Historic Pauper – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists

FNM (Friday Night Magic) at Home is back yet again this week, to give you free stuff for your participation in various events! This week’s format is Historic Pauper, where you can play commons only from every set on Arena. Read on for more information and a variety of decklists you can use, as brewed up or adapted from old lists by Drifter!

Event Details

Connect with your local game store while keeping yourself and others safe by playing Friday Night Magic (FNM) on MTG Arena!

This week: Bring a 60-card Historic deck using only common cards and basic lands! Banned or Suspended Cards:

  • Persistent Petitioners

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.

  • Duration: June 4th 2021 @ 4:00 PM PT – June 5th 2021 @ 4:00 AM PT
  • Format: Historic Pauper
  • 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)

Event Rewards

  • 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 two in-game cosmetic items – includes all 36 (the Ajani sleeve will be temporarily unavailable as it was recently featured as a separate reward). Sleeves 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. Another is to head to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website. Many of them have set up online communities through DiscordWhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.

Step by step, here’s how it works:

  1. Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
  2. Take a screenshot of your event page
  3. Go to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website
  4. Join their social media channel
  5. Share your screenshot with a nice message on their channel
  6. Store will message you a code* through that social media channel

*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.

If you cannot find an appropriate store or just don’t want to bother with the whole process, you can buy the codes directly from trusted MTG Arena code vendors such as Gray Viking Games. For a few dollars, you can instantly obtain the code to the MTG Arena Promo Pack as well as codes from other products such as Prerelease, Planeswalker decks, Secret Lair sleeves, and more. For more information of MTG Arena codes, consult our full guide. Be sure to check them out!

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Historic Pauper Decklists

Here are all the updated lists for this event. Scroll down for some older offerings!


Here are our Historic Pauper decks from March, the last time an FNM event featured this format. Feel free to adapt any ideas from here and further improve them with the new cards!

Check out our Pauper deck section instead, if you’re after Standard decklists to tweak and some more variety.

Drifter

Drifter is a draft and strategy specialist, with hundreds of articles under his belt! Of special mention are his Limited Reviews and draft coaching service.

3 Responses

  1. Edson says:

    Izzet Spells decklist is empty.

  2. DoggertQBones says:

    Learned the fun way that the Monogreen Stompy deck has the Blue deserts in instead of the Green. Didn’t stop me from getting the swift 2-0 though!