Tag Archive: Avacyn Restored Combos

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse (Gearing up for the Nagoya GP)

While it’s probably too late to help anybody who attended the Nagoya Grand Prix this weekend, one of my articles was posted over at 60cards.com. Check it out and give me any feedback… Continue reading

Can’t Touch This – (A post rotation deck idea)

http://youtu.be/otCpCn0l4Wo It doesn’t have the neon colors or Hammer pants, but this deck is gonna be control’s strongest point post rotation. The metagame is full of creatures that hit hard, and they come… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: 13 Ways to Die

(This article was originally for SCG but due to their busy summer schedule of opens, the World Magic Cup, and the release of Return to Ravnica, they were not able to put it… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG after rotation – White

Finally, it’s come to this. White. Which white cards will be leaving standard in a month, and how will it affect the metagame? As of Today, about 50 cards have been spoiled for… Continue reading

A Whole New World: MTG post rotation – Black

Almost done! I plan on being out all Friday night and most of Saturday, so I don’t think I should wait on putting out this next post. No new spoilers for Return to… Continue reading

Breaking down the Meta game in Nagoya – June and July

It’s been a while since I did a metagame update about Nagoya. I guess I got caught up in the Magic World Cup Qualifiers and the M13 pre-release and didn’t think anything about… Continue reading

What to Expect: The Impact of M13 on the metagame – Green

Whoa, it’s a little late in the day again, but I’m going to try and stick to my schedule and get out another article about what you can expect from green after this… Continue reading

Early M13 Speculation and the Nagoya meta game

Just a reminder, but June 30th is now only 26 days away! If you plan to play in the Magic World Cup Qualifiers (remember, you need to have had a Japanese address since… Continue reading

If your friends all jumped off a bridge, would you too? (A Black and Red ‘Suicide’ deck idea)

Breaking news! I went 2-1 on Monday at Card Brunch (18 people showed up) with my UR Titan Control deck. It feels good to win again, and I think I can keep on… Continue reading

Avacyn Restored: The Good, the Bad, and the Glorious (an article by Chris Bradford)

Today on The Japan Hobbyist, we have a guest columnist giving us his opinions about the Avacyn Restored set, and how he thinks the cards will affect the different formats in the future.… 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.