Category Archive: The Standard Metagame

Bang for Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Eldritch Moon – 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 – Going Goth(ic)

With the introduction of Eldritch Moon into the fold, the standard format is looking to become full on gothic. You can be sure that there will be a lot of vampires, zombies, ghosts,… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – Playing at a Disadvantage

I really wanted to write something over these past few weeks but I just couldn’t bring myself to sit down and do it. I wanted to have good news to share, or have… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – GP Tokyo: Brew Brothers – Day 2

My hard hotel bed at Toyoko Inn made getting a good night’s sleep difficult, but that wasn’t going to stop me from taking part in my first ever day 2 at a Grand… 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 – A Crash Course on the Shadows Over Innistrad metagame

Before I start today, I want to congratulate one of the Cardboard Samurai from my Facebook group,  Stephen Jackel, on his top 8 of a 130 person PPTQ in Tokyo last weekend.  … Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – Walking in the Shadows

Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Going Dark

Darkness has been slowly spreading throughout the land. Little by little it has crept into every facet of the metagame and begun to shape it. Without a big tournament to shape the metagame,… Continue reading

Bang For Your Buck: Investing in Cards for Oath of the Gatewatch – 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

The Japan Metagame Diaries – GP Nagoya: Bringing the Fury

As some of you may know from my Twitter and Facebook updates, I was pretty angry when Big Magic announced that Grand Prix Nagoya was going to cost 10,000 yen ($83). The format… 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.