September 2004 DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement -- Magic: the Gathering

Announcement Date: September 1, 2004
Effective Date: September 20, 2004
Magic Online Effective Date: September 23, 2004 (after the regularly scheduled Thursday downtime)

Standard

No changes

Mirrodin Block Constructed

No changes

Extended

Metalworker is banned
Skullclamp is banned

Vintage (formerly known as Type 1)

Braingeyser is unrestricted
Doomsday is unrestricted
Earthcraft is unrestricted
Fork is unrestricted

"Type 1.5" (new format name to be determined)

The "Type 1.5" Banned List is now maintained separately from the Vintage Banned and Restricted Lists. This format is going to be renamed. Read Aaron Forsythe's magicthegathering.com column on Friday, September 3, for information about how you can help choose the new name.

The following cards that were on the Type 1 Restricted List are unbanned in "Type 1.5":
Braingeyser
Burning Wish
Chrome Mox
Crop Rotation
Doomsday
Enlightened Tutor
Fact or Fiction
Fork
Lion's Eye Diamond
Lotus Petal
Mox Diamond
Mystical Tutor
Regrowth
Stroke of Genius
Voltaic Key

The following cards that were not on the Type 1 Restricted List are banned in "Type 1.5":
Bazaar of Baghdad
Goblin Recruiter
Hermit Druid
Illusionary Mask
Land Tax
Mana Drain
Metalworker
Mishra's Workshop
Oath of Druids
Replenish
Skullclamp
Worldgorger Dragon

Here is the complete Banned List for the new "Type 1.5" format:
Amulet of Quoz
Ancestral Recall
Balance
Bazaar of Baghdad
Black Lotus
Black Vise
Bronze Tablet
Channel
Chaos Orb
Contract from Below
Darkpact
Demonic Attorney
Demonic Consultation
Demonic Tutor
Dream Halls
Earthcraft
Entomb
Falling Star
Fastbond
Frantic Search
Goblin Recruiter
Grim Monolith
Gush
Hermit Druid
Illusionary Mask
Jeweled Bird
Land Tax
Library of Alexandria
Mana Crypt
Mana Drain
Mana Vault
Memory Jar
Metalworker
Mind Over Matter
Mind Twist
Mind's Desire
Mishra's Workshop
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Necropotence
Oath of Druids
Rebirth
Replenish
Skullclamp
Sol Ring
Strip Mine
Tempest Efreet
Time Spiral
Time Walk
Timetwister
Timmerian Fiends
Tinker
Tolarian Academy
Vampiric Tutor
Wheel of Fortune
Windfall
Worldgorger Dragon
Yawgmoth's Bargain
Yawgmoth's Will

Magic Online Formats

The Banned Lists for Magic Online formats will now be maintained using these quarterly announcements. Note that the Standard, Mirrodin Block Constructed, and Extended formats in Magic Online use the same Banned Lists given above. In case you skipped ahead, the net impact is that Skullclamp is banned in Extended (Metalworker is in a set unavailable for play in Magic Online).

Classic

No cards are banned in the Classic format. Every card available on Magic Online may be played in this format.

Open

No cards are banned in the Open format. Every card available on Magic Online may be played in this format.

Prismatic

Bribery is banned
Buried Alive is banned
Burning Wish is banned
Cunning Wish is banned
Diabolic Tutor is banned
Eladamri's Call is banned
Entomb is banned
Fabricate is banned
Insidious Dreams is banned
Living Wish is banned
Quiet Speculation is banned
Sterling Grove is banned
Sundering Titan is banned
Tooth and Nail is banned
Wild Research is banned

Singleton

No changes

Tribal

Skullclamp is banned

Explanation of the changes from Magic R&D:

Click here to read an explanation of the state of Magic Online Constructed formats by Randy Buehler.

For an explanation of the Extended bannings, along with details about the changes to the formats formerly known as Type 1 and Type 1.5, tune in to Aaron Forsythe's "Latest Developments" column on magicthegathering.com on Friday, September 3, 2004.


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