Monthly Archive: December, 2012

2012 in review – Thanks for a record breaking year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012.… Continue reading

3 Minute Abs, 5 Minute Wins

Those ads lie. You can’t get those abs (or buns) of steel in 3 minutes. You gotta work hard for them and after a few months you’ll look cooler. The same is NOT… Continue reading

Gatecrash Mechanics – A First Look

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been having a great time playing Magic with the release of Return to Ravnica. The metagame has been amazing and it allows you to run… Continue reading

Nagoya Mall Rats: Part 1 – Aeon Atsuta

  I’m breaking the mold a little bit today and working on a side project for the Japan Hobbyist that I’ve been thinking about for a while. It’s called Mall Rats, and it’s… Continue reading

Under the Radar: WR Humans

First off, I’d like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas. I’m staying in Japan this year and I can’t be with my family. You don’t know how much you’ll miss your family… Continue reading

Sneaking in a new Hobby Store profile

Well, I’m not sure how old this place is, but I DO know that up until a few weeks ago it wasn’t showing up on Wizard of the Coast’s event locator. The store… Continue reading

Thoughts about the video game Ceasefire on 12/21/12

I saw other gamers doing this #OCeasefire thing, but it’s probably better if people stop buying those games period. Do we really need to keep buying games that get closer and closer to… Continue reading

Chinks in the Armor: Figuring out the current Metagame

If you’ve been following popular websites like Star City Games, Channel Fireball, or TCGplayer, then you no doubt have seen what the metagame looks like. It’s a mess. Go back a few months… Continue reading

Grand Prix Nagoya: Day 2 – Sleeping in

In my last article about day 1 of the Grand Prix I talked about how I washed out at 4-5 on the day but had a great time with my friends, especially cheering… Continue reading

In the Embers of Rakdos . . .

If you follow my twitter, then you’ve probably seen the link to my latest 60cards.com article, but if you haven’t feel free to check it out using this link.  http://60cards.com/in-the-embers-of-rakdos-grand-prix-nagoya/ The article talks… Continue reading