Friday Night Magic
The heart and soul of your local Magic community.
Open to all players and running in-store at Accidentally Cool Games each Friday night, "FNM" is a chance to catch up with your friends, make new ones and of course, play some Magic!
Start: 6:30 PM / End: 10:30 PM
"We want to attend! What do we need to know before coming?"
Every week we typically feature 2 different event types or formats in which you can play Magic. As of July 2021, we are promoting Commander and Booster Draft formats each week, with each week formatting unique objective-style twists in Commander and different Standard-legal sets in Draft.
Event Entry Costs & Prizing
Commander costs $6 to enter. Booster Draft costs $15, which already includes the cost of the booster packs you'll use to draft.
In Booster Draft, players will receive (1) Standard-legal booster pack for every match (sets of 3 games) they win, and all players who finish the event will be guaranteed at least 1 booster pack prize.
In Commander, players will receive Standard-legal booster pack prizes by participating in fun objectives and feats of strength that vary from week to week. Each participant who joins adds an additional 1.5 (rounded up) booster pack prizes to the total pool that will be distributed at the end of the event.
WPN Promo Packs & Premium Promo Packs will be distributed to players who bring new friends and players to FNM for the first time, to players who go undefeated in Booster Draft, and based on random drawing in Commander.
Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander's colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!
The Commander format is all about picking your hero and building a deck around them. In this casual, multiplayer format, you choose a legendary creature to serve as your commander and build the rest of your deck around their color identity.
Want a way to play that offers a level playing field and lets you check out new cards at the same time? Then a limited format like booster draft may be for you. Unlike constructed formats, where you arrive with a carefully constructed deck ready to play, limited formats allow you to build a deck from new cards as part of the game.
At the start of booster draft, each player opens a booster pack and picks a single card. (Don’t show the other players what you pick!) Then everyone passes the rest of their pack to player on their left, each player then picks a card from the pack they just received before passing again. This process continues until all the cards in those packs have been drafted. Then each player opens a second pack, but this time, you pass the pack to your right. After all those cards are drafted, you do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again.
Here's a diagram of the passing process:
Once all the packs have been drafted, everyone builds a deck from the cards they have selected. You may add as many basic lands (Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains, and Forests) to your deck as you’d like, but each deck must have at least 40 cards.