Rules for Peasant Format


Peasant is a non-Official Magic the Gathering format established in 2001 by Robert Baronowski. Peasant was originally designed to create a competitive format that was financially accessible to a larger number of people.

When the format first came about, each community was free to define its own banlist. With the growth of peasant in France and Germany, this two communities have expressed a desire to play a common format by agreeing on rules and a common banlist. The main goal of this approach would be to define global unique rules to follow all around the world.

The following rules and ban list changes are therefore debated and voted on by a council. the details of their activities, debates and decisions are publicly available here

Deck Construction

A Peasant deck follows the usual rules for construction (60 card minimum, maximum four copies of each card) and must contain:

The rarity of a card is defined as the lowest rarity among rarities present on the Gatherer.
Example: Death Spark was published as a common with Masters Edition II Death Spark is common.

Legal editions

Ban List

All planes, schemes, conspiracies, ante cards and other non-authorized Type 1 cards are not allowed.

Restrictions on other formats do not apply to the Peasant.
Example: vintage limitation to 1 card does not apply in peasant.

Additionnal Informations

Exact use of Gatherer

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

Test the validity of a peasant deck

It is possible to test the validity of your deck to the following address: