Announcement Date: January 23, 2020
Effective Date: February 21, 2020
No changes have been made to the banned card list for the Standard format.
No changes have been made to the banned card list for the Expanded format.
Starting February 21, 2020, the player who goes first cannot play a Supporter card on their first turn. The full details of this change can be found in this article.
Several card errata were issued as well, which can also be found in the above article.
Next Announcement Date: April 16, 2020
Details of Changes
No cards were banned from the Standard format. It will be an extremely rare occurrence for cards to be banned from the Standard format.
No cards were banned from the Expanded format. Results from recent events are being analyzed, and the effects of the previous card bans are still being determined. However, with the upcoming rule change, some cards may be removed from the banned card list. Since the player who goes first can no longer play a Supporter card on their first turn, that may reduce the effectiveness of some cards that used to be problematic.
Tournament results and community feedback will continue to be analyzed to maintain a healthy play environment. In particular, the Expanded format will be aggressively monitored because there are so many cards and potential combinations available to use.