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November 18, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement

Effective 22 November, the following card is restricted in Vintage:

  • Narset, Parter of Veils

See the WotC announcement

August 26, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement

Read the B&R list announcement at WotC's website (effective date: August 30, 2019):

  • Karn, the Great Creator is restricted.
  • Mystic Forge is restricted.
  • Mental Misstep is restricted.
  • Golgari Grave-Troll is restricted.
  • Fastbond is unrestricted.

New Mulligan rule: London Mulligan

From 5 July on, a new Mulligan will be enforced:
The London Mulligan
Better for combo? (Bazaar of Baghdad)

August 28, 2017 banned and restricted list announcement

Read the B&R list announcement at WotC's website (effective September 1, 2017).

  • Yawgmoth's Bargain is Unrestricted
  • Monastery Mentor is restricted
  • Thorn of Amethyst is restricted

Also note the Planeswalker rules change:
Starting with this set, all planeswalkers past, present, and future will have the supertype legendary. They will also be subject to the "legend rule." The "planeswalker uniqueness rule" is going away. What does this mean? In short, everything that's true about legendary permanents will now be true about legendary planeswalkers.

April 4, 2016 banned and restricted list announcement

Effective April 8, Lodestone Golem is restricted.

September 28, 2015 Banned and Restricted Announcement

More changes to the banned & restricted list, effective 2 October 2015:

  • Chalice of the Void is restricted
  • Dig through Time is restricted
  • Thirst for Knowledge is unrestricted

See the announcement and explanations here.

Banned & restricted list: 23 January 2015 changes

After the unrestriction of Regrowth in May 2013, nothing has changed. But this month, two changes to the B & R list:

  • Treasure Cruise is restricted
  • Gifts Ungiven is unrestricted

See the link for the explanations.

Migration to new hosting

I have migrated away from my home server to a Debian community hosting.

Change in legendary rule

As Matt mentioned in his article, beginning with Magic 2014 Core Set, we are changing how the game handles several things, including legendary and Planeswalker uniqueness. The new rule separates the field of play into your battlefield and your opponent's battlefield, and only checks those to make sure that there are not multiple copies of one legend with the same name or Planeswalker with the same type. When multiple copies are on the battlefield under one player's control, that player chooses one to put into the graveyard as a state-based effect until only one remains.
Read the article at WotC's website: Legendary rule change.
Effective on July 13, 2013.

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