Monday, 1 October 2018

Format announcement: Brothers' Highlander Autumn 2018 B&R&C update

Our house Highlander format, Brothers' Highlander, has been going from strength to strength as a chance to play fringe cards and enjoy the greater variability of the singleton format.

Check out this smattering of deep flavour action shots!

With a number of games under our belt, here is a revised Banned, Restricted, and Controlled set.

Brothers' Highlander rules version 1.1 - October 2018

Deck sizes: 100 cards exactly.

Legal sets: ABU, AN, AQ, LE, TD, FE, 93/94 promo cards. (Note: Fallen Empires is legal).

RESTRICTED: All cards apart from basic lands.

BANNED: Library of Alexandria, Mind Twist, Karakas

Players have 10 points to spend per deck on CONTROLLED cards:

The Controlled List

Ancestral Recall - 7
Balance - 1
Braingeyser - 5 (new entry)
Black Lotus - 7
Demonic Tutor - 5 (+1)
Icy Manipulator - 1 (new entry)
Jayemdae Tome - 3 (+1)
Maze of Ith - 2 (new entry)
Mirror Universe - 8
Mox (any) - 3
Recall - 4 (new entry)
Sol Ring - 3
Time Vault - 6
Time Walk - 7 (+1)
Transmute Artifact - 1

Rules: Swedish Old School rules (i.e. modern but with errata for Chaos Orb)

Printing legality: Standard UK reprint policy, i.e. any non-proxy non-foil card with original art in the original frame is legal. Revised Serendib Efreet and Plateau are also legal.

Mulligans: Paris Mulligan is not played. Instead, after drawing their initial 7 cards, either player may declare a Gentleman’s Mulligan and show their hand to their opponent. In the event that it contains 0 or 1 mana source, or 6-7 mana sources (i.e. a mana screw or a mana flood), that player can shuffle their deck and draw a fresh 7. There is no limit to the number of Gentleman’s Mulligans that can be declared. (A mana source is any zero-converted-mana-cost card which produces mana - i.e. a land or a Mox, or similar).


  1. Solid updates to a solid format. Hand of Justice should clearly be like 9 though ;)

  2. Sorry, this comment is unrelated to this topic.
    There was a blog entry a couple weeks ago, andnone pocture displayed an UNL balance signed by richard Garfield (from a seller at one of your events). I'd like to buy this card, how is it possible to get in touch with the seller (if possible)?