Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Gatecrash tips: Playing to your Weaknesses – Artifacts and Lands

Hello and welcome to another installment of Play to your Weaknesses, a series of articles I post before each new set is released to evaluate what I believe to be the strongest cards… Continue reading

Who’s side are you on? (A Gatecrash Pre-release primer)

The entire set of Gatecrash was spoiled Monday morning in Japan, and my friends and I have already had some time to pour over the cards. The set looks like it has some… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing before Gatecrash – White

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards before Gatecrash – Multicolor

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Soldiers of Boros

Today’s post is a follow up to my previous post “3 Minute Abs, 5 Minute Wins“. We’ve gotten a few good Boros (RW) cards spoiled from the new Gatecrash set, and I decided… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck – Investing in cards before Gatecrash: Artifacts

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Hooves of Glory

So the unthinkable has happened. I took apart my tokens deck. Call it rage quitting if you want. I went 0-4 on Sunday against GW aggro, Bant hexproof, and two bant control decks,… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck – Investing in cards before Gatecrash: Lands

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Taking Hits – Strategies for the RTR and GTC metagame

Yessss!!! Back to the Magic the Gathering posts finally! Right?!? Today I went to a Yokohama Grand Prix trial and did pretty well for myself. Going into the event, I felt like I… Continue reading

Nagoya Mall Rats: Part 2 – Nagoya Dome Aeon

Sorry to all of you waiting for more Magic the Gathering information from Japan. I’m still absorbing all of the information we’re getting from Gatecrash, and by this weekend I plan on writing… 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.