JK Old School

The rules

All regular Magic the Gathering rules apply. This especially means „no manaburn“ and „regular mulligan rules“.

Legal Sets:

Arabian Nights
Legends (eng/ita)
The Dark (eng/ita)
Fallen Empires

4th Edition
International Collector’s Edition
Collector’s Edition
Revised Edition
Foreign Unlimited Edition (Usually referred to as FWB)
Foreign Limited Edition (Usually referred to as FBB)
Renaissance (and Rinascimento)


Banned/Restricted cards Update:

With the feedback collected at JK Series Summer, Strip Mine will be unrestricted. Fallen Empires stays legal.
The next update will happen in October. (Possible changes: allow Book cards/Promos, restrict Hymn to Tourach, unrestrict Maze of Ith & Mishra’s Workshop & Shahrazad)

Banned/Restricted cards:

Restricted (Limited to 1):
Ancestral Recall
Black Lotus
Chaos Orb
Demonic Tutor
Library of Alexandria
Mana Drain
Maze of Ith
Mind Twist
Mishra’s Workshop
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Time Vault
Time Walk
Wheel of Fortune

Banned (All ante-cards):
Bronze Tablet
Contract from Below
Demonic Attorney
Jeweled Bird
Tempest Efreet


Chaos Orb Errata:

Chaos Orb (2)
1, Tap: Choose a nontoken permanent on the battlefield. If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, and touches the chosen permanent, destroy that permanent. Then destroy Chaos Orb.


The reasons:

Allowing several (cheaper) reprints of the legal cards allows more players to participate in the events, it allows the community to grow. While „pimp“ is enjoyable for the involved players, JK-Entertainment doesn’t want to make its Old School events an exclusive club. The goal is to enable more players to have fun playing with all those old cards they used when they started to play.

Fallen Empires allows a bigger variety of decks to be played. We recognize the imbalance Hymn to Tourach causes for the classic 93/94 control decks, but that only diversifies the format.



Old School events using JK Rules

You run an event using JK Rules ? Let me know at philipb@jk-entertainment.de and I post it here.

Old School Meetup Frankfurt

Wednesday (every week!)
from 6 PM
in JK-Store
Eschersheimer Landstr 267
60320 Frankfurt/Main


Eternal Saturday September 1st

Saturday, September 1st
in JK Event Store
Gwinnerstr 36
60388 Frankfurt/Main

Eternal Saturday September 22nd

Saturday, September 22nd
in JK Event Store
Gwinnerstr 36
60388 Frankfurt/Main

JK Series Autumn (Mid November 2018)
at JK Event Store, Gwinnerstr 36 in Frankfurt/Main


JK Series Spring (Beginning of January 2019)
at Bürgerhaus Bischofsheim in Maintal near Hanau


Castle Frankenstein Castle Tour (Sunday, February 10th, 2019)

at Castle Frankenstein near Frankfurt/Main, Germany featuring
a guided tour through the castle,
a feast (2 course menu),
and unique prizes: Alpha Castle framed with signatures of all participants on the frame, 3 altered beta castles, many other knightly or frankenstein’y cards.

You run an event using JK Rules ? Mail me know at philipb@jk-entertainment.de and I post it here.

Coverage of previous JK Rules Old School events

Old School Tournament at JK Series Spring (March 2018)

Old School Tournaments at JK Series Summer (June 2018)