Monthly Archive: August, 2014

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Kobe and the Rise of Kaiju Affinity

What do you get when you take a monster that continues to grow and brings overwhelming power to the board and add a giant pair of robotic, damaging scisssors to mix? Well, I’d… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: World(s) Domination

Tokyo, Japan, August 16, 2014 . . . 9 rounds of swiss, 387 total players, 3 rounds of single elimination. After all was said and done, Aryabhima Aulia Rahman of Indonesia stood above it… Continue reading

Modern Times: Shifting Gears

GP Kobe is in a few days and I couldn’t be in a worse position. I went 2-6 drop at the Modern PTQ at Hareruya in Tokyo, Japan last weekend, winning my first… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Double Whammy

I ended up going 4-0-1 at a small 9 person Game Day on Sunday due to a Typhoon in Japan. I know it’s not much, but there were some really good players there… Continue reading

The Japan Hobbyist: 350 – A Card Odyssey

On December 5th, 2011, The Japan Hobbyist Was Born. It’s been a wild ride from a casual MTG player wanting to help other Magic players in Japan to the wannabe Magic pro looking… Continue reading