Steve Ford introduces Prerelease Bingo -- an educational game that you can play at the Hour of Devastation Prereleases.
Written by Jack Doyle Level 3, United Kingdom Hey guys! The Fate Reforged prerelease weekend is just around the corner. This coming weekend, your local store(s) will be hosting a multitude of different events, with a huge number of players. The important thing to realise is that prereleases are often some of the only sanctioned events that a lot of Magic players get involved in - the chance to get their hands on the new set and take it for a test-drive is a big draw. So why is that relevant?
Written by Kim Warren Level 4, United Kingdom At Regular REL, we put a lot of emphasis on fun and education, and as such Regular REL policy has a very limited scope for issuing penalties. Instead, we try to fix the problem and restore the game state, then explain to the players what the problem was and how and why they should avoid it in the future. However, this does not mean that we just let players slide on everything with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. If a player is repeatedly making
Written by Jack Doyle Level 3, United Kingdom Hi everyone! I'm Jack Doyle, a Level 3 from London, in the UK. I'm going to be the new Kim - I'll be taking over the day-to-day management of the Regular REL blog. Don't worry; Kim will still be around to a) make sure that I don't burn the place to the ground, and b) to take credit for all the hard work. I'm going to be making sure that we have content regularly available for all of you guys; so if you have a topic in mind for the blog, please don't
Written by Kim Warren Level 4, United Kingdom It's the most wonderful time of the season: JAR update time! With the M15 policy update, there were some big changes on how we handle Unsporting Conduct at Competitive and Professional REL, but not much of a change at Regular. That has been fixed with this update, and is really the only major change - the rest is just housekeeping. This change can be seen at the end of the General Unwanted Behaviours section, and I consider it important enough