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Subject: Are Magic players really convicted felons or what? rss

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http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dci/suspended

I was reading this and it sounded worse than music rappers. They list the infraction and the amount of time they're suspended for. Some even got Life in the slammer. Worse rap sheet than a small cities felons for sure. This is a game right? Anyway I thought it was pretty funny here's some highlights.

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Presenting an insufficiently randomized deck

not even sure what that means but sounds bizarre

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Bribery (REL 3)

Where would the world's police officials be without bribery. Not sure if that happens at casinos or not. I'm guessing not.

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Deck Manipulation (REL 2)

What's wrong with a little David Copperfield?

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Randomly Determining Outcome (REL4)

Oh come on now...let the Gods decide who won.

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Bribery, Tournament fraud, ineligible event participation

This guy got indefinite suspension. Oh come on give him 10 years so at least he knows when and gives him some hope.

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Fraudulent tournament reports

Get with it the U.S. government doesn't even engage in this kind of activity.

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Selling FNM cards online before their release date

For all we know the kids needed them for Christmas and were desperate.

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Altering match result slip

This guy needs to work on his magic tricks before putting them into practice.

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Harrassment DCI Official

ok no sexual harrassment ...that's so 80's

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Assaulting a judge and fraudulent tournament reports

This is going overboard guy must've thought it was WWE CCG instead.

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Unsporting Conduct, Peeking in a draft

What's wrong with peeking? In Werewolf there is a little girl who gets to peek as long as she ain't caught.

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Dissemination Of Privileged Information

This guy worked for Hewlett Packard....or at least I strongly suspect so.

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Fraudulent use of a DCI number, failure to fulfill Country Coordinator responsibilities

Must've at one point in time been on the Florida Election Committee.

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Marked cards

How you supposed to identify which one or yours, lest they get stolen.

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Assault

This guy got Lifetime suspension must've been one hell of a brawl.

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Theft; Providing false information to Head Judge; Playing in DCI sanctioned events while suspended

What would gaming be without some theft charges....nice.

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Assault on an Official

Lifetime also...sweet....nice move bud.

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Fraud

wowsers


Ok so to sum it up there was Theft, Assault, Bribery, Fraud, Cheating, Harassment, letting God determine the outcome, etc. I was cracking up pretty hard. I'm sure hope this is a small percentage of the gamers but I just scratched the surface of that long rap sheet.

 
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That is a REALLY small percentage. Like, really really small.

There will obviously be cheaters and idiots when a huge gaming population and a lot of money is involved. I know a few people that have DCI short term bans for like rolling dice to determine the outcome of a match instead of playing it out, even if both players agree, its illegal.

I do know of one guy around my area that got in a fight a long while back and got a lifetime ban if I remember correctly.
 
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This is what makes Magic awful: the cash that drives this type of behavior.
 
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Steve Werth wrote:
This is what makes Magic awful: the cash that drives this type of behavior.


Eh. They'd just do something else stupid instead. I kind of like having this easier way to identify them...
 
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I know your post wasn't actually serious, but a goodly number of these offenses, at least the ones relating to fraud, were from one group of players who used to create fake tournaments, give themselves wins, and hence, create a higher rating for themselves which is important for getting byes at major events and the like. Stuff like "fraudulant tournament report" sounds like a joke out of context, but for rated Magic play it can actually involve significant amounts of cash.

The assault one that was life is also rather infamous...the person guilty threw a chair across the room at someone...
 
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I specially like how some players have "convictions" that expire on 2100. I mean, really, was it that hard to just put "life"? Or "Indefinite"? (as it actually appears in some cases).
 
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Steve Werth wrote:
This is what makes Magic awful: the cash that drives this type of behavior.


Blah blah blah. Thats not what makes magic awful, its just like any other lifestyle game with tournaments. What makes these offenses are the people, not the game, and don't for one second think its the other way around, especially if you have no idea what a tournament is like.

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CortexBomb wrote:
I know your post wasn't actually serious, but a goodly number of these offenses, at least the ones relating to fraud, were from one group of players who used to create fake tournaments, give themselves wins, and hence, create a higher rating for themselves which is important for getting byes at major events and the like. Stuff like "fraudulant tournament report" sounds like a joke out of context, but for rated Magic play it can actually involve significant amounts of cash.

The assault one that was life is also rather infamous...the person guilty threw a chair across the room at someone...


The highest rated guy in Texas wasn't ever really convicted, but there were rumors that alot of his Limited rating came from pretty flaky tournaments a store he went to alot held, because he was the only good player and they held them about every day despite low turnout. No one proved it, but he doesn't play that much anymore anyway.
 
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