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

It’s been a rough week . . .

It’s been a rough weekend of MTG for me. I started out at Amenity Dream on Thursday with my U/R titan deck, and only 5 people showed up. I went 0-2 and got… Continue reading

Hobby Shops in Nagoya IV

It’s been a while since I’ve done a hobby shop profile, so here is the first one of the new year. After this  I believe there is one more left. If anybody comes… Continue reading

Extra Cards and Dark Ascension

I’m getting really excited for the Dark Ascension expansion that gets its pre-release on January 28th-29th (24 days away here in Japan!) I can’t wait to see how the meta game will change… Continue reading