Arcades is playing a match against Nebuchadnezzar which is in game 2. Both players draw their opening hand of 7 cards, and Arcades immediately keeps. While considering their mulligan decision, Nebuchadnezzar realizes that they forgot to put the cards they intended to sideboard into their deck. You investigate and discover that Nebuchadnezzar's deck contains 55 cards and their sideboard contains 20 cards. The 55 card deck contains only main deck cards, with the remaining 5 main deck cards located
Category: Tournament Errors
Critical Decksterity Fail
Adia is playing in a sealed MCQ. She sits down for game 1 of her match, grabs a pile of roughly 40 sleeved cards out of her deck box, shuffles, and presents to her opponent. Upon drawing her opening hand, she immediately calls a judge and explains that this is her sideboard. She has several other sets of cards sleeved for quick sideboarding, and she just grabbed the wrong pile from her deck box. What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on Judge Apps!
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
Team Bonding Exercise
Adica, Baptiste and Cal are playing in a Team Unified Standard tournament. You're watching their matches and see Baptiste draw a , a card which Adica already has in her hand. What do you do? Judges feel free to answer on JudgeApps!
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!
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
Champion of What?
Patrick is playing his God-Pharoah's Gift Deck at a Standard 5k event run at Competitive REL. This is Patrick's Deck List 22 LANDS 4 Glacial Fortress 2 Hostile Desert 2 Ipnu Rivulet 3 Irrigated Farmland 5 Island 6 Plains 14 CREATURES 4 Angel of Invention 4 Champion 3 Minister of Inquiries 3 Sacred Cat 14 INSTANTS and SORC. 4 Chart a Course 1 Fumigate 2 Opt 4 Refurbish 3 Strategic Planning 10 OTHER SPELLS 2 Cast Out 4 God-Pharaoh's Gift 2 Legion's Landing 2 Search
Abagail is playing in a sealed PPTQ. She sits down for game 1 of her match, grabs a pile of roughly 40 sleeved cards out of her deck box, shuffles, and presents to her opponent. Upon drawing her opening hand, she immediately calls a judge and explains that this is her sideboard. She has several other sets of cards sleeved for quick sideboarding, and she just grabbed the wrong pile from her deck box. Judges feel free to submit your answer here!
Landed in Hot Water
During a deck check in round 4 of a PPTQ, you quickly spread out the player's deck, face down.You notice that five of the cards seem to be in sleeves that are a millimeter or two smaller than the rest. Those 5 cards are a , an , an , a and a . You ask the player about his sleeving process, and he says that he sorted the deck, filled out his deck list, then shuffled his deck a bit, then sleeved. He also mentions that he had to use two packs, because the first pack didn't have quite enough sleeves