MTG Grand Prix news
Next week, from Friday February 17-19th is Magic the Gathering’s Grand Prix Kobe. Early registration starts on Friday from 4-6pm I believe, and Saturday registration is from 8-9 am in the morning at the convention center. The cost is around 4000 yen for the first day I believe, and consists of a sealed deck tournament with 3 packs of Innistrad and 3 packs of Dark Ascension. The games will start at 9:30 and continue on until the evening. Anybody with a X-2 record or better will continue on to the next day of the tournament. The 2nd day is a booster draft of Dark Ascension, with 3 packs to build your deck from. More information can be found on Wizards of the Coast’s website. There will also be many public games on the side of the main tournament in case you don’t feel like you are up for taking on some of the best players in the Kansai and southern areas of Japan.
There was also a big announcement today from the head Judge of the Nagoya area about the next Grand Prix. Nagoya will be hosting the next GP in December! Dates and times haven’t been decided yet, but I’m already excited that my city will be hosting the event. I’m hoping that anybody thinking of coming to the event will get in contact with me so I can help them find accommodations and also give them information about the area. Leading up to the event, I will fill up this website with content not only about Magic but also about things to see, how to get around, and other various useful information. I’ll be sure to post more information as I learn more about it.
I’m glad to find another English-speaking MTG enthusiast in Nagoya!
I’m working on getting local players together mosty for casual games (cube drafts, etc.)
I’m also getting into Legacy, so it’d be good to have someone to test with if that’s a format you play.
Anyway, send me an email if you’d like to play some time.
Never really looked into Cube Drafts, but I have a friend or two that might be into Legacy so I’ll let you know. I’m usually around Amenity Dream, Card Brunch, and Big Magic so look for me there in the future!
Sadly, I rarely get out to any of the local card shops.
Which of those places is the best for just sitting down and playing with decks you’ve brought?
Do you mean those pre-constructed decks? You’ll find most of the Magic players at Big Magic, near Yaba-cho station on the corner by the highway. At most of the other places it’s hit or miss depending on what tournaments are going on. Sometimes you might not find any Magic player at all at the other places. Be sure to check out Wizard’s website for dates of matches, then calling the stores if you want to enter a tournament. Most FNM games start around 6pm btw.
Actually I meant just coming in to use the tables to play our own games, not a tournament–and to also buy some cards. I’d like a place to be able to just sit down and play Cube, EDH, or use casual decks that I’ve built.
We sometimes do that at Mondo Books, but it’d be good to have options.
Oh, then all places have game space available. You can go to any of the stores I mentioned on this website and play just for fun on their tables. If the tables are full and they have a tournament that night you might be asked to move to a different table, but on some days you’re free to play. Again, I think Big Magic is the best place, since they have two floors with gaming tables, and usually only have MTG on Friday and Sunday there. You’d probably constantly find open tables there. All places usually close around 9pm as well FYI.
Tried Amenity Dream today with a couple of friends and we had a good time there, even though the table area was absolutely packed with high schoolers playing Yu-Gi-Oh.
Will try some of the other shops on your blog. Cheers!
Weekends are always busy. It was pretty packed at Card Brunch tonight as well. Mondays-Thursday will probably have more space. I’m heading there tomorrow for Game Day.