Tag Archive: Magic

The God of Pioneer 7 (Live Coverage)

As you can see from the title, this is not the first time Hareruya has done a large event for Pioneer, and it won’t be the last. Hareruya was literally the “Pioneer” of… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai is back!

Followers of my website The Japan Hobbyist might remember that I had a started a podcast right before the pandemic started, but it was an unfortunate casualty of all events being canceled and… Continue reading

The Japan Pioneer Metagame Diaries: April 2022

Not going to lie, it’s been a long time since I’ve wanted to write anything about Magic the Gathering. The recent organized play announcement about the return to competitive play has stoked a… Continue reading

Get in Loser, We’re going Boating

I honestly wanted to write more articles on Historic on Arena and talk about how I got up to Diamond in December and how I came so close to Mythic, but then I… Continue reading

Being Wasteful in Pioneer

Geez, it’s been quite a while since I last wrote an actual paper article. I used to write about every topic under the sky; limited, card prices, you name it. But my schedule… Continue reading

Building a Brand: The Future of TheJapanHobbyist.com

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for my blog. While I still believe it’s important to have written content for people to refer to, I believe that the future is all… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai #8: Judge-ment Day

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-w4mie-bc3559 For episode 8 of the Code of the Cardboard Samurai podcast I thought I’d try something new. I took the show on the road last week at Eternal Weekend and met up… 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

Code of the Cardboard Samuari 2: Everything You Need to Know about MTG Finance in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6hauw-afef2d In this episode Dan and I welcome Ed Nguyen from the Cartel Aristocrats podcast to talk all about what MTG finance is like in Japan. We cover a variety of topics and… 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

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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.