Magic: the Gathering Rules apply.
Deck Construction for this variant is limited on the number of uncommons
and rares that you can have in your deck. You can have: no
rares, 10 uncommons, and unlimited commons.
Tournaments may also use a 1:5 card ratio. That is you can have 1
uncommon for each 5 commons that you have in the deck. Foils and promo
cards still use the rarity. So a foil forest is still just a common
A 15-card sideboard can be used for this variant but does not count toward your deck size if you are playing with the 1:5 card ratio. For example, you can have commons and uncommons in your sideboard but the commons do not count toward your deck size. So if you have a 60-card deck with a 15-card sideboard you still can only have 10 uncommons with your deck and sideboard combined. A 66-card deck with a 15-card sideboard you can play 11 uncommons. If you are not playing with the 1:6 card ratio then you can only have 10 uncommons in your deck and sideboard combined.
& Restricted List
When playing this variant it is usually decided what format you will be playing. So, if you are playing Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, or Extended Pauper’s Magic then follow that format’s Banned and Restricted List.
“Paris” Mulligan is used for this variant.
Before each game begins, a
player may, for any reason, reshuffle and redraw his hand, drawing one
less card. This may be repeated as often as the player wishes, until he
has no cards left in his hand. After the participant, who plays first,
mulligans as often as he likes, the decision of whether to mulligan
passes to the other player. Once a player passes the opportunity to
mulligan, that player may not change his mind.
Pauper magic is often a very popular variant for Magic
leagues. Allowing new players, lapse players, and old veterans to play
in a competitive variant without shelling out $100’s of dollars.