Magic: FNM - Standard

Friday, 15 Feb 2019 18:00 – 22:30
Repeats weekly, until 31 Mar 2019
Location: Little Shop of Magic, 8665 West Flamingo Road, #2000, Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Magic: the Gathering

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Friday Night Magic: Standard Event

What Happens Here?

Are you looking for a way to play Magic while meeting new friends and winning cool foil prize cards? Then Friday Night Magic is exactly what you're looking for! Try it out and discover why Friday night is the best of the week! To make it easier to participate, our Friday Night Magic events are open to anyone and feature the Standard Constructed, Booster Draft, and Commander formats.

What is the Format?

The format for this event is Standard Constructed.

What is the Tournament Structure?

  1. For rules enforcement, the emphasis is on teaching players the correct ways to play.
  2. Our Friday Night Magic series features three formats every week: Standard, Draft and Commander.
  3. The Draft and the Standard events run simultaneously.This means that round 2 of Standard will not start until Round 1 of Draft is finished.
  4. All tournaments will be comprised of 4 rounds of Swiss style play with no cut to single elimination.

What are the Prizes?

FNM specific promo cards will be given to the players that place in the top two spots in EACH tournament. One promo card will also be given away as a random prize to a player in each tournament. In addition, Magic: the Gathering booster packs will be awarded based on the following points schedule:

  • 12 points: 5 packs
  • 10 points: 4 packs
  • 9 points: 3 packs
  • 8-6 points: 1 pack

Match wins award 3 points, match losses award 0 points and matches ending in ties award 1 point.

What Is a the Standard Format?

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Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play Magic.

How Do I Build a Standard Deck?

  • Your deck must be at least 60 cards.
  • Up to fifteen cards may be included in your sideboard, if you use one.
  • Include no more than four copies of any individual card in your main deck and sideboard combined (except basic lands).
  • There's no maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck in your hands unassisted

How Does Set Rotation Work?

Each year, four Magic sets are released and added to Standard. Those sets are grouped into two-set blocks (For example: Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon are a block). Once per year, when the first set of the second block releases, the two oldest blocks in Standard rotate out.

What is Magic: the Gathering?

In the Magic game, you play the role of a planeswalker a powerful wizard who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of cards represents all the weapons in your arsenal. It contains the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you.

Trading card games like the Magic: The Gathering TCG combine collectable cards with a strategy game. You don't know what you'll get in a Magic booster pack. You just start a collection and trade with other players to get the cards you want.

The best part about a trading card game is that it's always changing. You design and build your own unique decks, and each Magic game you play is different. New Magic expansions are released a few times a year, and each new expansion brings new ways to stupefy and defeat your opponents.