Pauper: The most affordable format in Magic: The Gathering

What is Pauper?

Pauper is a Magic: the Gathering format where all cards must have been printed at common rarity. This means that players can build competitive decks using only the most affordable cards in the game. Pauper is a popular format for both online and paper play, and it has a thriving metagame with a wide variety of playable decks.

How does Pauper work?

Pauper games are played just like any other game of Magic. However, there are a few restrictions on the cards that players can use. First, all cards must be common rarity. Second, no more than one copy of any card is allowed in a deck (except for basic lands).

Why is Pauper so popular?

There are a number of reasons why Pauper is such a popular format. First, it is very affordable to get into. Players can build competitive decks for just a few dollars. Second, Pauper has a wide variety of playable decks, so there is something for everyone. Third, Pauper is a challenging format that rewards skill and creativity.

How can I get into Pauper?

If you are interested in getting into Pauper, there are a few things you can do. First, you will need to acquire some common cards. You can do this by purchasing singles online or at your local game store. You can also find common cards in booster packs, but this is not the most efficient way to build a Pauper deck.

Once you have some common cards, you can start building a deck. There are a number of Pauper decklists available online and in various print publications. You can also find helpful resources on the official Pauper website and the r/Pauper subreddit.

Once you have built a deck, you are ready to start playing Pauper! You can find online Pauper tournaments on Magic Online and MTG Arena. You can also find Pauper events at your local game store.

Here are some tips for getting started in Pauper:

  • Start with a budget deck. There are a number of competitive Pauper decks that can be built for under $100.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. Pauper is a great format for brewing your own decks.
  • Use the resources available to you. There are a number of Pauper websites and communities where you can get help and advice.
  • Have fun! Pauper is a great way to play Magic: the Gathering without breaking the bank.