Tag Archive: Japanese cards

What to expect: Impact of M13 on the Metagame – Artifact and Lands

Well, you can’t win them all. I played on the second of day of the M13 Pre-release in Nagoya at Card Brunch and had pretty much the same results as the day before.… Continue reading

M13 Pre-release day 1 results: What I’ve learned

For most of you back in the USA or other parts of North and South America, you haven’t even opened up your first booster pack yet. However, I have just completed my first… Continue reading

M13 Pre-release: Play to your Weaknesses – White

Phew. We did it! We’ve reached the final color. I probably won’t have a chance to do the rares tonight, but do you even need me to? Most of the other websites on… Continue reading

M13 Pre-release: Playing to your Weaknesses – Blue

I’m almost done with my choices for cards I’d use during the pre-release on Saturday for M13. My friend has disagreed with me on a few of my choices, but that’s fine. I’ve… Continue reading

Quick Update: Nagoya World Cup Qualifiers Top 8 decklist

If you’ve been following Star City Games, you’ve probably already seen my article about the Top 8 at the WMCQ last weekend, but just in case, here’s the link to the article. http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/24410-The-Japan-Metagame-Diaries-World-Magic-Cup-Qualifier-In-Nagoya.html… Continue reading

M13 Pre-release: Playing to your weaknesses – Green

Day 3 of Playing to your Weaknesses. Today’s color is Green. Unlike Red (which I think got shafted), Green has definitely gotten a power boost (especially with it’s rares). While you don’t have… Continue reading

2012 Nagoya Magic World Cup Qualifier Results and M13 pre-release info

Today were the Magic World Cup Qualifiers in Nagoya, Japan. 155 players came from all over Japan for the last chance to earn a spot on Team Japan for the World Championships. There… Continue reading

June Update: Magic World Cup Qualifiers this weekend!

I really want to apologize for not posting anything since the 19th. I worked 11 days straight (with 6 of those days being 13 hour days) and barely had time to sleep, let… Continue reading

Playing the Market: Knowing when to sell your Magic Cards

Recently I’ve been a lot more interested in the monetary value of cards and when their prices go up or down. I’ve noticed that as a set gets older and gets closer to… 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.