Penny Dreadful. The ultra-budget, thousands-of-cards Magic Online brewer's paradise with powerful cards, six free weekly tournaments, free 24/7 league, prizes, quarterly rotations, and a super friendly community.
How do I get started with Magic Online? Check out the guide to Magic Online.
Card legality is set quarterly based on which cards are 2¢ or less at that time. The best way to search legal cards is with Scryfall. You can view the full legal cards list.
How do I find or brew a decklist? The best way to build decks is to use a search engine that supports Penny Dreadful legality (f:pd) like Scryfall. Browse Decklists from tournaments, leagues and elsewhere View the full legal cards list
How do I get a game and find other Penny Dreadful players? To get a match in Magic Online go to Constructed, Specialty, Freeform Tournament Practice on Magic Online and create a Freeform game with "Penny Dreadful" in the comments. To find the Penny Dreadful community join the Discord.
Leagues last for roughly a month. You may enter any number of times but only one deck at a time. You play five matches per run. You can join the league at any time. To find a game sign up and then create a game in Constructed, Specialty, Freeform Tournament Practice with "Penny Dreadful League" as the comment. Top 8 finishers on each month's league leaderboard win credit with MTGO Traders. When you complete a five match league run for the first time ever you will get 1 tik credit with MTGO Traders (at the end of the month).
We have six free-to-enter weekly tournaments with prizes from Cardhoarder. They are hosted on Gatherling along with a lot of other player-run Magic Online events.
What happens if a card goes above 2¢? How does rotation work? When is the next rotation? How long are cards legal for? Legality is determined a week after the release of a Standard-legal set on Magic Online. Prices are checked every hour for a week. Anything 2¢ or less for half or more of all checks is legal for the season. Any version of a card on the legal cards list is legal.
The next rotation is in 16 weeks, 5 days.
Play in the league.
Play the whole season without retiring an unfinished league run.
Play in an official Penny Dreadful tournament on gatherling.com
Have someone else register an exact copy of a deck you registered first.
Finish five-match league runs with three or more different archetypes in a single season.
Complete a 5–0 run in the league.
Beat a player that's 4–0 in the league.
Win a tournament.
Reach the elimination rounds of a tournament playing three or more different archetypes in a single season.
Reach the elimination rounds of a tournament playing the same archetype three or more times in a single season.
Complete a 5–0 run in the league without losing a game.
Beat a player in the knockout rounds of a tournament after losing to them in the Swiss.
Beat a player in the knockout rounds of a tournament after losing to them in the knockout rounds of an earlier tournament in the same season.
Run a tournament for the Penny Dreadful community.
Have one of your decks recognised as the first of a new archetype.
Top 8 the Penny Dreadful 500.
Win the Penny Dreadful 500.
- 🏆 = earned