Tag Archive: Affinity

The Japan Metagame Diaries: When Will the Beat Drop?

  I want to start off today’s article by congratulating my brother, who is a big fan of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), for finishing his summer DJ class. It’s great that he’s able… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Machinations and Manifestations

It’s been a while. It’s not like there is a shortage of stuff to write about, but there has been a shortage of time to write over the past few weeks. Ever since… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in cards for Modern Masters 2015 – Tier 1 Decks

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Modern Masters 2015: Playing to Your Weaknesses – Blue

(NOTE: “Playing to your Weaknesses” is a series of articles I have been doing on my own blog since Avacyn Restored that cover all of the uncommons and commons in a new expansion… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Last Sun – A Tale of Two Kings

On December 20th and 21st, players from all around Japan who were qualified headed to the Hareruya game center in Tokyo, Japan. All in all, 173 players who made the top 8 of… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Aggro-vated Assault – a lead up to The Last Sun

The sun has set on the era of Pro Tour Qualifiers, and has rose on the era of PPTQs (Preliminary Pro Tour Qualfiers) and RPTQs (Regional). The LAST regular PTQ in Nagoya happened on… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Man in the Mirror (Match)

It’s been a very rough past few weeks. I’ve had great success at the Friday Night Magic level of tournaments around town, but when it comes to bigger tournaments with 30+ people, I’ve… Continue reading

Modern Times: Shifting Gears

GP Kobe is in a few days and I couldn’t be in a worse position. I went 2-6 drop at the Modern PTQ at Hareruya in Tokyo, Japan last weekend, winning my first… Continue reading

Modern Times: You Win or you Die

I know this is dating how old I am, but I loved those Choose your Own Adventure books when I was in grade school. I probably read close to 20 of them. The… 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.