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Date(s) - 2022 Jun 03
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MTG: Commander


Thank you for your interest in joining us at CommandFest Richmond. CommandFest Richmond will be a celebration of all things Commander with a special focus on Draft Prerelease events for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate.
Below, you will find all the information you’ll need to apply to be a judge at our event. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at We look forward to working with you!
CommandFest Richmond will take place on June 3-5 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Battle for Baldur’s Gate Prerelease Lead: TBD
  • Scheduled Events Lead: TBD
  • On Demand Events Lead: TBD
  • Rules Lead: TBD
To Apply, we ask that all applicants complete this Application Form. Please complete all questions to the best of your ability.
The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, April 25th, 2022.
We will be utilizing the SCG Judge Discord for event information and updates as well providing more direct access to our staff before, during, and after events. If you are interested in applying for this event, or any future Star City Games events, we invite you to join the Discord server here.
Stage Staff:
Staff selected for Stage Staff will arrive before the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all registration. Stage Staff engage with players checking in and signing up for events and are experienced with registration and scorekeeping. Staff selected for Stage Admin may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 9:30 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:45 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:45 am – approximately 6:00 pm
Staff will receive $275 for each Stage Admin Shift. To apply to be a Stage Admin you should be experienced taking registration and/or scorekeeping at large events with multiple tournaments.
Judges selected for Keystone will arrive when the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all events. Keystone judges are experienced and will often be used in Judge Leadership positions throughout the weekend. Judges selected for Keystone may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 9:30 am – approximately 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:45 am – approximately 9:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:45 am – approximately 7:00 pm
Judges will receive $275 for each Keystone Shift. To apply to be a Keystone Judge at SCG CON Pittsburgh, you should be confident in your ability to be a leader on the floor and to support both Regular and Competitive REL events.
Full Shifts:
Full shifts last approximately ten hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Judges on Full shifts make up the back bone of the event staff and have more certainty on the end time of their shift.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • AM Saturday – 8:45 am – 7:00 pm
  • PM Saturday – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:45 am – 7:00 pm
Judges will receive $225 for each Full Shift.
Partial Shifts:
Partial shifts last about six hours with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Judges on Partial shifts provide a burst of energy and support throughout the heart of the schedule. Some judges start, or end a weekend with a partial shift to accommodate travel plans.
Approximate times:
  • Friday – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – No Partial Shift
  • Sunday – 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Judges will receive $125 for each Partial Shift.
Judges may apply for any mix of shifts over the weekend, simply mark the shifts that you are applying for in the Application Form. If you anticipate being unable to arrive on time or are requesting special accommodation for the beginning or end of your shifts, please contact us at
Due to staff needs, judges may be accepted for one, two, or three days. There are questions in the Application Form to indicate your preference, and requirements to attend.
Judges at Star City Games events are expected to positively contribute to the atmosphere of the event. They should behave in a professional manner at all times and constructively engage with players and other staff to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all attendees. Judges are expected to arrive on time and in appropriate attire to begin judging at the start of their assigned shifts.
Judges at CommandFest Richmond are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Magic Tournament Rules, Comprehensive Rules, and Judging at Regular REL documents. These documents can be found at the Magic Judges Document Center.
Judges at Star City Games events will be provided a blue judge shirt for each day on staff, which is expected to be returned at the conclusion of their shift. The Judge should arrive with black professional attire and black, comfortable shoes. During breaks, or any other time that a judge is off duty, judges should remove or cover their judge shirt.
Judges are independent contractors and will be required to sign an event contract for their work at a CommandFest Richmond. Compensation for judges from the United States will be provided in the form of a check at the conclusion of your final shift of the weekend or mailed to your address following the event. International judges may elect to receive their compensation in the form of a PayPal payment after the event instead.
All Judges are required to submit a valid US tax form (W-9 or W-8 BEN) to Star City Games, in order to receive compensation.
As per the Wizards Play Network (WPN) policy posted in the Magic Rules and Documents, Star City Games is required to perform background checks on all public facing staff, including judges, contracted to work at our events. All judges may be asked to provide necessary information and consent required for Star City Games to engage a third-party organization to conduct a background check. Please note that these forms must be completed and returned by their respective deadline(s) if you wish to be considered for a contracted judge position at a Star City Games event.
Judges wishing to apply for this event after the application window has closed should email Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
Applications for CommandFest Richmond will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, April 25th, 2022.
Offers and decline notices for CommandFest Richmond will be sent on or before Friday, April 29th, 2022.
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