Rules and Ban List

Introduction

The Peasant format, is an un-official format from Magic the Gathering created in 2001 by Robert Baronowski. Peasant was built to be a competitive format that was also accessible to a majority.

When the format was built, each community was free to have it’s own Ban List. But with it’s growing success in France and Germany, this two community wished to have the same Ban List to play together. Since 2015 the format followed an unique rule around the world.

The changes in rules and Ban list are debated and voted by a council. The details of their activites, debates and decisions are available on peasant-magic.com.

Building Rules

A Peasant deck follow the habitual rules of building a deck (60 cards minimum with 4 of the same cards maximum allowed) and have to contain :

  • at least 55 common cards

  • maximum 5 Uncommons (sideboard included)

  • no rare or mythique

Card's rarity in peasant are defined as the lowest rarity among non-conjured card in the Gatherer.

  • 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.

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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 set in your country language and display as a result cards only in your language. For exemple, if you are French, looking for Lotus Noir won’t give any result because the card was never edited in french.

So it is important to set the Gatherer language in english to check the rarities. Settings, then select English in Prefereed Language, then Save.

To test the validity of a Peasant deck

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