Shuffling your opponent's deck wrecklessly at the start of the game

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by Freddy K., Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Freddy K.

    Freddy K. New Member

    Hi there, great job guys.

    Maybe this is a request for some thought on an addition to the POP Guidelines if it's not there already... if an opponent at the start of the match is completely wreckless shuffling your deck (to the point of splitting the sleeves, revealing them, dropping them etc.) is there something that a judge can do / take guidance on?
    I'm more than aware it's a tough call as it's all about intention. What about if a player purposely mixes up their opponent's deck such that some cards are upside-down - and it's not accidental?
    It's something I just feel should be cracked down on if anything at all.

    Thanks for responding,
    - Freddy K. :smile:
  2. Big Daddy Snorlax

    Big Daddy Snorlax Administrator

    You have a couple of options. Here is the section from the tournament rules that applies to shuffling. I have bolded the applicable sections:
    I might start by asking them to take more care in shuffling, and perhaps even involve a Judge at this point. If the rough treatment continues I would not allow them to shuffle.


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