Category Archive: Magic the Gathering decks

The Japan Metagame Diaries: It’s a Hard Knock Life

As much as you might want to say otherwise, when it comes down to it Magic is all about luck and variance. Sometimes you run hot, sometimes you don’t. We have to learn… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – GP Tokyo: Brew Brothers – Day 1

  I couldn’t be prouder to be a Cardboard Samurai right now. Only 4 of us went to Grand Prix Tokyo this past weekend, but all 4 of us made day 2. From… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Kobe – I Love Lamp (ランプ)

  I love  . . . land. I love . . . mana-dorks. I love . . . ramp.   For those of you that don’t get the joke, in Japanese there is… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to My Roots

It all started with standard. My competitive Magic career began all the way back during New Phyrexia/M12. I can even remember the first mythic rare I pulled out of a pack (it was… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Shaolin Masters

Dragons may rule the skies, but on the ground, nobody messes with Kung Fu masters. If you know where to hit, you can bring the most massive of monsters crashing down to the… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Butchers and the Bees

“Mommy, Daddy, where do baby dragons come from?“   Hehe, I love reading Cardboard Crack. If you haven’t read their MTG comics before, I recommend checking the website out somtime: http://cardboard-crack.com/ It’s been… Continue reading

Alibi

I really wish I could be posting more, I really do. I also wish I could be playing Magic more, but lately I just haven’t had the time. Work continues to be hectic.… Continue reading

Khans of Tarkir: Rock, Paper, Scissors

It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling down, the colors of the season are changing, but most importantly, the colors of Magic are changing as well. Black and blue were… 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

Rock, Paper, Scissors: M15 style

Ever since Return to Ravnica, I’ve took it upon myself  to build one deck of each Magic archetype during each standard season: Midrange, Aggro, and Control. I do this because it’s a good… 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.