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Vintage (Magic: The Gathering)

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Vintage is an official tournament format in the collectable card game called Magic: The Gathering, by Wizards of the Coast. It is one of the two eternal formats, that allows players to use cards of all the published sets (excluding cards with a deviant backside). In contrast to Legacy, Vintage does not ban all cards that are considered broken. While a few of these cards are banned, most are merely restricted to a single copy.

The Vintage format allows players to compete without the need to continuously buy new cards, and to use some rare, expensive cards that are not allowed in other formats.

Vintage is a constructed format, which means that players build a deck from their own card collection that must contain at least 60 cards, and may have a sideboard of exactly 15 cards.

Banned list

The following cards are banned from Vintage decks (July 1, 2009).

  • Amulet of Quoz
  • Bronze Tablet
  • Chaos Orb
  • Contract from Below
  • Darkpact
  • Demonic Attorney
  • Falling Star
  • Jeweled Bird
  • Rebirth
  • Shahrazad
  • Tempest Efreet
  • Timmerian Fiends

Restricted list

Of the following cards, only one copy can be included in a Vintage deck (July 1, 2009).

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Balance
  • Black Lotus
  • Brainstorm
  • Burning Wish
  • Channel
  • Demonic Consultation
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Fact or Fiction
  • Fastbond
  • Flash
  • Frantic Search
  • Gifts Ungiven
  • 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
  • Thirst for Knowledge
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Timetwister
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Trinisphere
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Windfall
  • Yawgmoth’s Bargain
  • Yawgmoth’s Will

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