Tag Archive: The Japan Hobbyist

Welcome to the New Magic Season – Happy New Years!

Thanks again to everybody who made last year a record breaking year for me! The Japan Hobbyist received more than 40,000 views in 2012! From small beginnings, this blog has grown into something… Continue reading

2012 in review – Thanks for a record breaking year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012.… Continue reading

Thoughts about the video game Ceasefire on 12/21/12

I saw other gamers doing this #OCeasefire thing, but it’s probably better if people stop buying those games period. Do we really need to keep buying games that get closer and closer to… Continue reading

Grand Prix Nagoya: Day 2 – Sleeping in

In my last article about day 1 of the Grand Prix I talked about how I washed out at 4-5 on the day but had a great time with my friends, especially cheering… Continue reading

In the Embers of Rakdos . . .

If you follow my twitter, then you’ve probably seen the link to my latest 60cards.com article, but if you haven’t feel free to check it out using this link.  http://60cards.com/in-the-embers-of-rakdos-grand-prix-nagoya/ The article talks… Continue reading

Coming Soon . . .

Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting stuff up about Grand Prix Nagoya this week, but before I sit down and put that post together, I’d like to let you guys know what I’ll… Continue reading

Open to Suggestions

I noticed that lately I’ve been focusing mainly on Magic the Gathering news and articles, but I know that’s not all my readers would like to hear about while I’m in Japan. I’d… Continue reading

More Return to Ravnica Strategy: Tri-Color

First off, I’d like to let everybody know that I have UPDATED the Magic the Gathering Japanese vocabulary tab at the top of the page with words from Return to Ravnica. If you… Continue reading

June Update: Magic World Cup Qualifiers this weekend!

I really want to apologize for not posting anything since the 19th. I worked 11 days straight (with 6 of those days being 13 hour days) and barely had time to sleep, let… 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.