The Peasant Magic idea was
created by Rob Baranowski to give people a chance to
play competitive Magic without dropping a ton of cash on
Magic Cards. The Peasant Magic format was played at
GenCon this year.
Here are the rules of Peasant Magic:
Cards from any
published Magic set wherein cards were assigned a
rarity value by WotC. This includes Unglued,
Starter, and Portal, but does not
include promotional cards or cards from pre-built
sets like Vanguard.
No more than five
(5) uncommon cards.
No (zero, 0, nada,
zilch, empty-set) rare cards.
At least 55 common
There may be no more
than four (4) copies of any single card except
* Snow-covered land counts as a basic land.
In the event that a
deck contained cards that must be physically
destroyed to be used (re: Chaos Confetti from
Unglued), players were allowed to replace the
destroyed card after each game in which they
destroyed a copy of the card.
* If a player runs out of copies of a card, then
they must fill their deck with basic land(s) of
We'd love to
see your ideas for decks for this format! Why?!
a fun format. Experienced Players will have
fun using cards from older sets.
A lot of
beginning Magic Players come to our site looking for
help & ideas. They
don't have huge sums of cash. I think learning
about good common/uncommon cards from the past &
present will help beginners understand the game
better, and give them ideas on inexpensive cards they
can grab to build cheap competitive decks they can
play against their friends.
If you want
to test your hand building a deck, please do so!
Send us your deck along with your analysis of your deck. We will not post
simple deck lists. People want to read the
strategy behind your decks too. List
all 60 cards in your deck. Please put your name in
your report so we can credit you. People may want
to contact you as well, so you may want to include your
email address. :-) Send your decks here
and have fun with it!