Rules and Ban List

Introduction

The Peasant format, is an un-fficial format from Magic the Gathering created in 2001 by Robert Baronowski. The Peasant was created to provide a competitive format that was also accessible in terms of budget to the greatest number of people.

When the format was created, each community was free to create its own Ban List. With the increasing sucess of the Peasant in France and Germany, this two communities expressed a desire to play the same format and agree on common rules and a Ban List. Since 2015, the Peasant format has thus followed unique rules worldwide.

Changes to the rules and Ban list are debated and voted by a committee. The details of their activites, debates, and decisions are available on peasant-magic.com.

Building Rules

A Peasant deck follows the usual rules for building a deck (60 cards minimum with a maximum of 4 copies of any one card) and must contain:

  • at least 55 common cards

  • maximum 5 Uncommons (sideboard included)

  • no rare or mythique

The rarity of a card is defined as the lowest rarity among the rarities present on the Gatherer, provided that within this edition it is a card with which the player can start a game

  • In practice we consider the lowest rarity in the gatherer with only one exception : Swords to Plowshares is uncommon.

  • Timeshifted cards are considered as rare.

Allowed Set

  • Every legal set in Type 1 are allowed (Commander set and Planechase included).

  • Promotionnal cards aren’t allowed

  • Virtual set are allowed (Each card from a virtual set exist in paper)

  • Renaissance and Anthologies set aren’t allowed because of a lack of informations about the rarities in these sets, (and these sets aren’t displayed on the Gatherer)

  • Unglued, Unhinged and Unstable aren’t allowed

Ban List

Every planes, schemes, conspiracies, ante cards and Type 1 non-authorised cards are not allowed in peasant.

Restrictions in other format aren’t applied to Peasant.

Example: Limitations of 1 card in vintage isn’t applied in Peasant

Miscellaneous

How to use the Gatherer

By default, the Gatherer is configured in the language of your country and therefore only displays results in your language. For example, if you are French, a search for Lotus Noir will not give you any results because the card has never been published in French. To set the rarity of a Peasant card, you must configure the Gatherer in English. To do this, click on Settings, then at the bottom of the page select "English" in "Preferred Language" and then click "Save".

To test the validity of a Peasant deck

It's possible to try to see the validity of your deck with this link : http://mtg-peasant.com/valideck/