Self-Sabotage

Allison and Newton are playing in an MCQ, where you are the Head Judge. Allison controls two . She activates both of her Daring Saboteurs and attacks Newton with them. After combat damage, Allison points at her attackers, announces “Draw two. Discard two.”, picks up two cards from her library and, before NAP can stop her, adds them to her hand. NAP calls for a judge. What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!

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In the Mountains

You are head judging a Guilds of Ravnica Sealed PPTQ with a store owner (who is L0) as a helper, who is doing deck checks for the first time. You’re deck checking, and your helper tells you the deck he is checking is about half blue cards and half black cards, but on the checklist player has registered 7 Mountains and 9 Forests. He is actually playing 7 Islands and 9 Swamps, and everything else is correct. He doesn’t know what to do and asks for your help. What do you do? Judges

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Miss-Cliqued

You’re the head judge of a local modern PPTQ. At the end of Ned’s turn Alfie casts , targeting Ned with the triggered ability, it resolves and Alfie chooses to have Ned discard . On Alfie’s turn in his pre-combat main phase he casts another , again targeting Ned with the triggered ability. The Clique’s ability resolves, and Ned chooses to have Alfie discard . Ned reminds Alfie that the Clique is legendary, and as Alfie is putting his one of his Cliques in his graveyard, he rereads it

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Broken Oath

Annie is playing against Nick at a Modern PPTQ. Annie plays Oath of Nissa, it resolves, and she picks up the top 3 cards of her library and thinks for a few seconds. Finally, she says “I’ll take the creature,” and puts one card into her hand and the rest on the bottom of her library. Norman stops Annie and says, “You should have revealed that card. Judge!” When you get to the table, they tell you what happened, and Annie shows you her hand with a and a , and tells you she picked

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Bitter over Borrowed Burn

You are a floor judge of a Standard PPTQ. During a deck check, you find that Andy has some other cards in his deck box with the sideboard that are not on his decklist. You find 4 Magma Spray in blue sleeves. Arnold is playing a Mono-red deck in green sleeves. After investigating, you find out those are cards he had lent a friend that has dropped and returned them, and you exclude Cheating. What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!

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Monastery Swift-guide

Argus is playing against Neferian in round 3 of a Modern PPTQ. Neferian mulligans, keeps his 6 card hand and scrys to the top. Argus starts the first turn of the game, plays a , casts  and attacks. Neferian flips the top card his deck thinking Argus has played a . Argus immediately calls a judge and explains what happened. What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!

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Building your own Tomb

Albus and Norbert are playing Modern in the semifinals of an RPTQ you’re judging. Norbert goes first, playing a . Albus draws and plays a tapped . At the and of Albus’s turn, Norbert sacrifices the . He looks through his deck twice, then calls you over because his singleton is missing, making his current deck only 59 cards. He ends up finding it under his chair. What do you do?   Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!

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Extreme Exploration

Adelaide is playing in a Standard PPTQ, and casts , which resolves. They point out the explore trigger, and it resolves. They set their hand face-down in front of them, and pick up the top card of their deck to look at. As they do, the second card in their deck flicks off the top of the deck, and slides into their hand, still face down. The players don't touch anything and call for a judge. What do you do?   Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!

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