Contract from Below. One of the cards in the banned list.

Banned and Restricted List

From the beginning, our aim with the Old Frame Vintage format has been to keep things as close to where they were back in 2003 (with the exception of using the current Magic: the Gathering in-game rules). I’m sure this banned and restricted list will look familiar.

RESTRICTED CARDS

BANNED CARDS

Banned and Restricted Cards in Text Format

In case you want to copy and paste quickly the lists of banned and restricted cards in the Old Frame Vintage format, here they are, in text format:

Restricted

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Balance
  • Black Lotus
  • Channel
  • Demonic Consultation
  • Demonic Tutor
  • Enlightened Tutor
  • Fact or Fiction
  • Fastbond
  • Flash
  • Frantic Search
  • Grim Monolith
  • Gush
  • Imperial Seal
  • Lion’s Eye Diamond
  • Lotus Petal
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Vault
  • Memory Jar
  • Merchant Scroll
  • Mind Twist
  • Mind’s Desire
  • Mox Diamond
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Necropotence
  • Regrowth
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Time Spiral
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Timetwister
  • Tinker
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Voltaic Key
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Windfall
  • Yawgmoth’s Bargain
  • Yawgmoth’s Will

Banned

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

Changes in the Banned and Restricted Lists

Since the oficial creation of the Old Frame Vintage format back in early 2020, there have been changes in the Banned and Restricted lists.

In order to understand the evolution of the format and keep track of different archetypes, it’s a good idea to have a log of the changes and when they were performed. So here it is:

  • October 20, 2020. Black Vise, Braingeyser, Crop Rotation, Doomsday, Dream Halls, Earthcraft, Entomb, Fork, Mind over Matter and Stroke of Genius are unrestricted.
  • January 17, 2021. Merchant Scroll enters the restricted list.
  • August 28, 2021. Cards from Portal, Portal Second Age, Portal Three Kingdoms and Starter 1999 are now legal.