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A Magic Judge's Most Useful Podcast

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A Magic Judge's Most Useful Podcast

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Excellent content for judges and non-judges alike!

By ProfessorAbe - Oct 24 2017
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This show remains a staple on my podcast feed because I know that I will laugh and learn in equal measures. Keep it up!

Best MTG Podcast

By Some Person who liked this app - May 31 2016
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Super useful for aspiring judges, and interesting for players and judges, too.

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
2
0
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Excellent content for judges and non-judges alike!

By ProfessorAbe - Oct 24 2017
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This show remains a staple on my podcast feed because I know that I will laugh and learn in equal measures. Keep it up!

Best MTG Podcast

By Some Person who liked this app - May 31 2016
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Super useful for aspiring judges, and interesting for players and judges, too.
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JudgeCast

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

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A Magic Judge's Most Useful Podcast

Rank #1: JudgeCast #223 – Players Leaving the Game

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In this episode, we say farewell to Jess Dunks, who is leaving the show after 7 years of being a host. In respect to that, we discuss the rules that control what happens when a player leaves the game in multiplayer. Join us and learn something you didn’t know that you didn’t need to know!

Apr 05 2019

58mins

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Rank #2: JudgeCast #176 – Hour of Devastation Release Notes

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Settle in as Brogan, Bryan, and Jess bring you everything you need to know about Hour of Devastation. Learn about the Afflict mechanic as well as the pseudo-return of Embalm and Exert. We also go over all our favorite new cards and tell you what tricky rules to watch out for.

Be sure to check out the full release notes.

Jul 07 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #3: JudgeCast #179 – Commander 2017 Run-Down

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In this episode, we discuss the Commander format and the perks and quirks of cards in the new Commander 2017 decks. What happens if your cat is enchanted by a rat? How does phasing even work? How does Commander Damage work, Generally? Find out all of this and more in this episode of JudgeCast.

Commander 2017 Release Notes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/commander-2017-edition-release-notes-2017-08-11

Aug 18 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #4: JudgeCast #184 – What are Special Actions?

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This episode we tackle special actions in the Comp Rules. They’re not just for Leonin Arbiter anymore!

Other rules episodes we referenced:
Steps of casting a spell (JC #71) https://judgecast.com/archives/531
Morph (JC #99) https://judgecast.com/archives/707
State-Based Actions (JC #147) https://judgecast.com/archives/974

Oct 20 2017

49mins

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Rank #5: JudgeCast #173 – On This Episode, Replace Episode 45

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The JudgeCast team reprises an episode from five years ago by tackling replacement effects. If you would skip this episode, instead don’t!

Replacement effects rules on Yawgatog: http://yawgatog.com/resources/magic-rules/#R614

May 19 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: Judgecast #236 Throne of Eldraine Release Notes

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Are you ready to go on an Adventure? Brogan and Bryan go over some of the more interesting (rules-wise) cards in Throne of Eldraine, and spend entirely too much time talking about Food, Monty Python, and cows.

Sep 27 2019

2hr 7mins

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Rank #7: JudgeCast #221 – Triggers are Wonderful Things

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This episode, we discuss the ins and outs of the rules around triggered abilities. Avoid common rules pitfalls and learn weird corners like the infamous “to your graveyard from anywhere” triggers. Send your questions to JudgeCast@gmail.com!

Mar 06 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #8: JudgeCast #228 – The Many Mechanics of Modern Horizons

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Brogan and Bryan team up with the Once and Future L2 Erik Aliff to discuss Future Sight 2, AKA Modern Horizons. In our Finest Hour, we outlast the nay-sayers and persist through all 45 mechanincs that appear on cards in Modern Horizons. We were hellbent on getting through all of them and created a 2 hour monstrosity of an episode. To accomplish this task, we delved into old show notes and dredged up old rules, and attempted to overload your senses with bad puns. ‘Snow Joke.

Jun 08 2019

1hr 54mins

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Rank #9: Judgecast #235 Who Keeps the Scorekeepers

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While JudgeCast is a podcast for Judges, big events happen with the help of a whole host of people with other skills and talents. In this episode, we have Matt Newnam, to talk to us about Scorekeepers and Scorekeeping at big events.

Sep 15 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: JudgeCast #230 – M20 Release Notes

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Brogan and Bryan go over the rules and mechanics for several of the more complicated cards introduced with M20. And yes, we do complete our Release Notes checklist by talking about intervening-if clauses, alternate costs, copying spells, X being zero everywhere but the stack, and additional costs. Thank you for asking.

Jul 05 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #11: JudgeCast #229 – Hidden Card Error – Because… Narset

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Special Guest Matt Williams (a.k.a Billy Willy) joins Brogan and Bryan to go over the ins-and-outs of the most complicated infraction in the IPG, Hidden Card Error. They discuss Tournament Scenarios, how to recognize HCE, what the fix is, and how to deliver the ruling, and flexi-discs.

Jun 24 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #12: JudgeCast #6 – JudgeCasting at all Levels

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Riki and Sean take on your rules questions as always, and go in depth to talk about what each of the levels of judges does, how they’re different, and what it means to advance. Send your questions to judgecast@gmail.com. Our great thanks go out to Chris Otwell and the MTGCast crew for hosting us, and Carbon Leaf and Music Alley for the podsafe music.

Mar 15 2010

53mins

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Rank #13: JudgeCast #5 – DQs and Shady Behavior Galore!

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In this episode, Riki and Sean discuss their experiences at Pro Tour San Diego, including a couple sensitive incidents that have caused a stir among players and judges alike. They also answer listeners’ e-mail questions about the fine line between fraud and Jedi mind-tricks, rules questions, and what to do when your judge gets out of line.

Mar 08 2010

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: JudgeCast #4 – Stories from the Gran Prix Floor!

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This time, Riki and Sean have taken the show on the road. Sean sat down with a unique pair of judges at Grand Prix Oakland to get the international perspective of Barry Swan (L2 from Colombia and Head Judge of the Sunday PTQ) and the insight of James Elliot, famed “Road Warrior” and L2 from St. Louis. We also answer some interesting questions from listeners, covering Stalling, Fraud, and tricky rules interactions. I promise, the volume is fixed this time… You can submit your questions to the JudgeCast by e-mailing judgecast@gmail.com.

We’d like to thank Chris Otwell and MTGCast for hosting us and music.mevio.com and Carbon Leaf for the podsafe bumper music.

Feb 25 2010

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: JudgeCast #3 – Pre-Grand Prix Preparations

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Riki and Sean are back with more of your rules and player interaction questions, from listeners spanning the globe (and try to pump up the volume a bit)! They also cover Riki’s dominating performance at a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Oakland, and talk about expectations for Grand Prix Oakland. Look for the JudgeCast crew at the Grand Prix (and Pro Tour San Diego!), where you can record your question for a future episode!

You can submit your questions to the JudgeCast by e-mailing judgecast@gmail.com.

We’d like to thank Chris Otwell and MTGCast for hosting us and music.mevio.com and Carbon Leaf for the podsafe bumper music.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Feb 12 2010

1hr 2mins

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Rank #16: JudgeCast #234 Corner Cases with Isaac King

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Not every rules question has to be tournament or even EDH relevant. Sometimes you just want to watch the world burn. In this episode Brogan and Bryan bring in Isaac King, a Corner Case Connoisseur, to talk about some fun edge cases.

Rules Website: RulesGuru.net

Sep 04 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #17: Judgecast #232 Judge Academy Interview with Tim Shields and Nicolette Apraez

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

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

Aug 12 2019

2hr 40mins

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Rank #18: Judgecast #231 M20 IPG and MTR Updates

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In this episode Brogan and Bryan discuss the M20 MTR and IPG policy changes. We go over updates to Deck Errors, Tardiness, the ever popular Hidden Card Error, as well as the much anticipated update to Mulligan Procedure Error in the wake of the London Mulligan.

July 12th IPG: https://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_ipg_12jul19_en.pdf
July 12th MTR: https://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_mtr_12jul19_en.pdf
Toby’s Policy Change Blog: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2019/07/08/policy-changes-for-core-2020/
Scott Larabee’s Tournament Rules Update: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/july-magic-tournament-rules-release-notes-2019-07-08

Jul 21 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: JudgeCast #227 – Judge Code of Conduct with Eric Levine

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In this episode we have Eric Levine of TCG Solutions LLC, to discuss the Judge Code of Conduct and avoiding congressional subpoenas

You can read the code here:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/conduct/magic-judge-code/

May 27 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: JudgeCast #224 – Apps! Apps! Baby!

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In this episode, we are joined by L3 Dan Collins to discuss the technological terror he’s constructed. It might not be able to destroy a planet, but it does provide the communication and event application backbone for the Judge Program.

Apr 20 2019

57mins

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Judgecast #242 Theros Beyond Death Release Notes

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Oh yeah, Its a new year and a new set!
Brogan and Bryan show their devotion to the new set by escaping their day jobs and delivering you this godly podcast of pseudo-heroic proportions.
We talk about the rules ins and outs of some of your favorite and not so favorite cards from Theros Beyond Death. This is also the podcast where Bryan learns Elspeth has black hair. Who knew?

Jan 16 2020

1hr 49mins

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Judgecast #240 Richmond+

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For this episode we bring in Jonah Kellman to help us talk about MagicFest Richmond+ and how having a Mythic Championship attached to a GP impacts things. We also discuss Oko fallout, Mystery Boosters, and alterations of lands.

Dec 01 2019

53mins

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Judgecast #239 Card Types Reboot Part 2

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In this episode, Brogan and Bryan continue to talk about more than you ever wanted to know about types, supertypes and the rules around making things an elk.

Nov 18 2019

1hr 2mins

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Judgecast #238 Card Types Reboot Part 1

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Reboots are Popular, and we last covered this topic in 2014. Join Brogan and Bryan as we talk about rules regarding card types. Its an episode so big we cant contain it all in one episode. Join us as we talk about all you’ve ever wanted to know about Super Types, Types and Subtypes…yes, even the Planechase ones.

Nov 10 2019

1hr 11mins

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Judgecast #237 Eldraine Policy Updates and Judge Academy First Impressions

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Join Brogan and Bryan as the go over the virtual flood of Throne of Eldraine Policy Updates, and then spend the rest of the episode discussing impressions of the first week of Judge Academy.

Oct 15 2019

57mins

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Judgecast #236 Throne of Eldraine Release Notes

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Are you ready to go on an Adventure? Brogan and Bryan go over some of the more interesting (rules-wise) cards in Throne of Eldraine, and spend entirely too much time talking about Food, Monty Python, and cows.

Sep 27 2019

2hr 7mins

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Judgecast #235 Who Keeps the Scorekeepers

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While JudgeCast is a podcast for Judges, big events happen with the help of a whole host of people with other skills and talents. In this episode, we have Matt Newnam, to talk to us about Scorekeepers and Scorekeeping at big events.

Sep 15 2019

1hr 13mins

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JudgeCast #234 Corner Cases with Isaac King

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Not every rules question has to be tournament or even EDH relevant. Sometimes you just want to watch the world burn. In this episode Brogan and Bryan bring in Isaac King, a Corner Case Connoisseur, to talk about some fun edge cases.

Rules Website: RulesGuru.net

Sep 04 2019

1hr 23mins

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JudgeCast #233 Changes to Organized Play

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

Official OP Announcement:
https://www.magic.gg/news/the-future-of-magic-esports

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

Aug 19 2019

48mins

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

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

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

Aug 12 2019

2hr 40mins

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Judgecast #231 M20 IPG and MTR Updates

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In this episode Brogan and Bryan discuss the M20 MTR and IPG policy changes. We go over updates to Deck Errors, Tardiness, the ever popular Hidden Card Error, as well as the much anticipated update to Mulligan Procedure Error in the wake of the London Mulligan.

July 12th IPG: https://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_ipg_12jul19_en.pdf
July 12th MTR: https://wpn.wizards.com/sites/wpn/files/attachements/mtg_mtr_12jul19_en.pdf
Toby’s Policy Change Blog: https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2019/07/08/policy-changes-for-core-2020/
Scott Larabee’s Tournament Rules Update: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/july-magic-tournament-rules-release-notes-2019-07-08

Jul 21 2019

47mins

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JudgeCast #230 – M20 Release Notes

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Brogan and Bryan go over the rules and mechanics for several of the more complicated cards introduced with M20. And yes, we do complete our Release Notes checklist by talking about intervening-if clauses, alternate costs, copying spells, X being zero everywhere but the stack, and additional costs. Thank you for asking.

Jul 05 2019

1hr 43mins

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JudgeCast #229 – Hidden Card Error – Because… Narset

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Special Guest Matt Williams (a.k.a Billy Willy) joins Brogan and Bryan to go over the ins-and-outs of the most complicated infraction in the IPG, Hidden Card Error. They discuss Tournament Scenarios, how to recognize HCE, what the fix is, and how to deliver the ruling, and flexi-discs.

Jun 24 2019

1hr 11mins

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JudgeCast #228 – The Many Mechanics of Modern Horizons

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Brogan and Bryan team up with the Once and Future L2 Erik Aliff to discuss Future Sight 2, AKA Modern Horizons. In our Finest Hour, we outlast the nay-sayers and persist through all 45 mechanincs that appear on cards in Modern Horizons. We were hellbent on getting through all of them and created a 2 hour monstrosity of an episode. To accomplish this task, we delved into old show notes and dredged up old rules, and attempted to overload your senses with bad puns. ‘Snow Joke.

Jun 08 2019

1hr 54mins

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JudgeCast #227 – Judge Code of Conduct with Eric Levine

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In this episode we have Eric Levine of TCG Solutions LLC, to discuss the Judge Code of Conduct and avoiding congressional subpoenas

You can read the code here:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/conduct/magic-judge-code/

May 27 2019

1hr 16mins

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JudgeCast #226 – MCQs and MC-Yous

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This episode Brogan and Bryan discuss what makes Mythic Championship Qualifiers (MCQs) different from the PPTQs you’re used to, and how they’re similar to the PTQs you may remember.

MCQ Staffing Level Recommendations:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/o/recommended-staffing-guidelines/

May 13 2019

1hr 4mins

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JudgeCast #225 – War of the Release Notes

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Join Bryan and Brogan as we tackle some of the more complicated War of the Sparks cards. We cover the new mechanics and Planeswalkers…so many Planeswalkers

Apr 26 2019

1hr 39mins

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JudgeCast #224 – Apps! Apps! Baby!

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In this episode, we are joined by L3 Dan Collins to discuss the technological terror he’s constructed. It might not be able to destroy a planet, but it does provide the communication and event application backbone for the Judge Program.

Apr 20 2019

57mins

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JudgeCast #223 – Players Leaving the Game

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In this episode, we say farewell to Jess Dunks, who is leaving the show after 7 years of being a host. In respect to that, we discuss the rules that control what happens when a player leaves the game in multiplayer. Join us and learn something you didn’t know that you didn’t need to know!

Apr 05 2019

58mins

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JudgeCast #222 – Top 8 ways to keep your events moving faster

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Let’s talk about efficiency! Here are some things you can be doing to keep your events moving quickly, even when you suddenly have a tone more players than expected!

Mar 27 2019

52mins

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iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
2
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Excellent content for judges and non-judges alike!

By ProfessorAbe - Oct 24 2017
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This show remains a staple on my podcast feed because I know that I will laugh and learn in equal measures. Keep it up!

Best MTG Podcast

By Some Person who liked this app - May 31 2016
Read more
Super useful for aspiring judges, and interesting for players and judges, too.