Category Archive: Hobby Stores

Hobby Stores Revisited: Hobby Stations in Nagoya

Before Grand Prix Nagoya, I will be taking another look at all the Magic stores in Nagoya and offering new insights and information that I hadn’t done before. I hope that this more… Continue reading

The Japan Hobbyist presents: G(reat)P(arty) Nagoya

It’s official, we are now in countdown mode for GP Nagoya. In less than a month, hundreds (if not thousands) of players will be descending on Fukiage Hall. The last limited Grand Prix,… 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

Magic Stores in Japan: Master’s Guild 2.0

I’ve been drowning in work since my summer vacation ended, as well as madly preparing for GP Kitakyushu. I continue to evolve my deck and I feel pretty confident about it. I’m leaving… Continue reading

The 193rd Card Shop

Trading card shops in Japan are experiencing an unheard of renaissance. In the last few years, the increase in Magic the Gathering’s popularity, along with the sheer number of card games being released… Continue reading

Dragon’s Maze: First Reactions (and a store review)

We finally got some spoilers for Dragon’s Maze, and to tell the truth it kind of snuck up on me. I have been so engrossed in current metagame, always tweaking, always brewing .… Continue reading

Back from the Brink – A look forward to April and my time the USA

  I’m finally back from the USA! After a week I’m recharged, renewed, and ready to go. I filled my large suitcase entirely with gifts, candy, and other things that are difficult for… Continue reading

Magic in the Wild West: Hobby Saloon

(UPDATE – Hobby Saloon is in the process of moving their shop to a place with cheaper rent, and will be closed until sometime in September. I will post an updated article once… Continue reading

2012 in review – Thanks for a record breaking year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012.… Continue reading

Sneaking in a new Hobby Store profile

Well, I’m not sure how old this place is, but I DO know that up until a few weeks ago it wasn’t showing up on Wizard of the Coast’s event locator. The store… Continue reading