Marked Cards: A Player’s Guide

Marked cards are a curious thing. It’s an incredibly common penalty at any event, but it’s one of the least understood. There’s a widespread belief that marked cards automatically mean a player is cheating and that anyone with marked cards in their deck is going to be disqualified from the event, both of which are […]

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Exemplar Wave #17: A Thank You

I find it difficult being a judge sometimes. I am not a career judge. I have little desire to judge big events. People have spent years asking me if and when I’m going to start judging MagicFests, but they’re a holiday for me and a chance to hang out with my friends. I don’t want […]

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Swim Until You Can’t See Land

One year ago, Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison went missing from the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry. His body was found a day later on the shore of Port Edgar. He had taken his own life. I was at GP Birmingham as the news unfolded. Dumb in a state of grief and sadness that I […]

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