What's Up, Docs? aims at elaborating on various aspects of the MIPG, the MTR or their interactions. Because the best way to constructively rethink a system is to understand it first!
With Nationals approaching and since it’s likely very few of them will use stamped product, here is a procedure I’ve already successfully tried a few years ago at a Grand Prix whose stamped product was not be delivered on time.
Warning: The example described here are meant to be at the ends of the Backup spectrum. Most situations won’t be as clear cut and small alterations in the presented scenarios may already affect the decision to backup or not. Take this article as it is: A presentation of some core reasonings you can use before […]
Note: This article was originally an excerpt from the Tardiness article which describes the philosophy behind the infraction. It happens that upon shuffling their deck, a player realizes they are missing cards and call a judge. Reading Tardiness, this should be an immediate Game Loss, then the player has 10 minutes to find replacement, or […]
Note: This article was originally published in Dec 2009. It’s been edited for content to make it match the current policy. Most notably, the part about handling lost cards has been moved to another article. It’s fairly easy to be late at a table. There are variety of more or less good reasons for it, […]