Friday Night Magic: Rivals of Ixalan

Event Start Date
Jan. 2018 19
Event End Date
Apr. 2018 20
Event Dates: 01/19/18, 01/26/18, 02/02/18, 02/09/18, 02/16/18, 02/23/18

Friday Night Magic: Rivals of Ixalan

Friday Night Magic is the heartbeat of the game, bringing recursive traffic into your store week after week.

The idea of FNM is simple. On any given Friday, players know they can stop into your store and find friends, fun, and battles. Of all WPN programs, FNM gives you the most freedom to meet your community's preferences: run as many events as you need, in whichever formats your players prefer.

But the value proposition of FNM isn't just the event—it's the social interaction that the event promises. Be familiar with "Third Place Theory" and keep its principles in mind while planning yours.

FNM: Rivals of Ixalan follows the same seasonal cadence as Ixalan. You will schedule all your Rivals of Ixalan FNM events (from January to April) in one sitting.

You will receive all of your foil promo tokens for the entire season in one kit. Distribute these at FNM events as you see fit but be aware they will need to last you the full season.


  • Primary: Interested Players, Engaged Players, Super Fans
  • Secondary: New Players


New Player: No knowledge of how to play Magic
Interested Player: Basic understanding of Magic, ready to learn more about strategy and game play
Engaged Player: Competence in Magic game play, eager to invest in the game on a regular basis
Super Fan: Dedicated to Magic for the long term


Foil double-faced token cards: Issue these at your discretion at your FNM events.


  • Core level: 4 per week
  • Advanced level: 8 per week
  • Advanced Plus level: 16 per week


  • Players: 8+ for tournaments, 2+ for casual events
  • Rounds: 3+ for tournaments, 0 for casual events
  • Formats: Standard, Booster Draft, Sealed, Modern, Legacy, Vintage for tournaments; any for casual
  • Day of event: Friday
  • Number of events: Unlimited