Category Archive: Tournament Reports

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Kobe – I Love Lamp (ランプ)

  I love  . . . land. I love . . . mana-dorks. I love . . . ramp.   For those of you that don’t get the joke, in Japanese there is… Continue reading

Grand Prix Chiba: Shaking Things Up

  Modern Masters 2015 weekend will go down in history as having the biggest simultaneous Grand Prix ever, but I will forever remember it as the weekend that shook the Magic world. If… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: My GP Kyoto Photo Journal

  As the first Legacy Grand Prix in Japan’s history, GP Kyoto had a lot to live up to. It started off a little shaky more than a month before the event when… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Fate Reforged Game Day

Someday, someone will best me. But it won’t be today, and it won’t be you. – Flavor Text from “Last Word”   The Horde has treated me well these past 2 weeks. Last… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Clan Warfare

You can’t remain on the sidelines forever. Eventually you have to choose sides. When you do, you’re bound to make enemies. In the world of standard Magic, the Clans of Tarkir are at… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Last Sun – A Tale of Two Kings

On December 20th and 21st, players from all around Japan who were qualified headed to the Hareruya game center in Tokyo, Japan. All in all, 173 players who made the top 8 of… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Aggro-vated Assault – a lead up to The Last Sun

The sun has set on the era of Pro Tour Qualifiers, and has rose on the era of PPTQs (Preliminary Pro Tour Qualfiers) and RPTQs (Regional). The LAST regular PTQ in Nagoya happened on… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: On the Edge (of Glory)

By now you’ve probably seen some of the Khans of Tarkir spoilers, especially the fetchlands. There was a lot of excitement during the Nagoya World Magic Cup Qualifiers in the room of 245… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Kobe and the Rise of Kaiju Affinity

What do you get when you take a monster that continues to grow and brings overwhelming power to the board and add a giant pair of robotic, damaging scisssors to mix? Well, I’d… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: World(s) Domination

Tokyo, Japan, August 16, 2014 . . . 9 rounds of swiss, 387 total players, 3 rounds of single elimination. After all was said and done, Aryabhima Aulia Rahman of Indonesia stood above it… 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.