Magic 95-96 (Not As Old-School As Old School) – A Brief Summary, by Steve Rich

Welcome to the £20 ($25) format, where Magic was made for playing

Magic 95-96 (Not As Old-School As Old-School) - Brief Summary

Magic 95-96 (Not As Old-School As Old School) – A Brief Summary, by Steve Rich

Welcome to the £20 ($25) format, where Magic: The Gathering was made for playing. This post is meant to be used as a quick resource point for players looking to find out more about the format ‘Magic 95-96’. A more comprehensive guide to the format will be posted up shortly.

 

SUGGESTED GUIDELINES (“Play in the spirit of the game”)

LEGAL SETS

English 4th Edition
Chronicles
Fallen Empires
Homelands
Ice Age
Alliances

RESTRICTED CARDS

Balance (0)

Black Vise (0)

Channel (0)

Mind Twist (0)

BANNED CARDS

All Ante Cards

SUGGESTED WATCH LIST CARDS: (Possible restriction/unrestriction)

Ivory Tower (0)

Black Vise (0)

Necropotence (0)

Recall (0)

Zuran Orb (0)

Strip Mine (0)

Cards from other sets allowed if card name in one of the above sets. Foreign cards OK if they are in one of the above sets.

EXAMPLES

Play 4th Edition Mishra’s Factory? YES
Play Antiquities Mishra’s Factory? YES
Play Ice Age Swords to Plowshares? YES
Play Revised Swords to Plowshares? If you like, since StP was in Ice Age.
Play Arabian Nights City of Brass? YES
Play Chronicles City of Brass? YES
Play 5th Edition City of Brass? If you like, but the art’s not as good!
Play 5th Adarkar Wastes? If you like, since Adarkar Wastes was in Ice Age. (But come on, Ice Age copies are cheap!)
etc. etc.

Suggest you receive 95-96 ‘Kudos Points’ if you do play only exact cards from the specific legal sets.

SUGGESTED SPECIFICS

Generally following European chain of thought. Following modern rules. No mana burn, no damage on stack. Winter Orb does as it says (doesn’t turn off). Hey but play what you like and have fun!

Useful Resources & Communities

To find out more about Magic 95-96 and Old School Magic, you may be interested in these articles:

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Magic 95-96 (Not As Old-School As Old School) - A Brief Summary, by Steve Rich
Welcome to the £20 ($25) format, where Magic was made for playing. This post is meant to be used as a quick resource point for players looking to find out more about the format 'Magic 95-96'. A more comprehensive guide to the format will be posted up shortly.

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