Monthly Archive: October, 2013

Gaming Cowboy: Hanging out at the New Saloon

It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that Hobby Saloon is no longer.  The former bar/trading card game shop ran into high rent and low traffic in their previous location in Osu… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Go Go Power Rangers!

I was a child of the 80’s and the 90’s, but sadly I grew up without cable. Back when I was young, the Fox network was still on pay TV, so I usually… Continue reading

Southern Hospitality: MTG stores in and around Fukuoka City

I really must apologize. Grand Prix Kitakyushu was during the last weekend of August, but I am only just now getting around to posting about stores in the area. This is mainly because… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Dinosaurs & Theros Game Day

Back in ancient times (of Magic), control decks were king. Then the giant mother F(@%@$% asteroid known as Cavern of Souls hit standard and control decks were pushed close to extinction. A few survived,… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Theros – Green, Golgari, Selesnya, Artifacts, and 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

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Theros – Red, Rakdos, and Gruul

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: Survival Games

I’m taking a break from posting my investment articles to talk about the current metagame in Nagoya, Japan, as well as to introduce to you my newest builds for standard. The first few… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Theros – Black, Dimir, 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

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Theros – Blue, Simic, and Izzet

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 Theros – White, 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

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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.