The God of Pioneer 8 – Live Updates

The God of Pioneer 8 is taking place on July 17th in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest Pioneer event of each season, drawing in players from all over Japan to compete at… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai #17 -God of Pioneer 7 and the State of Organized Play in Japan

    With the God of Pioneer 7 tournament in the books and still fresh on everybody’s mind, The Japan Hobbyist and his “cohost” Taichi invite new friend and local MTG player Mickey… Continue reading

The God of Pioneer 7 (Live Coverage)

As you can see from the title, this is not the first time Hareruya has done a large event for Pioneer, and it won’t be the last. Hareruya was literally the “Pioneer” of… Continue reading

We are (a)Live!

The original idea behind my website was to show people cool things around Japan, but then I caught the Magic the Gathering bug and my website slowly devolved into everything related to that… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai is back!

Followers of my website The Japan Hobbyist might remember that I had a started a podcast right before the pandemic started, but it was an unfortunate casualty of all events being canceled and… Continue reading

The Japan Pioneer Metagame Diaries: April 2022

Not going to lie, it’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to write anything about Magic the Gathering. The recent organized play announcement about the return to competitive play has stoked a… Continue reading

Gobbopacalypse Now

“I love the smell of Goblin Grenades in the morning. It smells like, victory” Lt. Colonel Killmore, Goblin Infantry You need to be a certain type of crazy to play with Goblins, and… Continue reading

Get in Loser, We’re going Boating

I honestly wanted to write more articles on Historic on Arena and talk about how I got up to Diamond in December and how I came so close to Mythic, but then I… Continue reading

Historically Speaking: Amonkhet Remastered

The struggle is real on MTG Arena. With the recent bannings/suspensions of Teferi, Time Reveler and Wilderness Reclamation in Historic, the format was already in an upheaval.  Enter Amonkhet Remastered.  Historic is absolutely… Continue reading

Historically Speaking -Drangels and Angons

I honestly would have been happy finishing this current MTG Arena season at Diamond (Which I achieved last time I wrote), but since then I have been on an absolute tear and figured… Continue reading

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  • List of Weekly Tournaments in Nagoya

    Nagoya has standard Magic tournaments almost every day.

    -- MONDAY: Card Brunch Kanayama, 6:30
    -- TUESDAY: Hobby Station Sasashima, 6:45 pm
    -- WEDNESDAY: Hobby Station Mei Eki, 6pm
    -- THURSDAY: TCG 193, 7pm
    -- FRIDAY: 6pm, FNM, Various locations (check MTG locator), Draft at Big Magic usually if enough people. Prinny Club Kanayama 8pm and 11pm.
    -- SATURDAY: Card Labo Mei Eki, 11:30 am - Hobby Station Mei Eki, 2pm.
    -- SUNDAY: Big Magic, 11 am. Usually a booster draft after standard tournament (3:30 or later depending on number of participants at the standard event).

    There are also Legacy and Modern events held around town during the week.

    -- Monday: TCG 193, 7pm (Modern)
    -- Tuesday: TCG 193, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Thursday: Advantage Kamimaezu, 7pm (Legacy)
    -- Friday: Hobby Station Mei Eki (modern) 6pm, Advantage Kamimaezu (modern and legacy) 6:30pm, TCG Shop 193 (modern), 7pm
    -- Saturday: Hobby Station Osu, 1pm (Legacy), TCG 193 (Legacy)
    -- Sunday: Hobby Station Osu, 5pm (Modern)

    There are also modern, legacy, and vintage events about one time a month at Big Magic as well. Amenity Dream also hosts one Legacy even a month too I think. Check the "Magic the Gathering" tab on the top of my website to get more information about the locations of these stores.