Who are the Lords of the Pit?

Lords of the Pit is the United States’ premiere Old School Magic club based out of Chicago, IL. Members of this group are current club members, “Lords,” as well as prospective new members, “Thrulls.”

Membership in this club is based on active involvement in our events and contributions to our cause, the proliferation of Old School MTG in the United States, improving the world through the club’s charitable contributions, and fierce representation of our club.

What is Old School?

A subset of a children’s card game adapted for an aging demographic.

What’s up with the charity donations at your events?

We are not in this for EV. We believe that giving back to the community is important which is why, instead of tournament entry fees, we ask players to donate to a different charity for each event. In the past we’ve donated proceeds organizations like UCS, CPLF, and CCOFL. If you have a charity you care deeply about let us know.

Are your events sanctioned?


The finals of the 2017 Player’s Ball.

Ok, how do I get started with Old School?

Check out the 93/94 rules and start building a deck. Proxies are totally fine. For best results, start with the cards that gave you the most joy from your childhood. Next, get in contact with a club near you to be invited to the next meet up!

Do I need power to enjoy Old School?


A raw deal going down on the streets of Chicago.

I’m too intimidated to come to an event.

Please phrase your query in the form of a question.

I’m new to Old School; will I be welcome at your next meetup?

Absolutely. Old School is about community, camaraderie, and 25 year old cardboard. We believe that the more people involved in the Old School scene the better!

Is there an OS discord?

Yes: https://discord.gg/yeUT52r.

What does BTFOOC mean?

Balling the fuck out of control.

Bourbon or beer?

Drink both and slam a Shivan Dragon.