A Floor Judge Investigation

I've written numerous articles about investigations that you can find at various places on this blog. Nearly all of them are written from the HJ point of view and while I selfishly believe they're instructive, I'm under the impression they don't achieve as much as they could. Indeed, like I've pointed in this article, there is no good HJ investigation without a great FJ investigation. This week-end at the WMC, I've happened to be on the Floor watching a match, during which a mistake occurred.

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Investigating, step 0: Knowing when to investigate

Note: All of the scenarios described in this article are based on real life situations. However, some of them have been edited so as to serve better the needs of this article. They are in no way meant to be a public statement about investigations that have been led.   A while ago, I published an article named Investigating: The Role of the Floor Judge, one of its first sentences reading: “Judges detect issues, analyse situations and then make the decision whether a situation is worth

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Investigating Life Totals corrected to an incorrect number

Life totals discrepancies happen many times. With Fetchlands, Shocklands and Painlands being heavily played and the fact players are often more focused on the card they cast than on the lands they tap for mana, the odds players end up tracking their life totals incorrectly are high.   This means that the potential for this to be abused is fairly high. Intentionally tracking an incorrect life totals is — almost — always Cheating.     Cheating with own life totals   Let’s

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Enquêter sur les totaux de points de vies corrigés en un nombre incorrect

Des disparités dans le rapport du total de points de vies arrivent régulièrement. Avec les Fetchlands, les Shocklands et les Painlands qui sont fortement joués, et le fait que les joueurs sont plus souvent concentrés sur le sort qu'ils lancent plutôt que sur les terrains qu'ils engagent pour du mana, les chances que les joueurs notent leurs points de vie de façon incorrecte sont hautes. Cela veut dire que le risque d'abus potentiels est élevé. Noter intentionnellement un nombre de points

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