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Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules Changes

2009-01-01 to 2009-04-01

General changes

Old rule (2009-01-01) New rule (2009-04-01)

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:

* Conflux(tm) Limited and constructed formats: February 6, 2009

* Alara Reborn(tm) Limited and constructed formats: April 30, 2009

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 2009. They become tournament legal for DCI-sanctioned tournaments on the dates listed:

* Alara Reborn(tm) Limited and constructed formats: April 30, 2009

* Magic 2010(tm) Limited and constructed formats: July 17, 2009

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.

112. Match Time Limits

The required minimum time limit for any match is 40 minutes.

The following time limits are recommended for each round of a tournament:

* Constructed and Limited tournaments—50 minutes

* Single-elimination quarterfinal or semifinal matches—90 minutes

* Single-elimination final matches—no time limit

The following time limits are recommended for Limited tournaments:

* Sealed Deck—20 minutes for deck registration and 30 minutes for deck construction

* Draft—30 minutes for deck registration and construction

* Team Sealed Deck—20 minutes for deck registration and 60 minutes for deck construction

* Team Draft—30 minutes for deck construction and registration

* Multiplayer Draft—40 minutes for deck construction and registration

Magic Premier Events may have different time limits. These time limits can be found in the event or event series Fact Sheet. Fact Sheets are located in the MagicTheGathering.com Tournament Center: www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/tournamentcenter.

112. Match Time Limits

The required minimum time limit for any match is 40 minutes.

The following time limits are recommended for each round of a tournament:

* Constructed and Limited tournaments—50 minutes

* Single-elimination quarterfinal or semifinal matches—90 minutes

* Single-elimination final matches—no time limit

The following time limits are recommended for Limited tournaments:

* Sealed Deck—20 minutes for deck registration and 30 minutes for deck construction

* Draft—30 minutes for deck registration and construction

* Team Sealed Deck—20 minutes for deck registration and 60 minutes for deck construction

* Team Draft—30 minutes for deck construction and registration

* Multiplayer Draft—40 minutes for deck construction and registration

Magic Premier Events may have different time limits. These time limits can be found in the event or event series Fact Sheet. Fact Sheets are located in the MagicTheGathering.com Tournament and Events page: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Events.aspx.

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

* Lorwyn(tm)

* Morningtide(tm)

* Shadowmoor(tm)

* Eventide(tm)

* Shards of Alara(tm)

* Conflux (Effective February 6, 2009)

* Arara Reborn (Effective April 30, 2009)

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 (Until July 17, 2009)

* Lorwyn(tm)

* Morningtide(tm)

* Shadowmoor(tm)

* Eventide(tm)

* Shards of Alara(tm)

* Conflux

* Arara Reborn (Effective April 30, 2009)

* Magic 2010 (Effective July 17, 2009)

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:

* Eighth Edition

* Ninth Edition

* Tenth Edition

* 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)

* Eventide (tm)

* Shards of Alara

* Conflux (Effective February 6, 2009)

* Alara Reborn (Effective April 30, 2009)

The following cards are banned in Extended tournaments:

* AEther Vial

* Disciple of the Vault

* Sensei's Divining Top

* Skullclamp

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:

* Eighth Edition

* Ninth Edition

* Tenth Edition

* 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)

* Eventide (tm)

* Shards of Alara(tm)

* Conflux

* Alara Reborn (Effective April 30, 2009)

* Magic 2010 (Effective July 17, 2009)

The following cards are banned in Extended tournaments:

* AEther Vial

* Disciple of the Vault

* Sensei's Divining Top

* Skullclamp

127. Vintage Format Deck Construction

Vintage decks may consist of cards from all Magic card sets, any extension of the core set, and all promotional cards released by Wizards of the Coast, with exceptions listed below. Card sets are allowed in Vintage tournaments as described in section 104.

The following cards are banned in Vintage tournaments:

* Any ante card

* Chaos Orb

* Falling Star

* Shahrazad

The following cards are restricted in Vintage tournaments (only one copy of a restricted card may be used in a Vintage deck, including sideboard):

* Ancestral Recall

* Balance

* Black Lotus

* Brainstorm

* Burning Wish

* Channel

* Crop Rotation

* Demonic Consultation

* Demonic Tutor

* Enlightened Tutor

* Entomb

* Fact or Fiction

* Fastbond

* Flash

* Frantic Search

* Gifts Ungiven

* Grim Monolith

* Gush

* Imperial Seal

* Library of Alexandria

* Lion's Eye Diamond

* Lotus Petal

* Mana Crypt

* Mana Vault

* Memory Jar

* Merchant Scroll

* Mind's Desire

* Mox Emerald

* Mox Jet

* Mox Pearl

* Mox Ruby

* Mox Sapphire

* Mystical Tutor

* Necropotence

* Ponder

* Regrowth

* Sol Ring

* Strip Mine

* Time Vault

* Time Walk

* Timetwister

* Tinker

* Tolarian Academy

* Trinisphere

* Vampiric Tutor

* Wheel of Fortune

* Windfall

* Yawgmoth's Bargain

* Yawgmoth's Will

127. Vintage Format Deck Construction

Vintage decks may consist of cards from all Magic card sets, any extension of the core set, and all promotional cards released by Wizards of the Coast, with exceptions listed below. Card sets are allowed in Vintage tournaments as described in section 104.

The following cards are banned in Vintage tournaments:

* Amulet of Quoz

* Bronze Tablet

* Chaos Orb

* Contract from Below

* Darkpact

* Demonic Attorney

* Falling Star

* Jeweled Bird

* Rebirth

* Shahrazad

* Tempest Efreet

* Timmerian Fiends

The following cards are restricted in Vintage tournaments (only one copy of a restricted card may be used in a Vintage deck, including sideboard):

* Ancestral Recall

* Balance

* Black Lotus

* Brainstorm

* Burning Wish

* Channel

* Crop Rotation

* Demonic Consultation

* Demonic Tutor

* Enlightened Tutor

* Entomb

* Fact or Fiction

* Fastbond

* Flash

* Frantic Search

* Gifts Ungiven

* Grim Monolith

* Gush

* Imperial Seal

* Library of Alexandria

* Lion's Eye Diamond

* Lotus Petal

* Mana Crypt

* Mana Vault

* Memory Jar

* Merchant Scroll

* Mind's Desire

* Mox Emerald

* Mox Jet

* Mox Pearl

* Mox Ruby

* Mox Sapphire

* Mystical Tutor

* Necropotence

* Ponder

* Regrowth

* Sol Ring

* Strip Mine

* Time Vault

* Time Walk

* Timetwister

* Tinker

* Tolarian Academy

* Trinisphere

* Vampiric Tutor

* Wheel of Fortune

* Windfall

* Yawgmoth's Bargain

* Yawgmoth's Will

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:

* Shards of Alara Block (Shards of Alara, Conflux [effective February 6, 2009], Alara Reborn [effective April 30, 2009])

* Lorwyn-Shadowmoor(tm) Block (Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, Eventide)

* 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:

* Shards of Alara Block (Shards of Alara, Conflux, Alara Reborn [effective April 30, 2009])

* Lorwyn-Shadowmoor(tm) Block (Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, Eventide)

* 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)