Frequently Asked Questions

Is mana fix not a problem in this format?

Actually not because the format is slow. Even if the duals are restricted it is not a problem at all for a deck with 2 or even 3 colors. Running 4 or 5 colors might be more of a challenge. Common cards for mana fix that basically everyone is playing: City of Brass, Fellwar Stone and applicable dual lands. Other possible candidates: Birds of Paradise, Land Tax, Elves of Deep Shadow and Untamed Wilds.

Why no point for Chaos Orb?

Because it's one of the very few cards which can destroy enchantments. There are only about ~6 cards that can deal with enchantments (Disenchant, Tranquility, Desert Twister, Nev Disk, Boomerang, Orb… and in some corner cases, other Enchant Worlds....) and that’s why we are still allowing Chaos Orb to be played in all decks. Also, the card is fun to play (literally speaking) and that’s something cool and quite unique to OldSchool formats only. The card was discussed along with Guardian Beast. For the moment we decided to leave it as-is.

Why does Karakas has a point?

We understand that Karakas is awesome in Legends theme decks but Karakas as a no-brainer auto-include in all decks playing some amount of white (Blood Moon is almost not existing in this format and Karakas is better than Plains) - and that is a huge concern to us as then Legends theme decks would not be able to exist anymore.

Can you steal the Chaos Orb when it is activated using Alladin or Scarwood Bandits?

Yes! You can't sacrifice a permanent that you don't control and you can't flip it either and the ability doesn't resolve. The owner of the Aladdin or Scarwood Bandits would keep the Chaos Orb tapped and could activate it the next turn.

Can Forcefield be used to sink mana to prevent mana burn even if no creature is attacking?

Yes. Left side of the colon is the requirement and right side of the colon is what happens. Similar situation with Ring of Renewal in which discarding a card is not part of the requirement and does not need to be done if you have no cards in hand. Circle of Protections can be used in the same way to sink mana.

Who is running this format?

The admin crew conists of:

  • Thomas Ribet, France
  • Luis, Spain
  • Erik Östman, Sweden
  • David McKinven, UK
  • Mikl Fi, France
  • Rich Arevalo, USA

They are the ones that decides the point system and so forth.

Why 7 points specifically and not a different number? How did you initially choose which cards would have points and how many?

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Other Questions:

We refer to this excellent Old School Rules FAQ written by Scott Latham.




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