Add Green to Your Judging Collective Voyages

Author Stephan Classen from Seattle, United States of America Many people in the Magic community are sustainably-conscious, especially Magic Judges. We as travelers planeswalkers and citizens on the earth plane should be concerned about our impact on the world and what that can come back to affect us all. We have impact on our world by judging through travel, waste production, and consuming everyday items, especially for larger events. This second article aims to give judges (and players)

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Welcoming to the fold

Author Jackson Moore from South Africa, living in France Hello everyone! Today, we are going to talk about welcoming new judges “to the fold.” In case you aren’t aware of the project, there is a project called “Welcome to the Fold” that points out new judges during staff parties after GPs, gives them a promo and makes sure everyone knows who they are. This is a great thing. Given that GP teams are crawling with veterans whom most veterans know, it is important to point out who

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Add Green to your Judging

Author Stephan Classen from Seattle, United States of America As a traveling judge, and a person concerned about our environment, one of the things I’m always looking at for tournaments and travel is environmental impact. While I love Magic, it saddens me that the hobby that we all love is so damaging and events are so wasteful. This first guiding article is to give judges some ideas as to what can be done to add more Green to your events and personal impact, as well as some ideas to talk

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How to write recognitions

Author Martina Eva Tonković from Ulm, Germany Recurring issue that bothers many judges (especially near the end of exemplar window) is how to write recognitions. While most of us know WHO to recognize and for WHAT, the issue is mostly connected to HOW to do it. Recognitions being rejected is demotivating and turns people from writing them. It’s common to surprise other judges with such a public thank you for doing something right, something that they might not have noticed as something

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On the shoulders of giants – the leaders of the Coaching Sphere

On the shoulders of giants - the leaders of the Coaching Sphere “Standing on the shoulders of giants” - Isaac Newton After the long summer (or winter for readers from the Southern hemisphere), I would like to welcome you back to the Coaching Sphere’s blog. Last time I wanted to present you the idea behind the Sphere and my motivation for leading it (click me!). But no one can achieve great things alone. And today, I want to present you the people who make this Sphere work! In almost

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Why the Coaching Sphere?

Author Ivan Petkovic from Hamburg, Germany I would like to use this first post to introduce the theme for the Sphere, how it came to be and say a bit about myself. If you, the reader, have had similar experiences as I did with this topic, that interests me a lot.   I want you to think about whether this topic makes sense as a focus within the Judge Program in the form of a Sphere. And if you have a minute or two to spare, let me know your thoughts. Everything I will be writing about,

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