Category Archive: The Standard Metagame

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Dead to Rites

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote about the standard format. It was before the rotation, and I had just finished the Japan Nationals tournament. I went 8-4, with a 4-2… Continue reading

Bang For Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Ixalan – Artifacts, Multicolor, and Lands

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

Bang For Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Ixalan – Red and Green

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

Bang for Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Ixalan – White, Blue, and Black

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

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Japan Nationals 2017

As some of you might already know, I’ll be moving to Yokohama at the end of October with my wife and bringing the Nagoya chapter of my life to a close. I consider… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Cat-atonic

Cats are creatures of habit. They enjoy doing the same thing again and again, day in day out. Our feline friends will wake up and stretch, look for some food and water, use… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Cat is Out of the Bag

It’s no secret that Hour of Devastation standard is shaping up to be one of the best seasons to play the format in recent memory. Cards like Hour of Devasation, Abrade, and Supreme… Continue reading

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: Amonkhet Game Day – Secret Stash

There are some people that like to cry about the problems of  standard and about how unbalanced they think it is, and there are others that see a problem and rise to the… Continue reading

Bang for Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Amonkhet – Multicolor, Lands, and Colorless

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

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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.