November 12, 2019
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 do a podcast about it. In this episode Ben and I talk with our good friend Bobby Birmingham about what it's been like to play the new format in Japan since the initial announcement. We talk about the initial reception of Pioneer from players, how the stores in the Tokyo/Yokohama area are changing their tournament schedules, as well as how the new format has affected the prices of cards. We also get a little personal and discuss what we are most excited to play in this new format and what we are brewing. To those of you that stick around until the 30 minute mark, we have a special treat for you.
We hope you enjoy today's show and if you have any suggestions or comments feel free to leave them down below!
(special thanks to Lain Kaplan for use of the beginning and end themes)
September 17, 2019
If you plan on visiting, living, or are currently in South Korea and want to know more about Magic the Gathering scene in the country then look no further. In this episode Ben and I interview Brian Meijer out of Nagoya about his time living in South Korea and playing MTG there. We talk about the best stores to go to, where the best places to play MTG are, and also what the Magic scene in general is like. We look forward to doing more episodes like this in the future to help people who travel in Asia and play Magic know where to go and where they can play. I hope some of you find this episode useful and that most of you find it interesting!
July 30, 2019
Welcome to episode 7 of the Code of the Cardboard Samurai podcast! In this episode, I'm joined once again by Ed Nguyen of the Cartel Aristocrats podcast as we talk about trends in Japan Magic finance scene, Magic things you can only really find in Japan and Asia, and also everything you need to know about Magic Fest Chiba. If you're looking for things to do around the city before or after main event (or just want to know about the Chiba area for future reference) give this episode a listen!
(Special thanks again to Lain Kaplan for creating the opening and ending theme of the show.)