Monthly Archive: November, 2012

My Head’s in a Jumble

It’s been a while since I did a non-Magic post, but I thought that this article would be useful for those people living in Japan. If you’ve been living in Japan for a… Continue reading

Youuuuu shalll not paaasss!!! (Removal in the MTG Standard Metagame)

I’ve been posting a lot about the metagame and decks lately, but I think it would be a good idea to talk a little bit about removal.  Some of the more casual players… Continue reading

Open to Suggestions

I noticed that lately I’ve been focusing mainly on Magic the Gathering news and articles, but I know that’s not all my readers would like to hear about while I’m in Japan. I’d… Continue reading

(Back in) Black Friday MTG Weekend: Nagoya

Losing can be tough. It drains you both physically and emotionally. You can start a day and feel totally prepared and ready to take on the world, but when all’s said and done… Continue reading

Crunch Time: Closing in on the 2012 Nagoya GP

After some rough weeks of Magic and very poor showings at Grand Prix Trials, I’m at my wits end. I have one final chance on Friday of getting 3 byes in the Nagoya… Continue reading

Nagoya Grand Prix Countdown: GP Trial Results from last week

I finally have some time to myself and I can get back to posting about the metagame in Nagoya, Japan. For the most part I’ve been playing in Grand Prix trials hoping to… Continue reading

Under the Radar: UR Delver

I know it’s just a link to another site that I write for, but today’s post revolves around my idea for a UR Delver deck. I think it’s a good choice for the… Continue reading

My Apologies

I wanted to apologize to my readers about a lack of updates lately. I’ve been working 12+ hour days this entire week and haven’t been able to post any new content lately. I’m… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: Magic Stores around Nagoya – Yagoto and Aratamabashi

I’ve been sitting on these store profiles for a while, and I’ve finally gotten around to posting about them. Today I’m going to talk about Hobby Station Yagoto and Phase Aratamabashi in the… Continue reading

So it begins . . . Countdown to the 2012 Nagoya GP

If the world is really going to end on December 21st, 2012, I’ve probably been wasting my time playing too muchMagic. But if it doesn’t . . . well, I probably still have… 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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