Monthly Archive: December, 2013

The Japan Hobbyist: 2013 – A Year in Review

We always say it, but I can’t believe how fast 2013 has passed us by. We’re one year older, we have one more year of experiences, and at The Japan Hobbyist I have… Continue reading

Grand Prix Shizuoka: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Work It Harder Make It Better Do It Faster, Makes Us stronger More Than Ever Hour After Our Work Is Never Over  -Daft Punk, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” Grand Prix Shizuoka will be… Continue reading

Welcome to Silent Hill (spending time in Shizuoka city)

While not a direct translation, the kanji that make up Shizuoka’s name, 静岡 can roughly be translated to quiet hills, or as I like to call it, Silent Hill ^_^. While you won’t… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – Burning Devotion

Grand Prix Shizuoka is less than a week away now. Last weekend, a BW control deck using 4 Blood Baron of Vizkopa’s took down GP Dallas Fort Worth. The deck was remarkably similar to… Continue reading

Grand Prix Shizuoka: Mind or Meta (Part 2)

After a weekend of tournaments and looking at HappyMTG’s website about Magic in Japan over the past week, I feel like I should revise the list I made before. Previously, my top 8… Continue reading

Grand Prix Shizuoka – Mind over Meta (part 1)

There is no rest for the weary. Grand Prix Kyoto was less than a month ago but here I am, preparing for another Grand Prix here in Japan. Truthfully, I couldn’t be happier.… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – It takes more than faith, you need Devotion

 It’s been a rough week in Magic in Nagoya, Japan. Following GP Kyoto’s Super Sunday Series standard event, I thought I had learned my mistakes when facing GR devotion and mono blue devotion.… Continue reading