Tag Archive: The Japan Hobbyist

Code of the Cardboard Samurai #17 -God of Pioneer 7 and the State of Organized Play in Japan

    With the God of Pioneer 7 tournament in the books and still fresh on everybody’s mind, The Japan Hobbyist and his “cohost” Taichi invite new friend and local MTG player Mickey… Continue reading

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

We are (a)Live!

The original idea behind my website was to show people cool things around Japan, but then I caught the Magic the Gathering bug and my website slowly devolved into everything related to that… 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

Gobbopacalypse Now

“I love the smell of Goblin Grenades in the morning. It smells like, victory” Lt. Colonel Killmore, Goblin Infantry You need to be a certain type of crazy to play with Goblins, and… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 15: The Kaiju of Ikoria

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-j55kk-d95b77 I don’t know about you, but the moment Wizards of the Coast announced that Godzilla and many other Toho studio monsters would be in the next Magic the Gathering Set, Ikoria, my… 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

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 14: Japanese Pioneer Vocab 101

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qzqnu-d06afe The Pioneer format has exploded in popularity in Japan recently due to the upcoming Magic Fest in Nagoya. GP Nagoya will be the first ever Pioneer GP along with GP Brussels in… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai #13: Magic and the Military in Japan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgina-cc37a6 Having lived in Japan for more than 10 years now, I’ve been all around the country and have met a lot of people playing Magic the Gathering. Doing so has allowed me… Continue reading

Code of the Cardboard Samurai 12: Pioneer Delight

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kchcc-c717e1 Pioneer started off with a bang here in Japan and it’s been the talk of the entire Magic the Gathering Community for the past few weeks. It was only natural that we’d… 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.