Rules for 7pts Singleton 93/94 Old School MTG

Old School is a great way to play Magic (what is Old School Magic?) and 7pts Singleton is an amazing way to play Old School with diverse affordable deck-building and balanced gameplay.

Deck Building Rules:

  • All cards except basic lands are restricted.
  • No sideboard and a deck must have exactly 60 cards.
  • Only the ante cards are banned.
  • To balance the format a deck can have a maximum of 7 points worth of powerful cards. See the above image or the below list in text form of the point cost of cards.

4 points:

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Sol Ring

3 points:

  • Braingeyser
  • Disintegrate
  • Fireball
  • Armageddon
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Mind Twist
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Black Lotus

2 points:

  • Control Magic
  • Time Walk
  • Balance
  • Land Tax
  • Moat
  • The Abyss
  • Black Vise
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Jet

1 point:

  • Mana Drain
  • Recall
  • Steal Artifact
  • Timetwister
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Earthquake
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Dark Ritual
  • Hymn to Tourach
  • Karakas
  • Maze of Ith
  • Mishra’s Workshop
  • Icy Manipulator
  • Mana Vault
  • Triskelion
  • Winter Orb
  • Regrowth
  • Sylvan Library

93/94 Legal sets & Reprints:

  • Alpha, Beta, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Fallen Empire and the following 3 promo cards dated 1994: Arena, Sewers of Estark and Nalathni Dragon.
  • All reprints with original artworks are allowed including Unlimited, IE/CE, Revised, Renaissance, 4th edition, 5th edition, ... Promos, Gold borders championship, Time Spiral, ...
  • All languages are allowed.
  • Proxies are allowed. We encourage the use of easily recognisable proxies as long as they are undetectable under sleeves and are easily recognizable and nicely made, but no counterfeits! Only exception being the annual World Championship (because of store policy).

MTG Rules:

  • Modern MTG rules apply including the London mulligan (ie: you draw 7 and put X cards underneath your library where X is equal to the number of times you've mulliganed).
  • Mana Burn applies (note: Mana Burn is a loss of life, not damage.)
  • No draws: after 50 minutes if there was a tied match, the tie breaker will be a sudden death Chaos Orb flipping contest.

Card Errata:

Ring of Ma’ruf:

Can go fetch any card that you own from exile or any card from outside the game that is not already included in your deck. This new card can break the 7 points limit.

Falling Star:

Can be flipped onto up to 2 creatures of your choice (you only flip once).

Chaos Orb:

Can be flipped onto up to 1 non-token permanent of your choice (can be destroyed or bounced in response to its activation).

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