Monthly Archive: February, 2013

Grand Prix Yokohama: Limited choices (part 1)

This weekend is Grand Prix Yokohama, which is in Yokohama of course. Yokohama is about a 30-45 minute train ride from Tokyo, and is the second largest city in Japan. It has a… Continue reading

Game Day Gatecrash: Home, Home on the Midrange . . .

Oh give me a home, where the Thragtusk roam, Where the Huntmasters and  Restoration Angels play, Where seldom is heard, a Sheltering Word And the Favorable Skies are not cloudy all day Game… Continue reading

Preparing for Gatecrash Gameday

(For all those interested, I have a new article posted on 60cards.com. Please follow the link below to check it out: http://60cards.com/flash-gordon/) It’s been rough here in Nagoya since Gatecrash hit the scene.… Continue reading

What to Expect: The Impact of Gatecrash on the Metagame – Red, Green, and Multicolor

As promised, the last article for “What to Expect” is upon us. Today I’ll be covering the red, green, and multicolor cards, so for all of you Gruul (GR), Naya (GRW), and all… Continue reading

Eat. Brains. Love. – A Zombie’s Afterlife-Changing Story

NOTE: Magic slang, deck types, and other lingo has been added to the “Magic the Gathering (MTG)” tab at the top of the website with a link to “Understanding Magic the Gathering Terms”.… Continue reading

What to Expect: The Impact of Gatecrash on the Metagame – White, Blue, and Black

The 2nd installment of “What to Expect” will be covering the White, Blue, and Black cards of Gatecrash. Today’s article will probably be centered largely around how control decks. We’ll dip our toes… Continue reading

What to Expect: The Impact of Gatecrash on the Metagame – Lands, Artifacts, and Hybrid cards

NOTE: Gatecrash vocabulary words have now been added to the “MTG Vocabulary (In Japanese)” tab at the top of the page. If you’re interested in how to say “Battalion, Bloodrush” or any other… Continue reading

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

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 – Green

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

Brains, Blood, and Flash Gordon – (Gatecrash Standard)

Yes, I managed to name my article without using “Crashing the Gate” or “Gate Crashing” like everybody else has for their new standard decks featuring Gatecrash cards. I have 3 decks for you… 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.