FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC

Next Friday Night Magic Event:

2019-11-20

What Is It?

Every Friday, participating WPN locations provide the indispensable experience of communal, face-to-face Magic that has been lifeblood of the game since the beginning.

Stores of Core level and above can design and deliver a suite of Magic activities tailored to satisfy their player community. Run as many events as you like, in any formats your players want.

Wizards of the Coast provides exclusive foil, alternate-frame promo cards to be handed out at these events. Quantities will be determined by your store level.

Sign up through Wizards Event Reporter!

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What Formats Can Be Run?

You can run Friday Night Magic in any format your players like.

When you sign up in Wizards Event Reporter, you'll see two options for Friday Night Magic: Friday Night Magic—Ranked and Friday Night Magic—Casual.

Friday Night Magic—Ranked can be run in Standard, Booster Draft, Sealed, Modern, Legacy, or Vintage (traditional head-to-head or Two-Headed Giant).

Friday Night Magic—Casual can be run in any format.

How Many Events Can Be Run?

Core level and above stores can schedule up to three Friday Night Magic—Ranked events and up to three Friday Night Magic—Casual events each week in Wizards Event Reporter.

If you want to offer more events, you can schedule additional events in WER on Friday night and run them as you would an FNM.

Best Practices

1. Sign up promptly. Scheduling for FNM is on a seasonal cadence, based on major set releases.

2. Offer various formats. You can run FNM in any format you like. Successful stores position FNM as a "night of Magic" with a diverse suite of offerings for players of all engagement levels.

3. Try various start times. FNM can be run at any time on Friday. Use that twenty-four hour window to make your events accessible to players of all ages and schedules.

4. Provide food and drink. Keeping players well-fed and hydrated spares them the inconvenience of leaving the store.

5. Reward the behavior you want to see in your store. Distribute all promo cards you receive for each Friday, regardless of the number of events you run. You may issue them for any reason, but consider rewarding not just performance but sportsmanship or assisting new players. Also consider keeping your prize pool flat to attract new players and adding other types of creative prizes to the mix, like these ideas!

6. Use social media to highlight your event's winners and decks. Get permission from your winners to show off their achievements online!

7. Use our free marketing materials to advertise. Get free, easy-to-use images for flyers, posters, social media, and more here on our site.

Rules

Consult these documents for detailed rules.

Search Rules and Documents.
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