Quote from nanoplasmDifferent organizer for the two events.
Cascade for Vegas, and CFB for Oakland.
Quote from Darth_Solo_I had VIP in Vegas and it was worth it. I'm getting VIP for OKC just because of how well it was done in Vegas.
Quote from Wustin...printing out multiple copies of pairings (God knows how much paper they will go through today)...
Quote from PolendinoThat's a pretty knee-jerk reaction. The system promotes skill; by doing better you get more rewards. To allay your outburst, the policy is only rolling out to Top 8's.
Though, if this is rolling out to GPTs, I just can't *WAIT* to have to go and tell each - and - every - pairing what their standings are. I'm unaware if WER can print standing on a results slip, but I'm not looking forward to using this policy at a GPT; It's often one of the first Comp REL events people attend, and if the Top 8 play-draw works differently from their average play, they'll likely get confused.
Quote from EX33396948Well... I hope some day I can be on that level.
Till them, it all leaves me very sad-faced.
Quote from HinotamaAlso, according to the article, they are making 5 more 2-color flashback spells, but with the reverse colors.
White with Green flashback - Ray of Revelation
Green with red flashback - new card
Red with black flashback - new card
Black with blue flashback - new card
Blue with white flashback - new card
I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Quote from ScandicI do not want to push the "problem" with number of judges at events. I want to push the way they work;
Judges can have decklists with them during rounds, and an assigned group of players to check.
Judges can at any time budge in, take a players deck and sift through it, while game-play is still happening, count copies of (key-)cards etc.
(If it takes (more) time judges can even give the player the top deck card in his draw-phase.) Check deck while not altering sequence of it, OR make the rule that it has to be reshuffled when handing library back.
Remember, judge can already have counted copies of that all-important card in hand, gy, exile and field before picking library up.
Decklists with them during rounds:
- Decklists can be copied so the main-station doesnt have to give up the original ones, electronic solutions etc. There must be ways to make this much more convenient than it DOES sound for all of us MtGplayers who have played under the same system for years.
If they just look at new ways to do it with technology that doesnt cost much.
Its important for game-integrity that judges have the possibility of "jumping at players' cards/decks" at all times. Like now f.ex. no judges check limited decks during game2/3.
There are basic rules that helps this that arent enforced well enough imo, like no other cards than MD+SB cards on table etc. Judges/Organizers slack on not evaluating how a player appears as a whole, and then dont use that as a pointer of where to look (is what I suspect at least). They seem to only do pre-game checks and respond to judge-calls.
Judges must get a much higher cowboy/marshall-factor !