July 2014 Banned & Restricted Update – No Changes to Vintage/Legacy/Modern; Cataclysm & Oloro, Ageless Ascetic Banned in Duel Commander

The DCI has announced their quarterly updates to the Banned and Restricted lists today, and there are no changes in any format.

The judges that run the Duel Commander Banned List(ie. ‘French Banned List’ for 1v1 Commander) have announced the following changes:
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic is banned as a Commander
Cataclysm is banned

Summer Starts with Magic – Announcing Prague Eternal 2014

(Editor’s Note: the following message is from a longtime reader and supporter of Eternal Central, who also is now organizing tournaments in Europe. Please check out this special announcement of a brand new large scale European tournament. Support Vintage everywhere!)

My name is Jan “ZUZY” Zuskac, and I am from Czech Republic. I have been playing Magic for about 14 years now. I started with Extended, and at that time I bought my first Japanese cards. Since that time I have been “pimping” my decks, and as the cards gets older they move into the realm of Vintage. I love Vintage, but it is not played as often as I would like, so I also play Legacy.

After I bought my first Power 9 cards I disappointingly found out that there were no Vintage tournaments in all of Czech Republic! That was about 7 years ago, but now there is the Czech Vintage and Legacy Series – 6 tournaments in Prague, Brno, and Pribram.

February 2014 Banned & Restricted Update – Deathrite Shaman Banned, Wild Nacatl & Bitterblossom Unbanned in Modern

The DCI has announced their quarterly updates to the Banned and Restricted lists today, and Deathrite Shaman has been Banned in Modern, while Bitterblossom and Wild Nacatl have been Unbanned in Modern! There are no changes in any other format.

Modern
Deathrite Shaman is Banned.
Bitterblossom is Unbanned.
Wild Nacatl is Unbanned.

Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Block Constructed
No changes.

So Many Insane Plays Podcast Episode 26: N.Y.S.E. Open 1

SMIP Podcast Episode 26

In episode 26, Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian analyze the results of the inaugural New York Stack Exchange Open: it’s metagame, Top 8, and overall significance to the Vintage format. Also, M14 rules changes, Grand Prix: Las Vegas, exclusive Eternal Weekend news, and a special mystery guest!

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April 2013 Banned & Restricted Update – Regrowth Unrestricted in Vintage, Second Sunrise Banned in Modern

Banned Restricted Update April 2013

The DCI has announced their quarterly updates to the Banned and Restricted lists today, and Regrowth has been Unrestricted in Vintage, and Second Sunrise has been Banned in Modern! There are no changes in any other format.

Vintage
Regrowth is Unrestricted.

Modern
Second Sunrise is Banned.

Standard, Extended, Legacy, Block Constructed
No changes.

Modern Masters Announced – Tarmogoyf (and more) Reprints on the Way!

During the coverage of Pro Tour Return to Ravnica this weekend, Mark Rosewater and company dropped a bomb on the audience. A brand new 229 card set scheduled for June 7, 2013 titled Modern Masters will be released, featuring reprints of Modern legal cards only, as a way to jump start interest in Modern and increase card availability. Tarmogoyf was the first card previewed for reprint, and you can expect a slew of other big name cards as well. The set will not be Standard legal, but will obviously be legal in any formats the cards are normally legal in (ala Coldsnap).

Check out the video and more details after the jump!