In my game today one of my opponents commented that I ran a lot of commons. He said this after only seeing me play three common spells. He even went as far as saying that I could play Pauper Commander. It made me think, though, and counting nonbasic lands I guess I have 20 commons in my Glissa, the Traitor deck that I played last Thursday. That certainly is more than the 16 in my Rafiq deck and the 12 in my Kaalia deck. But is 20 commons really a lot? Even if it is, liking a lot of commons in one of my decks doesn’t make me think I’d like a whole deck of them; I’ve enjoyed Pauper in 60/4 formats, but there I’m allowed multiple copies of those commons I really like. I think I’d miss out on the Timmy rares that I like so much in this format if I went and built a Pauper deck.
Anyway, let me know what you think: Is 20/100 commons a lot, and how many do you run in your decks? (remember that basic lands are their own rarity, and are not common).