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Backing up during a game of Magic is way to restore a game state damaged by a mistake after that mistake has been noticed. Players often use partial fixes at the kitchen table or casual play. The result, at least from the players point of view, is a restored game and justice. So, it’s only natural for them to expect the same end result when they involve a judge.
The reality of such backups, however, is a bit more tricky and this module is designed to help judges in those difficult situations. This presentation will cover several topics:
- The philosophy aspect behind backing up
- Infractions in Infraction Procedure Guide (IPG) that offer backup as a fix
- Aspects necessary to consider before making a decision to back up
- Technicalities of backup execution
- Fixing the game state when communication policy constructions such as tournament shortcuts and out of order sequence were incorrectly executed