What does a complete real-life investigation look like? Today I'm showing you an interesting one I had to handle at GP Las Vegas. This was taking place in the Modern GP. The floor judge had separated the players and told me one was accusing the other of having played a Vizier of Remedies then taking it back to his hand. Here's a picture of the board state I took shortly after starting: Before reading on, please take a few minutes to think about what you would do. What would you Read more [...]
Today, guest writer Steffen Baumgart tells us what he learned about investigations from senior judges Matteo Callegari, Jurgen Baert, and David de la Iglesia. Enjoy!
The point of my last post is that most rulings are investigations. It's not because you think one of the players might be cheating that you investigate - it's the other way around. You investigate in order to fix the game, and occasionally you might stumble across a hint that a player is cheating. But the vast majority of investigations are just that - finding out what happened. The Mystical Tutor team made a very interesting presentation on this topic that I encourage you to study. Credit goes Read more [...]
Step 1 Whenever you make a ruling, ask why.