3 Blocks in Standard!!!...

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by train, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. train The Wildcard!!!...

    As stated - This is major when it comes to sanctioned tourneys, as it allows for 3 blocks to be in play at one time!!!...

    So Odyssey, Onslaught, and Mirrodin will all be legal - until the 1st of November - when Odyssey rotates out!!!

    Now that's some interesting f'shizzle!!!...:eek: :D :cool:
  2. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker


    what the heck is that? Is D&D overflowing .\\:TG?
  3. train The Wildcard!!!...

    No... They've just been brainwashed by Hasbro, and their creative skeelz are a bit on the short end nowadays...:p
  4. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    still sounds like D&D is dipping its oar in the water.... :rolleyes:
  5. Zero T Katama Silver Shadow Guardian

    One would think that they would change the rotation as well, so that Odyssey rotates out when Mirrodin rotates in at the new date.
  6. EricBess Active Member

    I'd have to check, train, but I think that the policy is that "block X" rotates out at the same time "block Z" rotates in, not based on the first of the month like the rotate in is.
  7. train The Wildcard!!!...

    That could be right...

    I just remember all of it being set in "dates..." and they made no mention of the changing of the rotate in date...

    of course - if it is as Eric says, then X rotates out when Y rotates in...:rolleyes:

    Well... Here's to hoping!...;) :cool:
  8. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    Yeah, that'd be a fun 10 days :rolleyes:
  9. Ferret CPA Founder, Slacker

    I don't even want to think about D&D right now....

    ...my DM has finally gotten all the primary source books for 3rd Edition (along w/ many third party products) and they're about to release version 3.5 which means MORE NEW SOURCEBOOKS that everyone will have to buy featuring more rule changes that no one will ever quite fully understand!


    "I love Hasbro..."
  10. Reverend Love New Member


    More Blocks in Standard...YES! That's fantastic! Do any of you have ANY clue as to what kind of mind boggling effects this is going to have! That means we'll see Tog tweaked...again. Sligh tweaked...again...U/G Madness tweaked...again. MBC tweaked...again. Because heaven forbid we play with something of our OWN design.

  11. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    RL: yay! not.

    Ferret: they should have some service to email them to ya...

    Thal: yea, whoohoo! 10 day break!
  12. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Here are the relevant rules according to the 02/03 DCI M:TG Floor Rules(03/04 Floor rules have not been released):

    104. New Releases
    The following card sets are scheduled to release during the 2002–2003 tournament season: Onslaught™, Legions™, and the second small expansion of the Onslaught block.

    They become legal in Constructed on the following days:
    · Onslaught November 1, 2002
    · Legions March 1, 2003
    · Second small expansion
    of Onslaught block July 1, 2003

    These dates are subject to change. Any changes will be announced via an official DCI announcement that can be found at thedci.com.

    New card sets are allowed in Limited play as soon as they’re released, including before their public releases in the case of Prerelease tournaments. For updates, please check thedci.com.

    125. Standard-Format Deck Construction

    The following card sets are permitted in Standard tournaments:
    · Seventh Edition™
    · Invasion™ (until October 31, 2002)
    · Planeshift™ (until October 31, 2002)
    · Apocalypse™ (until October 31, 2002)
    · Odyssey™
    · Torment™
    · Judgment ™
    · Onslaught (effective November 1, 2002)
    · Legions (effective March 1, 2003)
    · Second small expansion in Onslaught block (effective July 1, 2003)

    Card sets rotate into the Standard environment on the specific dates noted in section 104. Card sets rotate out of Standard, however, in blocks. A given large expansion and its two small expansions—essentially a year of Magic expansions—enter Standard play as a new block when the large expansion rotates into the environment.

    Example: The Invasion block rotated into the Standard environment when the Invasion set became legal for play. The Planeshift and Apocalypse sets are Invasion block expansions and are legal in Standard. The Invasion, Planeshift, and Apocalypse sets will rotate out of Standard together when the next large expansion after Odyssey (Onslaught) enters play on November 1, 2002 (two years after the Invasion set was introduced to the environment).

    There are no cards currently banned in Standard.

    Unless the DCI has made another announcement elsewhere, the Odyssey block rotates out 2 years after it is introduced into the environment... Though I wouldn't be surprised if they cut it short... I jus thope they leave it in for the miniscule 10 days... ;) :cool:
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I think they're going to make another announcement if they haven't already and the dates will change to match the 20th of the month. So I think only 2 blocks will be legal at any given time.

    So why'd they change it to the 20th anyway?
  14. train The Wildcard!!!...

    The 2 blocks legal at a time is what we're used to - but wouldn't it be neat to have 3?!...;) :D

    As for the changing of it - I think it is to make the sets useable sooner...

    I know I got tired of waiting to use the NEW, BIGGER, and BETTER cards...:rolleyes: ;) :D
  15. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    ...if the third early block is Odyssey. Invasion, or MM, or Onslaught on the other end, would be better for this than Odyssey.

    But there are powerful decks based on cards from Onslaught and it would just be stupid if they won tournaments while people are supposed to be exploring new cards.

    And if Mirrodin helps blue in some constructive way...
  16. train The Wildcard!!!...

    But Mirrodin won't be helping Blue...

    "Isn't that right WOTC?!!!...";) :D :cool:
  17. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    WotC, you hatin' on us blue people? :cool:

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  18. Reverend Love New Member

    ...quite yer moan'n! Why I remember back in the day when green was complete oink! White was the only color viable to be played solo and people still played ante! Then the great Depression known as Homelands struck and ALL colors sucked oink.
  19. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    That's funny, 'cause one of the more worthy cards from Homelands was Autumn Willow... ;)

    I'm not saying that she helped out all the colors overall (although she was in the world champion or semi-champion deck that year), but she was green which was the first color you mentioned :)
  20. train The Wildcard!!!...


    It just doesn't get any better...

    "Unless they swamp, rit, diabolic edict...":rolleyes: :p

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