Blood Moon, Progenitor of Dependency

Good day Judges, We're all very much familiar with the card , and and L2 judge from Singapore, would like to guide us as we delve deeper into the Sun and Moon. In this final segment of the Sun & Moon series, we come to look at the final piece of the puzzle:. You can refer to the All about Alpine Moon or The Blood Sun by clicking on their respective hyperlinks. So let’s start with its most updated Oracle Text: Nonbasic lands are Mountains. Yup 1 sentence 4 words but a

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L1 Judges, the Frontliners

Known to many as Store Judges or House Judges, the scope of Level 1 judges largely revolves around a local game store. Since they make up a huge portion of the program, they often serve as the face of the program for their local community. When Grand Prix Trials have been discontinued, some people have noticed that there had been a decline in L1 judge activity, and though it may seem true for some, there's a good number of L1 judges still doing great work for their community. We were able to

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Judge Project – Why should you be part of one

Projects, that one word may bring a lot of memories during your school and college days, and it may even be true at your workplace. A project would require a lot of effort and deadlines which may seem be to be a deadly combo. Now, imagine my reaction when I was still a judge candidate... What???? PROJECTS!!!! But after I became a certified judge, I can't seem to stop myself from volunteering to be part of a project that interests me. After a few years in the program, something

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Delving Deeper – Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle

Commander 2018 release date is just a few days away, are you excited? I know I am. Just like any other release of a new product, there would be new cards that's really worth delving into. You gotta admit during spoiler season, some of your friends have already asked you how does a certain card work? L2 judge will help us know more about a certain slumbering Kraken known as . Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle is a special card. Is it a land or not a land? Let’s refer to the release

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SEA Region, Wave 13 Exemplar Highlights

Hello everyone, Wave 13 went live last June 25, 2018. Just like previous waves, published exemplar nominations highlight rockstar judges from various judge programs and our region definitely has a good number of exemplar nominations. Our blog featured some of the rockstar judges and their "exemplary actions" from our region in Wave 12, and the same is true for Wave 13. In this write-up, we will feature the nominees and this time around we asked them their thoughts about the nomination or the

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Delving Deeper… All about Alpine Moon

Good day Judges, This year marks the return of Core Set and just like any other sets, Core Set 2019 showcases some cards that needs to be looked into and for this set L2 judge from Singapore, would like to guide us as we delve deeper into the red enchantment known as the Oracle Text and Additional Rulings So we have WOTC printing another but mini variant of the “Moon” effects in Core 2019. Let’s see the oracle text of Alpine Moon: As enters the battlefield, choose a nonbasic

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SEA Region, Wave 12 Exemplar Highlights

Wave 12 Exemplar Recognitions were announced and posted on March 29, 2018. Such announcements can definitely bring a "feel good moment" for the recipient of the nomination. For this write-up, we reached out to the author of the nomination and asked them to provide more details or backstory to the nomination, and since we're talking about "exemplary actions", what can other judges learn from such. Now, let's meet some of the "rockstar judges" of our region who received a recognition from fellow

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L1 Maintenance Guide

Maintenance is defined as "the process of keeping something in good condition." And for us Magic Judges, that is about maintaining our Judge Level. Some of you might be wondering, how do you maintain yours? Fear not, , a L3 Judge from Malaysia, will be sharing to us a very simple maintenance guide that would definitely help L1 judges on maintaining their status. Hi all! Welcome to this simple guide for maintaining your L1 for the upcoming year. If you have done this before, please

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Delving Deeper… Blood Sun

Good day judges, every now and then there would be a card previewed during a set's preview season which would make you go, "hmmm... so how does this card work?." Such cards require some delving into, no I'm not referring to the mechanic Delve nor , because what we'll be sharing is not a secret and won't turn anyone into some . So for our first Delving Deeper post, let's all check out what L2 judge from Singapore has for all of us 🙂   Hi everyone, First, we refer to this part

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Doing Something Different… Policy Update in the Philippines

So what happens during policy updates? Have you attended one? Now the depth of every update may vary, but one thing is for certain, it is very important to the point that we schedule a meeting for it. The practice in the Philippines may actually be a bit different, or is it? Well, it is best to hear it from , a Level 2 judge from the Philippines, who facilitated the Rivals of Ixalan Rules Update held at Cedric’s Boardgame Cafe, Quezon City, Philippines. _______________________________________________________________________________________ What:

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