Midweek Magic: A New Take on FNM at Home on MTG Arena

Posted in News on September 14, 2022

By Wizards of the Coast

We first launched FNM at Home in March of 2020 because players around the world weren't able to keep in touch with their local game store in the usual ways. We wanted to keep the Friday Night Magic fun alive, even when we couldn't do the gathering part. Thankfully, in-store play is available again in many locations, with more and more stores again offering in-person FNM.

With this in mind, we want FNM to go back to being a unique in-store experience, but we also want to continue the fun of MTG Arena's FNM at Home event.

Example of a Midweek Magic event, this one a Phantom Quick Draft
Example of an MTG Arena Midweek Magic event

Introducing Midweek Magic

We've updated our FNM at Home event to take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays, lengthening it slightly so it's easier to play in, and renamed it Midweek Magic (announced in the July 2021 State of the Game article).

There is no entry for Midweek Magic, and you can earn up to three rewards for wins—there are two rare individual card rewards (known as ICRs) and one cosmetic reward.

So, you can enjoy Friday Night Magic with your friends at your local game store, and play in these fun MTG Arena events during the week!

Upcoming Midweek Magic Events

Updated September 14, 2022​​​​

Midweek Magic events begin on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. PT and end on Thursdays at 11 a.m. PT.​​

  • September 27–29: Historic
    Bring a 60-card deck built from any cards in your collection not banned in the Historic format. Put your old favorites and new contenders toe-to-toe!

    Banned Cards in Historic

    • Agent of Treachery
    • Brainstorm
    • Channel
    • Counterspell
    • Dark Ritual
    • Demonic Tutor
    • Field of the Dead
    • Lightning Bolt
    • Memory Lapse
    • Natural Order
    • Nexus of Fate
    • Oko, Thief of Crowns
    • Once Upon a Time
    • Swords to Plowshares
    • Thassa's Oracle
    • Tibalt's Trickery
    • Time Warp
    • Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
    • Veil of Summer
    • Wilderness Reclamation
  • October 4–6: On the Edge
    Bring a 60-card deck using only cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, and Dominaria United. With only three Standard sets to work with, you'll need cutting-edge strategies to find victory!
  • October 11–13: Alchemy
    Bring a 60-card Alchemy deck. Break out the latest and greatest from the lab, or maybe find a new favorite! Grinning Ignus is banned in the Alchemy format.
  • October 18–20: Explorer
    Bring a 60-card Explorer deck and battle through Magic's history!
  • October 25–27: Standard Shakeup
    We're removing some of Standard's most popular and powerful cards. Search for new strategies and bring the best 60-card deck you can create!

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