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Lords of Limited

Author: Ben Werne, Ethan Saks

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Lords of Limited is a podcast about Magic: the Gathering strategy. It is primarily focused on playing Limited, including both draft and sealed. The podcast is designed to help listeners get an edge in their next draft or sealed event, especially on Magic Online.
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We're welcoming in the newest limited format the only way we know how to on LOL: The Crash Course! Join us as we look through big picture concepts like creatures vs. removal, archetype support, incidental lifegain, flying and of course our top commons and uncommons in each color! Grading Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQyvruGHlT3yRFp029_TewlLlHjxnLWXjWscKIdisMd-I-JBGLzLMfJnq4nAv6vbI94zR5X1Qeh_5CN/pubhtml
With Innistrad: Midnight Hunt right around the corner, your hosts are taking a deep dive on all the commons and uncommons previewed so far to try to get a sense of what to expect from this upcoming draft format in terms of mechanics, archetypes, build arounds, and more!
We're kicking off September with our monthly bonus episode dedicated entirely to the newly redesigned Tinkerer's Cube on MTGA! This cube captured the hearts and imaginations of both your hosts immediately and we're here to share everything we know about winning and having fun in this extremely well designed limited environment! Roundtable: https://www.17lands.com/draft/aff2b89d54fd47a590c701c0a243785f 
We're sending Adventures in the Forgotten Realms off in classic LOL fashion with our 50 Takes episode! What were our biggest takeaway from the format? Just how busted was Rakdos? What did 17lands data teach us? How did Venturing shake out? These questions and more answered in this 50 point rundown!
Data on Trial - Episode 223

Data on Trial - Episode 223

2021-08-2501:02:47

For our August Bonus Episode, we're joined by Data Scientist and Limited aficionado Carl AKA TwoDuckCubed! With the rise of data in the MTG Limited world, we wanted a chance to air our concerns and frustrations and put Data in the hot seat with Carl as its appointed defense attorney. Let the trial begin!
With Adventures in the Forgotten Realms almost on the outs, we return to a LOL staple and look at a bunch of "What's the Play" situations from various games in the AFR Draft Challenge Event on MTGA. Play Along at Home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQcqxasMPCepNTuVNz49qNBl5PXbchgX7ti5yceeHKuiR4fnjC4cjEO97AgjJM-zKDttStp0UCfCx-R/pub 
Your hosts are back with an early mid-week episode to bring you up to speed on the newest MTGA announcement for limited players! From August 10-26, Arena is bringing back Amonkhet Remastered, Kaladesh Remastered, and Ikoria for 5 days each and is giving everyone a free draft entry for each format! Want to know how to win in each of these complex sets? Tune in and find out!
This week we're running back our Pass/Fail style episode, this time exploring all 6 non-blue decks in AFR; what are the strategies for each archetype, do they have multiple builds, and what are the overall takeaways for success in the format? Listen and find out! Decks Discussed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQw1DtFy9Zsk5GInHZx0nOp6QymVKOoRBChaYkf1-PogyRLktEdUhnsqffYri69YbOM8bRzmFzjw56D/pub 
It's that time again: another review of a Lords & Chord Vs. Resources Team Draft! Follow along with your hosts as they take a look at all 6 draft logs and decks, where they may have gone wrong, and what pivotal picks dictated the wins and losses for each team! Play along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTMb2jNe24S0VMqT-gaykaoxl5bnjNende-H-xwUaVVj3iiSAbg1wLxLkhIdq0FxFTbK-5SeCk-hmN8/pub 
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! Roundtable: https://www.17lands.com/draft/adc76c5e6a704b37b058e5a0fc2debb3 
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! Roundtable: https://www.17lands.com/draft/f5a73fb9510b4f7cab7452bdf237b450
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 next 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! Grading Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vR-K4xP3k3EAl4OR8ygV_Wbk00OpUQ2Y1Lco6q9aPd7W_WGLf8Sb-X1RJVwD64DLxRWTlrDpZo79qvX/pubhtml
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! LOL Merch @ Teepublic: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lords-of-limited?ref_id=23850&utm_campaign=23850&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Lords%2Bof%2BLimited 
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!   Merch at TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lords-of-limited?ref_id=23850&utm_campaign=23850&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Lords%2Bof%2BLimited 
This week we're talking 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  LOL Merch @ TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lords-of-limited?ref_id=23850&utm_campaign=23850&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Lords%2Bof%2BLimited  https://shop.channelfireball.com/collections/booster-box-sale 
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!
Pass/Fail - Episode 209

Pass/Fail - Episode 209

2021-06-0701:07:33

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 of limited in STX. 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 
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