So it begins . . . Countdown to the 2012 Nagoya GP

If the world is really going to end on December 21st, 2012, I’ve probably been wasting my time playing too muchMagic. But if it doesn’t . . . well, I probably still have… Continue reading

November Nagoya GP Trials reminder

Final reminder! This Saturday is the Gatecrash Pro Tour Qualifier in Nagoya at the Higashi Betsuin Kaikan! If you haven’t reserved a spot at BIG MAGIC, do it now! If you can’t, you… Continue reading

Return to Ravnica Metagame: Week 3

Another week down, and another week closer to to GP Nagoya. How was everybody’s Game Day? Did anybody top 8? I came very close both days with my new GWB Token Populate deck,… Continue reading

Unlocking the New Metagame: Help for Newbies to the Meta

It’s come to my attention that there are a few of my readers out there that would like to get into competitive Magic but are a little confused at some of the words… Continue reading

Return to Ravnica Metagame: Week 2

Welcome back to another installment of my metagame round-up in Nagoya leading up to the Nagoya GP. The countdown is now at 48 days and counting! I hope all of you out there… Continue reading

Magic Game Day Return to Ravnica and MTG Event update

I have a few quick updates today. The first is about Magic Gameday next weekend. Most places will be hosting one next week, and the format is standard. I’m pretty psyched about the… Continue reading

Be Fruitful and Populate

I wrote a new article for and you can find it here ( I currently like token decks in the metagame because of cards like Call of the Conclave, Trostani, and Thragtusk.… Continue reading

Magic Stores off the Beaten Path: Hamamatsu and Kariya

Good news to all you people living in western Shizuoka! A new card shop has opened in Hamamatsu, Japan. C-labo can be found all over Japan. You can buy and play tons of… Continue reading

Return to Ravnica Metagame – Week 1

The Nagoya Grand Prix is now less than two months away (about 55 days I believe), and the first week of the metagame is complete. As I promised, I’ll be posting updates about… Continue reading

Six Chances at Glory in Nagoya

The Nagoya GP is now only TWO MONTHS away! Time has really flown, and I am nowhere NEAR ready for the event. Luckily, there are quite a few chances for me to improve… 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.

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