Tag Archive: The Japan Metagame Diaries

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: The Devils in the Detail

It hasn’t been too long since my last standard metagame report, but between then and now we’ve had a few Grand Prix and a Pro Tour. The standard environment has completely changed, and… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries – Walking in the Shadows

Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Origins Game Day

I would have preferred to write about Origins Game Day right after last weekend, but I’ve been pretty busy traveling this week. I went to Hamamatsu, Shizuoka twice (once with a friend on… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: When Will the Beat Drop?

  I want to start off today’s article by congratulating my brother, who is a big fan of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), for finishing his summer DJ class. It’s great that he’s able… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Fate Reforged Game Day

Someday, someone will best me. But it won’t be today, and it won’t be you. – Flavor Text from “Last Word”   The Horde has treated me well these past 2 weeks. Last… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Clan Warfare

You can’t remain on the sidelines forever. Eventually you have to choose sides. When you do, you’re bound to make enemies. In the world of standard Magic, the Clans of Tarkir are at… 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

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Gearing up for Game Day

The first few weeks of a new metagame are always going to be rough. Many people expected Black aggro to be a thing back in the first few weeks of Khans standard, but… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: On the Edge (of Glory)

By now you’ve probably seen some of the Khans of Tarkir spoilers, especially the fetchlands. There was a lot of excitement during the Nagoya World Magic Cup Qualifiers in the room of 245… 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.