Pondering Policy: Core Set 2020

Welcome to our next edition of Pondering Policy! Today we will be digging into one of the more impactful changes from the M20 policy update. There are several other policy changes, but this one is big enough for Storm players that it deserves its own article. Player Communication (Magic Tournament Rules 4.1) In this article series, we have previously discussed status information. This is information that must be "announced upon change and Read More »

Pondering Policy: Communication and Unsportsmanlike Conduct

On this edition of Pondering Policy, we will be tackling some popular communication questions and what tournament policy considers "sporting" and "unsporting" behavior. Communication Policy (MTR 4.1-4.8) While the Magic Tournament Rules delve into specific definitions for different types of information and how they need to be communicated, our focus today will be on more concrete questions and how policy answers them. Question 1: Do I have it? When you are casting a spell Read More »

Pondering Policy: Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and War of the Spark

Welcome back to our next installment of Pondering Policy! This will be the last of our catch-up articles. We are discussing the updates for Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and War of the Spark. There are some big ones in here, so let's get right to it! Guilds of Ravnica Policy Update: Reversing Decisions (MTR 4.8) I told you there were some big ones! This one is less monumental than it appears Read More »

Pondering Policy: Dominaria and M19

Welcome to our first-ever Pondering Policy! My name is Daniel Lee. I am a Level 3 Magic Judge from Los Angeles, California, and an avid Storm player. My goal with these articles is to take the various updates to the Comprehensive Rules (CR), Magic Tournament Rules (MTR), and Infraction Procedure Guide (IPG) and distill them into a format that is helpful to our Storm-playing community. Since there were some high-impact Read More »