Pauper format is a Constructed format of Magic: The Gathering in which only common cards are allowed. The restriction to common cards found in Pauper format can easily be combined with other formats, such as Two-Headed Giant, Modern, or Block Constructed.
Pauper Magic is often confused with Peasant Magic, which allows up to five cards of uncommon rarity to be included in each player's library.
Banned & Restricted
At the moment (23th March 2015) seven cards are banned in the Pauper tournaments:
- Cranial Plating
- Frantic Search
- Empty the Warrens
- Temporal Fissure
- Treasure Cruise
No cards are restricted in Pauper tournaments
On MTGO, one active community of players of Pauper Magic comprise the Pauper Deck Challenge or PDC. Their combined chat room is PDC, and is a central meeting spot for the format.
Current Pauper Events
- QPDC, Monday Nights, Classic
- TPDC, Tuesday Nights, Classic
- SPDC, Thursday Nights, Standard
- Mini-PDC, Saturday Mornings, Classic
- Euro-PDC, Saturday Afternoons, Classic
- 4PDC, Saturday Mornings, Standard
- Wizards of the Coast. (November 08, 2008.) "Only the Commons, All the Fun", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.