- THE FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC EXPERIENCE
by Nick TaylorThursday 9th February 2017
- You didn't think it was possible, but we've crammed more Magic into Friday nights! Starting this Friday, 10th February, we'll be offering up a whole evening of events across a wide variety of formats. There will be league play, regular streaming, free play and our regular FNM main event. Below I've outlined exactly what you can expect every Friday night in store.
Friday Night Magic Main Event
Every Friday we'll have a 3 round main event where you can battle popular formats such as Modern, Standard and draft. Formats will alternate each week with Standard on the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month with both Modern and Draft on the 2nd & 4th Fridays. Every time there is a 5th Friday we'll be running a guest format. Friday nights are all about having fun, so as always we'll be keeping things relaxed and laid back.
Brand new for Friday nights are our leagues. Leagues allow you to explore new formats such as Pauper or play some ever popular sealed deck. Our initial league trial run will begin February 10th where we will run 3 weeks of league play. League options will be Legacy, Pauper and Sealed Deck. For this first league we will allow the first round of games to carry through to week 2 whilst players prepare their decks. League structure is outlined in the graphic below. There are a few short rules to make sure the league remains consistent:
- Players will be required to play 2 matches each week.
- If a player doesn't play their matches in a given week, they'll be assigned match losses for each match not played.
- Players must submit a deck description at the start of the league. For constructed you'll need colour combination and deck name and for sealed leagues you'll be required to mark down your rares/mythics.
- Pauper Leagues will use the Magic Online banned/restricted list.
- Legacy Leagues will allow shock lands to work the same way as the original dual lands.
- Proxy cards are strictly prohibited.
3 Pack Sealed Leagues
3 Pack Sealed Leagues are a fun way to battle with 3 boosters. These leagues allow you to play as many or as few games as you wish. Each week you can add a booster to your deck to improve it or change it up. Compete in the league to earn a double sided foil Energy Reserve/Gremlins token. Additionally complete 4 matches each week and you'll earn a free random promotional card each week. There are no scheduled fixtures for this league.
Looking to just chill and play some games of Commander, test Standard, cube draft or just carry out some trading? If so, Friday Night offers all of the above and more! The store will be free to use from 6pm until midnight for players to get their Magic fix and join the community.
Every Friday we'll have a repeat or live stream of either a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, Vintage Super League or Star City Games event. Streams will begin at 6pm and be on all evening.
Nick Taylor @nickxt Nick now spends most of his time running Xtreme Trades and has certainly curtailed his competitive Magic playing for the time being. However, if there's a draft slot going and is free he's more than happy to join in.Best Gaming Performance? GP London 2011 top 8, played multiple Pro Tours, a World Championships and European Championships.Favourite Format? DraftFavourite Deck? TEPS or any form of old extended storm decks.Lifetime Pro Points: 23