Monthly Archive: September, 2012

Get a Life (Post rotation build) – a Farewell to Wurms

It’s almost time to say goodbye to my Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, and M12 friends. I want to thank you all for your hard work. You got me back on… Continue reading

Return to Ravnica: The Pre-Release

The pre-release for Return to Ravnica is just around the corner. This set is going to be big. Bigger than Innistrad, bigger than Avacyn Restored . . . it’s going to be the… Continue reading

What’s in those Ravnica Guild Boosters?

I have two more store profiles around the Nagoya area for you this week¬†, but before that I’d like to think out loud about the Return to Ravnica pre-release. It’s been said that… Continue reading

Can’t Touch This – (A post rotation deck idea)

http://youtu.be/otCpCn0l4Wo It doesn’t have the neon colors or Hammer pants, but this deck is gonna be control’s strongest point post rotation. The metagame is full of creatures that hit hard, and they come… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: Magic Store profiles around Nagoya

1/16/13 Update – Fireball has changed it’s name to Advantage and has remodeled their store. It’s still in the same place but now it’s a little bit shinier ^_^. I have edited the… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: 13 Ways to Die

(This article was originally for SCG but due to their busy summer schedule of opens, the World Magic Cup, and the release of Return to Ravnica, they were not able to put it… Continue reading

Knowing When to Hold ’em and When to Fold ’em

Before I introduce the topic of this article, I want to make a quick announcement about Magic Celebration going on in Nagoya, Japan THIS SATURDAY. For those of you that don’t know about… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – White

Finally, it’s come to this. White. Which white cards will be leaving standard in a month, and how will it affect the metagame? As of Today, about 50 cards have been spoiled for… Continue reading

Grand Prix Trials in Nagoya

This is just a short post today, but I wanted to let players living in Japan know that there are two GP Trials coming up in Nagoya at Amenity Dream. These trials are… 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.