Tag Archive: Aichi ken

Rock, Paper, Scissors – The New MTG Metagame

The Gatecrash Pre-release First off, I wanted to let all my readers know about the pre-release in Nagoya at the end of January. Please look at the dates below and plan on which… Continue reading

Welcome to the New Magic Season – Happy New Years!

Thanks again to everybody who made last year a record breaking year for me! The Japan Hobbyist received more than 40,000 views in 2012! From small beginnings, this blog has grown into something… Continue reading

2012 in review – Thanks for a record breaking year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012.… Continue reading

Nagoya Mall Rats: Part 1 – Aeon Atsuta

  I’m breaking the mold a little bit today and working on a side project for the Japan Hobbyist that I’ve been thinking about for a while. It’s called Mall Rats, and it’s… Continue reading

Under the Radar: WR Humans

First off, I’d like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas. I’m staying in Japan this year and I can’t be with my family. You don’t know how much you’ll miss your family… Continue reading

Sneaking in a new Hobby Store profile

Well, I’m not sure how old this place is, but I DO know that up until a few weeks ago it wasn’t showing up on Wizard of the Coast’s event locator. The store… Continue reading

Chinks in the Armor: Figuring out the current Metagame

If you’ve been following popular websites like Star City Games, Channel Fireball, or TCGplayer, then you no doubt have seen what the metagame looks like. It’s a mess. Go back a few months… Continue reading

Grand Prix Nagoya: Day 2 – Sleeping in

In my last article about day 1 of the Grand Prix I talked about how I washed out at 4-5 on the day but had a great time with my friends, especially cheering… Continue reading

In the Embers of Rakdos . . .

If you follow my twitter, then you’ve probably seen the link to my latest 60cards.com article, but if you haven’t feel free to check it out using this link.  http://60cards.com/in-the-embers-of-rakdos-grand-prix-nagoya/ The article talks… Continue reading

My thoughts (and pictures) on the 2012 Nagoya Grand Prix – Day 1

Thanks for being patient! Now that I’m done with work for the week, I have some free time to put together a post about the Nagoya GP. I wrote a report about some… 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.