November 1st, 2012

Magic The Gathering Old school: Format 93/94 in Toronto



MTG 93/94 started in Sweden and spread to North-America and in particular Toronto.

This format revives the soul of the game, the way it took over the world in the 90s. It is a bit slower and much less broken than what can be seen in Vintage.

Moreover it is an opportunity to play cards that we used to love such at Juzam Djin, Birds of Paradise, Vesuvan Doppelganger or other Shivan Dragon.

Legal Sets in 93-94 Constructed :


  Alpha	
  Beta	
  Unlimited	
  Arabian Nights
  Antiquities
  Legends
  The Dark


Restricted in 93-94 Constructed :


  Ancestral Recall
  Balance
  Black Lotus
  Black Vise
  Braingeyser
  Channel
  Chaos Orb
  Demonic Tutor
  Fork
  Library of Alexandria
  Maze of Ith
  Mind Twist
  Mirror Universe 
  Mishra's Workshop
  Mox Emerald,Jet,Pearl,Ruby,Sapphire
  Power Artifact 
  Recall
  Regrowth
  Shahrazad 
  Sol Ring
  Strip Mine
  Time Vault 
  Time Walk
  Timetwister
  Wheel of Fortune



Banned in 93-94 Constructed :



  All Ante cards.



Event 1 (November 7th, 2012)

On Wednesday, November 7th 2012 we re-enacted the MTG 1994 world championship final between ZAK DOLAN and BERTRAND LESTREE.



Here are the decks, pictures and reports of the event.

Event 2 (December 15th, 2012)

On December 15th, 2012 we gathered again to playtest several 93/94 deck.



Report and pictures are here.

Other Famous decks

Here are a few decks that have been played in Toronto:

URG Zoo (Worlds 2010 winner)





  CREATURES (15)                            ARTIFACTS (7) 
  4 Kird Ape                                2 Winter Orb
  3 Llanowar Elves                          1 Sol Ring 
  1 Birds of Paradise                       1 Mox Sapphire  
  4 Juggernaut                              1 Mox Emerald 
  3 Erhnam Djinn                            1 Mox Ruby 
                                            1 Black Lotus
  ENCHANTMENTS (3) 
  2 Control Magic                           LANDS (17) 
  1 Sylvan Library                          3 City of Brass 
                                            4 Taiga 
  SORCERIES (5)                             3 Tropical Island 
  4 Chain Lightning                         3 Mishra’s Factory
  1 Time Walk                               1 Strip Mine 
                                            3 Volcanic Island
  INSTANTS (13) 
  4 Lightning Bolt                          SIDEBOARD 
  4 Giant Growth                            4 Red Elemental Blast 
  4 Berserk                                 3 Blue Elemental Blast
  1 Ancestral Recall	                    3 Disenchant 
                                            4 Swords to Plowshares 
                                            1 Mox Pearl


White Winnie





  CREATURES (19)                  ARTIFACTS (5) 
  4 Tundra Wolves                 2 City in a Bottle
  4 Savannah Lions                1 Jalum Tome 
  4 White Knight                  1 Mox Pearl
  3 Benalish Hero                 1 Sol Ring
  2 Serra Angel 
  2 Preacher                      LANDS (17) 
                                  15 Plains 
  ENCHANTMENTS (7)                1 Strip Mine 
  4 Crusade                       1 Maze of Ith
  3 Land Tax

  SORCERIES (4) 
  3 Armageddon 
  1 Balance

  INSTANTS (8) 
  4 Disenchant 
  4 Swords to Plowshares	
   

MonoBlack





  CREATURES (15)                  ARTIFACTS (6) 
  4 Juzam Djin                    2 Disrupting Scepter
  4 Black Knight                  1 Nevinyrral's Disk
  4 Hypnotic Specter              1 Mox Jet
  2 Sengir Vampire                1 Sol Ring
  1 Royal Assasin                 1 Black Lotus
  
  ENCHANTMENTS (10)               LANDS (20) 
  3 Underworld Dreams             13 Swamp 
  2 Greed                         1 Strip Mine 
  1 Animate Dead                  1 Maze of Ith
  4 Unholy Strength               4 Mishra Factory
                                  1 Urborg
  SORCERIES (1) 
  1 Mind Twist 

  INSTANTS (10) 
  4 Dark Ritual
  4 Swords to Plowshares	
  2 Howl From Beyond
  

The Deck








Bonus: The Most Pimped version of "The deck" I have ever seen:



Too bad the Force Of Will make the deck illegal :P !


Aggresive Red/White





  CREATURES (12)                  INSTANTS (7)
  4 Savannah Lions                4 Lightning Bolt 
  3 White Knight                  3 Disenchant
  2 Thunder Spirit 
  2 Serra Angel                   ARTIFACTS (8) 
  1 Preacher                      3 Ankh of Mishra
                                  1 Mox Pearl 
  ENCHANTMENTS (4)                1 Mox Ruby 
  4 Land Tax                      1 Sol Ring 
                                  1 City in a Bottle 
  SORCERIES (11)                  1 Black Vise 
  3 Armageddon 
  4 Chain Lightning               LANDS (18) 
  2 Dust to Dust                  12 Plains 
  1 Wheel of Fortune              2 Mountain 
  1 Balance                       3 Plateau
                                  1 Strip Mine 



Erhnamgeddon





  CREATURES (18)          INSTANTS (7) 
  4 Erhnam Djinn          4 Swords to Plowshares 
  4 Elvish Archers        3 Disenchant 
  4 Birds of Paradise 
  4 Savannah Lions        ARTIFACTS (4)
  2 Serra Angel           1 Sol Ring 
                          1 Mox Emerald 
                          1 Mox Pearl 
  ENCHANTMENTS (4)        1 Black Lotus
  2 Sylvan Library 
  3 Land Tax              LANDS (21) 
                          1 Strip Mine 
  SORCERIES (6)           4 Savannah 
                          8 Forest 
  3 Armageddon            8 Plains
  1 Balance


Black Control






  CREATURES (13)                 ARTIFACTS (6) 
  4 Black Knight                 1 Black Lotus 
  4 Hypnotic Specter             1 Black Vise 
  4 Juzam Djinn                  1 Chaos Orb
  1 Sengir Vampire               1 Mox Jet 
                                 1 Nevinyrral’s Disk 
  ENCHANTMENTS (7)               1 Sol Ring 
  3 Greed 
  4 Underworld Dreams            LANDS (20) 
                                 1 Maze of Ith 
  SORCERIES (10)                 4 Mishra’s Factory 
  1 Demonic Tutor                1 Strip Mine 
  4 Drain Life                   13 Swamp 
  1 Mind Twist                   1 Urborg
  4 Sinkhole

  INSTANTS (4) 
  4 Dark Ritual


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Fabien Sanglard @2012