Tag Archive: The Japan Metagame Diaries

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Back to the Grind

Another week, another change in the metagame. GP Melbourne is rapidly approaching, and by the time March rolls around, the standard metagame will have begun to settle. We’ll finally be able to see… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Testing the Waters

Theros standard has just begun, and I have just gotten my first weekend in the books. I have brewed up 3 decks already, but I’ve only been using one of them at tournaments.… Continue reading

TJMGD: Grand Prix Kitakyushu – Learn to Walk Before you Run

It’s hard to accept failure. You try so hard, for so long, and you fall short. When I was in high school I played for my school’s soccer team. We were the “ghetto”… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let me be Misunderstood

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Magic the Gathering. It’s grown from a back room, kitchen table card game to an international success. In Magic’s history, heroes were born and died, legends… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: Picking up the Pieces

On June 2nd and June 3rd, Over 600 players descended on Nagoya, Japan for the final World Magic Cup Qualifier and a Pro Tour Theros Qualifier. Among them were many legends and professionals:… Continue reading

In the End, it doesn’t really matter – a Massive Metagame recap

I’ve posted a few articles in the past months about the metagame in Nagoya, Japan, but I have fallen behind on posting it. So now, less than a week until the Return to… Continue reading

The Japan Metagame Diaries: 13 Ways to Die

(This article was originally for SCG but due to their busy summer schedule of opens, the World Magic Cup, and the release of Return to Ravnica, they were not able to put it… 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.