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FNM! Friday Night Magic


FNM every Friday at 6:00 p.m, both standard and modern every week for $5 entry fee.


6 PM Draft every Tuesday, visit the FaceBook page for more information


EDH Night! Pay $6, get 2 packs of the newest set and play EDH!


1st and 3rd Mondays of the month: Modern Monday, fires off around 5PM. 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month: Legacy Monday, fires off around 5PM.

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Tyrannosary says... #1

Hey raefgall, NinjaBunny01, tylamin18, Sawatzky, Lord007, ClansInitiate, or kriggi are any of you going to fnm this Friday to play modern? Just curious cuz i wanna meet you in person

March 16, 2015 5:11 p.m.

Tyrannosary says... #2

(I'll be playing modern)

March 16, 2015 5:12 p.m.

raefgall says... #3

To be fair, there is at least a decent chance we know each other and don't know the screen names. I'm Lucas Greene (not Greive). I have come in a few times for FNM, but for Commander. I also come in on Sundays to play Commander and Vanguard sometimes.

March 16, 2015 5:44 p.m.

NinjaBunny01 says... #4

I typically don't play FNM because I work during that time. I honestly haven't been in for a while either. But when I am there I typically play Commander.

March 17, 2015 3:07 p.m.

kriggi says... #5

raefgall is probably right. I'm Ryan and I'm at FNM almost all of the time. I usually play Modern and EDH. I'll see you there

March 18, 2015 1:58 p.m.

tylamin18 says... #6

I'm Tylamin Ovel irl, I don't play much fnm anymore I usually play on mtgo or just travel for tournaments on the weekends, I'm sure I'll see you around

March 26, 2015 12:38 p.m.

dettbizzle says... #7

I need to get up there one of these days for Draft night.

June 8, 2015 1:54 p.m.

Tyrannosary says... #8

raefgall sorry it's been forever since I talked, but lol it's not spelt Lucas Grieve its Lucas Grief and he's my cousin. He takes me to FNM whenever I can go and he has me play Splinter Twin (now it's going to be burn since twin is banned). My names Michael (I'm not comfortable with giving out my last name on the internet but out of the list of people I think I may have run into kriggi before.

February 4, 2016 10:11 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #9

We need to change this so that it says the entry fee is $6

April 26, 2016 1:13 p.m.

GuruMountain says... #10

I think you can figure out who I am based off of my Username. Happy to see other locals on here.

April 30, 2016 5:51 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #11

MikeNovak I don't go to FNM nearly as much as I'd like to just because I'm so busy with school, but you may know my cousin Lucas Grief. I'm really big on this site and am always active so if you need me to help you with any decks I'd be glad to.

April 30, 2016 11:08 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #12

Tyrannosary Yep, sure do! And Yeah, I don't FNM as frequently as I'd like to anymore. Still do the prerelease events and some occasional EDH games here and there, though.

April 30, 2016 11:51 p.m.

Tyrannosary says... #13

Ah, When I go I usually play modern MikeNovak

May 1, 2016 5:01 p.m.

GuruMountain says... #14

Tyrannosary I used to play Modern heavily

May 1, 2016 11:31 p.m.

Tyrannosary says... #15

MikeNovak what deck did you use?

May 2, 2016 7:59 a.m.

raefgall says... #16

I've been playing Modern semi-regularly recently. I'm the guy who plays 8-Rack.

May 2, 2016 10:13 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #17

raefgall are you Ryan Gibney or are you someone older?

May 2, 2016 11:42 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #18

I think I know who you are

May 2, 2016 11:42 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #19

Tyrannosary Most recent Modern FNM I'd have played in (like 3 months ago) would have been Monogreen Stompy. Before that it was MonoU Tron, Merfolk, BW Hatebears

May 3, 2016 1:52 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #20

Yeah I don't think I've ever played or run into you MikeNovak I used to play splinter twin but after it was banned I began playing naya burn since I had the cards for it anyways (I play burn in legacy)

May 3, 2016 9:01 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #21

Tyrannosary Eh, hard to say.

May 4, 2016 12:47 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #22

If anyone that frequents this site wants to play EDH/Commander, quite a few of us play on Mondays all day. I typically show up around 4-5 due to working 3rd shift and sleeping during the day, but figured I'd throw that out there. :)

May 10, 2016 2:07 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #23

Awesome! MikeNovak if I can ever find time in my insanely busy schedule, I'll try to make it. I currently have baseball conflicts with Mondays until the last month of summer vacation XD. I don't play it competitively at all, I just play it because some other people play it (I just don't like how games take so long). I use Purphoros, God of the Forge as my general and you can look at my deck on my profile page. I don't really plan on buying cards for the deck at all since I prefer to use it on building competitive decks in modern and to finish my burn deck in legacy.

May 10, 2016 8:02 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #24

Tyrannosary No prob. I have quite a decent selection of decks, as do the other people I play with if you'd ever want to borrow something different and get political.

May 11, 2016 3:06 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #25

Thanks! I think I might try to build a Mikaeus, the Unhallowed EDH deck. That way If I don't want to use purphoros (mainly because having him as a commander makes me a big target) then I'll have another deck to use.

May 11, 2016 7:44 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #26

Tyrannosary Don't forget your Triskelion!

May 11, 2016 11:42 p.m.

Tyrannosary says... #27

Very true MikeNovak, that card combos nicely with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed.

May 12, 2016 12:52 a.m.

GuruMountain says... #28

Played my Kaseto deck tonight at FNM and went 3-1. Very pleased with how it went :)

June 11, 2016 4:12 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #29

what were your match-ups like? MikeNovak

June 11, 2016 7:19 p.m.

GuruMountain says... #30

Tyrannosary if you go to my profile and click on my Kaseto deck, look at the newest update. Fairly in depth review

June 12, 2016 4:12 a.m.

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