All regular Magic the Gathering rules apply. This especially means „no manaburn“ and „regular mulligan rules“.
The Dark (eng/ita)
Reprints of the legal sets if they have the original artwork from the following sets:
International Collector’s Edition
Foreign Unlimited Edition (Usually referred to as FWB)
Foreign Limited Edition (Usually referred to as FBB)
Renaissance (and Rinascimento)
Banned/Restricted cards Update (November 2018):
With the feedback collected at JK Series Autumn, Maze of Ith, Mishra’s Workshop and Shahrazad are no longer restricted.
Fallen Empires with 4 Hymn to Tourach stay legal. 4 Strip Mine stay legal. Reprints from 5th and Timespiral are now tolerated, if they have the original artwork.
The next update will happen after the Alpha Castle event in February.
Restricted (Limited to 1):
Library of Alexandria
Maze of Ith (no longer restricted November 2018)
Mishra’s Workshop (no longer restricted November 2018)
Shahrazad (no longer restricted November 2018)
Wheel of Fortune
Banned (All ante-cards):
Contract from Below
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.
Falling Star (2R)
Choose up to two different creatures. For each chosen creature, flip Falling Star onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Falling Star turns over completely at least once during the flip, and touches the chosen creature, Falling Star deals 3 damages to this creature.
Tap each creature that has been dealt damage this way.
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. The rules from Eternal Central were the basis for this ruleset.
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 email@example.com and I post it here.
Old School Meetup Frankfurt
Wednesday (every week!)
from 6 PM
Eschersheimer Landstr 267
in JK Event Store
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I post it here.
Coverage of previous JK Rules Old School events
Old School Tournament at JK Series Winter (follows soon!)
Old School at Castle Frankenstein „Alpha Castle“ (February 2019)