Tournament reports for fun and profit

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<ul><li><p>Tournament Reports for Fun and Profit</p><p>Alan Peng, L2, Auckland, NZ</p></li><li><p>A critical reflection and analysis of specific events or situations that you </p><p>encounter as a judge to provide a learning tool for other readers.</p><p>What are they, anyway?</p></li><li><p>Sharing your experiences</p><p>Start a discussion</p><p>Review situations that happened</p><p>Education/mentoring</p><p>Why write them?</p></li><li><p>5 tips for writing great </p><p>tournament reports</p></li><li><p>The more you take, the more material you can </p><p>work with.</p><p>Easier to discard extra notes than trying to recall </p><p>what happened!</p><p>1. Notes!</p></li><li><p>What were your biggest takeaways?</p><p>Did you learn something particularly useful or interesting that you would like to share?</p><p>2. Select a few interesting topics/themes</p></li><li><p>- Unexpected logistical challenges (such as seating arrangements)</p><p>- Investigations that resulted in unexpected outcomes</p><p>- Challenges and/or goals and how they were met/overcome</p><p>Examples</p></li><li><p>Go into more detail - enough for the audience to learn and give feedback</p><p>Focus on discussion and insight</p><p>3. Explore/elaborate on topics</p></li><li><p>Adrian is playing Splinter Twin in Modern and has a mountain, 2 islands and scalding tarn untapped. At the end of Nicoles turn, Adrian casts Cryptic Command to bounce a creature and draw a card. After Adrian untaps he realized he could not cast the spell. They call you and you decide to rewind to the point of the error.</p><p>Roundtable time</p></li><li><p>The situation was [as occurred]. I decided to do a rewind, but in retrospect it was a mistake. I did not take into account that replacing a random card from Adrians hand means that he can crack the fetchland, </p><p>shuffle and draw a fresh card, especially as he was playing a combo deck that required specific cards, </p><p>which may damage the game state further than keeping it as is. Next time I am going to do a rewind, I will take possible game states that may occur in mind </p><p>when deciding whether to issue a rewind.</p><p>Example Paragraph</p></li><li><p>Its important to have a good introduction and conclusion!</p><p>Introduce the audience to what you want to say in the report</p><p>Close out with thoughtful analysis</p><p>4. Round the report off</p></li><li><p>Remember - the report is about what happened to YOU</p><p>Share YOUR knowledge, what YOU learned, and how YOU did so!</p><p>5. Be Personal </p></li><li><p>Finally</p><p>DONT FORGET TO HAVE FUN!</p></li></ul>