Skip to main content

PAUPER FORMAT

Why Play This Format?

  • Build decks using your favorite commons from throughout the history of Magic.
  • Accessible, with card choices for deck building readily available.
  • Powerful card combinations that pack a punch!

Different Ways to Play

Play Rules/Modifiers

Build decks using cards that are readily available! In this Magic format, all cards must have been released at common rarity in a Magic set or product. Common promo cards are only legal if the card meets that qualification.

If a common version of a particular card was ever released in a Magic: The Gathering paper product or Magic: The Gathering Online, any version of that card is legal in this format. This includes land cards that were printed with both a common set symbol and the L rarity code.

  • Minimum of 60 cards in the main deck
    (There is no maximum size for main decks)
  • Up to 15 cards in your sideboard, if used
  • No more than four of any individual card in the main deck and sideboard combined (with the exception of basic lands)

Latest Products

July 8, 2022

Double Masters 2022

Elevate your play with Double Masters 2022! Build and battle with Magic: The Gathering reprints and collector favorites. Power-packed cards never looked so good!

June 10, 2022

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate

D&D storytelling meets Magic’s most social format in a new crossover multiplayer experience for the ages. Turn every Commander game into an adventure with iconic D&D characters and spells. And create your own powerful character from the ground up with the return of Commander Draft.

April 29, 2022

Streets of New Capenna

The Streets of New Capenna shine with the jackpot of a lifetime... if you go morally bankrupt. Five crime families control the halo that powers the city on this all-new plane, and corruption festers under the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco facade.

February 18, 2022

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Welcome to the bright future of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Magic’s first science fiction set! A world steeped in tradition embraces incredible technology with an array of high-tech Ninja and Samurai cards. Enhance your game with mechanics Channel and Reconfigure, and express your aesthetic with more showcase treatments than ever.

November 19, 2021

Innistrad: Crimson Vow

You’re invited to a vampire wedding for the ages with Innistrad: Crimson Vow. Join the sinister celebration and flaunt your power with a new lineup of vampire cards, powerful mechanics, and special alternate art featuring iconic characters from the world of Dracula.

We use necessary cookies to allow our site to function correctly and collect anonymous session data. Necessary cookies can be opted out through your browser settings. We also use optional cookies to personalize content and ads, provide social media features and analyze web traffic. By clicking “OK, I agree,” you consent to optional cookies. (Learn more about cookies)