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DCIJudges: The Infraction Procedure Guide (IPG) was updated. Biggest change: No more REL "Regular"; find the file

If i understand correctly, the IPG now only applies to Competitive and Professional events.

For Regular, there is a separate document, "Guide to Fixing Common Errors", which has much more minor penalties:

- Common Errors -


A player realises they have forgotten to take a mandatory action


If the action was optional, assume they chose not to - and no further fix is required. Otherwise, resolve the action normally. These sorts of actions are often
discovered when they trigger a second time - if so, it is ok to stack one
(only!) extra “forgotten” action.


A player accidentally flipped over a card while shuffling or saw a card they shouldn't have


Find out if any of the deck is “known” (perhaps a previous spell put cards on the bottom?) then put the revealed card(s) back into, and shuffle, the “unknown”
portion. They can then continue playing normally.


Instead of drawing the correct amount of cards, a player has accidentally drawn more


Work out how many extra cards they have drawn, then take that many cards at random from their hand and replace them on top of the library – or if this was their
opening hand, shuffle them back in (they can make mulligan decisions based on
this new hand).


A player makes an in-game error not mentioned above


This will be the bulk of player errors – and we will usually leave the game as is. However, if the error was caught straight away, and you are confident no major
decisions have been made then you can back up the game to the point of error.
If you do choose to back up, it's important to reverse all the actions – no
partial fixes!


A player has illegal, insufficient, another player's cards or sideboard (Game 1 only) cards in their deck


Remove any cards that shouldn't be there and replace any cards that should - or Basic Lands of their choice if the deck is short. Recommend that the players count
their deck before they start a match – this can help avoid these simple errors.


- General Unwanted Behaviours -


There will sometimes be issues that do not have official fixes, but need to be discouraged. These include, but are not limited to;

-         Players showing up late to their match

-         Players taking unreasonable amounts of time side-boarding or making play decisions

-         Inadequate shuffling after a search

-         Asking for, or providing, strategy advice during a tournament match or booster draft

In all of these cases, educate the player on better behaviour – for example, alternate shuffling techniques or the importance of allowing players to make their own decisions. Once a player has been asked to
correct their behaviour, treat any repeated instance of the same problem as you
would any repeat infraction.


- Serious Problems -


There are also certain behaviours that will not be tolerated in any sanctioned event. You have the authority to disqualify a player from your event if they engage in
any of the following;


-         Aggressive, violent or abusive behaviour

-         Cheating, lying or intentionally making illegal game actions or avoiding penalties

-         Influencing Match outcomes, either by incentives, coercion or random methods


If a player engages in conduct that you feel is likely to upset, offend or affect the safety of others, but falls short of violence or abuse, you may decide to
simply give the player a stern chat about what is expected in your event – and
let them know that failure to curb this behaviour will result in their

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Dont think this makes any difference to most of us who usually play competative events.

I can see what they are trying to do here, they are trying to make it so regular events are more about fun and learning to play properly within the tournament rules.

The downside is it means its easier for players to cheat at these events (some people will even for just 2 boosters) and also when the player moves on to competative level event they will recieve a nasty surprise when they start getting game losses for things that they had got away with before.
You mean "accidentally" drawing too many cards etc?

Note that the TO/Judge has the right to DQ if they feel players are "cheating, lying or intentionally making illegal game actions or avoiding penalties"

Further to that, if you keep behaving like that, you'll be branded a cheat and no-one will want to play with you anymore, surely?
Hello all. I actually really like this as the IPG's never really made any sense to those of us that often play in less competitive environs. Very welcome.

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