Category Archives: Tournament Rules

Don’t forget to reveal your Morphs as a game ends!

Whenever a face-down card changes zones, you must reveal it before it actually moves. This includes as a game ends and you would shuffle it into your deck. Don’t get in trouble by forgetting! Continue reading

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You’re only allowed to have one DCI number.

Do you have trouble remembering your DCI number? Do you have a habit of just signing up for a new one each time you enter a tournament? Here are some tips to avoid this problem! Continue reading

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Tournament Tuesday: How To Handle a Missed Roaring Primadox Trigger

Welcome back to Tournament Tuesday, where we’re going to cover our favorite topic again: Missed Triggers! Today’s missed trigger discussion is going to be about an uncommon creature from Magic 2015, originally printed in Magic 2013: . Primadox has a … Continue reading

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Tournament Tuesday: Redefinition of USC Major

Some of you who keep a closer ear to the tournament scene might have heard about a change to Unsporting Conduct – Major. Among other things, we’ve upgraded this penalty from a Game Loss to a Match Loss, and now … Continue reading

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Don’t distract players mid-match.

Players are expected to play their own games, so resist the urge to comment on ongoing matches or provide play advice. Continue reading

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Details for the M15 Prerelease this weekend!

The M15 Prerelease is almost here! We have some information that might be helpful for you. Continue reading

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Tournament Tuesday: How To Report A Third-Game Concession

Welcome back everyone. Today, we’re going to have a brief discussion about conceding in a tournament. And no, it’s probably not the topic you’re thinking about. We’re going to discuss what result is going to be reported when a player … Continue reading

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It’s a Conspiracy (week)! Conspiracy Legality

Yes, even during Conspiracy week, we conspire to bring you tournament tips on Tuesday (I just couldn’t fit all that mess into the header, is all). Conspiracy has lots of new cards among the fun old reprints (Hi, !), and … Continue reading

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Tournament Tuesday: You Can’t Sanction Conspiracy Drafts

It is now five days after the launch of Conspiracy. We here at the rules tips blog hope you had a lot of fun drafting it so far. One concern that we would like to get out to the general … Continue reading

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Electronic Device Policy Update for Competitive REL+: Put it away!

The electronic devices policy in the Magic Tournament Rules has been updated. It is no longer possible to use your phone or tablet during a match at Competitive or Professional REL events. It’s still ok at Regular REL events (like FNM). Continue reading

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