Monthly Archive: August, 2013

A Whole New World: MTG after Rotation – Innistrad Block Artifacts and Lands

Note: “A Whole New World” is a series of articles that I do before each block rotates out of standard. In these articles, I take a look at all of the cards that… Continue reading

Almost Famous: An interview with GP Kitakyushu semifinalist Nomura Ryosuke

It seemed unreal at the end of day 1 in Kitakyushu – Three of my friends had made it to Day 2. I was pretty happy for them. Two were using Jund midrange,… Continue reading

TJMGD: Grand Prix Kitakyushu – Learn to Walk Before you Run

It’s hard to accept failure. You try so hard, for so long, and you fall short. When I was in high school I played for my school’s soccer team. We were the “ghetto”… Continue reading

Magic Stores in Japan: Master’s Guild 2.0

I’ve been drowning in work since my summer vacation ended, as well as madly preparing for GP Kitakyushu. I continue to evolve my deck and I feel pretty confident about it. I’m leaving… Continue reading

Jund No More – my prep for GP Kitakyushu

It’s getting down to the wire now. There are 4 days left until I hop on a plane and head down to Fukuoka prefecture to prove to myself that I’m not just a… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let me be Misunderstood

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Magic the Gathering. It’s grown from a back room, kitchen table card game to an international success. In Magic’s history, heroes were born and died, legends… Continue reading

Scouting the meta before GP Kitakyushu – a Weekend in Tokyo

Last weekend I went to Tokyo. My girlfriend really wanted to go to Disneyland this summer and there was a Theros Pro Tour Qualifier so it worked out perfectly. Friday was extremely hot… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Grand Prix Key-Ta-Q-Shoe

I realize that it can be difficult for foreigners to pronounce Japanese names sometimes, so I wanted to make sure you know how it’s said. When watching coverage of Magic events, I tend… Continue reading

The 63rd Osu Matsuri

This past weekend in Nagoya, Japan, there was an all day festival around Osu Kannon on Saturday and Sunday. There was live music from popular anime song artists such as nobody knows+, performances… Continue reading

Duality

I’m having an identity crisis right now. I don’t know what kind of deck to play, and I don’t know what kind of player I am anymore. Back during the Dragon’s Maze metagame,… Continue reading