Swedish OS Rules

In the Netherlands most tournaments are played using the Swedish rules and B&R list. However the reprint policy used varies a lot. From 100% Swedish Legal (Raging Bull Series) till even ICE/CE allowed at the Uthden Troll Cup. This variety makes sure there is something for everyone but it also means you always need to check out what the rules are at the tournament you’re playing.

On this website when it’s not mentioned you can assume Swedish rules are being applied but we encourage all variants of Old School and any reprint policy (as long as the cards are same art same frame).

Checkout Magnus’s blog for the latest B&R list http://oldschool-mtg.blogspot.com/p/banrestriction.html

Legal sets:

Arabian Nights
The Dark

Restricted in Oldschool:

Ancestral Recall
Black Lotus
Chaos Orb
Contract from Below*
Demonic Tutor
Library of Alexandria
Mana Drain
Mind Twist
Mishra’s Workshop
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Sol Ring
Strip Mine
Tempest Efreet*
Time Walk
Wheel of Fortune

*Note that ante-cards are banned unless the tournament/game is played for Ante.

Banned in Oldschool:

(The ante-cards are banned unless the tournament/game is played for ante)
Bronze Tablet
Contract from Below
Demonic Attorney
Jeweled Bird
Tempest Efreet


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 any number of non-overlapping creatures on the battlefield. Flip Falling Star from a height of at least one foot. If Falling Star turns over completely at least 360 degrees during the flip, it deals 3 damage to each chosen creature it lands on. Any creatures damaged by Falling Star that are not destroyed become tapped.

Note: For both dexterity cards, you are allowed a “fair flip”; i.e. you may move the card(s) you’re choosing to a different position on the playing area to get a good flip. If you are Forking a Falling Star, please note that the copy should not be disrupting the gamestate. Do not use a bowl of soup to represent the copy and flip over your opponents cards. Be reasonable.


2023 – February

      • Unrestricted: Shahrazad

2019 – April

      • Unrestricted: Time Vault

2018 – April

      • Unrestricted: Recall

2017 – May

      • Unrestricted: Maze of Ith, Black Vise
      • Restricted: Contract from Below, Dark Pact

2016 – May

      • Unrestricted: Fork

2015 – May

      • Unrestricted: Mirror Universe, Power Artifact
      • Edgar/Summer Edition added to legal sets

2014 – May

      • Unrestricted: Mana Vault

2013 – April

      • Restricted: Mana Drain

2012 – June

      • Unrestricted: Fastbond
      • Restricted: Mirror Universe, Shahrazad

2012 – January

    • From banned to restricted with errata: Chaos Orb