The Wrap Up (The Final Nagoya Hobby Store profile and current metagame)

It’s been a lot of work going around town and collecting the information about all the hobby/card stores in Nagoya, but now it’s finally coming to an end. Today’s store is the other… Continue reading

Game Day Results: Wrath of the Titans

I hope everybody did well at Magic Game Day this weekend. I went 3-1 with my redesigned U/R deck. I’ve been playing this deck for a while, let me give you some background.… Continue reading

Magic Game Day: Dark Ascension and the current Nagoya Metagame

Another Game Day is upon us. This weekend Magic Game day will be happening all over the world. In Nagoya, all of the shops are participating. Last time Magic Game Day Innistrad was… Continue reading

Kyoto is more than just Temples and Tea it seems . . . (More store profiles)

I went to Kyoto this last weekend for the 7-8th time or so. I saw most of the temples and shrines there a long time ago and have been there during every season.… Continue reading

We all live on a . . .(the latest Hobby Store profile!)

We all live on a Yellow Submarine, a yellow Submarine, a yellow submarine . . . Today’s hobby store profile is of Yellow Submarine. YS is a chain store located all over Japan… Continue reading

MTG Grand Prix news

Next week, from Friday February 17-19th is Magic the Gathering’s Grand Prix Kobe. Early registration starts on Friday from 4-6pm I believe, and Saturday registration is from 8-9 am in the morning at… Continue reading

Talk the Talk: A MTG vocab lesson in Japanese (+ a store profile)

I thought it would be useful to all those starting to play at Japanese hobby shops to know what each ability or term is in Japanese. With a basic understanding of hiragana, or… Continue reading

Dark Ascension: The Massacre

How did everybody do this weekend? I was massacred. 0-3-1 at Hobby Station Osu. I actually went to Amenity Dream first, but they had reserved all 18 positions the day before so there… Continue reading

Point Cards and Prepping for Dark Ascension

Only 2 more days until the pre-release of Dark Ascension hits Japan. Games will be finishing or finished by the time people in other parts of the world even crack open a pack.… Continue reading

Things are darkest just before the dawn (+ another Japan Hobby Store profile!)

I apologize for not posting anything for a while. I’ve picked up a few more shifts at work in January and have had to use a lot of time to prepare for the… Continue reading