25 years ago today, the format that would become known as Vintage was created with the first mandatory Banned and Restricted List, midwifed by Beth Moursand.

To commemorate this special anniversary, I wrote a 10K word article in tribute, which I hope you enjoy!


PS, B&R List Facts from the end of the article:

Vintage Banned and Restricted List Facts:
• The current Vintage Banned and Restricted List is 46 cards. The smallest ever Restricted List was 16 cards. Not counting the initial restriction of Legends, the largest ever Restricted List was 54 cards, on January 1, 2004.
• There have been 96 restrictions, and 50 unrestrictions.
• There have been 39 changes to the Vintage Banned and Restricted List, not counting it’s initial formulation.
• The most cards ever restricted at a single time is a tie: 18, on October 1, 1999 and the inception of the list, January 25, 1994.
• The most cards ever unrestricted at a time is a tie: 5, on October 1, 1997, and September 20, 2008.

For episode 36, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) are joined by Erin Campbell (@OriginalOestrus) to talk about a bunch of fun Vintage topics including the importance of the community, the Vintage Super League, Dredge, and Two-Card Monte. She also helps us depart a little from our usual “discerning” food-and-drink discussion to a more “picky” angle.


Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:27 – Erin and the Vintage Community
33:20 – Preparing to Crush the VSL
40:28 – Nat Hate Drafts Onions
Full runtime – 1:03:53

We're also selling shirts, with multiple colors and styles to choose from. Last time (three years ago) we used the profits to upgrade mics and some of our live Magic streaming equipment!


  • T

    @desolutionist I was being sarcastic - as in every set seems to push blue even further over the top. I'm a notorious blue hater, so I'd never actually want to see that.

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  • K

    How about something basic like:
    Volcanic Mana Source
    Land - Island Mountain
    When ~this~ comes into play, target opponent draws a card (or scry 2 or 3?)
    T: Add U
    T: Add R

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  • @thewhitedragon69 said in What could replace the fetches/duals as a default mana base:

    @desolutionist No, you give it island so you can run it as a 1-of and fetch it. But only make it for blue, not the other colors. Because...blue.

    I don’t follow your logic. The point is to not play fetches.

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  • T

    @desolutionist No, you give it island so you can run it as a 1-of and fetch it. But only make it for blue, not the other colors. Because...blue.

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