Tag Archive: Magic the Gathering in Nagoya

Oath of the Gatewatch: Playing To Your Weaknesses – Colorless and Artifacts

(NOTE: “Playing to your Weaknesses” is a series of articles I have been doing on my own blog since Avacyn Restored that cover all of the uncommons and commons in a new expansion… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Zendikar Vs. The Eldrazi

With Battle for Zendikar standard winding down over the next few weeks before the release of Oath of the Gatewatch, I thought I’d take a look at how the metagame has transformed since… Continue reading

A Call to Arms: The Rise of EDH in Japan

You can hear the horns echoing in the distance. Countless generals have gathered on the battlefield, bringing troops from across the land to do battle. The armies’ colorful banners flutter in the wind… Continue reading

Youuuu Shallll Not Paaassss!!!! – A Look at Removal in Battle for Zendikar Standard

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I thought it would be a good idea to do one now that all of the major decks in standard seem to… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Ramping up for GP Kobe

It’s been over a month since my last metagame update from around Japan and quite a lot has changed since early October. In my previous TJMGD article, Battle for Zendikar had just been… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Battle for Zendikar – Multicolor, lands, and Colorless

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Battle for Zendikar – Red, Green, and Artifacts

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Battle for Zendikar – White, Blue, and Black

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any poor decisions I make in regards to any cards you might buy in response to my article. I’m going to post my thoughts and… Continue reading

Puca Pals: Week 15 and 16 – Winding Down

Puca Pals is a weekly/bi-weekly article I write to chronicle my adventures on Puca Trade, the online trading system where Magic Players around the world trade with each other. In the articles, I… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to My Roots

It all started with standard. My competitive Magic career began all the way back during New Phyrexia/M12. I can even remember the first mythic rare I pulled out of a pack (it was… 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.