Old Frame Legacy

Deck Construction Rules

  • Cards per deck: At least 60 plus a 15 cards sideboard.
  • Allowed sets: Alpha, Beta, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Fallen Empires, Harper Prism Book Promos, Ice Age, Homelands, Alliances, Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight, Portal, Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus, Portal Second Age, Urza’s Saga, Urza’s Legacy, Urza’s Destiny, Portal Three Kingdoms, Starter 1999, Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, Prophecy, Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse, Odyssey, Torment, Judgment, Onslaught, Legions, and Scourge (every Old Frame set except Unglued).
  • Reprint rules: All regular-sized reprints done by Wizards of the Coast with art that existed by Scourge and that use the Old Frame (Alpha to Scourge) are allowed, including those that were not originally tournament-legal (Collectors’ Edition, International Edition, 30th Anniversary Edition, and gold-bordered Pro Tour and World Championship cards). Organizers may at their discretion also allow the use of Modern frame cards and Old Frame reprints with art that did not exist by Scourge.


Contemporary rules and errata are followed.

Banned and Restricted Cards

  • Banned: Amulet of Quoz, Ancestral Recall, Balance, Bazaar of Baghdad, Black Lotus, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Chaos Orb, Contract from Below, Darkpact, Demonic Attorney, Demonic Consultation, Demonic Tutor, Earthcraft, Falling Star, Flash, Frantic Search, Goblin Recruiter, Grim Monolith, Gush, Imperial Seal, Jeweled Bird, Library of Alexandria, Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Mana Vault, Memory Jar, Mind Twist, Mind’s Desire, Mishra’s Workshop, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Necropotence, Rebirth, Shahrazad, Sol Ring, Strip Mine, Tempest Efreet, Time Vault, Time Walk, Timetwister, Timmerian Fiends, Tolarian Academy, Vampiric Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Yawgmoth’s Bargain, Yawgmoth’s Will.
  • Restricted: No cards are restricted.

Michael Arnold’s winning deck at the XV Online Old Frame League.

Changes in the Banned and Restricted Lists

  • May 26, 2024Goblin Recruiter is banned.