Shahrazad {W}{W}

Sorcery

Players play a Magic subgame, using their libraries as their decks. Each player who doesn’t win the subgame loses half their life, rounded up.

Illustrated by Kaja Foglio

Part of the Reserved List

Standard
Frontier
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Banned
Penny
Vintage
Banned
1v1 Cmdr.
Commander
Banned
Brawl
Notes and Rules Information for Shahrazad:
  • At the end of a subgame, each player puts all cards they own that are in the subgame into their library in the main game, then shuffles them. This includes cards in the subgame’s Exile zone. (2007-07-15)
  • At the start of the sub-game both players draw their initial hand (usually 7 cards). If one player has fewer cards than required, that player loses. If both have fewer than required, both players lose. (2004-10-04)
  • Events in a Shahrazad sub-game do not normally trigger abilities in the main game. And continuous effects in the main game do not carry over into the sub-game. (2004-10-04)
  • You randomly chose which player chooses to go first or draw first. (2004-10-04)