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Banned Series

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Bologna, Italy Sun 07 July, 2024 - 12:30

Tournament Rules & Structure

This section contains all the information about the structure of the tournaments, the rules it will abide, and any special notes/restrictions set by the organiser.




The format of the tournament will be Premodern Banned Series, based on the Premodern format. General rules, and banned cards for Premodern can be found on
For detailed information about the tournament, allowed sets, and any extra rule and/or restriction, please read the Format section below.

Gold Border/Pro Tour Cards Yes

Gold Border/Pro Tour cards include cards from World Championship Decks, Community, and International Editions, and any other promo card that is still legal in the format.

Proxy Cards Yes

Proxy cards refer to any non-genuine or manufactured product, not originally produced by WotC.

Info & Structure

Important Dates and Registration

Registrations are now officially closed
Deck Upload Required

It is mandatory for all registered players to upload their deck info to play this tournament.

This tournament requires:
  • Deck list of cards only (No deck photo necessary!)

Instructions for deck upload will be sent by organizers via e-mail after registration. Deadline for submission : Sun 07 July 2024, 11:30

Tournament Rules, Format, and More

Format of the tournament

Premodern Banned Series

Premodern Banned Series format inspires from the video series published on YouTube by Andy Culpepper, Mike Arnold and crew. The idea of the format is pretty simple: choose one card from the Premodern banned list, and use it in your deck. All the other general rules of the Premodern format will similarly apply.

This format will additionally allow Gold Border Cards to be used plus up to 4 copies of only one single card from the Banned list.

Allowed Sets

The tournament will allow cards from the following sets (and reprints!)

Color Legend:
  • : Core
  • : Expansion
  • : Other

The following special/non-english sets are also allowed:
Foreign Black Border;  Rinascimento;  World Championship Decks 1997;  World Championship Decks 1998;  World Championship Decks 1999;  World Championship Decks 2000;  World Championship Decks 2001;  World Championship Decks 2002;  World Championship Decks 2003;  World Championship Decks 2004; 

Banned List

  • Amulet of Quoz
  • Balance
  • Brainstorm
  • Brainstorm
  • Bronze Tablet
  • Channel
  • Demonic Consultation
  • Earthcraft
  • Entomb
  • Entomb
  • Flash
  • Force of Will
  • Force of Will
  • Goblin Recruiter
  • Grim Monolith
  • Jeweled Bird
  • Land Tax
  • Mana Vault
  • Memory Jar
  • Mind's Desire
  • Mind Twist
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Necropotence
  • Rebirth
  • Strip Mine
  • Strip Mine
  • Strip Mine
  • Strip Mine
  • Tempest Efreet
  • Tendrils of Agony
  • Time Spiral
  • Timmerian Fiends
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Windfall
  • Worldgorger Dragon
  • Worldgorger Dragon
  • Yawgmoth's Bargain
  • Yawgmoth's Will

More details about Pairings


Pairings will be generated using SWISS Rules, considering a number of playable rounds determined by the total number of players.


  • 09 to 16 players = 4 rounds;
  • 17 to 32 players = 5 rounds;
  • 33 to 64 players = 6 rounds;
  • 65 to 128 players = 7 rounds;
  • 129+ = 8 rounds.

Top 16, 8, or 6 will be calculated, depending on the total number of players.

New rounds (and therefore pairings) will be played as soon as all players played theirs.

Each round will be 50 minutes


Tournament Prizes

Orcish Captain


The tournament will offer many prizes as cards, custom playmats, and M:TG Memorabilia... Prizes will be assigned to the top performing players under the most "chaotic" categories! We are holding lots of surprises for you!