Originally Posted by kysirsoze
I stopped playing in junior high (not a dig, just a fact). I've looked into possibly playing recently, but it's like a completely different game. At least 3 times the rules and half of my cards are banned.
Originally Posted by frazod
How the hell can the ban a card that they made and you paid for?
Bannings can happen in sanctioned tournament formats, for many reasons. Cards also rotate out of formats like Standard and Extended.
But there are also sanctioned formats like Legacy and Vintage where cards from all of Magic's history are legal (aside from the banned & restricted list).
And you can always
play a non-sanctioned game with someone in which you need not follow any banned list.