Questions to ask yourself to give your deck (ideas) context.
Mark Rosewater speaks about all of the alternate costs to casting a spell!
Winona Nelson’s Voice sketch for the Mariah Mpls Auction
Q:So this happened to me at FNM and i wonder your opinion. I was playing against a more experienced player. He didn't have any swamps and was clearly colour screwed by turn 4. i misplayed and and put down urborg not realising his lands change too. He also missed this until the guy playing beside him leaned over and said hey you now have swamps, so he played slyblade and eventually won. I didn't protest, it was casual and i should have read better but i still feel like i got screwed.
WOAH! At non-Regular REL events, that’s a severe penalty!
Tournament Error — Outside Assistance
A player, spectator, or other tournament participant does any of the following:
• Seeks play advice or hidden information about his or her match from others once he or she has sat for his or
• Gives play advice or reveals hidden information to players who have sat for their match.
• During a game, refers to notes (other than Oracle™ pages) made before the official beginning of the current
Players taking unreasonable amounts of time sideboarding or making play decisions.
- Inadequate shuffling.
- Asking for or providing strategic advice during a match or draft.
As a judge, the priority is to educate players who exhibit these behaviors. It can be useful to reinforce this education with more stern penalties such as a Game Loss should the unwanted behaviour continue, especially in cases where players are likely to upset others. …
If you have warned a player who may be upsetting others and they have continued their behaviour, or if a player is being threatening, aggressive or harassing other players, these situations are Serious Problems.
So your Judge should educate the outside player by discouraging such outside help. If it continues, then seek the Judge again and tell them the situation. They will take care of it accordingly.
And if you feel uncomfortable about something, ask a Judge. They don’t judge you, they judge the game. They are there to answer your questions.