Tag Archive: Japanese cards

Turning the Tide: The Japan Meta Game 6/15/12

Hey. You guys. Yes, you, the ones reading this blog. YOU ROCK! Thanks for helping me to hit 10,000 hits in less than a year! Here’s to hoping for 10,000 more!  I feel… Continue reading

Early M13 Speculation and the Nagoya meta game

Just a reminder, but June 30th is now only 26 days away! If you plan to play in the Magic World Cup Qualifiers (remember, you need to have had a Japanese address since… Continue reading

If your friends all jumped off a bridge, would you too? (A Black and Red ‘Suicide’ deck idea)

Breaking news! I went 2-1 on Monday at Card Brunch (18 people showed up) with my UR Titan Control deck. It feels good to win again, and I think I can keep on… Continue reading

Game Day Results: Avacyn Restored

Avacyn Restored Game Day is over. How did everybody do? I had to work on Saturday so sadly I didn’t have a chance to do an event on each day, but I still… Continue reading

Gearing up for Gameday Avacyn Restored: A look at the Nagoya Metagame

I’m deeply sorry I haven’t posted more lately. Luckily I’ve gotten some more work as of late (I need the money), and haven’t been able to attend all of the tournaments I’d like… Continue reading

Avacyn Restored: The Good, the Bad, and the Glorious (an article by Chris Bradford)

Today on The Japan Hobbyist, we have a guest columnist giving us his opinions about the Avacyn Restored set, and how he thinks the cards will affect the different formats in the future.… Continue reading

Magic World Cup Qualifiers and GP Yokohama news

Today I have more news about the Magic World Cup qualifiers in Nagoya as well as news about GP Yokohama. GP Yokohama: I have been so focused on GP Nagoya in December that… Continue reading

Avacyn Unleashed (in Japan)

First off, let me thank everybody for checking out my site this last week! There was a huge surge in traffic over the weekend and I received over 2400 views in a 3… Continue reading

Preparing for the worst: Updating your decks post Avacyn Restored (part 1)

For me, my next game will be on Friday at Friday Night Magic. It will be the first FNM where Avacyn cards will be legal in standard play. What can you expect? How… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Past, Present, and Future

Golden Week has begun in Japan. A series of 5 holidays in a one week period where pretty much everybody takes off work for about 9 days. Of course I started my Golden… 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.