Category Archive: Tournament Reports

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Yokohama Big Magic Open

This last weekend the first large standard event for Dominaria took place, but it wasn’t in the USA. Yokohama held the first Big Magic Open of the season, and around 500 players showed… Continue reading

A New Frontier: God of Frontier 11 – Flayvortown

“A New Frontier” is a series of articles based around the MTG format created by Hareruya and Big Magic in Japan that uses only cards with the new border from the M15 set… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – The World is a Vampire

Standard sucks for me. It’s no lie that I haven’t been enjoying myself as much this current standard season as I have in the recent past. One of those reasons is all of… Continue reading

A New Frontier: Trials and Tribulations

“A New Frontier” is a new series of articles based around the recently created MTG format that uses only cards with the new border from the M15 set and onward. In these articles… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Sayonara Nagoya

It didn’t really start to kick in until about 10 days ago when I was taking the 30 minute train ride to my last class for work. The thought of never again working… Continue reading

A New Frontier – Gaining Steam

“A New Frontier” is a new series of articles based around the recently created MTG format that uses only cards with the new border from the M15 set and onward. In these articles… Continue reading

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

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: 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

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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.