Tag Archive: Big Magic

The Japan Metagame Diaries: (not) The Last Cardboard Samurai

Players overseas (or should I say those NOT living in Japan) tend to believe that players in Japan have some kind of secret skill or technique and that Magic is played differently over… Continue reading

Summer MTG Events in Nagoya

The Magic Market Open Today’s post will be a  short one and will be mostly informational. There is a plethora of Magic the Gathering Events going on in Nagoya this summer, and all… Continue reading

Dragon’s Maze: First Reactions (and a store review)

We finally got some spoilers for Dragon’s Maze, and to tell the truth it kind of snuck up on me. I have been so engrossed in current metagame, always tweaking, always brewing .… Continue reading

Food for Thought – a Metagame update

I’ve been busy preparing for my trip to the USA this Friday so I haven’t had that much time to write anything for my blog. The blog will be on a hiatus until… Continue reading

Preparing for Gatecrash Gameday

(For all those interested, I have a new article posted on 60cards.com. Please follow the link below to check it out: http://60cards.com/flash-gordon/) It’s been rough here in Nagoya since Gatecrash hit the scene.… Continue reading

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

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

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

Coming Soon . . .

Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting stuff up about Grand Prix Nagoya this week, but before I sit down and put that post together, I’d like to let you guys know what I’ll… Continue reading

The Zombie Apocalypse (the Nagoya Metagame before the Grand Prix)

So lately I’ve been watching a lot of The Walking Dead. I just started the second season and it’s a great show. I’ve always loved Zombie movies: Dawn of the Dead, the first… 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.