Here’s some recommended reading.
Here’s some recommended reading.
Very true, as you said, an improperly worded reminder could be taken that way. I take care not to make suggestions, give hidden information away to anyone at the table, and forgo touching optional (may/unless) triggers until after a match has ended. Not something I would do outside of a Regular REL. So far I haven’t had an issue with a judge yet, which is why I was willing to use it as a baseline for pointing out outright rules violations.
In retrospect, I believe it would have been better for me to rip some text out of the official tournament rule document:
If spectators believe they have observed a rules or policy violation, they are encouraged to alert a judge as soon as possible.
I’m pretty sure what unsettled me most was the judge’s response in that unpleasant scenario.
So I was playing magic tonight playing my opponent when I heard the players next to me say “End of turn I’ll flash in my deputy of acquittals, I’ll bounce your creature to your hand.” When I leaned in and said “Deputy reads, target creature you control.” The person who cast it said “Yeah, but you…
One has to remember that the main goal of FNM / Regular REL is learning. Someone taking advantage of a new player by intentionally misplaying his/her cards not only goes against that, they also risk damaging the image of the game to newer players. I’d call them out on it without hesitation. Most likely they’d just get a warning for it from a judge, but that’s enough to stop the least bold of the unsporting bunch, not to mention a deserved dent to in-shop reputation.
Closest to this scenario I’ve come to is being chided at by competitive players for reminding newer players of mandatory missed triggers in games I’m not it. I don’t care how many fancy playmats or qualifier pins are on the battlefield, so long as it’s allowed, I want to help newer players and witness fair games.
I’m a touch overdue for some actual deck talk. This’ll due for now.
Deadline: Sunday, May 26, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time
For the most part, I’m just playing with +1/+1 counters today.
But when the total play time for my first three rounds is less than forty-five minutes (the time for one round at my shop), I think it’s time to call it a night.
Freaking Ghost Pants. -_-
I come back after a week to find all my plant sprouts are dead, the fish have used each other as food, and the lawn looks like Jurassic Park. Two out of three of those things relate to tasks that I specifically asked family to do in my absence.
And everything still smells like cat piss.
Legendary Women of Ravnica, Part 2
Chorus of the Conclave - A collective of dryads and the former “leader” of the Selesnya Conclave.
Isperis the Inscrutable - Wise and aloof, and former guild champion of the Azorius Senate.
Savra, Queen of the Golgari - Former guild leader of the Golgari Swarm and high priestess to the Golgari Elves. She was Jarad’s sister.
Sisters of Stone Death - Another former guild leader of the Golgari Swarm, they were killed by the parun, Svothgir.
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - (Unoffcial) former guild leader and champion of the Rakdos Cult.
Teysa, Orzhov Scion - Scion of the Karlov house and a high ranking member of the Orzhov Syndicate.
Lumia - One half of the husband and wife Izzet guild champion team. Lumia is a geomancer.
Razia, Boros Archangel - The creator and former leader of the Boros Legion. All angels on Ravnica are created in her image.
So Wizards, you now have more people playing Magic than ever before. How are you going to celebrate?
We’re gonna ruin the Legend Rule and Planeswalker Rule, screw up Modern with a new product, and shut down any online program that let’s you play Magic for free.
Reflecting Pool by Fred Fields
I’ll admit some bias here - I took a break from MtG during this block’s run. But I haven’t been impressed with what I’ve seen and heard about. Storybook feel turned horror sounds cool, but could have been executed better. I liked the oppressed elementals, but they feel like a tribal shoe-in compared to the other species. I don’t know, maybe I’m still embittered by Faeries taking over Extended when I was adamantly into the format. No strong feelings in the end towards the block, so that’s probably the best sign that I don’t care for it.