I played in a 1.5 tourney yesterday with several friends at a local mall. One of my biggest fears nowdays is that I'll not fufill my obligations to the DCI by reporting some mistake or somthing similar and getting banned for any amount of time. I love this game and don't want to be excommunicated for something dumb as not calling a judge. Since the huge bannings have begun, I've started to call a judge whenever one of my opponents argue about somthing, simply to have a person who isn't in contention of winning the game to say what is right. However, I hate calling a judge for procedural error- minor, but I still do it because I don't want some tattletale saying "The Orgg lets takebacks!" and getting me banned. I was playing what turned out to be the final round against a fourteen year old kid. The first "bad thing" he did was casting Voice of All and naming "Artifacts." I waited a second to make sure the kid was serious. "JUDGE!" The kid is informed that it's a minor error, and he's cautioned to stay on the ball from now on, and he gets to name a colored protection. The second time he says that he'll block one of my creatures. He then taps it and says he never blocked and is taking one of the damage. "JUDGE." "did you say you blocked?" "I didn't block! I might have said it, but I didn't." "you must say what you mean, this is a warning, don't do it again? Ok?" Third time he puts two lands from his hand together and puts both of them down. Three people see this, though I dindn't notice, and one of them gets the judge. "This is a procedural error, and it ain't that minor, Guv'na." The judge is obviously stressed about handing a game loss to a player so much younger than I for three errors that, in casual play, would be trivial and an "oops" would be said, with the 'gression simply corrected. But in a tournament where the DCI mandates certain standards, such items can become problesome. The guy starts crying. I feel like a total pile of excrement sitting in that chair. I offer him most of the cards I've gotten that day, minus a couple of cards. He pushes them back. I sneak my foils I have in my binder into his to try to say "I'm sorry." Even the players who called the judge said that it was, to quote SoleSpecter, "A really gay way to loose. If that had been me, I'd never shake hands with you again" even though he was one of the people who spotted it. Only one person says the following: "Its a tournament. If he can't follow the rules, it's his fault." I have mixed feelings, personally. The guy has had episodes like this in just about all the games he's played. Anyone want to share their opinions on this?