Judge Booth

Judge Booth is providing some rules questions in a fun environnement and allowing to test the players' knowledge about Magic Rules at MTG events. This project manages the questions for the interactive Judge Booth : http://booth.magicjudges.org. We are currently looking for translators, especially on following languages (CH, RU, JPN)

Project Manager: Jean-François DURMONT
Public: Yes
Alignment: Sphere Project - Coaching
(Lead: Ivan Petkovic )
Looking For: Translators (CH, RU, JPN)

Project Description

Goals of the Judge Booth

Judge Booth is providing some rules questions in a fun environnement and allowing to test a player's knowledge about Magic Rules at MTG events.

Provide a different perspective on the Judge Program

If a player doesn’t have a local judge in their community and only interacts with us in competitive settings, they may falsely believe that judges are only grim figures involved to distribute penalties when something goes wrong. The judge booth allows players to interact with judges as a group of individuals who share a passion, who are fun to hang out with, and whom they can befriend and trust, as opposed to just people in positions of authority. The booth wants to make a connection between judges and players. The players have the right to discuss any topic they wish when they are at the judge booth, and the judges running the booth should adapt and respond. If a player wants to vent on something that went badly for them, we’re there to listen. If we can help, we will. If we can’t, we’ll direct them to someone who can. If we don’t know what to do, we’ll take their email and contact them once we do know. This gives players a much more personal experience with Judges and the Judge program all together.

Rules education

People learn new things about rules and cards interaction thanks to the quiz, and that’s great. We always educate a player who is wrong on a question and often a player who is right, by going deeper than the initial question. People will always leave the booth with more knowledge than they came in with.

Recruitment Tool

The quizzes allow us to spot people with great rules knowledge. Those individuals could more easily be certified, so ask them if they are interested in becoming a judge. The player in front of you is maybe the next L1 in your area, and can help to grow your local community.

Increase fun for the event

…by creating memories, and provide a good experience to players. We’re one of the ways to make sure they still have a good day, even when they might have lost the first 3 or more rounds in the tournament. 

The questions for the booth are ONLINE and you can find them here: http://booth.magicjudges.org/

It works from most tablets and other mobile devices and of course from normal Computers. If you spot any error or if you have problems with those questions, feel free to send feedback. If you still need an offline version, you can switch to an offline mode which won't require internet connection once the questions have been cached. If you want to suggest new questions, just enter them here.

The source code for the project is available for free on Github.

Project Members

Name Level Location Role
Jean-François DURMONT Level 2 France Admin
Saverio Palmieri Neto Level 1 Brazil Admin
Eric Paré Level 2 Canada Admin
Youjin Choi Level 1 Greater China Member
Juan Del Compare Level 3 Hispanic America - South Member
Jack Doyle Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Member
Zohar Finkel Level 2 Europe - East Member
Lamberto Franco Level 2 Italy and Malta Member
David Lyford-Smith Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Member
Matteo Manchi Level 1 Italy and Malta Member
Eoram Moon Level 1 Greater China Member
Clélia O'Connell Level 1 France Member
Tomas Ornowski Level 2 France Member
Sophie Pages Level 3 France Member
Ivan Petkovic Level 3 German-speaking countries Member
Gianluca Pizzuti Level 2 Italy and Malta Member
Markus Radspieler Level 1 German-speaking countries Member
Luca Sanfilippo Level 1 Italy and Malta Member
Dirk Schlösser Level 2 German-speaking countries Member
Florencia Valle Level 2 Hispanic America - South Member
Carlos Vargas Level 1 Hispanic America - South Member
Michael Wiese Level 2 German-speaking countries Member
Emilien Wild Level 3 BeNeLux Member
Zhaoben Xu Level 2 Greater China Member
Steven Zwanger Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Member