Today we would like to focus on the purpose of writing comments for penalties resulting from Looking at Extra Cards (LEC). All LEC infractions are very similar: A player saw a card he should not have seen If the card was unknown, it will be shuffled back into the random portion of the deck. […]
Note: This article is slightly outdated as the corresponding section of the MIPG has since been merged with Game Rule Violation. However, the philosophy described in there is still valid. Magic: the Gathering is a game of hidden information. Failure to Reveal (FtR) is the infraction that enforces playing correctly with hidden information. Failure to Reveal […]
Game Rule Violations (GRV) are the most common infractions players can commit. Their impact on the game varies can be none but can also drastically change the course of the game. Why does the infraction work the way it does? How should a judge deal with it? brings us to the depths of this pretty […]
Drawing an incorrect number of cards when taking one’s initial hand happens fairly often. goes in details through this infraction to make its subtleties easier to understand.