Miracles Do Happen

Holy shit. I never thought in a million years that my deck would be the deck chosen for Gavin Verhey’s “ReConstructed” article. I thought, “my deck is good, but it has some weak… Continue reading

Pre-Avacyn Restored: The Metagame in Chaos

Well, the list of Avacyn Restored cards should be out in less than an hour, and I’m sure all of you hardcore players will be pouring over the newly spoiled cards and trying… Continue reading

Titan’s Revenge: Fighting against the Metagame

It was a harrowing weekend in Nagoya. After 5 days of matches, my WGB Token deck finished a middling 7 win and 11 loses. It started well enough on Friday. I came in… Continue reading

Tibalts are Red and Tamiyos are Blue . . .

As you know, I love using red and blue cards in Magic. I have used my Blue/Red Titan deck for months now, but it’s broken my heart so many times I think it’s… Continue reading

What the Helvault?!?! (Pre-release info and first Impressions of Avacyn Restored)

Is anybody else getting excited about Avacyn yet? Do the cards seem overpowered or what?? There are going to be so many possibilities for the meta game it’s going to be chaos the… Continue reading

Upcoming features and articles on TheJapanHobbyist and updates

I have a few articles planned for April and some news that might be useful to some of my readers. I’ve heard from a few people who are interested in selling some of… Continue reading

Attack of the Pod People! (and playing in the rain, off the beaten path)

Originally, my friend and I had planned on meeting up for some play testing over at my apartment today on my day off. However, I had some errands to run and one of… Continue reading

New Hobby Store opening and the Mutating Metagame

Osu Kannon is really the place to go for gaming in Nagoya it seems. There are now 3 stores located within walking distance of each other: Amenity Dream, Hobby Station Osu, and now… Continue reading

Nagoya Traveller 1: Osu Kannon

I haven’t had the time to take pictures and collect information until recently, so today I’m starting a new feature here on The Japan Hobbyist featuring places to see in Japan. This could… Continue reading

Avacyn Restored thoughts

Some of you might have already seen it, but the teaser for Avacyn Restored was released today. Wow, Avacyn has really sneaked up on me. Just about one month to go until the… Continue reading