SEPTEMBER 2015 RULES - BANNED/RESTRICTED UPDATE
During the last three months, the format kept growing. We have been in contact with more and more communities, and we hope this will go on in the future.
👉 Individual card changes:
Sensei's divining top is now banned.
👉 Rules changes:
The Vancouver mulligan is now the legal mulligan in Dual Commander.
Over the last years, the partial mulligan has changed from being a tool that was used to have less games lost on the starting hand to a powerful engine used in some strategies to take an early lead.
During the last 3 months, we decided to test the Vancouver mulligan. It appears it still allows players to play real Magic: The Gathering games while not threatening the balance between decks and strategies. It seemed to be the optimal solution for the Dual Commander format.
Your feedback is welcome, as usual. While we read most of the forums out there, the best way to make yourself heard is by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page private messagery.
👉 Other changes:
👉 Don’t forget to check out our Current Lists page for a recap of all the currently banned cards.
These changes take effect on October 2nd, 2015.
The next announcement is expected to be on January 18th, 2016.
Until then, we wish you all many good games! :)
Further individual explanations:
The card was creating a lot of fuss because of its power and its impact on the games' durations. During those 6 month being unbanned, Top didn't seem to have any positive impact on the format, powering up decks that were already dominant decks. That's why Sensei's divining top is now banned.