What started as a thought experiment has become a really fun Commander variant! Here’s how to play:

Deck Building

Commanderp is Commander with these additional deck building restrictions:

  • All creatures in your deck (the 99/98) must have a power of 1 or less.
  • All non-creatures spells in your deck (the 99/98) must be CMC of 5 or higher.
  • These restrictions do not apply to your Commander(s).

Additional Bans

  • Arcades, the Strategist is Banned
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow is Banned
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest is Banned
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is Banned
  • Gaddock Teeg is Banned

Sample Decklists

Korlash, Heir to Blackblade
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild
Vial Smasher / Thrasios, Triton Hero


Is Grist, the Hunger Tide legal?

Can I play creatures with power *?
* is equal to 0 while deck building, so yes.

What about split cards?
Split cards combine the mana cost of both sides. The combined mana cost must be 5 or higher.

What about MDFCs?
For these the face card must meet the restrictions.
711.4a. While a double-faced card is outside the game or in a zone other than the battlefield or stack, it has only the characteristics of its front face.

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