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Frontier

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Frontier[1] (also known as Postmodern or Contemporary[2]) is an unofficial constructed Magic: The Gathering format that allows expansion sets and core sets from Magic 2015 onward. The Frontier format thus encompasses all cards that have been printed in a core or expansion set using the M15 card frame. In this way, it is similar to Modern, which uses an earlier change of card frames as its cutoff point.

Description[edit | edit source]

On September 26, 2016, Japanese card game stores Hareruya and BigMagic announced that they would each be holding weekly tournaments in this format.[3] It is also played competitively in Toronto at F2F games.

The deck construction rules are the same as in sanctioned formats like Modern and Standard: Decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. A sideboard of at most fifteen cards can be used. With the exception of basic lands (land cards that have the “basicsupertype), a player's combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.

Set legality[edit | edit source]

Cards from all regular core sets and expansions since Magic 2015 are legal.

Cards appearing in the Magic Origins sample decks, the Welcome Deck 2016 expansion, or Planeswalker Decks are also legal in the format. However, appearing in the Masterpiece Series does not make a card Frontier-legal.

There is currently no banned list.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

  • /r/mtgfrontier, a subreddit dedicated to the format
  • /r/mtgfinalfrontier, a subreddit dedicated to the competitive side of the format
  • MTG.one, a website which features content on competitive Frontier.