Tag Archive: Friday Night Magic

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Season’s Beatings

With the pre-release for Aether Revolt less than a month away, I figured now would be a good time to do one final update on Standard over here in Nagoya, Japan before we… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Waging a Holy War

The angels of Innistrad are not ones to go silently into the night. With spirits quelling, grim humans flaying, and mechanical abominations coming to life, they aren’t just going to stand around and… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: The Devils in the Detail

It hasn’t been too long since my last standard metagame report, but between then and now we’ve had a few Grand Prix and a Pro Tour. The standard environment has completely changed, and… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Innovation

We still have another week until the Pro Tour, but after the first week of standard at the SCG Open as well as at thousands of FNM’s around the world, the new “players”… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Eldritch Moon – Red, Green, and Artifact

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – A Crash Course on the Shadows Over Innistrad metagame

Before I start today, I want to congratulate one of the Cardboard Samurai from my Facebook group,  Stephen Jackel, on his top 8 of a 130 person PPTQ in Tokyo last weekend.  … Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – Walking in the Shadows

Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Going Dark

Darkness has been slowly spreading throughout the land. Little by little it has crept into every facet of the metagame and begun to shape it. Without a big tournament to shape the metagame,… Continue reading

Getting Wasted

From time to time we need to let go of things and just relax. We need to unwind, kick off our shoes, and pound a few “brewskies”. This can sometimes lead to no… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to My Roots

It all started with standard. My competitive Magic career began all the way back during New Phyrexia/M12. I can even remember the first mythic rare I pulled out of a pack (it was… 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.

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