Magic: Redux

NEXT EVENT: SUNDAY JULY 21ST 2:30PM (3:00 START) $7
This will be an unsanctioned event allowing 7 proxies.

Experience old school Magic: The Gathering with a dash of modern day sensibilities.

The card pool is the original Alpha/Beta/Unlimited base set, plus the first five expansions: Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, and Fallen Empires. There is a not-so-typical banned and restricted list plus a few card balancing replacements (Brainstorm in place of Ancestral Recall for example). The end result is an old school format that’s both fun and playable without sacrificing original intent.

Allowed Sets:
Alpha/Beta/Unlimited
Arabian Nights
Antiquities
Legends
The Dark
Fallen Empires
You may play any printing of cards originally printed in these sets including Collector’s Edition and International Edition (provided the cards are sleeved such that they are indistinguishable from the rest of the cards in your deck.

Restricted (to one per deck):
Balance
Berserk
Black Vise
Candelabra of Tawnos
Channel
Demonic Tutor
Fork
Ivory Tower
Library of Alexandria
Mana Drain
Mana Vault
Maze of Ith
Mind Twist
Mishra’s Workshop
Recall
Regrowth
Sol Ring
Timetwister
Time Vault
Time Walk
Wheel of Fortune

Replacements (left side is banned / right side is allowed four of each):
(Ex: you can’t play Ancestral Recall but you can play up to four copies of Brainstorm)
Ancestral Recall / Brainstorm
Black Lotus / Lotus Petal
Mox Emerald / Talisman of Unity
Mox Jet / Talisman of Indulgence
Mox Pearl / Talisman of Progress
Mox Ruby / Talisman of Impulse
Mox Sapphire / Talisman of Dominance
Strip Mine / Wasteland
Orcish Oriflamme / Goblin Oriflamme

Optional Replacements:
Shocklands are added as optional replacements for the Dual Lands. A player may run up to four in any combination of a Dual Land and it’s corresponding Shockland in their deck. (A deck may contain one Tundra and three Hallowed Fountains for example.)
(Badlands/Blood Crypt)
(Bayou/Overgrown Tomb)
(Plateau/Sacred Foundry)
(Scrubland/Godless Shrine)
(Savannah/Temple Garden)
(Taiga/Stomping Ground)
(Tropical Island/Breeding Pool)
(Tundra/Hallowed Fountain)
(Underground Sea/Watery Grave)
(Volcanic Island/Steam Vents)

Banned Cards:
Chaos Orb
Circle of Protection: Black
Circle of Protection: Blue
Circle of Protection: Green
Circle of Protection: Red
Circle of Protection: White
City in a Bottle
Conversion
Deathgrip
Falling Star
Gloom
Lifeforce
Power Artifact
Shahrazad
All “ante” cards

Additional Cards Allowed:
Arena (1994 book promo)
Nalathni Dragon (1994 promo)
Sewers of Estark (1994 book promo)

Recent Changes:
7/1/19 – Orcish Oriflamme is replaced by Goblin Oriflamme (a nice throwback to the once legal misprinted Alpha version of the card).
6/10/19 – Collector’s Edition and International Edition are allowed (provided the cards are sleeved such that they are indistinguishable from the rest of the cards in your deck.)
4/15/19 – Acid Rain, Flashfires, and Tsunami are unbanned.
3/30/19 – Strip Mine is banned and replaced with Wasteland. (You may play up to 4 Wastelands.)
3/30/19 – Library of Alexandria is unbanned and restricted.
2/1/19 – The “Tribal support” cards (Elvish Champion, Goblin Raider, Gravedigger, Swarm of Rats, and Tidal Warrior) are no longer included as additional cards allowed in the format.
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8 thoughts on “Magic: Redux

  1. How about going to a once a month 93/94 tournament ? With either Atlantic or Swedish rules or eternal central rules?

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