Hm, I'm curious where you got that quote. Gatherer ruling doesn't use that wording and I assume the reason is because one could totally have snow basics in, for instance, Modern Horizons Limited events. Saying that they're banned would mean that people can't play them even if they're in their card pools, which isn't the intent. The text of the ruling is...SEALTEAMBILL said:BTW Snow-Covered lands in this format are basic lands.MTG 10/1/2008
" effects that Target non basic lands cannot Target snow lands"
They are banned in Limited events as of 2008.
Anyway, Snow-Covered Island, attack Mooseman with Shadowmage Infiltrator. Responses?In Limited events, you can’t add basic snow lands to your deck from outside your card pool. You may add only lands named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest, as normal.
It never hurts to check! But yeah, the ruling on snow basics in Limited formats probably came up around that time because game stores would have land stations with basics to use in Sealed Deck and Booster Draft events. Some old snow basics from Coldsnap and Ice Age made into those big stacks of cards at most stores, and then it would matter if someone was supposed to choose a card name or something. It messes with game balance if some players get functionally identical basics with different names, so WotC spelled it out that snow basics weren't allowed to be brought into those decks when basic lands were being added. I'm actually kinda surprised that it took until 2008, actually!I found the snow land stuff online (gatherer.wizards.com) old site 2008 I been using it for buying cards for my collection.
Mooseman man knows a lot technical rules cuz he used to be an official judge. I'm just a player out of the loop. I haven't played for years I've been taking care of a mother with Alzheimer's she passed away four years ago so I thought I'd get back into it and then it's damn Covid-19 has fuked everything up. Sorry if I used incorrect information. I'll ask next time.
Yep. I don't think I have any snow non-basics in this deck, but I have used them on occasion.BTW - there are snow basic lands and snow non-basic lands.
Basic Snow Land — Mountain is a basic land
Frostwalk Bastion Snow Land is not a basic land
Effects that Target non basic lands cannot Target snow basic lands
Yep. Only weekdays I haven't worked all year have been holidays. I need a vacation, but there hasn't been much point in taking one, what with everything shut down. Might finally try to do that soon.Not working from home? You must be essential.