Thursday Night Commander 1v1 Tournaments

by Swords & Boards

Swords & Boards will be hosting Thursday Night 1v1 Commander Tournaments starting 12/3/2020.

Entry Fee will be $5 per player and prizes will include Commander Legends Draft Packs and Promo Packs.

Thursday Night 1v1 Commander Rules

Thursday Night 1v1 Commander follows the exact same rules as classic multiplayer Commander, except for the following:

  • Players start the game with 30 life.
  • In addition to the ability to put the Commander back into the Command Zone if it would go to the graveyard or be exiled, you may do so also if it would be put into your library.
  • New cards are legal on release day (Friday following the pre-release).
  • Matches are best-of-three.
  • The sideboard must only include cards with the Companion keyword
    • The sideboard may include up to 1 card.
  • Commander Damage is set at 16 damage to win.
  • Poison counters is 10 as normal
  • You may only have one Commander
  • Creatures with a partner ability function as if they did not have that ability

Thursday Night 1v1 Commander Banlist

Cards with the “Conspiracy” card type.

Cards that reference “playing with ante”.

Silver-bordered cards.

Banned as Commander only, but still usable in the 99.

  • Arahbo, Roar of the World
  • Baral, Chief of Compliance
  • Breya, Etherium Shaper
  • Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician
  • Edgar Markov
  • Edric, Spymaster of Trest
  • Emry, Lurker of the Loch
  • Geist of Saint Traft
  • Marath, Will of the Wild
  • Najeela, the Blade-Blossom
  • Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
  • Prime Speaker Vannifar
  • Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang
  • Teferi, Temporal Archmage
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer
  • Vial Smasher the Fierce
  • Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
  • Zur, the Enchanter
  • Zurgo Bellstriker


Banned in all Thursday Night 1v1 Commander Decks

  • Ancestral Recall
  • Ancient Tomb
  • Back to Basics
  • Black Lotus
  • Braids, Cabal Minion
  • Capture of Jingzhou
  • Cavern of Souls
  • Channel
  • Chrome Mox
  • Deflecting Swat
  • Dig Through Time
  • Doomsday
  • Eidolon of the Great Revel
  • Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
  • Entomb
  • Erayo, Soratami Ascendant
  • Fastbond
  • Field of the Dead
  • Fierce Guardianship
  • Fireblast
  • Food Chain
  • Gaea’s Cradle
  • Genesis Storm
  • Grim Monolith
  • Hermit Druid
  • High Tide
  • Humility
  • Imperial Seal
  • Jeweled Lotus
  • Karakas
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Lion’s Eye Diamond
  • Loyal Retainers
  • Lutri, The Spellchaser
  • Mana Crypt
  • Mana Drain
  • Mana Vault
  • Mishra’s Workshop
  • Mox Diamond
  • Mox Emerald
  • Mox Jet
  • Mox Opal
  • Mox Pearl
  • Mox Ruby
  • Mox Sapphire
  • Mystical Tutor
  • Natural Order
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Oath of Druids
  • Polymorph
  • Price of Progress
  • Protean Hulk
  • Scapeshift
  • Sensei’s Divining Top
  • Serra Ascendant
  • Sol Ring
  • Strip Mine
  • Survival of the Fittest
  • Sylvan Library
  • Temporal Manipulation
  • Thassa’s Oracle
  • The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
  • Timetwister
  • Time Vault
  • Time Walk
  • Time Warp
  • Tinker
  • Tolarian Academy
  • Treasure Cruise
  • Vampiric Tutor
  • Wasteland
  • Winter Orb


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