Tag Archive: japan

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 14: Japanese Pioneer Vocab 101

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qzqnu-d06afe The Pioneer format has exploded in popularity in Japan recently due to the upcoming Magic Fest in Nagoya. GP Nagoya will be the first ever Pioneer GP along with GP Brussels in… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai #13: Magic and the Military in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgina-cc37a6 Having lived in Japan for more than 10 years now, I’ve been all around the country and have met a lot of people playing Magic the Gathering. Doing so has allowed me… Continue reading

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

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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.