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”)
All Ante Cards
SUGGESTED WATCH LIST CARDS: (Possible restriction/unrestriction)
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.
Play 4th Edition [card]Mishra’s Factory[/card]? YES
Play Antiquities [card]Mishra’s Factory[/card]? YES
Play Ice Age [card]Swords to Plowshares[/card]? YES
Play Revised [card]Swords to Plowshares[/card]? If you like, since StP was in Ice Age.
Play Arabian Nights [card]City of Brass[/card]? YES
Play Chronicles [card]City of Brass[/card]? YES
Play 5th Edition [card]City of Brass[/card]? If you like, but the art’s not as good!
Play 5th [card]Adarkar Wastes[/card]? If you like, since [card]Adarkar Wastes[/card] was in Ice Age. (But come on, Ice Age copies are cheap!)
Suggest you receive 95-96 ‘Kudos Points’ if you do play only exact cards from the specific legal sets.
Generally following European chain of thought. Following modern rules. No mana burn, no damage on stack. [card]Winter Orb[/card] 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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