Banned and Restricted List Changes to Eternal Central Old School 94, 95, and 96 (09-2019 Update)

The following changes outlined below are being made to Eternal Central’s recommended Banned and Restricted Lists for Old School 94, Old School 95, and Old School 96 formats. All changes are going in to effect immediately as of this announcement (Saturday, September 7, 2019), for all Eternal Central events moving forward.

Story Time at the Old School Player’s Ball

The Old School Player’s Ball weekend is my favorite out of the year. Bob, Jaco, Moss, and company consistently produce several unforgettable days every August. For my money, it is the gold standard. The only thing that could have made it better is some missing folks like Charlie (the only person I know these days […]

Old School Player’s Ball 2019 Coverage and Results

The third annual Old School Player’s Ball is in the books, and it was an incredible celebration of friendship and community. After selling out our capped amount of 100 event tickets in under 4 hours a few months ago, dedicated players from dozens of different states flooded Chicago with the latest Old School 94 technology […]

So Many Insane Plays Podcast Episode 93: August 2019 Banned and Restricted List Update

Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian reviw their War of the Spark report card, examine Commander 2019, and dissect the August 26, 2019 Banned and Restricted List update for Vintage.

Asia Vintage Championship 2019 Coverage, Decklists, and Results

Eternal Weekend Asia 2019 was held this past weekend in Yokohama (Japan). With 128 registered players and 125 players actually playing Vintage, attendance was slightly down from the previous year’s highwater mark of 154.

Middle School Marauders 08-2019 Coverage and Results

This past week the Lords of the Pit hosted another Middle School event in Chicago, in a recurring series of events called Middle School Marauders (#MiddleSchoolMarauders on social media). Future events in this series will usually be open to the public every month or two, and found on our Events page here.

So Many Insane Plays – Vintage and Old School Banned and Restricted List Recommendations (2019)

May through July of 2019 will go down as one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the Vintage format. A succession of transformative sets – War of the Spark, Modern Horizons, and Magic 2020 – each introduced metagame contorting tactics into the Vintage card pool. There have been many transformative sets in […]

GenCon 2019 Middle School Underground

We will be running a small off-site Middle School event at GenCon 2019, on short notice. Returning to our roots, this will be an underground event in a hotel lobby or adjacent ball room most likely, and will be bring your own beverage (BYOB).

Middle School Marauders 07-2019 Coverage and Results

This past week the Lords of the Pit hosted another Middle School event in Chicago, in a recurring series of events called Middle School Marauders (#MiddleSchoolMarauders on social media). Future events in this series will usually be open to the public every month or two, and found on our Events page here, as well as […]

Vintage Champs 2019 Trial Chicago (Evanston) 09-01-2019

For the upcoming Vintage Champs 2019, the organizers Card Titan are allowing local game stores around the country to offer Trial tournaments, where the winner can win a 1 round bye to the main event of Vintage Champs at Eternal Weekend 2019. We have reached out to some local game stores to organize some for […]

So Many Insane Plays Podcast Episode 92: Core Set 2020

Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian review Core Set 2020 for Vintage.

NYSE Open 6 Coverage and Results

This weekend saw nearly 100 players travel far and wide to Long Island (New York, USA) for the return of the famed NYSE (New York Stax Exchange) Open, this year in its sixth iteration. Many, many thanks to tournament organizer Nick Detwiler and his outstanding staff, for once again putting in the tireless legwork and […]