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Date(s) - 2022 Jul 30
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Thank you for your interest in attending Puget Sound Battleground 4 (PSBG 4), hosted by Laughing Dragon MTG in partnership with Geek Fortress.

Event Info:

PSBG 4 is a two-day experience with community-driven events and a vast assortment of Magic: the Gathering-related activities. The event takes place on July 30th and 31st at the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

Each day will feature a “Headliner” style event, with two on the first day. All Headliner and Challenge events will operate at Competitive REL:

  • Day One consists of a Modern and Legacy Headliner event, both run concurrently. Day one will also include a Pioneer Challenge.
    • Additionally, the Modern Headliner and Pioneer Challenge will serve as Regional Championship Qualifier Events.
  • Day Two will be a constructed Team Trios Headliner.

Side events for the weekend include:

  • 93/94 Old School
  • Canadian Highlander
  • Pauper Challenge
  • On-Demand constructed and limited events
  • PSBG4 will have a dedicated Command Zone for dedicated Commander play as well as on-demand Battle Pods

Expectations of Staff:

  • Covid-19 Policy: As of the drafting of this document, we will require judges to present proof of vaccination prior to the event, per company policy. We are unable to require masks during the event, though usage is highly recommended. We reserve the right to change this policy per state or facility guidelines at any time. Laughing Dragon MTG will provide masks and hand sanitizer on-site
  • Judges will be expected to be familiar with the Comprehensive Rules, Judging at Regular REL, Infraction Procedure Guide and the Magic Tournament Rules. All of these can be found here:
  • Staff is expected to be dressed to the previous judge uniform code. Whether that be previously official Judge Shirts, Regional Polos, Hoodies or the new Judge Academy dress shirts. dark blue or black pants and comfortable shoes are also recommended.
  • Judges experienced with Canadian Highlander, 93/94 Old School or Pauper will be given some preference in selection.

Compensation Per Day Staffed:

  • Team Leads: $250
    • Team leads will serve as the appeals judges for Headliner events, Side events/Challenges, and the Command Zone. All Level 3 Judges and Level 2 Judges actively seeking advancement will be considered for Team Lead positions.
  • Floor Judges: $175
    • Floor Judges will work with the leads as floor judges for all events, as well as facilitate seatings and pairings for On-Demand Events. The goal is to provide Level 1s of all experience levels with knowledge and guidance in working with larger events.
  • Standby: If you are selected as standby staff, we will expect you to attend the event – you will be given free entry into one event if you are not ‘activated’ to be on staff. If you are activated, you will receive the compensation above; activation will depend on attendance numbers and staffing needs.

Cover Letter:

Please enter information on your recent judge experiences (yes, we know, Pandemic and probably not much), knowledge/experience with all the above listed formats, and if there’s a chance we haven’t worked with you (or simply don’t know you yet) – some references of judges you have worked with.  (L1s, who certified you, or who you trained with to ask about your experience, please)

Please include what days you’re available, what roles you’d like to apply for: Team Lead?  Head Judge?  93/94 master?  Commander expert?  We have multiple opportunities for Head judges and team leads and sides!

Any other questions or inquiries can be discussed with judge manager Frank Stanley via email at

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