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Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes

2007-12-20 to 2008-03-01

General changes

Old rule (2007-12-20) New rule (2008-03-01)

104. New Releases

The following card sets are scheduled for release during 2008. They become tournament legal for DCI-sanctioned tournaments on the dates listed:

* Morningtide(tm) Limited and constructed formats: February 1, 2008

* Shadowmoor(tm) Limited and constructed formats: May 2, 2008

For certain Limited tournaments, such as official Prereleases and Sneak Preview tournaments (including their side events), new sets are legal for use before the official Limited format legal date.

These dates are subject to change. Any changes will be announced at thedci.com.

104. New Releases

The following card sets are scheduled for release during 2008. They become tournament legal for DCI-sanctioned tournaments on the dates listed:

* Shadowmore(tm) Limited and constructed formats: May 2, 2008

* Eventide(tm) Limited and constructed formats: July 25, 2008

For certain Limited tournaments, such as official Prereleases and Sneak Preview tournaments (including their side events), new sets are legal for use before the official Limited format legal date.

These dates are subject to change. Any changes will be announced at thedci.com.

125. Standard Format Deck Construction

Card sets are allowed in Standard tournaments as described in section 104.

The following card sets are permitted in Standard tournaments:

* Tenth Edition

* Coldsnap(tm)

* Time Spiral(tm)

* Planar Chaos(tm)

* Future Sight(tm)

* Lorwyn(tm)

* Morningtide(tm) (Effective February 1, 2008)

* Shadowmoor (Effective May 2, 2008)

There are currently no cards are banned in Standard tournaments.

125. Standard Format Deck Construction

Card sets are allowed in Standard tournaments as described in section 104.

The following card sets are permitted in Standard tournaments:

* Tenth Edition

* Coldsnap(tm)

* Time Spiral(tm)

* Planar Chaos(tm)

* Future Sight(tm)

* Lorwyn(tm)

* Morningtide(tm)

* Shadowmoor (Effective May 2, 2008)

* Eventide (Effective July 25, 2008)

There are currently no cards are banned in Standard tournaments.

126. Extended Format Deck Construction

Card sets are allowed in Extended tournaments as described in section 104.

The following card sets are permitted in Extended tournaments:

* Seventh Edition

* Eighth Edition

* Ninth Edition

* Tenth Edition

* Invasion(tm)

* Planeshift(tm)

* Apocalypse(tm)

* Odyssey(tm)

* Torment(R)

* Judgment(tm)

* Onslaught(tm)

* Legions(R)

* Scourge(tm)

* Mirrodin(R)

* Darksteel(R)

* Fifth Dawn(tm)

* Champions of Kamigawa(tm)

* Betrayers of Kamigawa(tm)

* Saviors of Kamigawa(tm)

* Ravnica: City of Guilds(tm)

* Guildpact(tm)

* Dissension(tm)

* Coldsnap(tm)

* Time Spiral(tm)

* Planar Chaos(tm)

* Future Sight(tm)

* Lorwyn(tm)

* Morningtide(tm) (Effective Feb. 1, 2008)

* Shadowmoor (tm) (Effective May 2, 2008)

The following cards are banned in Extended tournaments:

* AEther Vial

* Entomb

* Disciple of the Vault

* Skullclamp

(In the fall of 2008, following the release of the set codenamed "Rock", the following sets will be leaving the Extended Format: Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey, Torment, Judgment, Onslaught, Legions(tm), Scourge, and Seventh Edition.)

126. Extended Format Deck Construction

Card sets are allowed in Extended tournaments as described in section 104.

The following card sets are permitted in Extended tournaments:

* Seventh Edition

* Eighth Edition

* Ninth Edition

* Tenth Edition

* Invasion(tm)

* Planeshift(tm)

* Apocalypse(tm)

* Odyssey(tm)

* Torment(R)

* Judgment(tm)

* Onslaught(tm)

* Legions(R)

* Scourge(tm)

* Mirrodin(R)

* Darksteel(R)

* Fifth Dawn(tm)

* Champions of Kamigawa(tm)

* Betrayers of Kamigawa(tm)

* Saviors of Kamigawa(tm)

* Ravnica: City of Guilds(tm)

* Guildpact(tm)

* Dissension(tm)

* Coldsnap(tm)

* Time Spiral(tm)

* Planar Chaos(tm)

* Future Sight(tm)

* Lorwyn(tm)

* Morningtide(tm)

* Shadowmoor (tm) (Effective May 2, 2008)

* Eventide (tm) (Effective July 25, 2008)

The following cards are banned in Extended tournaments:

* AEther Vial

* Entomb

* Disciple of the Vault

* Skullclamp

(In the fall of 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.)

129. Block Format Deck Construction

The DCI sanctions a series of Constructed formats called Block formats. Each Block format consists of a maximum of three expansions (one large expansion and the two small expansions associated with it). New card sets are allowed in Block format tournaments as described in Section 104.

The DCI sanctions the following Block formats:

* Lorwyn(tm) Block* (Lorwyn, Morningtide— effective Feb 2, 2008)

* Effective May 2, 2008, the Shadowmoor set will become legal in this Block format, and the format name will change to the Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block format.

* Time Spiral Block (Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight)

* Ravnica(R) Block (Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension)

* Kamigawa(tm) 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(tm))

* Masques Block (Mercadian Masques(tm), Nemesis(R), Prophecy(tm))

* Urza Block (Urza's Saga(tm), Urza's Legacy(tm), Urza's Destiny(tm))

* Tempest(tm) Block (Tempest, Stronghold(tm), Exodus(tm))

* Mirage(tm) Block (Mirage, Visions(tm), Weatherlight(tm))

* Ice Age Block (Ice Age, Alliances, Coldsnap)

The following cards are banned in Block Constructed Tournaments:

* AEther Vial (Mirrodin Block)

* Ancient Den (Mirrodin Block)

* Arcbound Ravager (Mirrodin Block)

* Darksteel Citadel (Mirrodin Block)

* Disciple of the Vault (Mirrodin Block)

* Great Furnace (Mirrodin Block)

* Seat of the Synod (Mirrodin Block)

* Tree of Tales (Mirrodin Block)

* Vault of Whispers (Mirrodin Block)

* Skullclamp (Mirrodin Block)

* Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero (Masques Block)

* Rishadan Port (Masques Block)

* Gaea's Cradle (Urza Block)

* Memory Jar (Urza Block)

* Serra's Sanctum (Urza Block)

* Time Spiral (Urza Block)

* Tolarian Academy (Urza Block)

* Voltaic Key (Urza Block)

* Windfall (Urza Block)

* Cursed Scroll (Tempest Block)

* Squandered Resources (Mirage Block)

* Amulet of Quoz (Ice Age Block)

* Thawing Glaciers (Ice Age Block)

* Zuran Orb (Ice Age Block)

129. Block Format Deck Construction

The DCI sanctions a series of Constructed formats called Block formats. Each Block format consists of a maximum of three expansions (one large expansion and the two small expansions associated with it). New card sets are allowed in Block format tournaments as described in Section 104.

The DCI sanctions the following Block formats:

* Lorwyn(tm) Block* (Lorwyn, Morningtide)

* Effective May 2, 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(R) Block (Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension)

* Kamigawa(tm) 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(tm))

* Masques Block (Mercadian Masques(tm), Nemesis(R), Prophecy(tm))

* Urza Block (Urza's Saga(tm), Urza's Legacy(tm), Urza's Destiny(tm))

* Tempest(tm) Block (Tempest, Stronghold(tm), Exodus(tm))

* Mirage(tm) Block (Mirage, Visions(tm), Weatherlight(tm))

* Ice Age Block (Ice Age, Alliances, Coldsnap)

The following cards are banned in Block Constructed Tournaments:

* AEther Vial (Mirrodin Block)

* Ancient Den (Mirrodin Block)

* Arcbound Ravager (Mirrodin Block)

* Darksteel Citadel (Mirrodin Block)

* Disciple of the Vault (Mirrodin Block)

* Great Furnace (Mirrodin Block)

* Seat of the Synod (Mirrodin Block)

* Tree of Tales (Mirrodin Block)

* Vault of Whispers (Mirrodin Block)

* Skullclamp (Mirrodin Block)

* Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero (Masques Block)

* Rishadan Port (Masques Block)

* Gaea's Cradle (Urza Block)

* Memory Jar (Urza Block)

* Serra's Sanctum (Urza Block)

* Time Spiral (Urza Block)

* Tolarian Academy (Urza Block)

* Voltaic Key (Urza Block)

* Windfall (Urza Block)

* Cursed Scroll (Tempest Block)

* Squandered Resources (Mirage Block)

* Amulet of Quoz (Ice Age Block)

* Thawing Glaciers (Ice Age Block)

* Zuran Orb (Ice Age Block)