As someone who does not speak Italian, but is very interested in making a trip to paupergeddon one year, do you think I'll manage with my English? I'm pretty good with the metagame so I'm sure I can tell cards from art, but should I learn more than just some key MtG phrases?


I think you will be okay! There were various foreign players through the years and I don't think there were any problem. In the worst case that you are unable to comunicate with an opponent because he doesn't speak english at all, you can always ask one of the amazing judges to help you out... but I think that will be a pretty niche situation as I think that the waste majority of mtg players is welle versed in at least the english terminology of the cards