Most people see them as the referees of the game, which is certainly true, but it's far from the full picture. There is a very vibrant judge community to oversee game play, facilitate events, teach new players, and generally help the Magic community continue to grow and be more awesome!
If you're interested in learning about becoming a judge, here are a few useful links for you:
- Official Judge Resource - Start here and read about the program.
- How to Become a Certified Judge - A great introduction about how to become a certified judge.
- List of Regional Coordinators - As the judge community has grown, so has the infrastructure. Not sure who to contact? Reach out to your nearest regional coordinator and he or she will be able to help.
- Become a Judge - The judge community also maintains an unofficial wiki as a reference tool, and it has a number of useful articles. This is just one of them.
Now, let's take a look at these new promos!
First up is Genesis in a new frame. It was originally released in Judgment, which used old card frames and even included a small tombstone next to the name to indicate it had abilities in the graveyard. This new printing does not use the tombstone and is just a sexy foil.
Next up is a new Vindicate with new art and flavor text. Vindicate was originally printed in Apocalypse and has provided many an Orzhov with an effective removal against anything they might face on the board.