Gentry is a budget Constructed format for Magic: the Gathering based on Standard. It was designed to allow everyone access to a constructed environment with a comparatively low financial barrier of entry.

Are you interested in making a deck? The rules are simple:
1. You are only allowed cards that appear Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, Kaladesh and Aether Revolt). These are the Standard legal sets and should be available in-print in any store.
2. Your main deck has to have at least 60 cards, your sideboard can have up to 15 cards.
3. You are allowed a maximum of 15 Uncommons.
4. You are allowed a maximum of 4 Rares and/or Mythic rares that have to be individually different.

Attention: With the printing of Stone Quarry and Woodland stream at common the following cards have been errata’d to being common as well: Cinder Barrens, Forsaken Sanctuary, Foul Orchard, Highland Lake, Meandering River, Submerged Boneyard, Timber Gorge and Tranquil Expanse.

The fourth rule is what makes this version a lot more budget friendly than regular Standard. Not only does this make it cheaper by reducing the number of expensive cards you can play, it also makes most expensive cards less interesting.

Additionally, with the Planeswalker decks Wizards of the Coast is releasing the uncommon dual land cycle from Shadows over Innistrad and Oath of the Gatewatch will eventually all be printed at common. We have decided to treat all of these as commons already.

The power level of Gentry is that of awesome Limited decks clashing across different sets. Try it out and let us know how it went on gentrymagic@gmail.com or in the comments on this site.

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  1. maybe update this section with the statement Niels made on Facebook a while back:
    the downgrading of the uncommon “dual” lands to common ? (the uncommon allied lands in Oath of the gatewatch and the enemy colour pairs in shadows over innistrad). thx, tombo


    1. That is possible, we played an event the day before the ban went into place. The upload date and the event date are not the same, explaining why you might have seen Emrakul.


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