Policy
2012-12-14 Back in Japan (Once Again) Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2012-12-13 Judging your first Competitive event Judge Wiki (en) Dan Stephens Education & Development
Dan shares a message from a Head Judge to staff members at their first Competitive REL event.
2012-12-12 When Judges are Playing, not Judging Magic Judge Articles (en) Eric Shukan Education & Development
2012-12-07 Bob Fear Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, Policy

November 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-11-23 States 2012 – Head Judge Report Florida Judge Community (en) Michael Lopez Report
2012-11-16 Deathrite Shaman And GP Chicago Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2012-11-07 A Judge’s Advice for Competitive Events GatheringMagic (en) Will Anderson Rules & Regulations
2012-11-02 Horsemyths Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, Policy

October 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-10-26 11 Rounds Here, an Egg Deck There... The World Is Changing! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2012-10-24 The Jackie Lee DQ Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, Policy
2012-10-15 Communicating with your TO Judge Wiki (en) Jurgen Baert, Teun Zijp Work & Run a Tournament
2012-10-13 Judge Conference 2012 Novi Vinodolski Croatian Magic the Gathering Community (en, hr) Iva Kleiner Report
2012-10-08 On the Origin of Delayed Triggers Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, Policy

September 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-09-22 Grand Prix Ghent – Organizing Last Chance Trials International Magic Judges (en) Arnaud Bourdoux Work & Run a Tournament
2012-09-20 The Challenges of GP Moscow and Life from the Loam Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2012-09-17 Missed Triggers 2 – More DVD Commentary Policy Perspectives (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2012-09-06 Rules and Policy Situations from the World Magic Cup Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations

August 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-08-24 Team Sealed at Superstars! (Aug 18, San Jose, California) JudgeApps (en) Jess Dunks Report, Team Limited
2012-08-10 A Beer Festival (GP Ghent), The Great Wall (GP Shanghai) and Lapsing Abilities Redux! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2012-08-03 “Ask – They Can Always Say No” Griffon Events (en) Michael Zimmermann Report
HJ report from SCG Indianapolis Legacy Open - 06/17/2012.

July 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-07-29 SCG Open Las Vegas: July 20, 2012, HJ Report JudgeApps (en) Eric Shukan Report
2012-07-29 Italian Judge Conference 2012 International Magic Judges (en) George Gavrilita Report
2012-07-04 Failure to Reveal International Magic Judges (en) Kevin Binswanger Rules & Regulations
2012-07-04 Deck/Decklist Problem International Magic Judges (en) Paul Smith, Kim Warren Rules & Regulations

June 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-06-28 Bigger and Bigger GPs, Clear Communication and some Magic Math Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Communication, Q&A
2012-06-26 Game Rule Violation International Magic Judges (en) Claire Dupré Rules & Regulations, IPG
2012-06-18 Improper Drawing at the Start of the Game International Magic Judges (en) Jens Strohäker Rules & Regulations, IPG
2012-06-11 Tardiness International Magic Judges (en) Kevin Desprez Rules & Regulations, IPG

May 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-05-18 PT Barcelona, Cavern of Souls and the Sideboard Over the Years Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations

April 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-04-27 GP Manchester and Lapsing Abilities Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2012-04-18 Handling Player Miscommunication International Magic Judges (en) Jeremie Granat Work & Run a Tournament
2012-04-16 Welcome to Level 2 International Magic Judges (en) Matteo Callegari, Christian Gawrilowicz, Damián Hiller Education & Development
2012-04-10 What's a Level 3 International Magic Judges (en) Pierre Laquerre Education & Development
2012-04-02 Missed Triggers: The DVD Commentary International Magic Judges (en) Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations

March 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-03-15 Tournament Announcements Judge Wiki (en) Mackenzie Stratford Work & Run a Tournament
2012-03-15 First Time Guide Judge Wiki (en) Ryan Dobesh, Peter Jahn, Jeff Morrow Work & Run a Tournament
2012-03-13 GP Indianapolis, High Tide, Trinisphere and the Philosophy of Backups Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A
2012-03-09 SCG Tampa Legacy Open HJ Report aKa The Space Captain Blue Chronicles Florida Judge Community (en) Michael Lopez Report
2012-03-01 Damage on the Stack! Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A

February 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-02-13 Running Deck Verification Procedures Judge Wiki (en) Derek Landini Work & Run a Tournament
2012-02-08 A Brief History of Certification - The First 10 Years Judge Wiki (en) David Hibbs Education & Development
David presents the first ten years in the history of Judge Certification.

January 2012

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2012-01-18 Result entry slips, penalties, and you Judge Wiki (en) Martin Golm Work & Run a Tournament, Tournament Procedures
2012-01-18 Garruk Relentless and GP Hogwarts Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report, Q&A

2011

December 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-12-29 Goodbye 2011, Let's Get Ready for 2012 Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2011-12-29 The Seven-Layer Cake GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-12-22 The New IPG and You GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-12-22 Explanation of the Missed Trigger Policy Changes, or How Magic Is Dying Part 783 ManaDeprived (en) Jason Wong Rules & Regulations
2011-12-14 Worlds 2011 Head Judge Report Star City Games (en) Sheldon Menery Report
Sheldon tells more awesome stories from Head Judging Worlds in San Francisco before retiring as a Level 5. There is cake, interesting rulings, and food.
2011-12-08 What to Do As a Judge GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Education & Development
2011-12-01 How You Can Become a Judge GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Education & Development

November 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-11-24 Why You Should Become a Judge GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-11-17 Abilities and Mechanics – Scars of Mirrodin GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-11-16 A Different Perspective – A Tale of Two PTQs ManaDeprived (en) Jason Wong Work & Run a Tournament
2011-11-15 PT Rocky Balboa Judge Report Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2011-11-10 Abilities and Mechanics in Zendikar Block GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-11-03 Abilities and Mechanics Series – Alara Block GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations

October 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-10-26 What’s A World Head Judge Do? Star City Games (en) Sheldon Menery Work & Run a Tournament
Sheldon Menery will be judging his last tournament at Worlds in San Francisco. In this article, he gives you a peek of what it's like to Head Judge a major tournament like Worlds.
2011-10-20 Lorwyn Mega-Block Abilities and Mechanics GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-10-18 A Different Perspective – Your Mileage May Vary ManaDeprived (en) Jason Wong Rules & Regulations
2011-10-13 Abilities and Mechanics in Time Spiral Block, Part 2 GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-10-06 Abilities and Mechanics: Time Spiral Block, Part 1 GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-10-02 A Different Perspective – A GP Montreal Tournament Report ManaDeprived (en) Jason Wong Report

September 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-09-23 Judging on Another Continent - GP Shanghai Judge Report Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2011-09-22 Ravnica: City of Mechanics, Abilities, and Guilds, Too GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-09-16 Moving from Regular to Competitive Rules Enforcement DCIrules.org (en) Adrián Estoup, David Rappaport, Jeff Zandi, Mark Apker, Jess Dunks Work & Run a Tournament
This article provides loads of information for any judge who usually runs Regular REL events about the differences between FNM and Comp REL.
2011-09-15 Abilities and Mechanics in Kamigawa Block GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-09-01 Mechanics in Modern: Mirrodin Block GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations

August 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-08-18 Take Command of Your Zones GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-08-12 Home Sweet Home - Italian Nationals Judge Report Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
Riccardo Tessitori brings you crazy rules interactions, interesting tournament situations, an Italian Nationals judge report and much more.
2011-08-11 Do You Really Know How to Cast Spells? GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations

July 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-07-29 Back to Japan - PT Nagoya Judge Report Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2011-07-28 Don't get DQed GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-07-21 Draft Stamping - Best Practices Judge Wiki (en) Kaja Federowicz, Eugene Bazhenov Work & Run a Tournament
2011-07-21 How to Avoid a Game Loss Penalty GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-07-14 The Seven-Layer Cake GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations, CR, Layers
2011-07-07 The Steps of a Turn and Turn-Based Actions GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-07-02 2HG FAQ Judge Wiki (en) Fabian Peck Rules & Regulations
2011-07-01 "Sudden Death" at GP Prague Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report

June 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-06-28 State Based Actions - A Primer GatheringMagic (en) Justin Turner Rules & Regulations
2011-06-20 Judging at Regular REL - Eine Einführung die 2 Wizards Community (de) Martin Köhler Work and Run a Tournament
Martin gibt eine kurze Einleitung für beginnende TOs in das Dokument Judging at Regular REL.
2011-06-03 Slow Play Judge Wiki (en) Philipp Daferner Work and Run a Tournament
2011-06-02 Level 1 Judge Testing Process Judge Wiki (en) Fabian Peck Education & Development

May 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-05-20 GP London Judge Report and SoFaF Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2011-05-14 Habits of Highly Effective Reviewers The DCI Family (en) Justin Turner Education & Development
2011-05-06 Judging on Another Continent - Part 1 Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report

April 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-04-22 GP Barcelona Judge Report and Oracle of Mul Daya Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2011-04-19 How to NOT Disqualify a Player The DCI Family (en) Sam Strauss, Eric Shukan Work & Run a Tournament
2011-04-18 Trouble in Hazzard County: A Recollection of Regionals Florida Judge Community (en) Justin Turner Report
2011-04-17 Ask the Rules Manager The DCI Family (en) Callum Milne Report
2011-04-17 Introducing the Squads The DCI Family (en) Damián Hiller Work & Run a Tournament
2011-04-10 Working together for a better community: the Italian Magic Judges website The DCI Family (en) Matteo Callegari Report
2011-04-10 Deck Checks - The Basics The DCI Family (en) Richard Drijvers Work & Run a Tournament
2011-04-05 What Judging Means reddit MagicTCG (en) James Bennett Education & Development

March 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-03-24 Judging with Autism The DCI Family (en) Gilbert Hedegaard Work & Run a Tournament
2011-03-24 5 Steps to Judicial Enlightenment – A Guide to Leveling up The DCI Family (en) Robert Johnson Education & Development
2011-03-11 Magic Weekend Judge Report and Pyromancer Ascension Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Report
2011-03-08 Identifying Moving Violations The DCI Family (en) David Hibbs Rules & Regulations
2011-03-08 Team Leading Logistics at Limited GPs The DCI Family (en) David de la Iglesia Work & Run a Tournament

February 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-02-25 Magic Weekend - Top 8 Deck Analysis - Infractions to Avoid Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2011-02-23 On Writing Reviews, Part 2 Florida Judge Community (en) Justin Turner Education & Development
2011-02-21 On Writing Reviews Florida Judge Community (en) Justin Turner Education & Development
2011-02-12 PTQ Nagoya – 02/12/11 Tournament Report Florida Judge Community (en) Justin Turner Report
2011-02-11 Extended Decks - Infractions to Avoid, Part 2 Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2011-02-10 Judge! - Issue 8 (February 2011) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Paul Smith Report

January 2011

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2011-01-28 Faeries, Faeries and More Faeries Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2011-01-25 How to Host Great Regular Events The DCI Family (en) Regina Cross Work & Run a Tournament
2011-01-25 Judging Regular REL The DCI Family (en) Nathan Brewer Work & Run a Tournament
2011-01-14 Extended Decks - Infractions to Avoid Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations

2010

December 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-12-17 Reanimating the Fallen Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-12-09 Judge! - Issue 7 (December 2010) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Cristiana Dionisio Report
2010-12-03 Mimic Vat and the Road to Worlds Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations

November 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-11-29 The Adult Judge DCI Zohar Finkel Education & Development
2010-11-19 Infect, Counters, Infect, Poison, Infect, Infect, Infect... Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-11-11 Regular REL: Deviate like Hell DCI Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations
2010-11-05 Vengevine and Your Great Plays Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations

October 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-10-27 The Judge Conference Star City Games (en) Chris McNutt Education & Development
Chris McNutt attended a judge conference in the Pacific Northwest - a huge, multi-day event for community building. Ever thought about judging? Curious about how judging works? Look inside!
2010-10-22 You Make the Play Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-10-08 Dark Confidant and the Cookie Analogy Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-10-04 Body Language of a Leader DCI Daniel Kitachewsky Work & Run a Tournament
This is mostly about the body language of anyone in a leadership position; most of the time it will be a head judge or team leader. This time, it's not so much about addressing players; it's more about interacting with your staff, about how to radiate confidence and tranquility to your judges.

September 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-09-24 Judge! - Issue 6 (September 2010) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Cristiana Dionisio Report
Judge! Newsletter #6 - Pro Tour Amsterdam edition
2010-09-23 The Justice League - Coming Off the Sidelines into Day Two Star City Games (en) James Elliott Report
A fish out of water, judge James Elliot jumps into the arena of Grand Prix Portland after vowing to redeem his brethren.
2010-09-16 The Justice League: Meet The New L3s Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Report
Pro Tour Amsterdam is in the books, and the DCI Family has a whopping three new Level 3 judges in its ranks! Let’s find out more about who these great guys are!
2010-09-15 How to Make a Magic Tournament a Great Experience DCI Dustin de Leeuw Work & Run a Tournament
Dustin discusses what attention to customer service and showmanship can bring to an event.
2010-09-10 How to Make a Magic Tournament a Great Experience DCI Dustin de Leeuw Work & Run a Tournament
Dustin discusses what attention to customer service and showmanship can bring to an event.
2010-09-03 A Judge’s Guide to Avoiding Accidental Penalties DraftMagic.com (en) Greg Schwartz Rules & Regulations
2010-09-02 The Justice League - Deck? Decklist? (No) Problem! Star City Games (en) Kevin Binswanger Education & Development
Kevin discusses everything you need to know about deck checks - what judges look for, and how they penalize incorrect decks!

August 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-08-27 Rules Gurus 2010 Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-08-27 HJ Report US Nationals 2010 DCI Eric Shukan Report
Eric reports about his experience being the HJ of US Nationals 2010. He writes about some interesting situations, but mainly about the fantastic team he had available at the event.
2010-08-26 The Justice League - GPs, Cons, and Video Star City Games (en) James Elliott Work & Run a Tournament
Judging Magic can often feel like a second job. So while embarking on the long drives to GP: Columbus and GenCon the week after, I started to think about what kinds of things I could do for fun…
2010-08-13 The Esper Charm Dilemma and Judging National Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
It’s now time to check your policy knowledge! I warn you, it will be much more difficult, because you will need to know the Infraction Procedure Guide and have some real tournament experience; in addition, you might also be fooled by the fact that some things have recently changed. Good luck and have fun!
2010-08-12 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - GenCon, the DQ, and the Hall of Fame Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Rules & Regulations
No UST this week. I was at GenCon most of last week, and I didn't get time to play that tournament of history. I had too many modern tournaments to run and play in. This week I want to take time out to talk about GenCon, the DQ at Grand Prix: Columbus, and my Hall of Fame ballot.
2010-08-12 The Justice League - Signs You May Be A Judge Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Education & Development
Whether you know it or not, there is a good chance you want to be a judge. My experiences have shown me the tell-tale signs, and a lot of people that show these signs don't recognize their potential.
2010-08-05 The Justice League - Standard Rules Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Rules & Regulations
It is advisable you know how your cards work. It is difficult to know how every single card works in Magic, but it will be to your advantage if you learn what your own cards do. To help you with that, let's take a look to some common card interactions and rulings in Standard.
2010-08-03 Explaining the Level 1 Practice Exam DCI Brian Schenck Education & Development
2010-08-03 Body Language in a Ruling DCI Daniel Kitachewsky Work & Run a Tournament

July 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-07-30 Are You Ready to Judge Nationals? Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-07-29 The Justice League - Ringing In the Changes Star City Games (en) James Elliott Rules & Regulations
July hails a new core set and new changes to the comprehensive rules. However, the scope of change is seldom limited to the comprehensive rules. and is often further reaching than you realize. Don't be caught out!
2010-07-28 Rise to Your Responsibility 2011 DCI Andy Heckt Education & Development
2010-07-22 The Justice League - The Pro Tour Experience Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Education & Development
So you've certified for L1, you've judged a few PTQs, you are gaining experience… and you want to aim higher. A Grand Pix or a StarCityGames.com Open Series weekend is a big event, but the Pro Tour is the real thing. The tour is a dream come true for players seeking glory… but what about judges?
2010-07-19 Neue Turnierregeln, Juli 2010 PlanetMTG (de) Martin Golm Rules & Regulations
Martin präsentiert die letzten Änderungen in den Turnierregeln und den Verstoßrichtlinien für Magic.
2010-07-16 Emblems, Rules Changes and Harm's Way Blackborder (en) Riccardo Tessitori Rules & Regulations
2010-07-15 The Justice League - Bound By Honor Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Education & Development
As judges, we're under careful scrutiny from the Magic public. I certainly don't mind being held to a high standard, but it does present a very interesting circumstance in which, even when I'm not on the floor, judging can often dictate my behavior…
2010-07-08 The Justice League - Getting What You Want Star City Games (en) Kevin Binswanger Education & Development
There are two basic steps toward getting anything you want out of the Judge program. The first step is to build enough of a reputation that suggests that you can handle whatever it is you want. Then you just have to find the right person and ask.
2010-07-01 The Justice League - Judges Gone Wild: An MTGO Event For Judges Star City Games (en) James Elliott Education & Development
One of the tricky issues for the greater judge community is the subject of compensation and rewarding judges for their efforts. I think most people are aware that judges get boosters from the latest set when judging a prerelease or local PTQ. Slightly less well known is the fact that judges get special foil cards each year - judge foils.

June 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-06-29 The Justice League - Judges: We Always Win Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Education & Development
How do you accept failure? How do you improve on your own mistakes? How do you manage frustration? These are difficult issues to address, and ultimately my inability to accept failure was the reason I lost interest in playing the game some years ago. If I go to an event and my chances on having fun depend on the result, then it's likely I'll return home feeling miserable far too often.
2010-06-09 Authority, Command & Leadership DCI Chris Richter Education & Development
2010-06-10 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - You Be The Judge Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Work & Run a Tournament
You are the head judge of 200+ player event. You have a staff of a dozen other judges and a scorekeeper working under you. Here's a round by round description of the event, and the decisions you would need to make. I'll describe the issues first, to let you decide how you would handle them, then give my solution.
2010-06-04 The Justice League - Asking the Judge Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Report
I'm afraid to say this is not the revival of the old Chris Richter articles to solve your rules questions, but thankfully, the forums have a wonderful section for just that issue. No, this is a whole other kind of frequently asked questions. As a judge, I get a lot of questions that don't involve the rules, or policy. Many players can be very social with us, and want to get to know us, and learn about what we do.
2010-06-01 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Behind the Scenes at Grand Prix: D.C. Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Report
Ingrid, Peter's wife, was head judge of Grand Prix: D.C. Peter was also judging. This gave him a fairly unique perspective on the largest North American event ever held.
2010-06-01 Judge! - San Juan Edition - Issue 5 (June 2010) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Jeff Morrow Report

May 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-05-21 The Justice League - Goodbye Extended, Hello Standard Star City Games (en) James Elliott Rules & Regulations
If you're like me, you've been drafting Rise of Eldrazi like there's no tomorrow, or at least picking over the set for cards to give your Standard deck more umph! I've head judged a couple of Standard tournaments already and have seen some situations that are very likely to become staple judge calls for the summer.
2010-05-18 Contacting Rules Advisors: The Hidden Part of the GP DCI Adrián Estoup Education & Development
2009-05-13 The Riki Rules - Mostly Harmless Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Education & Development
This is the end of his journey at Channel Fireball for Riki Rules.
2010-05-10 GRV - Three Letters Meaning Confusion DCI Benjamin McDole Rules & Regulations
2010-05-06 The Justice League - Local Liaison at Grand Prix: Houston Star City Games (en) Kevin Binswanger Work & Run a Tournament
I was the Local Liaison (a.k.a. Local Leader a.k.a. Executive Office) at Grand Prix: Houston. This job, in addition to being one of the hardest things I've ever had to spell, was an incredibly interesting position. In fact, LL at the GP is one of the coolest experiences I can imagine, second only to head of the DCI Ninja Assassin Team.
2010-05-05 The Riki Rules - All's Well That Inkwells Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Work & Run a Tournament
Hot off of his trip to Atlanta, or possibly Atl off of his trip to Hotlanta, Riki discusses the Inkwell Leviathan incident from Gerry Thompson's semifinal match, a match that our intrepid Level 3 judge sat courtside for.

April 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-04-29 The Riki Rules - I Have Confidence in Confidence Itself Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Work & Run a Tournament
Riki Twitters on about what makes a good ruling and why players aren't the only ones who should RTFC. Plus, find out what archetypes he saw succeeding at the 24-hour Draft Challenge.
2010-04-28 Italian Nationals 2009 Public Report DCI Riccardo Tessitori Report
2010-04-14 The Riki Rules - Insufficient Randomization– err… Shuffling Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Rules & Regulations
Do you shuffle enough? Is it sufficient? Riki fills us in on what that means and why you won't be facing such a harsh penalty the next time you don't. If you're a fan of shuffling… find something better to be a fan of, but still check out this article.
2010-04-12 The Road to L1 DCI Mariano Lahoz Education & Development
Mariano explains in his article how he managed to get certified and what he's been up to since accomplishing it. He also shares tips on how to prepare for the test and how to deal with the test itself.
2010-04-09 The Justice League - Howling to Exile: The April MIPG Update Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Rules & Regulations
The latest update of the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide (MIPG) is in effect since 1st April 2010, and it includes some changes that may be of interest.
2010-04-08 The Riki Rules - Logistical Blunders Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Work & Run a Tournament
Even Riki makes mistakes, and today he covers two somewhat related mishaps that occurred while he was in charge of Logistics at large events. Large events require extraordinary measures, and Riki examines the measures he should have taken to make sure the tournaments went smoothly!
2010-04-06 Draft organization at large events DCI Damián Hiller, Jurgen Baert Work & Run a Tournament
Many differences exist between your regular FNM and a 200+ player draft at a Grand Prix or other Professional event. What are the pitfalls and how do you avoid them? What are your options for room setup and player movement and what are the advantages and downsides of each option? Finally, how do you optimize staff usage before and during the draft? This article explains all of it, and it's got plenty of pictures to illustrate it!
2010-04-02 The Justice League - Avoiding Misplays Outside Your Match Star City Games (en) Kevin Binswanger Education & Development
Judges watch a lot of Magic. That's one of the main things we do at tournaments. At my last PTQ, there were 119 players playing 341 matches of Magic. So we also see a lot of mistakes. While you can make a misplay within a tournament and lose for it, you can also fall behind for mistakes made outside of a game of Magic. My goal here is to present the most obvious of these mistakes, so you can avoid ever making them again.

March 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-03-31 The Riki Rules - The Dark Knight Returns Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Rules & Regulations
Heeee's baaack…
2010-03-25 The Justice League - The StarCityGames.com Indianapolis Legacy Open Star City Games (en) James Elliott Rules & Regulations
Hello everyone! I thought I'd walk you through some of the fun and logic behind events that went on at the SCG Legacy Open in Indianapolis almost two weeks ago. I'm sure you've read or heard a lot already, but there's one view I guarantee you haven't heard: me, the head judge.
2010-03-19 The Justice League - Judging the Biggest Tournament Ever! Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Report
It seems a simple thing to say, but the fact is that 2227 souls gathered to play Grand Prix: Madrid 2010. This was 266 players more (13.6%) than the previous record, Grand Prix: Paris 2009, and this is a record that will surely be hard to beat.
2010-03-18 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Missing the Trigger Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Rules & Regulations
A few weeks ago, some judges on a podcast - JudgeCast - answered an interesting question about triggers. They were not exactly wrong, but they did not look at the question carefully enough. They missed something - something besides the triggers. Other judges have had a variety of responses, and there may be no official right answer, but some answers are better than others. Intrigued?
2010-03-10 The Justice League - Dirty Deeds Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Work & Run a Tournament
A whole lot of articles written by judges will talk about the sandy beaches of Honolulu, the late night drafting, the interesting rulings at a PTQ, or a story of their first Grand Prix. However, that is not what I'm here to talk about. I'm going to tell you the stuff we don't go around bragging about…
2010-03-04 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Bribery, Collusion, and Betting Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Rules & Regulations
Several players and I got into a long discussion of bribery and collusion last week. People seemed confused - and since these things can get you into serious trouble quickly, that's bad. Let look at what's illegal, and where the boundaries are.
2010-03-01 So You Think You Can Judge at a Pro Tour? DCI Matteo Callegari Education & Development
Matteo took the chance to reflect on what he had done and achieved to be considered for sponsorship to Pro Tour-Honolulu, and realized that it wasn't as much as he and other judges considered that was needed for a PT sponsorship; and, after all, everything he did was stuff he enjoyed a lot doing! Judge Article of the Year 2010!
2010-03-01 Judge! - San Diego Edition - Issue 4 (March 2010) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Aaron Hamer Report

February 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-02-26 The Justice League - On The Level Star City Games (en) Nicholas Sabin Education & Development
Readers of my previous article on Pro Tour: Austin are familiar with how important socialization is to the Pro Tour experience - as much so for judges as it is for players. San Diego was exceptionally good, in that many of my favorite judges were on staff. However, this Pro Tour would be slightly different in content and context, as this was the Pro Tour at which I would test for Level Three.
2010-02-27 Grand Prix Madrid 2010 Judge Blog The DCI Family (en) Report
Brainstorming, Tapas and Wine.
2010-02-25 Judge Bingo: What is It? Why is It? DCI Peter Jahn Education & Development
2010-02-25 Role of the Rules DCI Eli Shiffrin Education & Development
2010-02-18 The Justice League - Grand Prix: Oakland From The Far Side Star City Games (en) James Elliott Report
As I write this, I'm currently killing time in the airport lounge of Phoenix, AZ, as I wait for my connecting flight back home to St Louis. I've just had three days of fun at GP: Oakland with the usual minimum sleep, so I thought jotting a few things down would help me stay awake to catch my flight and prevent me having another near cardiac arrest as another article deadline looms.
2010-02-11 The Justice League - The Magic Family Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Education & Development
Talk to any judge that's been in the game long enough, and he will probably tell you that the experience of wearing the stripes has changed him. In every instance I've heard of, this change has been for the better, but what exact effect the experience has on the person will always vary.
2010-02-04 The Justice League - Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition! Star City Games (en) David de la Iglesia Rules & Regulations
In my first article for StarCityGames.com, I'd like to write about what promises to be the event of the year in Spain: the European Legacy Grand Prix. Legacy is my favorite format for many reasons: the huge amount of playable decks, the power-level of some old cards, the complicated rules interactions…

January 2010

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category
2010-01-29 The Justice League - New Year, New Prerelease Star City Games (en) Nicholas Sabin Work & Run a Tournament
Prereleases tend to hit a sweet spot in terms of the best atmosphere for a tournament: casual players come to crack open new packs and play around with cards they've never played with before, experienced players come to trade or draft (in hopes of accumulating packs for later, private drafts), and we judges get to work our way through the wrenches thrown into our rules knowledge by new mechanics and peculiar interactions.
2010-01-21 Team Leading, Part Two DCI James Lee, Riki Hayashi Work & Run a Tournament
James and Riki have split team leading in two areas: Operations (what your team actually has to do) and Mentoring (helping your team members get something more from the tournament besides doing the actual team's tasks).
2010-01-20 The Justice League - MMS in Indianapolis Star City Games (en) James Elliott Report
Q: Player calls you over and says he's in his post combat main phase and has only just remembered his Eldrazi Monument trigger. He has two 1/1 saproling tokens and a Vampire Nighthawk that he just cast this turn. What do you do?
2010-01-13 Team Leading DCI Richard Drijvers, Jurgen Baert Work & Run a Tournament
This article explains what team leading is at a general level; that is, instead of explaining what you should do if you're to lead a papers team, it explains what you should do and think about when leading any team, regardless of its task.
2010-01-01 A Guide for new Area Judges‎ Judge Wiki George Michelogiannakis Education & Development
This article is aimed at freshly promoted Level 2s and gives advice about mentoring, shadowing other judges, giving them feedback and tipps for testing candidates to Level 1.

2009

December 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-12-28 The Justice League - When Buildings Collapse Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Rules & Regulations
When Judges talk about deviating from any of the rules, or policy documents, there is one phrase we always use: "Significant and exceptional circumstances." One of the examples given in the Infraction Procedure Guide, and the one that most often comes up in conversation, is "a table falling down."
2009-12-20 Judge! - Worlds Edition - Issue 3 (December 2009) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Nick Sephton Report, Newsletter
2009-12-16 2HG Guide for Judges DCI Sandra Regalado, Daniel Mencía Rules & Regulations, 2HG
2HG is a tricky format, not only because it has additional rules and more complex interactions, but given that we don't judge it as often as other formats, it's easy to forget what we have already learned. This article's main purpose is to help judges prepare for an upcoming 2HG event.
2009-12-10 The Justice League - Trials and Tribulations from Austin to Arkansas Star City Games (en) James Elliott Rules & Regulations
At tournaments recently, a couple of players have remarked on the fact that I haven't reported on my experiences at PT: Austin from a few months back when I was testing for Level 3. The reason for that was quite simple: too painful!
2009-12-10 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Wisconsin States Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Report
I head judged Wisconsin States - the 2009s - last weekend. It was a blast. A big blast. We had a lot of players - and I have decklists. It's States from a judge perspective - with decklists.
2009-12-04 The Justice League - Fun in Elder Dragon Highlander Star City Games (en) Nicholas Sabin Education & Development
Friends, I am happy to state that it is a fantastic time to be an Elder Dragon Highlander enthusiast. Interest in the format is very strong. Wizards actually mentions EDH games as part of the Public Events schedule at Pro Tours - not to mention its inclusion in the Comprehensive Rules - and it's become more likely that you can find a few one-hundred-card decks in your local playgroup than not.

November 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-11-26 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - The DQ Star City Games (en) Peter Jahn Rules & Regulations
At Worlds, Charles Gindy was disqualified for Fraud when his opponent made a mistake. I can't talk about that specific case - I wasn't there - but I can explain the infraction and the penalty. With States coming up shortly, you need to know what's legal, and what is going to send you home.
2009-11-24 The Justice League - A Tale of Three Tournaments, Part 1: Judge the Game, See the World! Star City Games (en) Paul Smith Report
A PTQ player at 3-0 gets deck checked, and it turns out that while his deck contains Soul Stair Expedition, he has listed Sunspring Expedition instead. What do you think is the appropriate Infraction, Penalty, and Fix?
2009-11-19 The Justice League - Five Controversial Calls Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Report
Most things Judges handle are rather routine. At every event I attend, there is always a common pattern of rules questions and penalties that occur. But, every once in awhile, we'll get something that is worth of discussion at post-event dinners, on message boards, and even in articles…
2009-11-16 Judging from a Black Hole of Magic DCI Carlos Ho Education & Development
2009-11-07 Grand Prix Paris Judge Blog The DCI Family (en) Various Report
Disney, Dumas and the DCI.
2009-11-07 Judge the game, see Europe! The DCI Family (en) Various Report
2009-11-05 The Layer System DCI Justin Hovdenes Rules & Regulations
Layers are one of the more difficult parts of the Comprehensive Rules to learn (613). They are often a bane to both players and beginning judges, but why do we have them? What do they do?
2009-11-05 The Justice League - Two Heads are Better than One Star City Games (en) James Elliott Rules & Regulations
Now that we're immersed in Zendikar, I really like this set. It's a lot of fun, without having to be the most technically minded player at times. Fun sets like this usually have me thinking about building new decks, and that's something that I haven't done in over a year. However, when I think of construction I tend to be looking for cards that will fit into a Two-Headed Giant deck first and foremost.

October 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-10-30 The Justice League - Justice, Texas-Style Star City Games (en) Nicholas Sabin Report
As the majority of my involvement in Magic these days revolves around tournament organization rather than judging, it was surprisingly relaxing to focus solely on being a judge for four days. I missed getting my hands dirty in giving rulings and answering questions. Even deck checks were fun again.
2009-10-23 The Justice League - My Opponent Disqualified Me... Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Rules & Regulations
To the surprise of many, it was announced a few weeks ago that people registered as a judge, TO, or scorekeeper in an event may also play in it. This means your next FNM opponent could be the Head Judge, the store owner/tournament organizer, or possibly both.
2009-10-16 Pro Tour Austin Judge Blog The DCI Family (en) various Report
EDH and Tex-Mex!
2009-10-16 Judge! - Austin Edition - Issue 2 (October 2009) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski, Carlos Ho Report, Newsletter
2009-10-15 The Justice League - Priority Star City Games (en) Paul Smith Rules & Regulations
In a game of Magic, especially in multiplayer, the game can seem somewhat hectic. Indeed, this was something that attracted me to Magic in the first place. After all, there are these tricky spells called Instants that can be played at any time, meaning there are relatively few times where you can execute a plan consisting of more than a couple of moves without your opponent having the chance to wreck you.
2009-10-09 The Riki Rules - The Elder Dragons of Zendikar Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Work & Run a Tournament
Riki steps into some different shoes to review his favorite new cards for Elder Dragon Highlander. He is also soliciting suggestions for the Pro Tour Austin Judge Blog.
2009-10-08 The Justice League - The Big Show Star City Games (en) Nicholas Sabin
The year is 2006. The location is Charleston, South Carolina. Your humble author, after a couple years of working PTQs and Prereleases in game stores and convention centers throughout New England, steps onto the floor of his first Pro Tour…
2009-10-02 The Riki Rules - My Mythic Article Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
What makes a mythic? Many people have made arguments against Lotus Cobra being a mythic. Riki begs to differ, and he does so from a flavor standpoint.
2009-10-02 The Justice League - The Mistakes ALL New Judges Make Star City Games (en) James Elliott CR, Learning
While most judges have probably used the judge center at some stage to set up exams for themselves, there is nothing to stop you creating exams for other judges that you are actively mentoring. By generating the exams for the candidate, you automatically become ‘privy' to the results and the answers they give.

September 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-09-29 1996 Canadian Nationals Judge (Referee) Report DCI Ron Salahub Report
2009-09-25 The Riki Rules - Charlotte Legacy Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Report
Now the exciting story of how a Progenitus got Dread Returned in a Legacy event. In the same event, Riki also saw a player who turned over his opponent's morph for no reason. Only in Legacy…
2009-09-21 GP Sao Paulo Report: The LL perspective DCI Damián Hiller Report
2009-09-21 The Justice League - Five Ways Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Education & Development
DCI Certified Judges have a long list of responsibilities. If you had to sum it up in two words, I'd like to say it's “kick butt.” In actuality, I think it can be summed up in a very obvious way. “Help Magic.” More or less, that's our job.
2009-09-18 The Riki Rules - 2 Harms 2 Way Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Back from Charlotte, Riki delivers the follow up to his Harm's Way article from two weeks ago. Hang on because this one delivers fast and furious.
2009-09-16 Handling Investigations DCI David de la Iglesia Work & Run a Tournament, Communication, Judging Techniques, DQ Investigation
An article about techniques, procedures and how to conduct an investigation for a possible disqualification.
2009-09-16 What is a Local Judge? DCI Ryan Dare Education & Development
Ryan sums up what to look for in a Level 1 candidate and how to conduct judge certification.
2009-09-10 The Justice League - Rules, Learning, and FAQs Star City Games (en) Paul Smith
My favorite time to judge is at prereleases, because all of the cards are shiny and new, and nobody knows exactly how they work yet. Players come to you with genuine questions because they don't understand how something works on a card that you haven't even seen yet, and that seat-of-the-pants judging is my kind of judging!
2009-09-05 Grand Prix Prague Judge Blog The DCI Family (en) various Blog
Judging in the city of a hundred spires.
2009-09-04 The Riki Rules - Where There's a Harms, There's a Way Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Harm's Way. It has been heralded as the most confusing card in Standard. Riki does his best to demystify it for you.
2009-09-03 The Justice League - Adventures on the Other Side Star City Games (en) Nicholas Sabin
There's a fine balance that must be maintained between theory and practice. If you spend too much time doing, then there are many missed opportunities to better understand what you're doing and why you're doing it. If you spend too much time thinking, too much time theorizing about your potential actions, then it's easy to overthink yourself into the trap of doing absolutely nothing and letting all that theory rot from disuse. So it goes with Magic - both in playing, and in judging.

August 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-08-28 A Roving Report From U.S. Nationals, Grand Prix: Boston, and GenCon Star City Games (en) James Elliott Report
U.S. Nationals marked a year since my first attempt at Chicago to rise to Level 3 in the judge program. And in the last couple of months I’ve been asked by a lot of people whether I was going to try again anytime soon. To be honest I’m been seeking an all too elusive ‘quiet couple of months’ in which I could polish up on a few things before then setting my sights on a date.
2009-08-28 The Riki Rules – Call a Judge Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Policy
Riki played in his traditional “break PTQ,” but went in with the intention of calling a Judge on every infraction. Did he actually play Magic or was he too busy calling Judges all day?
2009-08-22 Judge the game, see Asia! The DCI Family (en) Blog
An european Judge in Asia: 2 weeks, 2 GPs.
2009-08-25 The Justice League - British Nationals and Grand Prix: Brighton Star City Games (en) Paul Smith Report
British Nationals and Grand Prix: Brighton were, for me, a single event, as I was one of the relatively few judges on staff for four consecutive days. I had a great deal of fun there, and this is my tournament report.
2009-08-21 The Riki Rules – The Definitive Chess Clock Article Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Organization
What day is it? Saturday. That makes this a kind of neo-Saturday School. And to kick off this time slot, Riki unleashes the much-anticipated story of Magic, chess clocks, and you.
2009-08-17 Studying for Your Judge Exam DCI Carlos Ho Training, Testing, Learning, Exams
2009-08-14 The Justice League - So You Want To Be A Rules Guru? Star City Games (en) Max Knowlan Rules, Learning
Any time someone approaches me with interest in becoming a judge, there is one thing I will always ask them: "Why do you want to become a judge?" I’ve gotten a wide range of responses, but one of the ones I hear more than almost any other is: "I want to know the rules really well."
2009-08-10 The Infraction Procedure Guide and Unsporting Conduct DCI Sean Catanese Rules & Regulations, IPG, Unsporting Conduct
2009-08-09 The Riki Rules – All Your Soldiers Are Belong to Us Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi Report
He’s back, and before he can give you the skinny on his long-awaited chess clock experiments, Riki has a few stories to tell from GP Boston. What does “all my soldiers” mean, and why was Patrick Chapin arguing with a spectator.

July 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-07-31 The Justice League - Know Your Enemy Starcitygames (en) Nicholas Sabin
Magic is a useful game in that it tells us who our opponent is, what we're fighting against. More often than not, it's Faeries (or Kithkin, or whatever the Hot New Deck is nowadays). Sometimes it's the fatigue of staying up until four in the morning playtesting, then waking up at six and driving four hours to a PTQ and getting there just in time to sign up.
2009-07-24 The Justice League - Intuitive Interactions of Continuous Effects Starcitygames (en) James Elliott Rules & Regulations, CR, Layers
It's been quite a month of change for the humble Magic player and judge alike. We've been dragged kicking and screaming into the new M10 rules (albeit I was caught saying aloud, “Before damage goes on the stack” by Mike Suire at the prerelease last Sunday- it seems that old habits die hard).
2009-07-21 The Art of Eight-Man Drafts DCI George Trichopoulos Working & Running a tournament, Organization
2009-07-19 The Claudia Rules - It's a Trap! Classic Pitfalls of Tournament Magic Channel Fireball (en) Claudia Nellessen
Either there are enemy ships in sector 47, or you've received a penalty for a simple error you could have prevented. Claudia can help you avoid the latter, but unfortunately she's out of spare battlecruisers to get you out of the former.
2009-07-17 The Justice League - The 51% Rule and the Tale of Two Cities Starcitygames (en) Max Knowlan
In our society, you are innocent until proven guilty. But just how much proof do you need? I know that to be found guilty, there needs to be some very solid, concrete evidence that can prove for sure that the accused did it. A judge or jury can't punish you without being sure you deserve the punishment. That's not the way it works in the world of Magic.
2009-07-13 How to Get Through a Day DCI Gijsbert Hoogendijk Working & Running a tournament, Judging Techniques
2009-07-12 The Claudia Rules - Kicking Things Off Channel Fireball (en) Claudia Nellessen
Taking a much-needed vacation, Riki has asked one of his good friends to fill in. Say “guten tag” to Claudia and read the story of how she got her start in judging.
2009-07-06 How to Sell a Ruling DCI Gijsbert Hoogendijk Working & Running a tournament, Communication, Judging Techniques
2009-07-05 The Riki Rules - Tour of Duty Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
After seven weekends in a row of judging, Riki sits back and reflects on what he learned. Take a look and figure out what you can learn from his experiences judging everywhere from a PTQ to a Pro Tour!
2009-07-02 The Justice League - Fun Times in Minneapolis Starcitygames (en) Nicholas Sabin
My official job title at Star City Games is Events Coordinator. This typically involves promoting our events, staffing them, and then traveling throughout the Southeast to run them. Although I've never actually counted, it's a safe bet that I run some thirty to forty events every year, everything from Prereleases to PTQs.

June 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-06-05 Judge! - Issue #1 (June 2009) The DCI Family (en) Adam Cetnerowski Newsletter
2009-06-29 A Matter of Perspective DCI Jurgen Baert, Nick Sephton
What is a virtual game state and how can it help answering suboptimally worded rules questions without giving away strategic information.
2009-06-29 The Justice League -- What We Think Starcitygames (en) Max Knowlan
Wizards of the Coast did a survey to find out what players thought of the DCI, and they discovered that about 80% of tournament players like judges, and feel that judges are an integral part of a successful tournament. 80%, eh? So why isn't that number at 100?
2009-06-28 The Riki Rules - If The Sky Falls in the Forest… Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
On the heels of the controversial M10 rules changes came some alterations to tournament policy and Judge penalty documents. Riki goes over the deeper implications of what these changes could mean to you regarding sideboarding notes and spectator involvement.
2009-06-25 The Justice League - To Waikiki and Back Starcitygames (en) James Elliott Report
Hello everyone! The day my last article came out I was getting ready to start an epic journey. A tale that would take in four tournaments, in four weeks, and in four different states -- Washington, Hawaii, Missouri, and Arkansas.
2009-06-22 Art of Mentoring DCI Zohar Finkel Education & Development
2009-06-21 The Riki Rules - The Times They Are A-Changin' Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
It's been a few weeks now and we've all had a chance to absorb the M10 changes. Riki finally chimes in with his thoughts after watching the raging battle shake his windows and rattle his walls.
2009-06-11 PG 52: Out-of-Order Sequencing Starcitygames (en) Paul Smith Rules & Regulations, PG, Out-of-Order Sequencing
What a hectic month of judging I've had! Since we last chatted, I've judged at a Regionals in Cardiff, A GPT, a PTQ and a Regionals in Kent held on consecutive days, a London Regionals, and a local Standard tournament to qualify for the Bath Invitational, not to mention playing weekly at the FNM. You would have thought with all that Magic the last thing I would want to do is write about judging, but far from it!
2009-06-07 The Riki Rules - Strange Days in Seattle Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Riki is back, and covers his first tournament as a Level Three judge! Take a look at his GP experience, including how to deal with everyone's new favorite mechanic, Cascade!
2009-06-05 Pro Tour Honolulu Judge Blog The DCI Family (en) Blog
When judges go to the beach.
2009-06-03 The Justice League - Managing Expectations Starcitygames (en) Nicholas Sabin
When Riki Hayashi introduced me (and the rest of the Justice League) to all you fine StarCityGames.com readers, he mentioned that I am an asker of questions. Now, to be truthful, I ask lots of questions. I like poking and prodding at the assumptions we hold in the DCI as judges. Now that I have an audience, allow me to poke and prod at the assumptions that we -- yes, we, even though I don't think I've played FNM in a year -- hold as players. So let me ask you this...

May 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-05-28 The Justice League - Regionals Starcitygames (en) James Elliott
In my experience, Regionals tends to bring in a bunch of players with a wide range of ability. For some people this is the biggest tournament they will play in (unless a GP shows up close enough). With this in mind, I remind players that the Universal Tournament Rules states players must shuffle an opponent's deck at the start of a game, and must at least cut a deck when presented after shuffling effects during a game.
2009-05-24 The Riki Rules - Why You Didn't Win Regionals Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
So you didn't win Regionals. Why? As a Judge, Riki brings some unique insights from the sidelines as he has observed some trends in why players don't win tournaments.
2009-05-21 The Justice League - The Tortoise and the Hare: Slow Play Starcitygames (en) Max Knowlan Rules & Regulations, IPG, Slow Play
Read The Justice League every week... at StarCityGames.com! Thursday, May 21st - At the end of the first day of Grand Prix: Vancouver, head judge Seamus Campbell told the staff that a total of two Slow Play penalties had been handed out. He then asked us “how many do you think there should have been?” to which someone responded “a lot more.”
2009-05-18 Leadership and Team Management DCI Filipe Fernandes Education & Development
2009-05-17 The Riki Rules - He Plays Too Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Sheldon Menery is one of the most prominent Judges in the world, and Riki has had several interesting encounters with him. Luckily, none of these encounters have involved cage fighting (Riki would lose). Also, find out the first details of the upcoming California Judge Conference.
2009-05-14 The Justice League - Mixed Bag Starcitygames (en) Paul Smith
Every judge, at the beginning of their journey, was not a judge. Also, every judge has to have started as a player at some point. I think this assertion is easy to prove - you learn so much about the game just by attempting to play it, that I can't really see how you can effectively judge without playing the game.
2009-05-13 Big in Japan DCI David de la Iglesia Report
David de la Iglesia reports from PT Kyoto with a view of the differences between western and japanese judging and how to overcome the cultural barrier.
2009-05-10 The Riki Rules - Charm School Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Riki follows up on last week's topic with the Esper Charm question. What's the mode? What's the target? He'll also tell you the most important thing to know for Regionals.
2009-05-07 The Justice League - Assembling Your Army Starcitygames (en) Nicholas Sabin
It's not very often that a 63/63 Legendary Human Warrior gets shut down by a 1/1 Frog. Yet there I was, staring down David Rappaport (a good friend and a great judge from Michigan), completely cold to his Spore Frog/Volrath's Stronghold recursion. Meanwhile, Kresh the Bloodbraided glowered at me, craving blood and finding no joy.
2009-05-04 The Riki Rules - Profane Bluffs Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
After a week off to talk about Jund, it's back to judging. Riki dissects the infamous “Profane Command bluff” and introduces a few other interesting plays for discussion.
2009-05-04 From Certifier to Certifier DCI Alfonso Bueno Education & Development

April 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-04-30 The Justice League - A Cascade of Standard Events Starcitygames (en) James Elliott
Active player has Tendrils of Agony on the stack with a storm count of 10. The opponent plays Angel's Grace in response and wants to know what will happen if he lets everything resolve and then plays Lightning Helix. First, a match at a PTQ is between two players and it's not my job to advise people what to do or when to do it!
2009-04-27 Dealing With Disabled Players DCI David Lyford-Smith Working & Running a tournament, Organization
2009-04-23 The Justice League - (Ir)Regular REL Starcitygames (en) Max Knowlan IPG, Regular REL
What exactly is a regular rules enforcement level event? In essence, it's kitchen table Magic gone pro. Such events attract players from all walks of life, but they're targeted at people that will probably never play in an event with a higher enforcement level.
2009-04-20 How Events Go Bad DCI Stephane Manaranche Working & Running a tournament, Self-Improvement
2009-04-19 The Riki Rules - PTQing for Fun and no Profit Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Riki reports on a PTQ from the other side of the fence, as he actually sleeved up a deck and went into battle. He may not have won the tournament, but he will be in Honolulu anyway!
2009-04-16 The Justice League - Active versus Passive Judging Starcitygames (en) Paul Smith
Judging is at times a careful balancing act. We want the players to have fun, but fun means different things to different people. Spike has fun by winning, and if his opponent plays fast and loose he'll look for an opportunity for a free game win, no matter what the personal cost. However, forcing the casual player to play a precise, technical game whilst at an FNM held at a pub with alcohol at most games is an exercise in futility.
2009-04-14 A Practical Approach to Handling Altered Cards DCI Claire Dupré Rules & Regulations, UTR, Card Interpretation
2009-04-12 The Riki Rules - Click, Clique, DQ? Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Vendilion Clique has caused plenty of miscommunication issues, and today Riki tackles all aspects of how and why the targeting and revealing works with the ever-so tricky faerie. He even examines the Clique-based Martin Juza DQ, as there has been plenty of misinformation on that subject as well!
2009-04-09 The Justice League - Deconstructing Disqualifications Starcitygames (en) Nicholas Sabin
A few weeks ago, we held a pair of PTQs at the Star City Game Center in Roanoke. Happily enough, I was able to judge both of them - head judge on Day 1, and then floor judge on Day 2 - and I would like to make particular note of the zero disqualifications issued over the weekend. Of course, there were warnings, and game losses, but no disqualifications.
2009-04-07 The Riki Rules: Level 3 in Kyoto Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Riki shares the final chapter of his advancement from Level Two judge to Level Three, which was quite harrowing indeed. Anyone interested in taking their judging to the next level would do well to read this, as well as anyone interested in Riki's epic saga!
2009-04-06 Back to the Grindstone DCI Chris Richter Rules & Regulations, CR, Triggered Abilities, Replacement Effects
Chris describes the interaction of Grindstone's ability with triggered abilities (e.g. from Gaea's Blessing) and replacement effects (e.g. from Darksteel Colossus) that remove cards from the game.
2009-04-02 The Justice League - Drafting, SCG 5K Indianapolis, and More Crime Fighting Starcitygames (en) James Elliott
This weekend was the big one: StarCityGames.com's $5000 Standard Open in Indianapolis. I think it's clear from the GPs in the Midwest over the last few years that we have a hotspot right here for Magic attendance (GP: Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus). Trying not to get carried away with things, I thought a conservative estimate would be 400+ as I was getting ready to leave on Friday afternoon…

March 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-03-31 Pro Tour-Kyoto - Head Judge's report DCI Riccardo Tessitori Judge Article of the Year 2009]
2009-03-31 Grand Prix-Los Angeles - Head Judge's report DCI Scott Marshall Report
2009-03-31 2008 GP-Vienna Report DCI Wei Rao Report
2009-03-29 The Riki Rules: Next Level Judging: One to Two and Missed Triggers in Chicago Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Riki continues his series on how to advance in the exciting world of judging, offering advice on the path from Level One to Level Two. He also covers triggered abilities, a discussion brought to the forefront by Pat Chapin's feature match at Grand Prix Chicago.
2009-03-26 The Justice League - Top Penalties Starcitygames (en) Max Knowlan Rules & Regulations, IPG
Unfortunately, most of the penalties we give are to good, honest folk, the kind you really want to sit across from during a match, and they're out there getting penalized for a simple mistake or misunderstanding. These penalties are necessary to keep the integrity and fairness of an event, but that doesn't mean I have to enjoy handing them out. In an effort to save both players and judges from heartache, here are some of the most common and easily avoidable penalties.
2009-03-19 The Justice League - Who Judges the Judges? Starcitygames (en) Paul Smith
For this week, I want to start by reviewing my poll from last month's article, then move on to a topic broadly on improvement and feedback for judges.
2009-03-15 The Riki Rules: Next Level Judging: Zero to One Channel Fireball (en) Riki Hayashi
Hey, guys. You know me. I'm Riki Hayashi. I'm going to talk about judging. I'm very happy to be the first, or at least one of the first, to be welcoming you to the new ChannelFireball, or CB.
2009-03-12 The Justice League - A Tale of Haggling, Triggers, and Crime Fighting Starcitygames (en) James Elliott
A couple of rounds into the day, it was brought to my attention by TO Alan Hochman that one or two spectators at the GP had been described as acting suspiciously. The people in question were pointed out to me and I was asked, along with other judges, to be extra vigilant, as more bags had already been reported missing that morning. I spotted one of these individuals watching Ben Wienberg's match while I was walking around…

February 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-02-27 New DCI Judge Shirt FAQ DCI John Carter
2009-02-18 Mnemonics and Helpful Notes DCI Ute Kronenberg Working & Running a tournament
2009-02-16 The Riki Rules - Welcome to Your First Pro Tour Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Once in a while, I get a message that catches my attention. This one was from Lucas Siow, a local PTQ winner and first time PT competitor. Going into his first PT, Lucas wanted to know about the differences between a PTQ and a PT. What are the differences in playing Magic at a Professional REL event?
2009-02-09 The Riki Rules - Two Scoops and a Sprinkle of Conflux Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Two weeks ago we dealt with two DQ stories. The second one detailed a so-called "fake scoop," one player intentionally misleading his opponent into thinking he was scooping to "force a concession." Obviously, this is a fairly scumbag maneuver. If you do stuff like this, stop it. If someone tries to do something like this to you, call a Judge.
2009-02-02 The Riki Rules - Introducing the Justice League Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
When you judge seven large multiday tournaments in one year, you tend to make friends quickly. These connections come in handy when you're in need of some highly talented and motivated individuals to assist you on a special project...

January 2009

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2009-01-26 The Riki Rules - A Tale of Two DQs Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
A Disqualification is the worst possible way for a player's tournament to end. Check that. Getting dragged out of the tournament site in handcuffs by the police is worse, which I have seen happen, so a DQ is at the very least second worst.
2009-01-19 The Riki Rules - The Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Extended Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Battlestar Galactica kicked off its final half season yesterday. Unfortunately, I missed it because I was in Los Angeles as the Magic Pro Tour kicked off its hopefully not-final season with an Extended Grand Prix. But before BSG started its historic final run, the Sci-Fi channel ran a half-hour special with the top ten things to get new viewers caught up on the show. Let's see if we can do the same with Magic…
2009-01-13 Having Lands on Hand DCI Aaron Hamer, Carlos Ho Working & Running a tournament, Organization
2009-01-12 The Riki Rules - Anatomy of a Slow Play Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Slow Play is one of the most difficult calls for a Judge to make because of the subjectivity of the infraction. The truth of the matter is that Slow Play happens a lot more often than it gets penalized for. Too many Judges are reluctant to pull the trigger on giving the penalty, figuring the player is "just about to make a play. I'll give him just a few more seconds."
2009-01-09 Chris Nguyen's Worlds 2008 Judge Report DCI Chris Nguyen Report
2009-01-01 The Riki Rules - Makeshift Judgequin Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
The Judge seminars were all informative, with some good clean fun mixed in. The high point for me was during John Carter's “Q&A with the New Judge Coordinator” seminar when Paul Smith from the UK asked Carter what he thought of my column. The response was pure gold: “As it turns out, Riki does in fact rule.”

2008

December 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-12-29 The Riki Rules - Judging in Memphis Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
I don't remember exactly when I decided to Judge at Worlds in Memphis. Given the pace I've been on this year, it might seem like a no-brainer to attend a domestic Pro Tour. (Is Worlds a Pro Tour or not? I've heard it go both ways.) But with Kyoto being the first Pro Tour of 2009 and me with some relatives that needed visiting in Japan, vacation days were looking tight.
2008-12-02 The Riki Rules - Chatter of the Judge Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
I've been bombarded with a variation of one question all week: "What do you think of Zac Hill's article?" Zac's article, "Sealed Redux, and a Little Bit of "Judge!"" lit a firestorm of discussion and controversy that followed me all over the Internet, where I've had e-mail exchanges, PM exchanged, IM chats, IRC discussions, and even a Facebook chat on the subject...
2008-12-15 The Riki Rules - Judge Potpourri Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Obviously, everyone knows that lying to a Judge is a seriously bad thing. What sometimes slips through the cracks is how equally serious it can be to lie to your opponent or to intentionally ignore infractions until it is convenient to do so. Like a broken record, if you discover something wrong, you need to... (wait for it)... call a Judge.
2008-12-08 Who are DCI Judges? A Rules Advisor's Point of View DCI Filipe Fernandes Education & Development
2008-12-08 The Riki Rules - Spectator Spectacular! Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Since the very beginning of my run here at StarCityGames.com, I have been bombarded with the "spectator question." It basically boils to some variation of "If I'm watching a match and I witness them make some kind of mistake (rules-wise, not strategic), what can I do?"
2008-12-01 The Riki Rules - Grand Prix: Atlanta Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi Report
There was a DQ in the last round of Day 1 involving noted Brazilian Pro Willy Edel and a local player. The issue at hand was that his opponent claimed he had dealt damage to Willy with Exuberant Firestoker, something that Willy denied. Enter a Judge, and in fact, enter Head Judge Seamus Campbell as the dispute got that big and convoluted...

November 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-11-25 The Riki Rules - 4 Versus 273 at California States Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
At Thermopylae, 300 Spartans stood their ground against 200,000 invading Persians. At California States, 4 Judges stood their ground against nearly 300 invading players. It was 273 to be exact, and it blew most estimates by a hundred…
2008-11-21 Regelquiz #24 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-11-18 The Riki Rules - You Can't Spell Elves Without a Missed Trigger Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
Elves! with a capital exclamation point was the story of the tournament from a player perspective. The supposedly secret tech only surprised people with the fact that everyone seemed to have it. As I mentioned previously, the Judging staff got the first hint that something was up when we heard about the dealers selling out of Glimpse of Nature the night before.
2008-11-14 Ask the Judge, 11/14/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang shares his thoughts for judges on adjusting to the changes to the Prerelease system and how judges can influence and help shape the program.
2008-11-11 Regelquiz #23 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-11-11 The Riki Rules - I Am A Jelly-Filled Doughnut Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
This is the story of my Pro Tour in Berlin. As I come close to finishing this article, I can tell that it will be the first of two or three on the tournament. This one will follow the tournament in a mostly linear fashion, hitting on some of the fun short storylines of that weekend.
2008-11-04 The Riki Rules - Shuffling Off Starcitygames (en) Riki Hayashi
As the Monty Python boys taught us, three is the number of minutes thou shalt have to shuffle before each game, no more, possibly less. At the three minute mark you must present your deck. If you delay in presenting your deck after three minutes, you should receive a Slow Play infraction. I say “should” because this is one of those penalties that will almost never be given out.

October 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-10-31 Regelquiz #22 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-10-31 Ask the Judge, 10/31/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
It's been an eventful week since I last wrote here, to say the least. I've been taking in Berlin since Saturday morning, which put me well ahead of most of the Pro Tour crowd. I've had some fine meals, appreciated some classic architecture (love the ubiquitous courtyard spaces), and rolled my eyes at countless young, oblivious, and often drunk students from every English-speaking nation around the world...
2008-10-24 Regelquiz #21 -- Turnierregeln PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz, MTR
2008-10-24 Ask the Judge, 10/24/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
This week, I depart for Pro Tour Berlin with some baggage and a new EDH deck.
2008-10-23 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Strange Vehicles Starcitygames (en) Peter Jahn Report
Peter Jahn reports from GP Kansas.
2008-10-20 Managing Public Events DCI Kevin Desprez Working & Running a tournament, Organization
2008-10-17 Regelquiz -- Best of PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-10-17 Ask the Judge, 10/17/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Are the days getting shorter? It certainly feels like it. And I'm not talking about when the sun rises or sets. I'm talking about the level of sheer, hectic bustle that is descending upon my life. It's a back-to-back PT sandwich with GP Atlanta in the middle. Will you be there?
2008-10-10 Magic Nationals -- International / Collector's Edition PlanetMTG (de) Falko Görres Report
2008-10-10 Ask the Judge, 10/10/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Level 3 judge Nick Fang reflects on the Prerelease with a short survey for judges on their own experiences.
2008-10-09 Logistics: If You are Doing It Right, No One Will Notice DCI Peter Jahn Working & Running a tournament
2008-10-03 Regelquiz #20 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz

September 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-09-26 Regelquiz #19 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-09-26 Ask the Judge, 9/26/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Johanna Virtanen Report
You want Scandanavian Nats reports? We've got Scandanavian Nats reports. It's Johanna's end-of-summer Nats season report, after the jump.
2008-09-19 Judge-Bericht: Nationals 2008 PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg Report
2008-09-15 Critical Moments DCI Daniel Kitachewsky Work & Run a Tournament
2008-09-12 Ask the Judge, 9/12/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Cheating for fun and profit! Nick Fang gives the skinny and provides some helpful, wallet-size guides to cheating on the floor of your events.
2008-09-09 Working Towards Level 2 DCI Graham White Education & Development, Learning
2008-09-05 Ask the Judge, 9/5/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
As summer comes to a close in Portland, Seamus starts making his plans for summer vacation...

August 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-08-22 Die Schiedsrichter der DM 2008 (und andere VIPs) PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
Sebastian introduces the judge team of the German National Championships 2008.
2008-08-22 Ask the Judge, 8/22/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Seamus's Hall of Fame Ballot. Will he or won't he?
2008-08-15 Regelquiz #18 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-08-15 Ask the Judge, 8/15/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Seamus Campbell on Chicago, US Nationals, Polish arthouse cinema, truffles smothered in other truffles, and happy email surprises.
2008-08-08 Regelquiz #17 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-08-08 Ask the Judge, 8/8/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang, road warrior judge, weighs in on overthinking, underthinking, and all the thinks inbetween.
2008-08-01 Regelquiz #16 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz

July 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-07-29 The Growth Mindset DCI Jeff Morrow Education & Development
2008-07-25 Regelquiz #15 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-07-25 Ask the Judge, 7/25/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Live from vacation, Seamus brings us a preview of the judging side of the 2008 US National Championship. "Mit kersek, en itt?" Absolutely!
2008-07-18 Ask the Judge #14 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-07-11 Judge-Bericht vom NQ Hamburg PlanetMTG (de) Philip Schulz Report
2008-07-11 Ask the Judge, 7/11/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang offers a few thoughts on taking stock of your position as a judge.
2008-07-08 What to Do & Expect at Your First Big Event DCI Peter Jahn, Jeff Morrow Working & Running a tournament
2008-07-04 Ask the Judge #13 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-07-01 A Guide to Deck-checking DCI Daniel Kitachewsky Working & Running a tournament, Deck Check
2008-07-01 How to Become a Judge DCI John Carter, Evan Erwin, Jared Sylva

June 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-06-27 Ask the Judge #12 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-06-27 Ask the Judge, 6/27/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Johanna Virtanen
It's that time of the year again: Nationals season is not far away. Johanna is signed up for four different National championship events again this year, and this week she tells us a little bit about how National championships tend to work in her part of the world.
2008-06-26 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Grand Prix: Indianapolis Starcitygames (en) Peter Jahn Report
It's the largest Grand Prix ever held in North America, and you are on staff." That can mean anything from "It was the game where he got the double hat trick, and you were there," to "It was the largest airplane crash ever, and you were on board." No matter what, it was going to be a long couple of days and a lot of work...
2008-06-20 DCI Penalty-Guide Update, Juni 2008 PlanetMTG (de) Marcel Mike Schneider PG
2008-06-13 Ask the Judge #11 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-06-13 Ask the Judge, 6/13/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Bearing Bad News. One of the less-exciting parts of judging is the process of issuing penalties. Well, they can be exciting, to be sure, but I, at least, am rarely excited to be delivering them. This week, I break down the penalties we hand out into several categories and offer tips on how to deliver them to players.
2008-06-06 Ask the Judge #10 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-06-06 Ask the Judge, 6/6/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang, fresh off a triumphant turn as seminar leader at Pro Tour Hollywood, gives us a peek behind the scenes with a discussion of what failure means for a judge.
2008-06-05 Regular Vs. Competitive -- A Comparison DCI Ingrid Lind-Jahn

May 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-05-30 Ask the Judge #9 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-05-29 Yawgmoth's Whimsy - Pro Tour: Hollywood Starcitygames (en) Peter Jahn Report
Peter Jahn reports from Pro Tour Hollywood 2008.
2008-05-23 Ask the Judge #8 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-05-23 Ask the Judge, 5/23/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Seamus checks in from Pro Tour Hollywood with a rumination on leadership in the tournament world.
2008-05-19 Making a Good Level 1 Judge DCI Frank Wareman, Scott Marshall Education & Development, Judge Certification
2008-05-16 GP Brüssel PlanetMTG (de) Marcel Mike Schneider Report
2008-05-09 Ask the Judge #7 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-05-09 Ask the Judge, 5/9/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang PG
Attentive players know that the most recent iteration of the Penalty Guide has sweeping changes for how penalties are handled at casual events. Nick Fang gets the rest of you up to speed with the whys and wherefores of Friday Night Magic and Prerelease penalties.
2008-05-02 Just how fast is a rules document? DCI Scott Marshall Rules & Regulations, PG

April 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-04-25 Ask the Judge 4/25/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Johanna Virtanen
Everyone's got a bad judge story. Today, in Feature Friday, Johanna Virtanen shares her thoughts on how to navigate the sometimes awkward waters of talking about judges.
2008-04-24 Ask the Judge #6 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-04-18 Du und das Prerelease PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg Prerelease
Was so bei einem Prerelease passiert.
2008-04-16 Missed Trigger Remedies DCI Sebastian Rittau Rules & Regulations, PG
How exactly do you handle missed triggers?
2008-04-11 One Year of Love, Zum Zweiten PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg
Ute Kronnenberg setzt ihren Rückblick aufs erste Jahr als Judge fort.
2008-04-11 Ask the Judge, 4/11/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang weighs in on recent changes to the judge system and the role of Level 2 judges in that system. Live from Bulgaria, it's Feature Friday!
2008-04-04 Ask the Judge #5 PlanetMTG (de) Sebastian Rittau Rules Quiz
2008-04-04 Ask the Judge, 4/4/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
A Spring Cleaning Mixtape. Pro Tours, xymurgy, and rock songs. Inside.
2008-04-02 GP Philadelphia 2008 - Head Judge Report DCI John Carter Report
John Carter reports from GP Philadelphia 2008.

March 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-03-28 Alles neu macht der März.... PlanetMTG (de) Eckhard Maaß Rules & Regulations, PG
SEcki gibt uns einen Überblick über die jüngsten Änderungen der PG, insbesondere in Bezug auf Regular REL.
2008-03-28 Ask the Judge, 3/28/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Johanna Virtanen Report
This is Johanna Virtanen's report from Pro Tour Kuala Lumpur.
2008-03-21 One Year of Love PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg
Ute Kronenberg fasst ihr erstes Jahr als zertifizierter Schiedsrichter zusammen.
2008-03-14 Ask the Judge, 3/14/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
There's an adage out there that says that there's no such thing as doing a good job as a scorekeeper. Nick Fang proved that wasn't the case with a solid performance as Grand Prix Vancouver scorekeeper, and in today's column he offers stories from that event, advice, and ruminations on the job that works hard to stay off players' radars.
2008-03-13 A Framework for Communication DCI Nick Sephton Rules & Regulations, Communication, Policy
2008-03-10 Shadowing DCI Chris Richter Education & Development, Judging Techniques
2008-03-07 Ask the Judge, 3/7/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Having had a couple weeks to reflect and recover from Grand Prix Vancouver, I thought I'd share some of my experiences and the lessons I took away from them. Some of these are lessons that I probably learned my first time out as a Pro Tour Qualifier head judge, my first time out as a Regionals head judge, and so on, but that's the way it goes: Five Things I Learned Head Judging My First Grand Prix.

February 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-02-29 30 Fehler, die Spieler häufig machen PlanetMTG (de) Philip Schulz, Andy Heckt
Ein Artikel, der Spieler darauf aufmerksam macht, welche verbreiteten Fehler sie lieber vermeiden sollten.
2008-02-29 Ask the Judge 2/29/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Ask the Judge editor Seamus Campbell returns from a good weekend at Grand Prix Vancouver with stories of the sweet Canadian town we all love.
2008-02-22 #mtgjudge - Outtakes PlanetMTG (de) Heiko Schmidt
2008-02-15 Ask the Judge #4 -- Mehr Rätsel PlanetMTG (de) Heiko Schmidt Rules Quiz
2008-02-15 Ask the Judge, 2/15/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Scott Marshall, Seamus Campbell
Level 4 judge Scott Marshall joins us by satellite link from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss his favorite casual form of Magic. Is it 5-color? Type 4? Mach 3? Read on to find out!
2008-02-08 Ask the Judge #3 -- Quiztime! PlanetMTG (de) Heiko Schmidt Rules Quiz
2008-02-08 Ask the Judge, 2/8/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang is a man who regularly steps outside of his comfort zone---his geographic comfort zone. Today he brings us the whys and wherefores of judging away from your home base.
2008-02-01 Auf den Stack und ab damit PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg
Was passiert eigentlich ganz genau beim Spielen und Verrechnen eines Zauberspruchs.

January 2008

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2008-01-25 Who is Who? PlanetMTG (de) Heiko Schmidt
Eine allgemeine Übersicht über die Turnier-Mitwirkenden.
2008-01-25 Ask the Judge, 1/25/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
With Grand Prix Vancouver on the horizon, GP Vancouver head judge Seamus Campbell reminisces about some of his experiences traveling for Magic events.
2008-01-23 No Really, Why Do We Judge? DCI George Michelogiannakis Report, Education & Development, Community
2008-01-18 Bluffs und Wahrheiten PlanetMTG (de) Eckhard Maaß Policy
Was du schon immer über Spielerkommunikation wissen wolltest, aber bisher nicht zu fragen wagtest.
2008-01-18 Ask the Judge 1/18/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Johanna Virtanen
What is a Tournament Organizer? What do they do? Where do they do it? Johanna Virtanen gives you the rest of the picture on tournament management.
2008-01-11 Ask the Judge #2 PlanetMTG (de) Heiko Schmidt Rules Quiz
2008-01-11 Ask the Judge 1/11/2008: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Of the major documents that govern tournament Magic, the Penalty Guide is unique. While all of the other documents provide very clear cut answers and clearly specify what is correct and incorrect, the Penalty Guide is by necessity fuzzier, relying on more judgment, interpretation, and application specific to the situation at hand. Nick Fang offers some guidance on the principles that shape this crucial part of the DCI's approach to events.
2008-01-07 The Twelve Mistake Program to Becoming a Better Judge DCI Peter Jahn, Ingrid Lind-Jahn Education & Development
2008-01-06 Ein PTQ am anderen Ende der Welt PlanetMTG (de) Jens Strohäker Report
Jens berichtet von seinen Erlebnissen als Head Judge eines PTQs bei der Weltmeisterschaft 2007 in New York.

2007

December 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-12-28 Ask the Judge, 12/28/2007: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
Ask the Judge Year in Review. Well, here we are, with the 44th and final installment of Feature Friday for 2007. We've published roughly 1600 Ask the Judge questions, and I don't even want to speculate on the total number of questions Chris answered in that period. This week, I'm going to touch on some of my personal highlights for the year in Magic.
2007-12-21 Top oder Flop: GP Stuttgart PlanetMTG (de) Marcel Schneider Report
2007-12-14 Warum Judge? PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg
Warum wird man Schiedsrichter und warum besser nicht?
2007-12-14 Ask the Judge, 12/14/2007: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Nick Fang
Nick Fang covers the essentials of becoming a DCI-certified judge. Why do you want to certify? How do you go about it? What is most likely to trip you up? If you've ever wondered about the process, here's your comprehensive guide.
2007-12-10 The Training Cycle DCI Brian Schenck
2007-12-07 Ask the Judge, 12/7/2007: Feature Friday Starcitygames (en) Seamus Campbell
It's good to be home. November was a busy and travel-intensive month, between running across the country for a Grand Prix and family travel for the Thanksgiving weekend. It's a little hard to be disappointed about not spending the weekend in New York City when I'm perhaps still not recovered from the previous month's exertions. This week, I want to share some of my experiences from Grand Prix Daytona and look ahead a bit to the new year.
2007-12-03 My First Grand Prix DCI Chip Beauvais Report, GP

November 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-11-30 Ask the Pro Judge, Teil 2 (deutsch) PlanetMTG (de) Heiko Schmidt
Interview mit L5 Schiedsrichter Toby Elliott.
2007-11-26 The Interaction of Continuous Effects DCI Nick Sephton Rules & Regulations, CR, Layers
2007-11-23 Ask the Pro Judge, part 2 PlanetMTG (en) Heiko Schmidt
Interview with L5 judge Toby Elliott.
2007-11-19 Getting to Level 2 DCI Nicolas Glik Education & Development, Learning
2007-11-16 Grand Prix Krakau PlanetMTG (de) Attila Klimmek Report, GP
Attila berichtet über die Erfahrungen bei seinem ersten Grand Prix als Schiedsrichter.
2007-11-09 Shortcuts - Understand the philosophy of PG section 51 DCI Scott Marshall Rules & Regulations, PG, Policy
There's bound to be questions about the new Shortcut Guidelines. We had more than our share of questions while writing this section; certainly, you're expected to have a few of your own. The conclusions from our debates are reflected in the result, but that may not be apparent to judges and players everywhere. This article will attempt to address that, presenting a detailed analysis of Section 51.
2007-11-09 Immer schön der Reihe nach PlanetMTG (de) Ute Kronenberg Rules & Regulations

October 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-10-26 Leadership: A Book Review The DCI Adam Cetnerowski
2007-10-24 Demystifying Presence The DCI Diane Colley
2007-10-22 Keeping Busy: Ongoing Judge Tasks The DCI Jared Sylva

September 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-09-24 Practical Approach to Slow Play The DCI Kevin Desprez
2007-09-14 Ask the Pro Judge, Part 1 PlanetMtg Heiko Schmidt
2007-09-11 Ask the Pro Judge, Teil 1 PlanetMtg (de) Heiko Schmidt
2007-09-11 Player Communication Guide The DCI Toby Elliott

August 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-08-15 Preparing to Judge a Tournament The DCI Ute Kronenberg

July 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-07-24 Where have all the examples gone? The DCI Eckhard Maass
2007-07-11 Why is "Just Rolling a Die" So Bad? The DCI Andrew Heckt
2007-07-03 Submitting Content for the Judge Center The DCI Brian Schenck
2007-07-02 The Stern Lecture The DCI Chris Richter

June 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-06-05 Czech and Slovak Judge Conference The DCI Lubos Lauer Report

May 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-05-23 Lies My Old PG Told Me The DCI Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, PG

April 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-04-16 Sleeves: When to Disallow The DCI DCI Staff Work & Run a Tournament
2007-04-11 Future Sight Prerelease and the New Penalty Guide The DCI DCI Staff Rules & Regulations, PG
2007-04-05 Judging Worlds 2006 The DCI Kevin Desprez Report

March 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-03-22 Outside Notes The DCI Carlos Ho Rules & Regulations
2007-03-16 Game Play Errors - The DVD Commentary The DCI Toby Elliott Rules & Regulations, PG
2007-03-06 Important Changes to Rules and Penalties The DCI Scott Johns Rules & Regulations, PG, CR

February 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

January 2007

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2007-01-18 Team Leading The DCI Richard Drijvers Work & Run a Tournament
2007-01-12 From Decks to Dice The DCI Eli Shiffrin Rules & Regulations
2007-01-04 Polish Nationals 2006 - Head Judge Report The DCI Adam Cetnerowski Report


2006

December 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

November 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

October 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-10-17 Crimes of Omission The DCI Chris Richter

September 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

August 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-08-01 Applying Penalties The DCI Carlos Navarrete

July 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-07-28 Lying To A Judge The DCI Eric Shukan
2006-07-28 Why is being a "Nosy Goblin" cheating? The DCI Mike King
2006-07-07 Shuffling Dos & Don'ts The DCI Lee McLain

June 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-06-02 Unclear use of card names on deck lists The DCI Andy Heckt
2006-06-01 Thirty Common Mistakes Players Make The DCI DCI Judges

May 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-05-22 Building a Judge Community The DCI Hayden-William Courtland

April 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-04-27 Lessons Learned From Being A Head Judge The DCI Dorian Redburn
2006-04-17 Maximizing Tournament Experience The DCI George Michelogiannakis
2006-04-12 Prerelease Tech The DCI Adam Cetnerowski, Henk Claassen
2006-04-10 GP Richmond 2006 - The use of the mid-round deck check The DCI Eric Shukan

March 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-03-23 From L2 to L3 The DCI George Michelogiannakis, Riccardo Tessitori Education & Development

February 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-02-24 Dealing with Minor Calls The DCI Kevin Desprez
2006-02-08 How To Study For Level 1 Judge Certification The DCI Diego Fasciolo

January 2006

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2006-01-06 Holding a Regional Judging Seminar The DCI Adam Cetnerowski


2005

December 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-12-14 Tips for Judges The DCI Erin Anderson

November 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-11-16 Judging Duel Masters The DCI Dorian Redburn, Scott Marshall
2005-11-16 Three Steps to Level 3 The DCI Raymond Merz
2005-11-16 Reviews that Work The DCI Mike King
2005-11-21 Judging the JSS The DCI Jason Ness

October 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-10-20 Making Rulings Better The DCI Toby Elliott
2005-10-11 Judging Side Events: The myth The DCI George Michelogiannakis
2005-10-03 Time Issues The DCI Lubos Lauer

September 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-09-07 Judging Two-Headed Giant The DCI Lee Sharpe

August 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

July 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-07-26 Judging the Vintage Championship, Paris 2005 The DCI Falko Görres
2005-07-26 Tel Aviv Regionals - Head Judge's Report The DCI Aaron Moshiashwili
2005-07-26 "What store do you judge for?" - Local Judges and Organized Play The DCI Dorian Redburn
2005-07-27 Grand Prix Leipzig 2005 The DCI Thomas Ralph

June 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-06-09 PT Philadelphia 2005 - DCI Q&A Panel notes The DCI DCI Staff

May 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-05-16 Learning on the Job - Part 2 The DCI Adam Cetnerowski
2005-05-16 Grand Prix Eindhoven - Judge Report The DCI Richard Drijvers
2005-05-16 Pro Tour Atlanta - Judge Report The DCI Thomas Ralph
2005-05-19 Judging at Pro Tour Philadelphia - a contrast of cultures The DCI Kendall Redburn

April 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

March 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-03-07 GP PARIS 2004 - Blame it on the Boogie The DCI David Vogin
2005-03-07 Learning on the Job - Part 1 The DCI Adam Cetnerowski
2005-03-30 Three Team PTQ's for Atlanta (Germany) - Judge report The DCI Justus Rönnau

February 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-02-01 PTQ Nagoya (Israel) - Head Judge Report The DCI Doron Singer
2005-02-04 Shortcuts - Use and Abuse The DCI David Vogin
2005-02-18 Do you speak English? - Multilingual judging The DCI Riccardo Tessitori, Johanna Virtanen

January 2005

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2005-01-12 Why judging at the Pro Tour is worthwhile The DCI Jay Schneider


2004

December 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-12-21 Dealing with Difficult Players DCI Thomas Ralph
2004-12-20 Top Judge Article 2004 - Ruling by intent DCI Justus Rönnau
2004-12-21 Judge Requirements and Responsibilities DCI Daniel Wong

November 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-11-22 Pro Tour Columbus 2004 - Judge Report DCI Daniel Wong Report
2004-11-22 Deck Checks DCI Diego Fasciolo
2004-11-19 How to survive a Level 3 test DCI Johanna Knuutinen
2004-11-11 Ruling by intent DCI Justus Rönnau

October 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-10-20 Why head judging a Grand Prix is harder than the ProTour DCI Sheldon Menery, Justus Rönnau
2004-10-05 Practical Advice for Your First Pro Tour DCI Toby Elliott
2004-10-05 Ireland Champions of Kamigawa Prerelease Weekend- Part Two DCI Thomas Ralph

September 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-09-27 2004 Magic Worlds Judge Flunky Report DCI Peter Jahn Report
2004-09-27 Judging Type 1 tournaments DCI John Shannon
2004-09-27 Ireland Champions of Kamigawa Prerelease Weekend- Part One DCI Thomas Ralph
2004-09-10 PTQ Columbus in Berlin - Judge Report DCI Sebastian Rittau Report
2004-09-10 Chains of Mephistopheles DCI Chris Richter
2004-09-10 The 2004 World Championships - Judge Report DCI Jan de Vries

August 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-08-04 Polish Nationals 2004 - Head Judge Report DCI Adam Cetnerowski Report
2004-08-04 Grand Prix Zurich - Judge Report DCI Johanna Knuutinen Report

July 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-07-08 Czech Nationals - Head Judge Report DCI Lubos Lauer Report
2004-07-08 US Nationals - Judge Report DCI John Carter Report
2004-07-07 Brazilian Nationals 2004 - Judge Report DCI Rafael Dei Svaldi Report

June 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-06-22 Maryland Fifth Dawn Prerelease - Head Judge Report DCI Tom Fowler Report
2004-06-08 Fifth Dawn Prerelease in Thailand - Head Judge Report DCI Monsuporn Lauhaphand Report
2004-06-08 Fifth Dawn in England - Head Judge Report DCI Colin Smith Report

May 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-05-18 Grand Prix Washington D.C: Head Judge Report (Part 2 the Tournament) DCI John Carter Report
2004-05-18 Public Speaking for Judges (Part Two) DCI Ingrid Lind-Jahn Work and Run a Tournament
2004-05-06 Grand Prix Washington D.C: Head Judge Report (Part 1 Preparation) DCI John Carter Report

April 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-04-26 Public Speaking for Judges (Part One) DCI Chris Richter Work and Run a Tournament
2004-04-26 Israeli Nationals - Head Judge Report DCI Doron Singer Report
2004-04-14 Grand Prix Birmingham Judge Report DCI Alex Yatsenko Report

March 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2004-03-17 Grand Prix Hong Kong - Judge Report DCI Monsuporn Lauhaphand Report
2004-03-17 Grand Prix Madrid - Floor Judge Report DCI Jose P Martins Report
2004-03-17 Sleeves: Then and Now DCI John Carter
2004-03-02 PTQ Amsterdam at Jellycon - Judge Report DCI Johanna Knuutinen Report
2004-03-02 GP Madrid 2004 DCI Henk Claassen Report
2004-03-02 Grand Prix Madrid - Floor Judge Report DCI George Michelogiannakis Report

February 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

January 2004

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags


2003

December 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-12-05 Haifa Pre-release & PTQ Amsterdam Judge Report DCI Alan Jacobi Report

November 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

October 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-10-23 GP Genova - Team Leading DCI Lubos Lauer Report?

September 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-09-30 Judge Report - Worlds 2003 DCI Thomas Ralph Report
2003-09-30 Mirrodin Prerelease (Tel Aviv) - Head Judge Report DCI Doron Singer Report
2003-09-04 Team Leading at Grand Prix London DCI Graham Hopkins Report?
2003-09-04 Grand Prix London - Floor Judge Report DCI George Michelogiannakis Report

August 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags

July 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-07-15 A Quick Reference Handbook for Judges DCI Mark Hernandez
2003-07-15 European Championships - Judge Report DCI Graham Hopkins Report
2003-07-15 Trial for Grand Prix Detroit (Maryland) - Head Judge Report DCI Paul Morris Report
2003-07-15 Canadian Nationals - Head Judge Report DCI Mark Hernandez Report
2003-07-06 Minneapolis Scourge Prerelease - Judge Report DCI Ingrid Lind-Jahn Report
2003-07-06 Canadian Nationals 2003 - Judge Report DCI Mark Comey Report

June 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-06-16 Event Logistics DCI John Carter
2003-06-16 Edison Scourge Prerelease - Judge Report DCI Sean Marotta Report
2003-06-16 Israel Scourge Prerelease - Head Judge Report DCI Alan Jacobi Report

May 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-05-31 GPTrial Bangkok #1 - Judge Report DCI Simon Lee Report
2003-05-31 Pro Tour Yokohama - Judge Report DCI Miki Urban Report
2003-05-29 The Road to Level 3 DCI David Vogin
2003-05-27 PT Yokohama Article Followup DCI Jeff Donais
2003-05-27 Northeast Regionals - Judges Report DCI Dorian Anders, Vicent Roscioli Report
2003-05-13 PT Yokohama - Tournament Manager Report DCI Jeff Donais
2003-05-13 Mid-Atlantic Regionals 2003 - Judge Report DCI Gianpaolo Baglione Report
2003-05-13 GP Pittsburgh Trial, Maryland - Head Judge Report DCI Gianpaolo Baglione Report
2003-05-13 Israeli Nationals - Judge Report DCI Alan Jacobi Report
2003-05-01 Road to the English Nationals DCI Ray Fong Report

April 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-04-29 Using multiple computer entry with DCI Reporter DCI Kendall Redburn
2003-04-29 The Electronic Judge - Web Enabled DCI Kendall Redburn
2003-04-29 Texas Magic League 5k Qualifier - Judge Report DCI Jason Matthews Report
2003-04-07 Making the Leap - PTQ Yokohama @ Seattle DCI Tony Mayer Report?
2003-04-07 Floor Judging a Grand Prix - Practical Tips DCI Jeff Vondruska

March 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-03-17 The Electronic Judge DCI Kendall Redburn
2003-03-17 Road to the English Nationals - Birmingham DCI Ray Fong Report
2003-03-14 JUDGE POINTS: Pro Tour Chicago 2003 DCI Sheldon Menery
2003-03-14 PTQ Yokohama (Denver) - Head Judge Report DCI Simeon Smilack Report
2003-03-14 Road To The English Nationals - Nottingham Qualifier DCI Ray Fong

February 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-02-06 I want to be a Judge.... DCI Mark Comey

January 2003

Date Title Site (Language) Author Category & Tags
2003-01-29 J.S.S. Challenge (Rockville, Maryland) - Judge Report DCI Martha Lufkin Report
2003-01-29 PTQ Venice (Netherlands) - Head Judge Report DCI Henk Claassen Report
2003-01-29 PTQ Venice (North Carolina) - Judge Report DCI Dave Anderson, Daniel Wong Report
2003-01-13 How to organize a tournament, Part 3 - Getting the most out of your Judges DCI Deke Young
2003-01-10 PTQ Venice (Helsinki) - Head Judge Report DCI Johanna Knuutinen Report
2003-01-04 JUDGE POINTS: Extended '03 Part 1 DCI Sheldon Menery
2003-01-04 Starting off with DCI Reporter DCI Thomas Ralph