The “Lanes” Method for Midround Constructed Deckchecks

In midround Constructed deck checks it can be hard to methodically check the deck while also avoiding the risk of us accidentally changing how the player sideboarded. Indeed, the consequences of such mismanipulation are fairly important since, when decks are handed back after a deck check, players cannot use their sideboards again. Here’s something that’s been quick and effective for me, so I wanted to share it. Note that for midround Limited deck checks try the “Australian Deck Check” technique

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Whispers of the Muse, buyback edition

Following the positive reactions that surrounded the first Whispers of the Muse article, here’s time for a new dive into the depths of the L4+ mailing-list! Just like last time, this article is not meant to be a comprehensive summary of our discussions, since some of it cannot currently safely be shared. Most of the discussions that have happened recently gravitated around the latest MIPG, therefore this edition is fairly light. For more information about the changes in the last MIPG, check

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Policing your Team Building

Hi everyone! I am a L2 judge from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Recently I have been thinking about team building exercises and how to optimize the learning gained and the immediate impact on the events that they are used at. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Oli Bird for his input and editing skills.         Team building exercises are a way to get the group of judges that are working on your team to interact and start thinking about a concept, or

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Whispers of the Muse

Hello Judges! We know many of you are wondering what on earth we are discussing on the Level 4+ mailing list. Quite a few topics are obviously confidential and we can’t talk publicly about them. However, we have come to realizing that some other topics are perfectly fine for sharing and that, actually, it would likely be a benefit to speak about them. So here we go:     There is no Trample shortcut anymore!   It has disappeared from MTR for a few years now. Therefore,

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