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Put Away Your Phone

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This is the sort of thing that can get lost in the shuffle, but it's something we all should care about.

Phones are no longer allowed in tournaments. Okay, that's the headline at least, but there are a few caveats. We're only talking about Competitive REL, meaning Day 2 of Grand Prix and the like, and you're still allowed to take a phone call if you need to, which is especially relevant if you have kids, or parents, or spouses or the like.

Except in all the cases where you actually can use a cell phone.
Except in all the cases where you actually can use a cell phone.

So while this may not be a radical change, it does mean no more consulting your phone for sideboarding notes in between games. You're going to have to make do with that list you hastily wrote down on a napkin.

What changes will this bring to the tournament scene? My guess is not a ton, but it's still an important policy shift you should be aware of.

You can find the full post, along with some clarification, here.

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at QuietSpeculation.com and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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