Announcement Date: March 1, 2003
Effective Date: April 1, 2003
Berserk is unrestricted
Hurkyll's Recall is unrestricted
Recall is unrestricted
Earthcraft is restricted
Entomb is restricted
(All cards on the Type 1 Banned and Restricted Lists are banned in Type 1.5)
Berserk is unbanned
Hurkyl's Recall is unbanned
Recall is unbanned
Earthcraft is banned
Entomb is banned
Here is an explanation of the changes from Magic R&D:
The fact that people are generally not playing a single copy of this restricted card, combined with the fact that there are better ways to get cards out of your graveyard, indicate that Recall should no longer be restricted.
Hurkyl's Recall no longer generates the ridiculous amounts of mana that it used to before the restriction of Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, and Grim Monolith. Without all of these artifacts that can easily produce more mana than they cost, we feel that Hurkyl's Recall no longer needs to be restricted. Further, we see Hurkyl's Recall as a nice potential sideboard card against many of the artifact-heavy decks.
Berserk has been on the restricted list for a long, long time. We feel that the thousands of extra cards and decks that have been added to Type 1 have rendered this card less of a threat than it used to be. In addition, we think that unrestricting this card will open up many new deck archetypes to type 1.
Every good "tutor" card is restricted in type 1. Entomb is one of the best tutors left in Type 1, and it now joins Demonic Tutor, Demonic Consultation, Enlightened Tutor, etc. on the restricted list.
Earthcraft joins the many other combo cards that are restricted in Type 1.