Author Archives: lems

Downgrade for What

Music can be great .  For example, the following musical masterpiece, 'Turn Down for What' has inspired my good friend and to team up and bring you a quick summary of IPG-supported downgrades. So push Play, read on, and get …
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Take That!

[[This was originally a Facebook note I wrote way back in 2007]] Last night I received a mug - a mug purchased in Denmark by , who gave it to a Finnish magic player, who gave it to , who …
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Throw Lifelines – Not Dice

It happens at every Grand Prix.  Players run out of time, and since a Draw would keep both of them out of Day 2, they decide that they might as well flip a coin to see who gets the win.  …
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Judge Blogs – A 2013 Year in Review

2013 was a great year for Judge Blogs, and I’d like to start by thanking each of you who contributed to a blog last year.  We’ve currently got about 25 ‘live’ judge blogs, and a few more that have been …
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From the Vault: Thanks

(This is a post that I started back in 2011, on my flight home from Worlds where I had just been promoted to Level 5 the night before.  I didn’t get a chance to finish it then, and had mostly …
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Easier Access to #MTGJudge IRC Room

We've got a new, easier way for all you judges to join in the discussion and community in the #MTGJudge IRC channel via this convenient web portal: http://chat.magicjudges.org/mtgjudge (Channel FAQ)   Don't worry, there's still easy access to the #MTGRules …
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The Stank

A tale of PT Montreal, from the perspective of Lems' nose.
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Levels of Delegation

I've always wanted to turn this concept into a true judge article, or seminar, or both... but I'm realizing that I simply don't have the bandwidth to do it justice right now. So, rather than not share it in any …
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The Layer Song

Who ever said layers weren't fun?  has recorded this great little tune to help you remember them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztYes8d41v4 Copy layer, control layer, text and type a changing layers, colour layer, skillset layer, power and toughness stuff. CDAs and set my …
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New JudgeApps Logo

By now, most of you have probably noticed that JudgeApps has a new logo. Why a new logo? What was wrong with the normal "Magic Judge" logo? The main reason for replacing the "Magic Judge" logo with one custom to …
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