“Meat and eggs. We eat!” – Borborygmos

Peyton and Penelope are playing in your PPTQ. During round 3 they finished their match early, and went and got lunch from the Chinese restaraunt next door. They returned to their table and ate their lunch. You just announced pairings for round 4, and notice that they left their to-go boxes at the table they were eating at, as well as empty drink bottles, and some spilled General Tso's sauce. Players are moving to their seats, and the two players now paired at the table have arrived and point

Be Patient, then Dash!

At a PPTQ you're head judging, Art attacks Nin with a Dashed . The players calculate damage, then Art passes the turn. Nin takes her turn, then passes back the turn. Art attacks with the Berserker again on his next turn, pumping it multiple times with its activated ability. With the last of those activations on the stack, Nin calls you over and points out that the Berserker should have been returned to Art's hand at the end of his last turn. When you investigate further, you learn that Art had

Emrakul, the situation torn

At a Grand Prix Trial, Ajani plays and mills Nissa for ten cards. Amongst them, Emrakul is put into the graveyard. After the ten cards are put into the graveyard, Nissa immediately picks up her graveyard and begins shuffling it into her library. Ajani calls over a judge and explains he wished to respond to the Emrakul trigger with the he has in his hand. After investigation, you find out there were about 30 cards in Nissa's graveyard after Glimpse the Unthinkable had resolved. What do you do? Judges,

Break it Down Now

You have called time in round 6 of a GPT for which you are the head judge. You are overseeing the extra turns of the last match when you overhear Nate talking to his friend about how he played three really good games but since he lost and is dead in the event he gave the opponent 2-0, in case it mattered. You double check with the score keeper that the result was reported as 2-0 (it was). You then call Nate's opponent Andy to the judge area. Andy tells you “I asked for 2-0, to help with breakers

BLEEP BLEEP in the BLEEP and BLEEP BLEEP BLEEEEEEP

****WARNING: POTENTIAL TRAUMA TRIGGER LANGUAGE**** You're Head Judge of a PTQ. One of the players - who also happens to be a judge that you know - comes up to you and says, "Hey, Freddy is over there telling everyone how he 'bent over and raped' his last opponent. I don't know about you, but I find that really offensive." Before you can say a word, Jorge, one of your event judges says, "Really? Again?!? I just warned him about that last round!" You confirm that Jorge did register an Unsporting

You can choose any color you want, as long as it’s black.

Aaron and Nadine are playing in a Legacy Grand Prix. Aaron has a and a in his graveyard. He announces, “I'm going to my Tyrant.” Nadine says, "OK, resolves. I choose my “. Aarons says "Oh, I didn't realize you had that... then on resolution I'm going to pick my instead." Nadine calls you over. What is your ruling? Judges, feel free to discuss this scenario on Judge Apps!

So… Where is he?

You're walking the floor at a PTQ when you notice a table with only one player. You glance at the clock and see that just over 10 minutes have elapsed, so you step in, pick up the match slip, and ask the player across from you “Are you Anton or Nikolai?” He replies “Oh, Nikolai's here. We've played game one already. He saw I was going to sideboard and I think he went to get a soda.” What do you do? Judges, feel free to discuss this scenario on Judge Apps!

Houston, We’ve Got a Bribe

Going into the last round of Swiss in a $5k cash tournament run at Competitive REL, you, the Head Judge, send your floor judges out to watch and listen for “unfortunate conversations” that might happen with the players battling to get into the Top 8. As the round is coming to a close, one of your floor judge approaches you with a situation she thinks is Bribery. You pull the players aside and begin an investigation. Andre says that they sat down for their match, and before Game 1 had begun,