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Fostering Positive Atmospheres at the Fate Reforged 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?

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Serious Problems at Regular REL

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

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Written by Kim WarrenLevel 4, United Kingdom Most in-store events are run at Regular REL. Some event programs explicitly require it – Prereleases, Launch Parties, Game Days and Friday Night Magic events all must be run at Regular REL. This also acts as the default for most of the other tournaments which might be run at your Local Game Store (LGS). The defining feature of Regular REL is that the focus of these events is on fun and education, which means that we are more forgiving of player

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