Category Archive: Tournament Reports

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: Waging a Holy War

The angels of Innistrad are not ones to go silently into the night. With spirits quelling, grim humans flaying, and mechanical abominations coming to life, they aren’t just going to stand around and… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Devils in the Detail

It hasn’t been too long since my last standard metagame report, but between then and now we’ve had a few Grand Prix and a Pro Tour. The standard environment has completely changed, and… 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 – 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.