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Sample Hand Generator

Starting hand size: cards

Cards remaining in library: --

About this tool

This page helps you test a Magic: The Gathering decklist by showing you examples of what your starting hand might look like. Paste the decklist, in text format, into the box above, then click "Shuffle and deal".

There are many tools like this one available on the internet. When I searched, I couldn't find one that let me enter my own deck, and that actually worked, so I wrote my own.

This tool does not show images of the cards, which you may consider a significant omission. The upside is that you can use it just as well for any other collectible card game. (If you want sample draws from a regular playing card deck, I have another tool for that.) But this tool does make a couple of accommodations for MtG, notably that the names of the five basic lands are color-coded.

A few things to note: