Monthly Archive: July, 2013

The Japan Metagame Diaries: (not) The Last Cardboard Samurai

Players overseas (or should I say those NOT living in Japan) tend to believe that players in Japan have some kind of secret skill or technique and that Magic is played differently over… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in cards for M14 – Rakdos and Dimir

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

Last Chance

There is a chance that after Theros is released, we might not care about M14 cards at all, but I for one think it has given us quite a few cards to revitalize… Continue reading

Heartless Bastard

Magic can be pretty cutthroat sometimes. Some people can be downright assholes to get the win. I know you’ve all thought about it at one time or another. I’ve actually gone out of… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for M14 – Golgari and Simic

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 for M14 – Selesnya and Orzhov

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: Popping My Cherry

“So what’s it like . . . you know?” “It’s like warm apple pie” I’m no stranger to Pro Tour Qualifiers. Since I moved to Nagoya and decided to become a serious Magic… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for M14 – Azorius and Boros

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 M14 Pre-release: Rotten to the Core?

A lot of people said that M14 was very underwhelming and that it lacked the powerful cards that M13 had such as Thragtusk and Thundermaw Hellkite. While we will definitely miss those cards… Continue reading

M14: Playing to your Weaknesses – Green

(NOTE: “Playing to your Weaknesses” is a series of articles I have been doing on my own blog since Avacyn Restored that cover all of the uncommons and commons in a new expansion… 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.