Tag Archive: GW midrange

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to the Grind

Another week, another change in the metagame. GP Melbourne is rapidly approaching, and by the time March rolls around, the standard metagame will have begun to settle. We’ll finally be able to see… Continue reading

Scouting the meta before GP Kitakyushu – a Weekend in Tokyo

Last weekend I went to Tokyo. My girlfriend really wanted to go to Disneyland this summer and there was a Theros Pro Tour Qualifier so it worked out perfectly. Friday was extremely hot… 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 Japan Metagame Diaries: Picking up the Pieces

On June 2nd and June 3rd, Over 600 players descended on Nagoya, Japan for the final World Magic Cup Qualifier and a Pro Tour Theros Qualifier. Among them were many legends and professionals:… Continue reading

Game Day Gatecrash: Home, Home on the Midrange . . .

Oh give me a home, where the Thragtusk roam, Where the Huntmasters and ¬†Restoration Angels play, Where seldom is heard, a Sheltering Word And the Favorable Skies are not cloudy all day Game… 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

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

(Back in) Black Friday MTG Weekend: Nagoya

Losing can be tough. It drains you both physically and emotionally. You can start a day and feel totally prepared and ready to take on the world, but when all’s said and done… 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.