Nerdy Nagoya

I’ve decided to switch gears for a change and talk about some of the more interesting stores I’ve been to in Nagoya. I’ve been talking only about Magic stores lately, but there are… Continue reading

Avacyn Unleashed (in Japan)

First off, let me thank everybody for checking out my site this last week! There was a huge surge in traffic over the weekend and I received over 2400 views in a 3… Continue reading

Preparing for the Worst: Updating your deck post Avacyn (Part 3)

It looks like I’ll be busy tomorrow going around town looking for cheap commons and play testing before Friday Night Magic, so tonight I’ll be posting the last part of my Post Avacyn… Continue reading

Preparing for the Worst: Updating your decks post Avacyn Restored (part 2)

Welcome back for my next installment of updating your decks with Avacyn cards. Hopefully you got some good ideas from the previous post. I definitely think that Frites is going to be horrifying… Continue reading

Preparing for the worst: Updating your decks post Avacyn Restored (part 1)

For me, my next game will be on Friday at Friday Night Magic. It will be the first FNM where Avacyn cards will be legal in standard play. What can you expect? How… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future

Golden Week has begun in Japan. A series of 5 holidays in a one week period where pretty much everybody takes off work for about 9 days. Of course I started my Golden… Continue reading

Avacyn Pre-release results: Day 1

For most of you in North America, Saturday has just started and your Avacyn Restored pre-release is going to start in a few hours (unless you went to the midnight launch). For me,… Continue reading

Avacyn Restored Tips: Playing to your Weaknesses – White

First off, thank you for staying with me this long and reading my opinions about which cards are the best commons/uncommons to use in your constructed deck. Like I said before, there are… Continue reading

Avacyn Restored Pre-release tips: Play to your weaknesses – Green

Two more colors to go, and only a day left to cover them both! Next up is Green, which I think received a HUGE boost in power from. There aren’t too many cards… Continue reading

Avacyn Pre-release tips: Play to your weaknesses – Red

I know that I probably could have put all of these cards into one post, but it would have been a MASSIVE post and I’m sure some of you would have fallen asleep… 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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