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PH Judge Conference Goes Online

You might be wondering: What is a Judge Conference? A Judge Conference is an excellent way to help you and your peers grow and advance as Judges. At a Judge Conference, you will meet old friends, make new ones, expose yourself to innovative new judging techniques, engage in fun activities, and leave even more excited about our community and judging. (from Judge Academy) June 27-28, 2020 was a milestone moment. The first-ever online Judge Conference in the Southeast Asia region focused on L1

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Mutated Mutations

Good day Judges, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths was recently released with a good number of updates that came along with it. That being L2 judge from Singapore, would like to guide us as we all look into the mutations happening at Ikoria. Ikoria is full of mutated mutations, as a set that seemingly designed for the digital space, we got loads of questions from deterring cheaters using companions to how on Earth do I mutate stuff. Here we are going to focus on mutations mostly in the Commander

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2020 Magic Judge Online Seminars

Hello Judges, Last April 23, 2020, an announcement was made by the Coaching Sphere. 28 days of online conference that would start on May 4, 2020. An incredible project that would definitely unite and engage us as a community. The series is sponsored by Judge Academy, CFB Events and tournamentcenter.eu. We had the opportunity to ask the man who initiated it a few quick questions but before the interview, let me introduce the judges behind this project. Allow me to introduce the members of

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But Judge, It Works This Way in Arena?!?!

You're one of the staff of an event and you hear the word "JUDGE!". You raised your hand to acknowledge and quickly approached the table, You asked what is going on and soon enough delivered your ruling. Then one of the players said, "But judge, it works this way in Arena?". It is safe to say that we've all encountered a similar situation. We asked some of our judge friends on what is their take on how to handle a situation as such. How would you handle the scenario

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My First 2 GPs (MF Bangkok and MF Nagoya)

  Hello everyone. I’m here, an L2 judge from Thailand. Today I’d like to share my story about my personal experience of my first 2 GPs I ever participate (as a judge.) First of all, I am totally sorry for the delay in this article. It should have been released somewhere in December, but I was so busy around the year-end. Plus, I encountered unexpected news that my shop has to be moved away to a new location because the owner wouldn’t extend the contract. That made me even busier

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A Send-Off to the Exemplar Program part 2

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me once again. 🙂 If you've missed the first part of our send-off to the Exemplar Program, here is the link to it. Do check it out. Let's continue to take a look at the memorable exemplar nominations that some of our fellow judges have authored, shall we? Of all the nominations you've authored what nomination is the most memorable to you? * Wave #12. For . :During GP Singapore 2017, you were my team lead for the deck check team. Halfway through

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A Send-Off to the Exemplar Program part 1

Hello everyone, here. wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Soon enough, our region will be part of the Judge Academy and as we journey into a new chapter of Judge Life, let's all look into a project which played a major role in the Judge Program. The Exemplar Project. The Exemplar Program, was a project that is commonly linked to judge foils is a program of recognition. A program that highlights the "exemplary" actions of various judges. It is very important to note here that it is the "action"

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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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