Monthly Archive: June, 2013

The 193rd Card Shop

Trading card shops in Japan are experiencing an unheard of renaissance. In the last few years, the increase in Magic the Gathering’s popularity, along with the sheer number of card games being released… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Listening to Your Inner Voice

You can’t always believe in what other people tell you. Sometimes you have to go with your gut and listen to your voice, your inner voice that is. Magic is the same way.… Continue reading

Summer MTG Events in Nagoya

The Magic Market Open Today’s post will be a  short one and will be mostly informational. There is a plethora of Magic the Gathering Events going on in Nagoya this summer, and all… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in cards for Dragon’s Maze – Multicolor and Hybrid

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

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Picking up the Pieces

On June 2nd and June 3rd, Over 600 players descended on Nagoya, Japan for the final World Magic Cup Qualifier and a Pro Tour Theros Qualifier. Among them were many legends and professionals:… Continue reading

Pay the Reaper

I know I should probably be finishing up my “Bang for your Buck” article with multicolor, but it’s much easier to do a quick update with some good news: one of my brews… Continue reading

Unqualified

(Fellow Nagoya native and Magic player Kamiken gives us his insight into the final World Magic Cup Qualifier on June 1st, 2013. He did much better than any other foreign player in the… 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.