Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Places to play - Isu Duel Park Cafe

Isu Duel Park is located near Chongshin University station on line 4 (light blue line). You can also get there via line 7 as well.

According to wizards Duel Park's weekly FNM is a booster draft.

Contact Details
Korean address: 경기도 고양시 일산동구 백석동 1209-3 지하 1층
Phone number: 070-8841-1999

Places to play - HalliGalli Ilsan

Another shop which has a facebook page ( 
Unfortunately the map I have is a little blurry

Contact details
Korean address: 일산 동구 장항동 764 라페스타C동 202호, Goyang 410-380
Phone number: 010-3046-8899
Email address:

Places to Play - Duel Stage Ilsan

I have heard this referred to as Duel Stage or Duel Station. The later makes more sense to me but is less original.

Another heavy on the Yugioh store.

Contact Details
Korean address: 경기도 고양시 일산동구 백석동 1209-3 지하 1층
Phone number: 070-8841-1999

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Places to Play - Duel Champ Ulsan

I haven't been to Duel Champ in Ulsan but it looks pretty heavy on the Yugioh which I guess isn't surprising given the name.

Contact Details
Korean address: 울산광역시 중구 남외동 271번지 3층 듀얼챔프
Korean phone number: 052-248-4083

Places to play - Elder Dragon Ulsan

EDIT: This store has or is set to close soon (December 2014).

With a much snappier name than say "Michaels" I regret not checking out this store when I was in Ulsan.

Contact DetailsKorean address: 울산 광역시 중구 태화동 36-14번지 2층
Phone numbers: 010-7739-5042 // 070-8637-2718
Email address:

Places to Play - Fortune Factory Busan

These guys have their own Facebook page ( if social media is your thing.

Contact DetailsKorean address: 부산 남구 대연동 수영로 298번길 21 

(부산 2호선 경성대 부경대역 5번 출구)
Phone number: 010-5167-1629
Email address:

Places to play - Duel Zone Busan

Contact Details
Korean address: 부산광역시 부산진구 부전동 168-129
Phone number: 051-817-6803

Places to play - TCG Korea Busan

Sorry, this is all I have for now.

Contact Details
Korean address: 부산광역시 남구 용당동 580-5 3층
Phone number: 018-268-8074
Email address:

Places to Play - The Rak Busan

The Rak is probably a pretty big deal in Busan.

Contact Details
Korean address: 부산시 금정구 장전동 316-11번지 4층 THE 다락
Phone number: 010-4044-1688

Places to play - Monopoly Cheongju

Located in Cheongju is the Monopoly Board Game cafe. Close to "Buy The Way" if that is any help.

Most important is the fact they do have one of those hammer things that seem essential for board game play in Korea. 

Thankfully I have never seen Magic players use them. I guess Magic players are just a better class of people.

Contact Details
Korean address: 충북 청주시 흥덕구 사창동 460번지 지하1층P

hone number: 011-9409-0326


Places to Play - Michaels Sincheon

There is a store named Michaels (assumedly part of the chain) located in Sincheon.

They run FNM booster drafts and type 2 tournaments and they are also registered for pre releases.

Contact Details
Korean address: 서울특별시 송파구 석촌호수로 114(잠실동, 지하1층)
Phone number: 02 - 423 -2229

Places to Play - Duel Zone Gangdong

Duel Zone Gangdong is located near Myeongil station on line 5 (Purple) east of Seoul.

Contact Details

Korean address: 서울시 강동구 명일1동 312-72번지 3층
Phone number: 010-6411-0626
Email address:

Places to Play - Dalmuti Gyodae

This store opened early in 2014 and now hosts a lot of magic events. The owner previously owned Tic Toc.

They are located in Seocho Gyeonggi-Do with the closest station being Gyodae (Kyodae) also known as Seoul National University station. It's where Line 2 meets Line 3 on the south side of Seoul. It is fairly close to Nambu bus terminal which is a major transport hub on the south side of Seoul.

Opening hours

Monday: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Details
Mobile: 010-5128-1860

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Building the Cube - Step 1

I have taken the first step in building a cube for unlimited drafting.

My collection is dominated by Theros thanks to the weekly drafts so it may start of as just a Theros cube which would be pretty dull since that would just be like a regular draft but without the chance of opening cool cards to keep.

I am a few rares/mythics of a full set though and really want to use my Thoughtseizes elsewhere and I am not sure how comfortable I would just letting random people use my cube if it has cards in it that are expensive and important to me. A Theros cube without the big money cards ... boring!

There is an excellent series on Brainstorm Brewery about building a cube for under $200 (it's too small for 8 players though) which might be my go to guide. There are some really interesting and powerful cards in that cube but nothing over a few dollars. Cards like Balance and Control Magic are really cheap and ridiculous.

My other idea is to perhaps aim for a modern masters based cube. That was the most cube like set I have played and largely doable over time. If I had my old pre Korea collection (since sold) I probably could have built that already. If they confirmed Modern masters 2 was coming and there would be a decent amount of stock then I would be all over it.

I will see how far I can get with the cards I own and a bit of trading but an order to Card Kingdom may be on the cards when i get back from Australia and have my job situation settled.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This Week in Korean Magic - December 12th

Dalmuti will be hosting an English card Theros draft at 2:00 pm this Sunday.

The event afterwards will be EDH grand Melee or just EDH free for all. Regardless, just make sure you bring your EDH deck for lots of good times.

A lot of people have just the latest pre cons plus a few cards while I just jammed random blue and black cards together until I got a 100 and it remains completely untested. So don't be shy, get amongst it.

The week after (December 22) will hopefully be a 2HG draft.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

This Week in Korean Magic - December 6th

Introducing an all new segment ... that will soon be neglected and die.

This Week in Korean Magic!

I'm not going to pretend this will even scratch the surface of what is going on throughout the peninsula. In fact my initial idea is just to provide info in regards to the next English card draft in Suwon.

Last week at Dalmuti we had a back draft once the regular 2:00 pm Theros draft finished. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. There are plans to have another one but not straight away.
This week (December the 8th) there will be standard once the 2:00 pm draft is finished.

If you are interested in commander I am sure you can find an opponent pretty much every week from about 6:00 pm (Sunday). Probably earlier as the amount of drafters and non drafting entourage grows each week.

Apparently Dive Dice in Hongdae is changing/changed it's name to Rolling dice.