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Standard Format

Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it must contain exactly fifteen cards.

With the exception of basic land cards, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic.

The following card sets are permitted in Standard tournaments:

  • Tenth Edition
  • Coldsnap
  • Time Spiral
  • Planar Chaos
  • Future Sight
  • Lorwyn
  • Morningtide
  • Shadowmoor (Effective May 2, 2008)
  • Eventide (Effective July 25, 2008)

There are currently no banned cards in Standard tournaments.

 

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Extended Format

Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it must contain exactly fifteen cards.

With the exception of basic land cards, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic.

The following card sets are permitted in Extended tournaments:

  • Seventh Edition
  • Eighth Edition
  • Ninth Edition
  • Tenth Edition
  • Invasion
  • Planeshift
  • Apocalypse
  • Odyssey
  • Torment
  • Judgment
  • Onslaught
  • Legions
  • Scourge
  • Mirrodin
  • Darksteel
  • Fifth Dawn
  • Champions of Kamigawa
  • Betrayers of Kamigawa
  • Saviors of Kamigawa
  • Ravnica: City of Guilds
  • Guildpact
  • Dissension
  • Coldsnap
  • Time Spiral
  • Planar Chaos
  • Future Sight
  • Lorwyn
  • Morningtide
  • Shadowmoor (Effective May 2, 2008)
  • Eventide (Effective MJuly 25, 2008)

The following cards are banned in Extended tournaments:

(Effective October 20, 2008, following the release of the set codenamed “Rock” the following sets will be leaving the Extended Format: Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey, Torment, Judgment, and Seventh Edition.)

 

 

Block Format

Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it must contain exactly fifteen cards.

With the exception of basic land cards, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic. (The five Ice Age snow-covered lands -- Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest -- are also basic lands. Note that snow-covered lands are permitted only in formats that allow the Ice Age set to be used.)

The DCI sanctions the following Block Constructed formats:

  • Lorwyn Block (Lorwyn, Morningtide)
    * Effective May 1, 2008, the Shadowmoor set will become legal in this Block format,
    and the format name will change to the Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block format.
    * Effective July 25, 2008, the Eventide set will become legal in the Lorwyn-Shadowmoor
    Block format.
  • Time Spiral Block (Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight)
  • Ravnica Block (Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension)
  • Kamigawa Block (Champions of Kamigawa, Betrayers of Kamigawa, Saviors of Kamigawa)
  • Mirrodin Block (Mirrodin, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn)
  • Onslaught Block (Onslaught, Legions, Scourge)
  • Odyssey Block (Odyssey, Torment, Judgment)
  • Invasion Block (Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse)
  • Masques Block (Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, Prophecy)
  • Urza Block (Urza's Saga, Urza's Legacy, Urza's Destiny)
  • Tempest Block (Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus)
  • Mirage Block (Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight)
  • Ice Age Block (Ice Age, Alliances, Coldsnap)

The following cards are banned in Block Constructed Tournaments:

 

 

 

 

Two-Headed Giant Format

Two-Headed Giant Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance.

Two-Headed Giant uses the Unified Deck Construction rules. With the exception of basic land cards, a team's combined decks may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title. (For example, if one player is using four Naturalizes in a Multiplayer Constructed event, no other player on that team may have a Naturalize in his or her deck.) Sideboards are not allowed in Constructed Multiplayer tournaments.

If a card is restricted in a particular format, no more than one of that card may be used by the team. No players may use cards that are banned in a particular format.

In addition to the above rules, the following card is banned in Constructed Two-Headed Giant tournaments:

 

 

Vintage Format

Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it must contain exactly fifteen cards.

With the exception of basic land cards, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic. (The five Ice Age snow-covered lands -- Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest -- are also basic lands. Note that snow-covered lands are permitted only in formats that allow the Ice Age set to be used.)

The following cards are banned in Vintage tournaments:

The following cards are restricted* in Vintage tournaments

 

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