Format Overview

At every stop of the MKM Series, we offer a host of tournaments in a multitude of formats. We really do have something for everyone. Learn more about the various formats by clicking on any of the links below, and then come join in on the fun at the next stop of the MKM Series! (Note: Unless specified otherwise, regular deck construction rules—no more than four of any single card, a main deck of at least 60 cards, a sideboard of up to 15 cards—apply.)

Modern Format

Modern

Modern has grown to become one of the most popular Constructed formats, and its card pool is growing too …

Standard Format

Standard

Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released sets …

Legacy Format

Legacy

Legacy allows cards from all tournament legal sets, all the way back to the game’s very beginnings …

Limited Format

Limited

In Limited, players don’t have to bring their own cards but instead receive unopened booster packs to build their decks …

Vintage Format

Vintage

With few exceptions, Vintage allows all cards from the game’s long history to be played, even if some are restricted to one copy per deck …

Old School Format

Old School

Old School is a throwback format that focuses on cards that were printed in 1993 and 1994, the first two years of the game’s existence …

Highlander Format

Highlander

There can be only one. The catch phrase of the 1986 movie gave this format its name, where there can be only one copy of any one card …

Frontier Format

Frontier

Frontier is an unofficial Constructed format which allows cards from Magic 2015 and Khans of Tarkir onward …

Pauper Format

Pauper

Named for its restriction to only allow common cards, Pauper had its origins online where it was first popularized by players …

Commander Format

Commander

Commander was popularized as a variant for casual multiplayer action, but lends itself just as well to competitive games …