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Judge Story: Paying it Forward!

For three years, the Bolas Club Philippines, a group of friends who are of fans of the game Magic: the Gathering, members of which varies from players, store owners and judges. Currently, two judges are members of the group and , the group has been organizing a charity fundraising event which they call Season's Beatings. The goal of the event is to raise funds for the kids who call Virlanie Foundation, home. Virlanie Foundation takes care of abandoned kids with special needs. Last Saturday,

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How to Travel Around Bangkok & How to Go to MF Bangkok Venue

Hi everyone! Welcome to the last article of this series. Today I’ll let you know how to travel around Bangkok easily and how to get to the MagicFest venue. Many of the references I’m using today will be taken out of other public sources since they’ve already done a good job in explaining it. Also, I’d like to give a big thanks to my judge colleague, . He has contributed so much in this article since he lives close to that area. A lot of pictures and videos in this article were taken by him.

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What to Eat in Bangkok?

**WARNING** This entry is highly NOT recommended for reading during night due to high possibility of sudden hunger or food craving. But well, since it'll probably make you want to visit us more, please go ahead LOL. Today I'm going to dive into something a bit more specific. Actually, I'm going to let you know something that the usual guide books won't ever tell you about. It's about our FOOD!! Our Signature Dishes I'm pretty sure if you have any slightest bit of interest in Thailand,

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Things You Should Know/Prepare Before Visiting Bangkok

Hi everyone! MagicFest Bangkok 2019 is coming up soon, and we’re all very excited about it. It’s been over 6 years since the last time we have an event of this size in Thailand. Let’s hope everyone could enjoy it! Just a short introduction of myself: I am , the owner of a small TCG shop in Bangkok, and also a level 2 judge. I really love Magic, and I want to do as much as I can to help make this MF Bangkok a success. Today I’d like to write something that will be useful for you

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Delving Deeper… Yixlid Jailer and other Grave Shenanigans

Hello everyone, for this month's Delving Deeper, we will be delving into graveyards. Wait! What? Relax we're talking about one of the main zones of the game, "the Graveyard zone" and to guide us more about it, we have L2 from Singapore. You know in Magic we got loads of fun cards saying certain other cards lose abilities or becoming something else. Today we visit a once again rising superstar this time in Modern. Blanking the minds of L3s since Future Sight Oracle Text of is well

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Interaction of Continuous Effects, Layers 1-6

This article is a modified version of a presentation by during the December 2017 SEA Region Judge Conference. Grizzly Bears and Yargles aside, there are a lot of cards in Magic: the Gathering, each with their own unique effects. It’s part of the reason why this game is so fun and exciting, but sometimes you’d wonder if there’s an easier way to figure out what happens when someone tries to cast Invert on your Deep Freeze-d Ghalta with three +1/+1 counters on it. This article (and the next)

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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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When Being Just a TO Doesn’t Cut It

Just around a month ago, we had Thai Nationals 2018. As the owner of Hobby Bugong, the store that received the honor to run this year’s Nats, I had quite a fun experience I’d love to share. Running Nationals was never easy, and I knew that from the beginning. Nonetheless, there is no way I would turn this chance down. This year we had a crazy increase in player count: from 144 players in 2017 to 222 players! I was actually aiming at around 30% increase from last year so this 56% increase was

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