AuthorRyan Schwenk

Ryan Schwenk's first sealed deck tournament was Ice Age while in elementary school, but after quitting he got back involved with Shards of Alara. He lived in Japan from 2005-2008 and recently moved back in 2010. He's actively involved in the Standard Magic scene around Nagoya and thinks that, as an American, his biggest Magic accomplishment to date is playing matches entirely in Japanese.

The Japan Metagame Diaries – Pre-Avacyn Chaos

American Magic player Ryan Schwenk gives you another look at the Standard metagame he’s a part of in Japan before Avacyn Restored was released. If you like control, he recommends trying White Artifact Control at your next Standard tournament.