Our July Bonus Episode has us looking at all 17 limited formats since starting the podcast and ranking them from worst to best! Take a trip down memory lane with us as we discuss the best deck in each set, what worked, what didn't, and which sets fully inhabited the 8 characteristics of a great limited format!
This week we're examining the outcast of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms: Blue. What are the reasons to draft and (more importantly) what are the reasons to not draft this color? What other colors does it pair best with and how should you be thinking about the commons and uncommons this color has to offer? Answers to all these questions and more in this episode!
It seems that in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, aggro is the name of the game. With so many mechanics and cards that can snow ball from a fast start, how can you combat these tier 1 aggressive strategies? That's exactly what we're here to discuss this week. What cards and archetypes are best when battling the red menace and what are they keys to beating aggro in AFR? Look no further than this episode!
With a weekend full of drafts under their belts, your hosts are here to give you as much info as possible on AFR to help you get a critical hit on your AFR draft. In this episode, we take a look at re-evaluating dungeons and venture, speed of the format, what decks and colors we've been winning with, and re-ranking the top commons!
AFR Tier List: https://www.lordsoflimited.com/tier-list
LOL Merch: https://www.lordsoflimited.com/merch
With only a day to spare before the release of Adventures in The Forgotten Realms, your hosts are here with their Crash Course episode to get you as prepared as possible! We take a look at how creatures size up against removal, the different mechanics and how often they show up, card grading differences, and top commons and uncommons for each color!
Our June bonus episode is here with an in-depth look at the new Chromatic Cube on MTG Arena. There is a definite recipe for success in this format and it's not like anything we've seen in Arena Cubes before. If you're looking to trophy your next Cube draft, this is one episode you won't want to miss!
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Your hosts are here to send off Strixhaven the only way we know how to on Lords of Limited: The 50 Takes Episode! Official LOL Power rankings, Learn/Lesson and why it was so busted, The Golden Egg Award, Surprise Reach, and more all packed in to this episode bidding farewell to the semester at STX!
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This week we're talking all things Team Draft and reviewing all 6 drafts and decks from the 4th installment of the Lords vs. Resources Showdown: MH2 Edition!
Follow Along: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQd-QgI5x81RaEv_hG0r1ElreJ6iDQtujlpOho63INMR57bPU9HR293nVqRd4h3U4zgeRv9YOQ8iTC5/pub
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With over a week of MH2 drafts under their belts, your hosts are here to dump as much info as possible on this incredibly synergistic set! What are the archetypes trying to do? What are the best uncommons and top commons in the set? What have we been winning with? All these questions and more answered on this jam-packed episode!
As the days of drafting Strixhaven come to a close, we take the opportunity this week to look at which archetypes passed the test of this format and which ones failed. How were the best decks built, what led to less functional versions of each college, and where did they fall on the spectrum of aggro to control?
Decks Examined: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRzmEnbFvA39peE-jFms8k7tjrAcoCgdh7XTXGzBzIEg2L4ty9OekX8WYVPrCoWmfPucYzXdk5KAWAp/pub
We've got a lot of homework this week for the students at Strixhaven with our "What's the Play?" episode! We walk through a handful of "Keep or Mulligan" decisions as well as some in-game scenarios to show you how and why we're making the plays we make during our games. We also reveal our free preview cards for Modern Horizons 2 courtesy of WOTC!
Play along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSIoUS6ONPbHy9EnQd6Y5akIp1lRmYX8BCX4LT1DCuIPjcaTE6PhMLhqYrbuO75wuQQJLvkmRYNeZpE/pub
This week, we're going through not one but TWO entire draft logs from our time in Strixhaven Limited. We break down the reasoning behind each pick, the different elements we're juggling as we progress through the draft, and what the final build for each deck looks like!
Ben's Draft: https://www.17lands.com/draft/6019342090944d7ba900c772f571ce23
Ethan's Draft: https://www.17lands.com/draft/0940f15b72d94672818e7f6b00d6630f
For our May Bonus Episode, we sit down with one of the founders of and current Chief Marketing Officer for ChannelFireball.com, Mashi Scanlan! We ask Mashi about a number of topics including the origin story of CFB, leaving his job as a lawyer behind, what is important for making good content, and if the current MTG Boom is sustainable. We loved this unique opportunity to hear from someone who's been in the content game from its inception!
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Now that we're a month into our semester at Strixhaven, we're ready to hand out Gold Stars and Demerits to our big overperformers and underperformers. Where did we go wrong in our evaluations? What cards have surprised us the most? And where have we landed on the top commons for each college? All this and more in this week's episode!
It's lecture time on Lords of Limited this week with a huge focus on the headliner mechanic from Strixhaven: Learn/Lesson. We discuss why Lessons are so important, how they should affect your draft and pick order, when to grab which one when in different situations, and how certain Learn cards stack up against the top commons in their respective colors. There's a lot to "learn" from this episode, so you won't want to miss it!
With the upcoming MTG Arena Sealed Open, your hosts have only one thing on their mind: a $2,000 cash prize! That's why this week we're talking all things Strixhaven Sealed, from overarching heuristics, to individual card overperformers and everything in between!
Sealed Pool: https://sealeddeck.tech/2W7SmOEA4d
Ethan's Build: https://sealeddeck.tech/17lands/deck/7fac91e3c35249d1a19a8792654b3d62/0
Ben's Build: https://sealeddeck.tech/Gb21lIcyND
As with any "guild" style set, it's incredibly important to try and find the open draft lane in Strixhaven. This week we're talking about all the considerations for changing majors in this format and put our discussions into practice with two draft logs reviews.
Draft 1: https://www.17lands.com/draft/cc5bbd1f251b40c1b8daed302139e627
Draft 2: https://www.17lands.com/draft/dd36d411a1c848b7b8c9c9f4cc772438
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With a full weekend of drafting under their belt, your hosts are here to give you our first impressions of what Strixhaven Limited has to offer. We discuss our thoughts on Learn/Lessons, Magecraft (aka Bencraft), review all 5 colleges, specific over/under performers, and finish things off with a roundtable!
Draft Log: https://www.17lands.com/draft/aa1248aaa9b8468da6f5174601030401
For our 200th (and second bonus) episode, we decide to shake things up on Lords of Limited. This week, your hosts are getting to know each other better with a back and forth interview style show to peel back the curtain and understand more about the men behind the Magic!
It's the first day of class and your hosts are here with a full syllabus ready to go! We talk through tons of big picture statistics for the upcoming format, then go through our biggest grading disagreements, and finish off with top commons/uncommons for each of the 5 colleges!
With the full Strixhaven Spoiler here a week early, your hosts are jumping right in to the deep end with predictions on what the archetype skeletons will look like for each of the five colleges in the upcoming set. This will be a great companion piece to next week's crash course episode and will help you to start thinking about these cards in the context of each deck, not just in a vacuum. Enjoy!
Your hosts are back again this week to send off Kaldheim in proper Lords of Limited fashion with another installment of "50 Takes in 50 Minutes." We've got a bunch of LoL official power rankings, the double-edged dichotomies of the format, cards that rose and fell in our estimation over the lifetime of KHM, and much more!
Your hosts are back with one of their favorite episode styles: What's the Play? Kaldheim has a ton of interesting decisions from Keep or Mulligans, tap land sequencing, when to deploy card draw spells, and so much more. In this episode we explain our thought process through navigating a number of opening hands and in-game decisions.
Play along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRmXKC3oIWV5PcmSYCx_QQcEt1XeyxGEtgvUiEfujZL6YUyypuOrx5NgCqdDEb4YCjhGJIAGYUibPZV/pub
Our first monthly bonus episode is here with your hosts sitting down with known streamer, memer, and mythic drafter Deathsie! We discuss a wide range of topics including Best-of-1 vs. Best-of-3, how MTG pulled Deathsie back into full time streaming, how he innovates and iterates on a format, and, of course, Goldvein Pick!
Getting tired of these snow pun episode titles? We sure aren't! This week we're looking at two full draft logs, one where getting deeper into a color almost goes too far and one where snow seems like it could be the open lane for once...or is it?
Draft 1: https://www.17lands.com/draft/791d7f068555423ba86b61b2d6a62829
Draft 2: https://www.17lands.com/draft/d78bb92f90bd4ddc89b59ec09d44a270