Tag Archive: Aichi

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The A(ura)-Team

I pity the fool running black, blue, or red and having to play against me on my current streak. Well, at least after making changes following my 5-0 run at Big Magic last… Continue reading

Gaming Cowboy: Hanging out at the New Saloon

It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that Hobby Saloon is no longer.  The former bar/trading card game shop ran into high rent and low traffic in their previous location in Osu… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Go Go Power Rangers!

I was a child of the 80’s and the 90’s, but sadly I grew up without cable. Back when I was young, the Fox network was still on pay TV, so I usually… Continue reading

Hail Hydra!

If they cut off one head, two more shall take its place. Hail Hydra! – Red Skull, Captain America I’m not done with brewing decks for Theros standard yet. Most people are taking… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Testing the Waters

Theros standard has just begun, and I have just gotten my first weekend in the books. I have brewed up 3 decks already, but I’ve only been using one of them at tournaments.… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: A Weekend in Magic Land

The Magic Market Open I’ve talked about it on and off in my blog, but this last weekend was the Magic Market Open (MMO) in Nagoya, Japan. What is the MMO? It’s the… Continue reading

Dood! It’s a new card shop in Nagoya!

If you’re a fan of the Disgaea strategy RPG on PS2, PS3, and PSP, then you no doubt know about what Prinnies are. If you don’t . . . . well . .… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Grand Prix Key-Ta-Q-Shoe

I realize that it can be difficult for foreigners to pronounce Japanese names sometimes, so I wanted to make sure you know how it’s said. When watching coverage of Magic events, I tend… Continue reading

The 63rd Osu Matsuri

This past weekend in Nagoya, Japan, there was an all day festival around Osu Kannon on Saturday and Sunday. There was live music from popular anime song artists such as nobody knows+, performances… Continue reading

The 193rd Card Shop

Trading card shops in Japan are experiencing an unheard of renaissance. In the last few years, the increase in Magic the Gathering’s popularity, along with the sheer number of card games being released… Continue reading