Tag Archive: standard metagame

Bang for your Buck: Investing in Cards for Dominaria – Red and Green

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any action you take based on any poor decisions I might make that lead you to buy cards in response to my article. I’m going… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Fight for your Rites

You gotta fight, for your Growing Rites (of Itlimoc), to paaaarrrrttyyy   Ever since energy decks made a name for themselves in this current standard environment, I’ve made it my mission to build… 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: Cat-atonic

Cats are creatures of habit. They enjoy doing the same thing again and again, day in day out. Our feline friends will wake up and stretch, look for some food and water, use… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Amonkhet Game Day – Secret Stash

There are some people that like to cry about the problems of  standard and about how unbalanced they think it is, and there are others that see a problem and rise to the… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: GP Shizuoka – A Dream Deferred

For some reason, as I searched for a title to this article, the first line of Langston Hughes poem “Harlem” came to mind. I originally wanted to use his poem to start off… 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

The Japan Metagame Diaries – A Crash Course on the Shadows Over Innistrad metagame

Before I start today, I want to congratulate one of the Cardboard Samurai from my Facebook group,  Stephen Jackel, on his top 8 of a 130 person PPTQ in Tokyo last weekend.  … Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Aggro-vated Assault – a lead up to The Last Sun

The sun has set on the era of Pro Tour Qualifiers, and has rose on the era of PPTQs (Preliminary Pro Tour Qualfiers) and RPTQs (Regional). The LAST regular PTQ in Nagoya happened on… 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.