Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Recent Changes

I haven’t really touched the format of my blog in a while, but today I decided to make it a little bit more colorful and a little bit easier to read. I’ve added… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG post rotation – Black

Almost done! I plan on being out all Friday night and most of Saturday, so I don’t think I should wait on putting out this next post. No new spoilers for Return to… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG post rotation – Lands and Multicolor

I fell behind a little bit. Sorry. As you probably already know, the spoilers of have already started. 6 cards have already been posted (5 can be seen on Nurgleprobe’s website at http://nurgleprobe.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/return-to-ravnica-five-spoiled-cards/ ). Things… Continue reading

The Japan Hobbyist.com

Just a quick post that I’ve decided to upgrade my website so that it has its own domain name. You’ll now be able to access my blog at http://www.thejapanhobbyist.com. I have some plans… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotating – Blue

After today there are still 3 more colors to go on the rotation wheel, and the first week of spoilers is JUST around the corner. I’m going to have to work extra hard… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Out of Control

(NOTE – This is a Star City Games report that I wrote a few weeks ago. With all of the Magic news going on in August, I believe there is a good chance… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – Red

How the mighty have fallen. I remember when Mono red decks dominated the metagame. During the Scars of Mirrodin block and M12 metagame last year, a lot of people used cards like Shrine… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – Green

My GW Lifegain deck continues to improve, going 3-2 today at one of the most competitive places in Nagoya. I got a bye, beat a UR Burning Vengeance deck, and beat a UG… Continue reading

Playing Magic in Japan – How is it Different from overseas? (Part 2)

I think there are a lot more cultural differences between Japan and other countries when it comes to Magic so I’d like to continue my articles about how they are different. Today I’ll… Continue reading

My So Called Life Gain Deck (revisited)

I’ve had a lot of practice with my life gain deck recently and the results have been nothing less than amazing. It’s been very consistent and has battled back from the brink on… 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.

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