NISEI Formats

This comes into effect End of March, 2021 (Release of System Gateway & System Update 2021).


Newest Update
Newest Cycle
System Gateway System Update 2021 Ashes Cycle

Designed to introduce players to the world of competitive NISEI, this format is aimed for those starting out or wanting a new deckbuilding challenge. Contains System Gateway, the newest System Update (currently 2021) and the newest Cycle (currently Ashes).

There is no card ban list for this format.


Newest Update
System Gateway System Update 2021
Mumbad Cycle Flashpoint Cycle Red Sand Cycle Kitara Cycle Ashes Cycle
Order and Chaos Data and Destiny Reign and Reverie Magnum Opus

The flagship format which Worlds, Nationals and Regionals uses. When a new NISEI product is released, they may decide to rotate the oldest Cycle and/or Expansion out of the format. It is highly recommended to proxy older cards in this format if you are new – you will never need to pay for a card.

A ban list is implemented for Standard and is updated regularly.

Standard Ban List 21.04
– All cards with the “current” subtype
– Aaron Marrón
– Bloo Moose
– Clan Vengeance
– Crowdfunding
– Encore
– GPI Net Tap
– Laamb
– Liza Talking Thunder: Prominent Legislator
– Mad Dash
– Mars for Martians
– PAD Tap
– Şifr
– Salvaged Vanadis Armory
– Temüjin Contract
– Watch the World Burn
– All cards with the “current” subtype
– 24/7 News Cycle
– Azmari EdTech: Shaping the Future
– Breached Dome
– Bryan Stinson
– Cayambe Grid
– Clone Suffrage Movement
– Friends in High Places
– Gagarin Deep Space: Expanding the Horizon
– Gold Farmer
– Hired Help
– Jinteki: Potential Unleashed
– Kakugo
– Mumbad City Hall
– Museum of History
– Mti Mwekundu: Life Improved
– Sensie Actors Union
– Shipment from Tennin
– SSL Endorsement
– Titan Transnational: Investing In Your Future
– Whampoa Reclamation
– Zealous Judge