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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Grim Tidings #8.5: 5-Color Reborn!!!!

(Contributed by John Kozlowski)

Well that didn't take long! Within five short days, the 5-Color world has been shaken to its core, and a brand new format has been re-launched! All I can say is that I'm stunned. I truly thought the beuracracy of a Ruling Council would necessitate a vote and months of debate and inaction. Instead, Jeremy Bush, aka Zombor, aka 5CRC Chairman relaunches a new website with a new deck size, color requirements, and new B&R!

This will take a little bit of time to fully digest and figure out, but basically here's the new format rules:

Minimum deck size and color requirements:
300 cards minimum.
No more than four of any card (except basic lands). Banned and restricted lists do apply.
At least twenty five (25) cards of each color are required. Multicolored cards count toward any one of that card's colors.
Proxies are allowed for any number of cards in a deck.

Banned & Restricted (2009/7)
Banned (Only 9 cards!)

Battle of Wits
Bringer Of The Black Dawn
Holistic Wisdom
Insidious Dreams
Panoptic Mirror
Parallel Thoughts
Phyrexian Portal
Shahrazad
Sundering Titan

Restricted
Academy Rector
All Sun's Dawn
Ancestral Recall
Balance
Black Lotus
Chaos Orb
Crop Rotation
Crucible of Worlds
Cruel Tutor
Demonic Consultation
Demonic Tutor
Divining Witch
Enlightened Tutor
Eternal Witness
Fabricate
Fastbond
Gamble
Gifts Ungiven (No longer banned!)
Grim Tutor
Hermit Druid
Imperial Seal (No longer banned!)
Intuition (No longer banned!)
Isochron Scepter
Library of Alexandria
Mana Crypt
Mana Vault
Merchant Scroll
Mox Crystal
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mystical Tutor (No longer banned!)
Nostalgic Dreams
Oath of Druids (No longer banned!)
Personal Tutor
Regrowth (Restricted again!)
Sol Ring
Strip Mine
Survival of the Fittest (No longer banned!)
Sylvan Scrying
Time Spiral
Timetwister
Time Vault
Time Walk (No longer banned!)
Tinker (No longer banned!)
Tolarian Academy
Transmute Artifact
Vampiric Tutor (No longer banned!)
Weathered Wayfarer
Wheel of Fortune
Wild Research (No longer banned!)
Windfall
Yawgmoth's Bargain (No longer banned!)
Yawgmoth's Will (No longer banned!)

More to come soon, but needless to say, I'm pretty excited!

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