Tag Archive: japan

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 12: Pioneer Delight

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kchcc-c717e1 Pioneer started off with a bang here in Japan and it’s been the talk of the entire Magic the Gathering Community for the past few weeks. It was only natural that we’d… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 10: “Trader”ous

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yqwrk-c2be16 If you’ve lived or played Magic the Gathering in Japan before, then you’ve probably noticed that events here have always been hit or miss when it comes to trading. The Grand Prix/Magic… Continue reading

Talking the Talk – Playing Magic the Gathering in Japanese

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cxkxx-b13308 Currently living in Japan and want to play some Magic the Gathering but don’t speak Japanese? Thinking of coming to Japan for a Magic Fest in the near future but worried about… Continue reading

The Japanese War of the Spark Planeswalker Art Rankings

Wizards of the Coast pulled a fast one on us the other day by announcing that Japanese booster packs of War of the Spark will have a 50 percent chance of opening an… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Japan Nationals 2017

As some of you might already know, I’ll be moving to Yokohama at the end of October with my wife and bringing the Nagoya chapter of my life to a close. I consider… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: It’s a Hard Knock Life

As much as you might want to say otherwise, when it comes down to it Magic is all about luck and variance. Sometimes you run hot, sometimes you don’t. We have to learn… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: A Lead up to GP Shizuoka

I know I know. It’s been a very long time since I’ve made an update. I’ve been playing quite a lot of PPTQs and other big events since my last post and have… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Sram Dunk

You might be wondering how today’s Magic article relates to one of the most popular Japanese manga of all time. It all starts with this card: If you ask me, Sram’s Expertise is… Continue reading

A New Frontier: Power Rankings – Lands

‘A New Frontier’ is a new series of articles based around the recently created MTG format that uses only cards with the new border from the M15 set and onward. In these articles… Continue reading

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