The Japan Metagame Diaries: Out of Control

(NOTE – This is a Star City Games report that I wrote a few weeks ago. With all of the Magic news going on in August, I believe there is a good chance… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – Red

How the mighty have fallen. I remember when Mono red decks dominated the metagame. During the Scars of Mirrodin block and M12 metagame last year, a lot of people used cards like Shrine… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – Green

My GW Lifegain deck continues to improve, going 3-2 today at one of the most competitive places in Nagoya. I got a bye, beat a UR Burning Vengeance deck, and beat a UG… Continue reading

Playing Magic in Japan – How is it Different from overseas? (Part 2)

I think there are a lot more cultural differences between Japan and other countries when it comes to Magic so I’d like to continue my articles about how they are different. Today I’ll… Continue reading

My So Called Life Gain Deck (revisited)

I’ve had a lot of practice with my life gain deck recently and the results have been nothing less than amazing. It’s been very consistent and has battled back from the brink on… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – Artifacts

I’m guessing there are only a few of you that continue to buy single cards from the Scars of Mirrodin block, let alone booster packs. In less than 2 months Return to Ravnica… Continue reading

Playing Magic in Japan: How different is it from overseas?

I’d like to try something a little different with today’s article. Usually I’m posting about the metagame or other big events, but I don’t post much about the player. I think we players… Continue reading

Game Day M13: Get a Life

August 4th Saturday’s Game Day at Hobby Station Osu was another painful reminder that I still haven’t figured out how to control the metagame. It was 6 rounds of hell for me as… Continue reading

Return to Ravnica Pro Tour Qualifer results: Nagoya, Japan 7/29

Today was my first ever Pro Tour Qualifier and hopefully not my last. I actually was pretty lucky to even be able to participate today. I did not pre-register for the event (which… Continue reading

M13: Magic Game Day and Nagoya PTQ Correction

7/29 Nagoya PTQ Correction: I want to make a quick correction about the PTQ in Nagoya this Sunday. I don’t know if anybody in the area was planning on going, but I just… 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.