Category Archive: Magic the Gathering decks

Grand Prix Shizuoka: Mind or Meta (Part 2)

After a weekend of tournaments and looking at HappyMTG’s website about Magic in Japan over the past week, I feel like I should revise the list I made before. Previously, my top 8… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – It takes more than faith, you need Devotion

 It’s been a rough week in Magic in Nagoya, Japan. Following GP Kyoto’s Super Sunday Series standard event, I thought I had learned my mistakes when facing GR devotion and mono blue devotion.… Continue reading

Grand Prix Kyoto: Big Pond, Little Fish

Grand Prix Kyoto started for me weeks in advance. I had been practicing team sealed with players around Nagoya for the last 3 weekends, and I felt like I had a pretty good… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The A(ura)-Team

I pity the fool running black, blue, or red and having to play against me on my current streak. Well, at least after making changes following my 5-0 run at Big Magic last… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Go Go Power Rangers!

I was a child of the 80’s and the 90’s, but sadly I grew up without cable. Back when I was young, the Fox network was still on pay TV, so I usually… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Dinosaurs & Theros Game Day

Back in ancient times (of Magic), control decks were king. Then the giant mother F(@%@$% asteroid known as Cavern of Souls hit standard and control decks were pushed close to extinction. A few survived,… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Survival Games

I’m taking a break from posting my investment articles to talk about the current metagame in Nagoya, Japan, as well as to introduce to you my newest builds for standard. The first few… Continue reading

Hail Hydra!

If they cut off one head, two more shall take its place. Hail Hydra! – Red Skull, Captain America I’m not done with brewing decks for Theros standard yet. Most people are taking… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Testing the Waters

Theros standard has just begun, and I have just gotten my first weekend in the books. I have brewed up 3 decks already, but I’ve only been using one of them at tournaments.… Continue reading

Almost Famous: An interview with GP Kitakyushu semifinalist Nomura Ryosuke

It seemed unreal at the end of day 1 in Kitakyushu – Three of my friends had made it to Day 2. I was pretty happy for them. Two were using Jund midrange,… Continue reading