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

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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.