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

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!

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!

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!

Don’t Draw Conclusions too Quickly

Ansel is playing against Nigel in a Modern PPTQ. Ansel plays a , then plays and attacks with a  and says “trigger, then its your go”, Nigel adjusts his live total, then reveals a Fiery Conclusion and then puts it into his hand. Nigel untaps his only land, then draws a card. Both players immediately realize the error and call for a judge, and explain exactly what happened. What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps.

More Like a Standing Ballista

You're the Head Judge of a Standard PPTQ and notice a match where Albert has a  in play with no counters on it. You inspect the match and see no other toughness pumping effect keeping it in play, so you step in and ask what's going on. Albert quickly realizes his error, picks up a die and sets it on , showing 1 counter. Albert explains that he has cast Walking Ballista for 1 in each game of this match, and had forgotten the counter when he did so a couple of turns ago. Albert's opponent, Nikki,

A Latecomer to the Breakfast Club

You are the head judge of a PPTQ and entering into the final round when floor judge Emily approaches you with an appeal. Emily has issued a game loss for Tardiness to Harley. Harley says that they was not in their seat at the start of the round, as they had gone off site with friends for breakfast. Harley protests, “but you announced the last round would end at 5:05, and I was back before that!” What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!

The Secrets of Sportsmanship

Amir is playing against Nemo at a large Competitive REL Modern event. On his first turn of the match, Amir plays an Island and puts an unchecked Shadows over Innistrad checklist card onto the table, saying “Delver”, and gets a Delver of Secrets from his box to represent it in play. Nemo calls for a judge and points out the issue with the checklist card. Nemo explains that he doesn't think Amir should be severely penalized, and even offers to give Amir 4 Innistrad checklist cards

A Monumental Mistake

Amy is playing against Nigel in a Modern PPTQ, with her Eldrazi deck. She controls an , an , and an , and several lands. Amy untaps, draws, then attacks with all of her creatures. While thinking about blockers, Nigel notices that should have triggered and calls for a judge. Amy admits to missing her trigger, but also asks if she can use her Displacer to blink her Skyspawner to make a token to sacrifice. What do you do to fix the situation, and can Amy do what she wants? Judges feel free

Buried Treasure

Andrea and Norman have presented their decks to each other for Game 1 at their local Modern PPTQ. Norman does a pile shuffle of Andrea’s deck and asks afterwards, ‘So you are playing with 61 cards?’ Andrea replies, ‘What?! No…’ and quickly checks her sideboard: There are 15 cards. They call you over as a judge to help resolve the situation. While checking Andrea’s deck, you find a Treasure token in the same colour sleeve as the deck as part of what she presented. What do you do? Judges