Vintage

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Vintage, originally known as Type I, is an eternal format that allows for the use of all cards, save cards with silver border(like Un-sets) and/or having a non-Standard Magic back (other than Double-Faced Card/Meld Card) , as well as certain cards banned for causing problems in sanctioned tournaments.[1] Additionally, a number of cards are restricted to a maximum of one copy between a player's deck and sideboard due to their power. These include the Power Nine, which are not allowed in any other tournament format. The deck-building rules common to all Constructed formats apply in Vintage.

History[edit | edit source]

Vintage dates its existence to the 1995 separation of sanctioned constructed tournaments into "Type I" and "Type II" (the latter is now called Standard). It was sometimes called 'Classic' (a name later used for the Sixth Edition Core Set in 1999 [2] and a similar constructed format in Magic Online) from 1997 until 2000, when the name Vintage was formally endorsed at the Magic Invitational. Vintage's restricted list was used as the banned list for a format called "Type 1.5" or "Classic-Restricted". In September 2004, the two lists were uncoupled, and Type 1.5's new banned list became the basis of the renamed format of Legacy. Vintage debuted in Magic Online concurrent with the release of the Vintage Masters digital compilation set in 2014, replacing Classic.

Banned cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are banned in Vintage tournaments:

Restricted cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are restricted in Vintage tournaments as of August 28, 2017:

Formerly Restricted cards[edit | edit source]

See also: Timeline of DCI bans and restrictions.

The following is a list of cards which are currently not restricted in the format, but have been restricted at one point previously. This list only concerns about cards unrestricted after September 2004 when Vintage and Legacy restrictions were separated. For reasons behind the restrictions and a list of previously restricted cards see: Restricted cards.

Archetypes[edit | edit source]

Major archetypes include:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Reid Duke. (April 27, 2015.) “An Introduction to the Popular Constructed Formats”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (June 20, 2016.) “25 More Random Things About Magic”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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