Season’s Greetings: Summer MTG Review

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x552j-b7863e In episode 6 of Code of the Cardboard Samurai, we welcome Ben Payne to the team and talk about everything that’s going on in Japan this summer such as recent news, events,… Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in Aichi: A history of Magic The Gathering in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qvjr9-b61443 Magic the Gathering has a deep, well documented history in the USA, but what about Japan? It’s one of the biggest places for MTG, yet it has remained relatively unknown to people… Continue reading

Dan and Ryan’s 10 Must visit Magic the Gathering places in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4dcxa-b3eb30 If you’re planning to visit Japan for an event in the future or are just coming over for vacation and some sightseeing, Dan and I have you covered. In this episode we… Continue reading

Talking the Talk – Playing Magic the Gathering in Japanese

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cxkxx-b13308 Currently living in Japan and want to play some Magic the Gathering but don’t speak Japanese? Thinking of coming to Japan for a Magic Fest in the near future but worried about… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samuari 2: Everything You Need to Know about MTG Finance in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6hauw-afef2d In this episode Dan and I welcome Ed Nguyen from the Cartel Aristocrats podcast to talk all about what MTG finance is like in Japan. We cover a variety of topics and… Continue reading

The Japanese War of the Spark Planeswalker Art Rankings

Wizards of the Coast pulled a fast one on us the other day by announcing that Japanese booster packs of War of the Spark will have a 50 percent chance of opening an… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 1: Welcome to Magic the Gathering in Japan – Magic Fest Yokohama

If you’re visiting Japan or planning on attending a Magic event here in the future, give The Japan Hobbyist’s new podcast a Listen!  https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zzr89-ae4d96 Welcome to the Code of the Cardboard Samurai! Hosts… Continue reading

Ravnica Allegiance – Playing To your Weaknesses – Azorius, Simic, Gruul

NOTE: “Playing to your Weaknesses” is a series of articles I have been doing on my own blog since Avacyn Restored that cover all of the uncommons and commons in a new expansion… Continue reading

Ravnica Allegiance – Playing to Your Weaknesses: Green

NOTE: “Playing to your Weaknesses” is a series of articles I have been doing on my own blog since Avacyn Restored that cover all of the uncommons and commons in a new expansion… Continue reading

Ravnica Allegiance – Playing to your Weaknesses: Red

NOTE: “Playing to your Weaknesses” is a series of articles I have been doing on my own blog since Avacyn Restored that cover all of the uncommons and commons in a new expansion… 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.