Historic – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists
This week’s FNM at Home event is free for all, where you can bring in any Historic deck of your choice – no strings attached, other than the usual banned and suspended card list. Please note that the enforcement of the June 1 banned and restricted announcement will be taking place on Friday June 5 at 8 AM Pacific Time after the scheduled maintenance (i.e. 8 hours after the event has started). Fires of Invention and Agent of Treachery will be suspended from Historic, and Companions will now cost 3 mana to put into your hand, as per the announcement.
During this challenging time, we want to give the community a chance to play and connect with their local game store. Stay at home and play Friday Night Magic (FNM) temporarily on MTG Arena. Each Friday a new special event will be available.
This week: Bring a 60-card deck from among any cards available on MTG Arena.
You can receive a code for an Arena FNM Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items when you share your results with your local game store. Find out how HERE.
*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating.
The following cards are banned:
- Duration: June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 AM PT – June 6, 2020 @ 12:00 AM PT
- Format: Historic
- Entry Fee: Free
- Ends After: You can play as much as you like for the duration of the event.
- Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)
- 1 Win: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
- 2 Wins: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
You can also redeem one code for a MTG Arena Promo Pack every week, which will reward you with two in-game cosmetic items from the 36 available (the Ajani sleeve will be temporarily unavailable as it was recently featured as a separate reward). There are sleeves on offer featuring the Japanese Planeswalker alternate art, new Guild themed sleeves, Ikoria card styles, the Tamiyo player avatar, and more. The code is obtained from your local game store’s online community, as outlined in the Wizard’s official article:
HOW TO GET A REWARD CODE FROM YOUR STORE
Some stores have robust online communities, and others will be forming them for the first time. If you’re already part of such a community, great! Check with them and get connected.
If you aren’t part of a local game store’s online community, or if they don’t have one set up, there are a couple ways you can get connected. One is to simply reach out to your store and ask (give them a little bit of time—many of them are getting this information today as well). Another is to head to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website. Not every store has a website on there right now, but our teams here are reaching out to our stores to help them set up options and connect them to our store locator. Many of them will be setting up online communities through Discord, WhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.
Step-by-step, here’s how it works:
- Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
- Take a screenshot of your event page
- Go to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website
- Join their social media channel
- Share your screenshot with a nice message on their channel
- The store will message you a code* back.
*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating. Limit one code per account. Sharing a screenshot with your local game store does not guarantee you will receive a code.
With the new patch, Historic is not expected to be impacted as opposed to Standard, because Fires of Invention and Agent of Treachery were not a huge part of the metagame. However, the new Companion rule still leaves room for exploration on whether they will be worth including in your deck or not. If you are participating in this event before the patch arrives at 8 AM Pacific Time, then you can head over to our Historic deck section and have your pick there (we’ve been holding back on adding too many pre-ban decks).
However, the aim of the game in this event is to have fun so we’ve picked out some decks from our resident streamer sidetraK and our database for you below that is not impacted by the bans. If you have any decks to share that you used in this event, leave a comment below with the deck code and we’ll add it here!
Core Set 2021 previews are also starting today as well, so make sure you keep up to date on our hub page or our spoiler section! You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Discord for the latest updates and discussion.