Description[edit | edit source]
The restriction to common cards found in Pauper format can easily be combined with other formats, such as Standard, Modern, or Block Constructed. 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
- Gitaxian Probe
- Peregrine Drake
- Temporal Fissure
- Treasure Cruise
Community[edit | edit source]
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.
Cards which were never printed at common in MTGO such as Sinkhole, but since they are common they would be pauper legal even though you would not be able to include them in an MTGO pauper deck.
Paper Pauper has therefore 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.
Early commons issue[edit | edit source]
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.
Tolarian approach[edit | edit source]
Scryfall[edit | edit source]
Scryfall tracks the pauper legality of each card according to MTGO. Allowing the player to check if a card is pauper legal or not.
Current Pauper Events[edit | edit source]
At the beginning of 2017 Magic Online Championship 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 are 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.
- Ian Duke (May 20, 2019). "May 20, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ian Duke (January 21, 2019). "January 21, 2019 Banned and Restricted Announcement". 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 — (not in use anymore) Homepage of the Pauper Deck Challenge.
- PDCMagic.com — (not in use anymore) A very comprehensive website maintained by the PDC community.
- Pauper Modern