Description[edit | edit source]
Pauper Standard is also a Magic Online sanctioned format.
Pauper Magic is often confused with Peasant Magic, which allows up to five cards of uncommon rarity to be included in each player's library.
Banned & Restricted[edit | edit source]
- Cloud of Faeries
- Cranial Plating
- Empty the Warrens
- Frantic Search
- Peregrine Drake
- Temporal Fissure
- Treasure Cruise
No cards are restricted in Pauper tournaments.
Community[edit | edit source]
On MTGO, one active community of players of Pauper Magic comprise the Pauper Deck Challenge or PDC. Their combined chat room is PDC, and is a central meeting spot for the format.
Paper Pauper[edit | edit source]
Since Pauper is a Magic Online specific format, it does not extend to physical cards. Therefore the term Paper Pauper is used to distinguish it from its MTGO counterpart.
Paper Pauper has also no official banlist. However due to the active community, many Magic players started to play Pauper with their physical cards, applying the Online Banlist to their deck construction.
The restriction that only common cards are allowed is surprisingly difficult to apply to earlier sets, because the so called C1 commons are effectively as rare as uncommons, but are printed on the common sheet. Gatherer lists these cards as common, while Magiccards Info lists them as uncommon. 
Current Pauper Events[edit | edit source]
At the beginning of 2017 Magic Online Chamionship Series, WotC dropped Pauper as one of the formats the eligible to score QPs accompanied with the introduction of League System, Pauper was exclusively played in casual league which Treasure Chests is rewarded to good finishes. On the revision of event structure in 2017 May, Pauper Leagues was reintroduced as one of the QP scoring events in MOCS.
References[edit | edit source]
- Latest Pauper Banlist
- Wizards of the Coast. (November 3, 2016.) “Pauper Banned List Change”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Casual Paper Pauper Peasant Banned Cards
- Tolarian Community College - Pauper Tournaments At Your Local Game Store
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- PauperMagic.com — Homepage of the Pauper Deck Challenge.
- PDCMagic.com — A very comprehensive website maintained by the PDC community.