A Primordial deck must contain at least 40 cards, all cards must come from the same set (reprints are allowed) and:
- Exactly 2 mythic rare / rare – not more than 1 of any individual mythic rare / rare
- Exactly 6 uncommon – not more than 2 of any individual uncommon
- ∞ common – not more than 4 of any individual common, except for basic lands
- Up to 6 cards in the sideboard, if used
The rules of Primordial have been determined and will always be adjusted in accordance with the following founding principles:
- Rare cards have to be rare, uncommon cards have to be uncommon and common cards have to be common.
- The atmosphere, the mechanics and the story of the multiverse must live through our games.
- Almost all players must be able to play together and almost all cards must be playable.
Primordial is a constructed format for Magic: The Gathering. Launched in August 2017, it is both accessible, focused on the fantasy aspect of the game and, potentially, competitive. It won’t stop some of your friends from playing horrible control lists or just being better than you, but if you’ve always loved playing cards because they had beautiful illustrations, this format is probably the one for you… even if it’s you, the friend who’s playing control.