Category Archive: The Standard Metagame

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

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Hail Hydra!

Cut off one head, 2 more shall take its place! Hail Hydra! The Red Skull, Captain America     It’s not every day that you get to attack for 30+ damage on one… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for M15 – Red & Green

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for M15 – Blue & Black

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for M15 – White

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

M15: Game Changers

It’s the beginning of July and there has been a steady stream of spoilers coming from Wizards for the newest core set, M15. Looking back at M14, there were quite a few good… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Breaking Point

Here we are. It’s the middle of June, and Modern Pro Tour Qualifiers are firing up all over the world for Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir later this year. Prices of Modern cards… Continue reading

Born of the Gods Game Day: Bruised Black and Blue

It’s been a busy week here in Nagoya. After Pro Tour Born of the Gods, many players made a dash to the stores to buy some modern staples before they shot up in… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to the Grind

Another week, another change in the metagame. GP Melbourne is rapidly approaching, and by the time March rolls around, the standard metagame will have begun to settle. We’ll finally be able to see… 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.