September 1 2008 DCI Banned and Restricted List Announcement

Posted in Feature on September 1, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Announcement Date: September 1, 2008
Effective Date: September 20, 2008
Magic Online Effective Date: September 17, 2008

Extended
Sensei's Divining Top is banned

Legacy
Time Vault is banned*

Vintage
Time Vault is restricted*
Chrome Mox is no longer restricted
Dream Halls is no longer restricted
Mox Diamond is no longer restricted
Personal Tutor is no longer restricted
Time Spiral is no longer restricted

*Time Vault's power-level errata will be removed in conjunction with the next Oracle update on September 26. The Update Bulletin on September 24 will contain Time Vault's new Oracle text and an explanation of the change.

Standard, Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed
No changes

Magic Online Formats

Vanguard Avatar Rotation
Each Vanguard avatar will now be available only for play formats in which its corresponding card is legal, disregarding Banned and Restricted Lists. The exception is the basic avatars that come with the Magic Online client, which will remain legal in all formats.

Players can still use any avatars they own to represent them in games that don’t use the Vanguard rules.

Online Classic
(and Vanguard Classic)
Imperial Seal is restricted
Mana Crypt is restricted

100 Card Singleton
Grindstone is banned**
Lion's Eye Diamond is banned
Protean Hulk is banned
Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant is no longer banned
Test of Endurance is no longer banned

**Grindstone is not currently available online but is being preemptively banned.

Freeform, Prismatic Singleton, Tribal Wars Classic, Tribal Wars Standard
No changes

For an explanation of this announcement, read the Latest Developments column on Friday, September 5. For the complete list of all banned and restricted cards by format, click here.

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