Khans of Tarkir JAR update

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

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Morph

Written by Kim Warren Level 4, United Kingdom So, it's unlikely that it has managed to escape your notice up to this point that the Morph mechanic is getting another day in the sun with Khans of Tarkir. Considering that this mechanic was introduced in Onslaught block in 2002-2003 and last popped up in Timespiral block in 2006-2007, it doesn't seem a huge stretch to assume that this will be the first place that many judges and players have encountered the mechanic in tournament play. As such,

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M15 JAR Update

Hey guys. The new JAR has gone live, and can be found here: Judging at Regular REL Most of the changes this time around are just small modifications to wording in order to make points clearer or to make a paragraph more concise. We've also added a reference and a link to the Magic Tournament Rules in the Resources section, seeing as these still apply at Regular REL. There are a couple of things which merit a bit more discussion, however. The main one can be found in the opening paragraphs: 'If

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Judging while playing

Sorry for the long break here, guys - life got quite busy for a while! However, we still have a long list of topics to cover, and are still taking suggestions - if you want to see anything discussed here, please leave a comment letting us know! ******************************************************************************** At Regular REL, you are allowed to judge and play in a tournament at the same time. The Magic Tournament Rules explicitly permit tournament officials to play in Friday

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Guest Post: Why so flexible on Missed Triggers?

This ended up a little delayed due to some unexpected travel on my part, so many thanks to for stepping up with a post explaining why we leave so much flexibility on Missed Triggers at Regular REL! ******************************************************************************** Two pages.  That’s the length of the document that guides judges working at Regular Rules Enforcement Level (REL).  A majority of events are played at this REL and, in fact, a vast majority of local tournaments are

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