Tag Archive: card shop

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: Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let me be Misunderstood

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Magic the Gathering. It’s grown from a back room, kitchen table card game to an international success. In Magic’s history, heroes were born and died, legends… 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

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

Back from the Brink – A look forward to April and my time the USA

  I’m finally back from the USA! After a week I’m recharged, renewed, and ready to go. I filled my large suitcase entirely with gifts, candy, and other things that are difficult for… Continue reading

Magic in the Wild West: Hobby Saloon

(UPDATE – Hobby Saloon is in the process of moving their shop to a place with cheaper rent, and will be closed until sometime in September. I will post an updated article once… 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

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

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