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magicman85



Joined: 22 Aug 2009
Posts: 555

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:01 am    Post subject: The pen is mightier Reply with quote

Is it legal to play with a pen and paper to count your opponents cards? I would assume there is no rule against this but it seems a little unfair. What do you guys think?
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FiReBLT



Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Posts: 297

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're allowed to make any notes you want as long as you don't slow down play.
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Farseer
Level 3 Judge


Joined: 03 Oct 2004
Posts: 335

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAGIC: THE GATHERING® TOURNAMENT RULES
Effective October 1, 2010


2.9 Taking Notes
Players are allowed to take written notes during a match and may refer to those notes while that match is in progress. At the beginning of a match, each player’s note sheet must be empty and must remain visible throughout the match. Players do not have to explain or reveal notes to other players. Judges may ask to see a player’s notes and/or request that the player explain his or her notes. Players may not refer to outside notes during games. This includes notes from previous matches.
Between games, players may refer to a brief set of notes made before the match. They are not required to reveal these notes to their opponents. These notes must be removed from the play area before the beginning of the next game. Excessive quantities of notes (more than a sheet or two) are not allowed and may be penalized as slow play.
Players and spectators (exception: authorized press) may not make notes while drafting or registering a card pool. However, they are allowed to do so when constructing a deck.
Artistic modifications to cards that indirectly provide minor strategic information are acceptable. The Head Judge is the final arbiter on what cards and notes are acceptable for a tournament.
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Clariax
Level 3 Judge


Joined: 16 Jan 2006
Posts: 174

PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Farseer's quote is from an older version of the MTR, but the rule quoted is still the same.
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Farseer
Level 3 Judge


Joined: 03 Oct 2004
Posts: 335

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the 2011 docs?
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WildCard
Level 1 Judge


Joined: 06 Sep 2004
Posts: 802
Location: Japan

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://tinyurl.com/36l7yoh
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Farseer
Level 3 Judge


Joined: 03 Oct 2004
Posts: 335

PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WildCard wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/36l7yoh


Yeah, I was still looking at MTG.com where they have the September/October docs.
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