Middle School

Eternal Central Rules Middle School MTG (1995-2003):
https://lordsofthepit.com/formats#middle-school-rules

Middle School includes every card from 1995 to 2003. All sets from Fourth Edition to Scourge are legal. Mana burn is legal, combat damage goes on the stack, and Wish cards can get cards from sideboards as well as from exile. The LOTP site linked above goes into more detail. Middle School includes a ban list which is shown below:

The following cards are banned by EC in Middle School tournaments:
• Amulet of Quoz
• Balance
• Brainstorm
• Bronze Tablet
• Channel
• Dark Ritual
• Demonic Consultation
• Flash
• Goblin Recruiter
• Imperial Seal
• Jeweled Bird
• Mana Crypt
• Mana Vault
• Memory Jar
• Mind’s Desire
• Mind Twist
• Rebirth
• Strip Mine
• Tempest Efreet
• Timmerian Fiends
• Tolarian Academy
• Vampiric Tutor
• Windfall
• Yawgmoth’s Bargain
• Yawgmoth’s Will

Middle School also includes combat damage on the stack. The combat phase can be mapped in a longer form as shown below per the Sixth Edition Style: C.1.Ruling.3

  1. Triggers on “beginning of combat,” then chance for instants and abilities.
  2. Declare attackers.
  3. Triggers on attack declaration, then chance for instants and abilities.
  4. Declare blockers.
  5. Triggers on block declaration, then chance for instants and abilities.
  6. Assign combat damage (but don’t deal it yet)
  7. Chance for instants and abilities.
  8. Deal combat damage.
  9. Triggers on damage being dealt, then chance for instants and abilities.
  10. Triggers on “end of combat,” then chance for instants and abilities.