New L2 Testing Coordinator

Hey folks! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I’m thankful to have a new L2 Testing Coordinator to announce! We had seven applicants who all put in strong, thoughtful applications and sat down with me for an interview. It’s been great working with these folks and hearing their ideas and how passionate they are about the growth of the region. After what turned into a fairly long interview process between highly qualified candidates, I’ve selected as the new L2TC for the Northeast. Elliot

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2018 Maintenance

Hey folks! It’s that time of year again when we check in with all the judges in the region to verify that everyone has kept up with the maintenance requirements. Part of your certification was an agreement to meet specified levels of activity, as outlined below, as well as agreement to adhere to the Magic Judge Code. So what does this mean for you? All you need to do is fill out this google form by the end of this year. If you have any questions or do not believe you will be able to complete

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Fireside Chat with RC Megan Linscott | October 2018

Last Thursday, Megan Linscott, our new RC, held her first fireside chat on discord. This one was run from 8 pm to 10 pm on 10/11/18 and was open to anyone interested in showing up and talking with Megan or other members of the region. It was a loosely structured AMA (Ask Me Anything), so there were a few questions about the region and development of the judge program, amidst a variety of other chatter.

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New Area Captains

The Northeast was one of the first regions in the world to use a role like Area Captains in order to help keep tabs on our large region and also provide opportunities for smaller, local communities to grow and thrive. On many measures, this sort of initiative has been a resounding success. Now, a large portion of the regions in the world use this sort of structure as well. The initial run of Area Captains (called Area Representatives at the time) were hand-selected by the RC and they would change

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Review Rivalry: How We’re Gonna Beat the Mid-Atlantic

This is a guest post by the wonderful Tony Houst() When Io announced the Review Challenge of 2018, I was giddy with excitement. I love silly competitions and contests, and I love them even more when they have a purpose. Making a game of reviews is also not something I’m a stranger to. In early 2016, I was playing at a PPTQ head judged by my Area Rep, , who was excited that his standby got activated so he could write a review. “I’ve written so many this year, by the end of 2016 I’ll

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