Monthly Archive: February, 2014

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to the Grind

Another week, another change in the metagame. GP Melbourne is rapidly approaching, and by the time March rolls around, the standard metagame will have begun to settle. We’ll finally be able to see… Continue reading

Modern Times – Change is Good

Up until a few years ago, my mother was still using AOL as her internet service provider. I shit you not. She was using a dial up modem to connect to the internet… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Weight of the Underworld

The world of Theros has grown dark. Nightmares have begun to invade the dreams of its inhabitants and the gods grow restless. How is a simple mage to survive in this ever changing… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Born of the Gods – Green, Selesnya, Golgari, and the Rest

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 Born of the Gods – 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

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Born of the Gods – 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 Born of the Gods – 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 Born of the Gods – 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

The Japan Hobbyist presents: Do you want to be a Cardboard Samurai?

When I first started this blog, I had just one goal and one purpose: to share my experiences playing Magic the Gathering in Japan with the world. Since then it has evolved and grown… Continue reading

Born of the Gods Pre-release: Building a Better Olympus

Wherever the gods in Theros reside, it’s getting packed. This last weekend was the Born of the Gods pre-release, and it added 5 new gods and 160 cards to the Theros limited format.… 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.