This, at the baseline, is one of the simpler lessons out there. Most players or members of the community who have decided that they are interested in becoming a Judge already know what words like Draw, Discard, Flying and Trample mean.

However, because most Judges will start by judging at weekly FNM-like events, they are very likely to encounter either Standard or current-set Draft as their most common format. We recommend taking the baseline presentation and modifying it to include Keyword Abilities and Ability Words from the current standard legal sets.

If you do create an update for the current standard, feel free to send it to us, and we’d be happy to host it so that other Judges can use your content!