Friday night magic is an infamous weekly custom. From the past 20 years, every Friday night, fans attend an in-person event of the collectible card game at their local card shops. But due to the global pandemic game publisher Wizards of the Coast is bringing FNM Home to them to avoid any kind of social distancing.
Wizards of the Coast describes FNM as “the heart and soul of your local Magic community.”
The game is a beginner-friendly organized play format that runs in thousands of gaming stores. The new game will be called Friday night magic At Home. It will be a collaboration among Wizards and local stores. Even though the game will be played online, it will still be dependent on players’ real-life locations.
“Don’t worry if your store doesn’t have an online presence, we’ve begun working with stores to help set up Discord servers,” the company announced in an official blog post.
It wouldn’t be shocking that Magic: The Gathering Arena Wizards of the Coast’s highly broadcasted digital platform will be the backbone of FNM At Home. Arena software will be used for the event. But for the prizes, local stores will be responsible through their online communities. And in case if they didn’t happen to have one, Wizards will help them form one.
Here are the instructions provided by Wizards of the Coast for participating in FNM At Home:
1. Play in the game (win or lose as much as you want)
2. Take a screenshot of your event page
3. Go to locator.wizards.com and locate your local game store’s website
4. Join the social media channel
5. take a screenshot and share it with a kind message on their channel
6. The store will message you a code through that social media channel