Tag Archive: Aichi

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Misery loves company

I’ve finally come to realize while they call it “Cavern of Souls”. All of those blue mages out there that die when a big creature hits the field and they can’t counter it… Continue reading

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

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

Tibalts are Red and Tamiyos are Blue . . .

As you know, I love using red and blue cards in Magic. I have used my Blue/Red Titan deck for months now, but it’s broken my heart so many times I think it’s… Continue reading

What the Helvault?!?! (Pre-release info and first Impressions of Avacyn Restored)

Is anybody else getting excited about Avacyn yet? Do the cards seem overpowered or what?? There are going to be so many possibilities for the meta game it’s going to be chaos the… Continue reading

Attack of the Pod People! (and playing in the rain, off the beaten path)

Originally, my friend and I had planned on meeting up for some play testing over at my apartment today on my day off. However, I had some errands to run and one of… Continue reading

New Hobby Store opening and the Mutating Metagame

Osu Kannon is really the place to go for gaming in Nagoya it seems. There are now 3 stores located within walking distance of each other: Amenity Dream, Hobby Station Osu, and now… Continue reading

Nagoya Traveller 1: Osu Kannon

I haven’t had the time to take pictures and collect information until recently, so today I’m starting a new feature here on The Japan Hobbyist featuring places to see in Japan. This could… 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.