MTG: Philosophy of Deviations

2 Lessons
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A deviation is a ruling that is consciously different from the document’s prescribed remedy to a given situation. These happen very rarely, and only occur in significant and exceptional circumstances or in situations that have no applicable philosophy for guidance.

This module will help you understand:

  • When and why deviations may occur
  • How to recognize when one may be appropriate
  • The elements of a deviation
  • How to follow through with the ruling

Despite the rarity of these situations, this is important information in your judging toolkit!