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Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

July 10, 2019 11:57:22 PM

Joe Klopchic
Forum Moderator
Judge (Level 3)

Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

Welcome back to the Knowledge Pool. This week we have another Silver scenario, so L2s should wait until Friday to jump into the discussion.

Adia is playing in a sealed MCQ. She sits down for game 1 of her match, grabs a pile of roughly 40 sleeved cards out of her deck box, shuffles, and presents to her opponent. Upon drawing her opening hand, she immediately calls a judge and explains that this is her sideboard. She has several other sets of cards sleeved for quick sideboarding, and she just grabbed the wrong pile from her deck box.

What do you do?

Edited Joe Klopchic (July 10, 2019 11:57:30 PM)

July 11, 2019 08:13:19 AM

Guy Baldwin
Judge (Level 2)

United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa

Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

Can I just get a clarification of which version of the IPG we are using for this scenario? (I am assuming it is the one legal as of July 12th)

July 11, 2019 08:26:57 AM

Jeff S Higgins
Forum Moderator
Judge (Level 2), TLC

USA - Northwest

Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

Knowledge Pool Scenarios always use the most recent policy documents.

July 14, 2019 02:35:07 PM

Christopher Trent
Judge (Level 1)

USA - Southwest

Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

Under the assumption that as with other comp enforcement events, decklists were required:
This is a pretty clear TE-Deck Problem.
The player presented a deck that did not match their decklist.
Cheating can be ruled out, since the judge was called immediately, and the player asserts that a mistake caused them to present the wrong stack of cards.
The upgrade paths don't seem to apply; the error was discovered after the deck was shuffled by the opponent, the cards were not made visible, and the provided information does not imply the presence of additional copies of mainboard cards.

Given the above, I would do the following:
Issue the player a Warning for TE-Marked Cards, Remove all sideboard cards from their library, add the missing mainboard cards to their library, and have them shuffle and perform a mulligan.

Edited Christopher Trent (July 14, 2019 02:36:40 PM)

July 14, 2019 08:22:55 PM

Brock Ullom
Judge (Level 2)

USA - Northwest

Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

Originally posted by Christopher Trent:

I would do the following:
Issue the player a Warning for TE-Marked Cards, Remove all sideboard cards from their library, add the missing mainboard cards to their library, and have them shuffle and perform a mulligan.

Why a marked cards penalty?

Yesterday 12:44:59 AM

Christopher Trent
Judge (Level 1)

USA - Southwest

Critical Decksterity Fail - SILVER

Ah, that was a typo. I had meant to say TE-Deck Problem.