Category Archive: The Standard Metagame

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Amonkhet – Red, Green, and Artifacts

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 Amonkhet – White, Blue, and 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

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Nos morituri te salutamus

Nos morituri te salutamus – We who are about to die salute you There can be no greater honor in Magic the Gathering than a creature giving its life to protect the player.… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Give me Back my Tokens!

(Special thanks to my old friend James Miles for this awesome gif! He really brought my idea to life! The picture is from the movie Taken 2, featuring Liam Neeson. Used under Fair… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Shizuoka – A Dream Deferred

For some reason, as I searched for a title to this article, the first line of Langston Hughes poem “Harlem” came to mind. I originally wanted to use his poem to start off… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: A Lead up to GP Shizuoka

I know I know. It’s been a very long time since I’ve made an update. I’ve been playing quite a lot of PPTQs and other big events since my last post and have… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Aether Revolt Game Day

For those of you that follow me on Twitter, I made a bold prediction last week after taking down 28 person tournament in Nagoya. I said I would make 3 top 8s at… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Sram Dunk

You might be wondering how today’s Magic article relates to one of the most popular Japanese manga of all time. It all starts with this card: If you ask me, Sram’s Expertise is… Continue reading

Bang For Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Aether Revolt – White, 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

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Season’s Beatings

With the pre-release for Aether Revolt less than a month away, I figured now would be a good time to do one final update on Standard over here in Nagoya, Japan before we… 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.