Resource – Judges Pack

Resource – Judges Pack

Following the Irish Kotei we’ve had a couple of requests for info on the packs the Judges had. The idea here was to make sure the Judges had everything they needed already printed and at their fingertips.

FFG provide a set of important resources already and as these are the official rules and tournament guidelines they are essential. The links below are to the existing files, but you do want to make sure you check to see if there are more up to date versions.

Currently, the most complete source for unofficial rulings is FiveRingsDB.com. Each card lists all the associated rulings which are carefully curated by a fantastic team who make sure only confirmed rulings, despite being unofficial as they aren’t in the rules reference, are added. To compile these I run an R script which uses the websites API to get the list and create a PDF with all the cards listed in alphabetized order.

One thing we didn’t have in the pack but was suggested possibly as a handout for players was the SUPERB mnemonic for conflict resolution, so we’ve put together a big page.

That’s it. Nothing magical, just everything we currently have available printed to make sure it was easily accessible for the Judges. If anyone from FFG is reading, I would strongly recommend they take the current rulings from the FiveRingsDB.com website and add them into the rules reference. A quick read through will confirm the team there have done a fantastic job. This would really improve the existing document. The Judges could also do with a warning system as currently the only options for some infractions are to DQ people or do nothing. A list of warning that was kept updated after every major tournament and was available for Judges to refer to would be a big help. It would also mean that players who ‘accidentally’ gain a point of extra fate until they are caught won’t be able to get away with it every tournament.


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