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 MTG Arena
HBG Shake-up and Send-off - Episode 283
The alchemy rebalance for HBG really changed the texture of the format and we're here to discuss every single card shift and what their implications are for the limited landscape. Plus, we're sending off the format with an abbreviated 25 takes in 25 minutes!
WOTC Article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/alchemy-rebalancing-august-11-2022-08-10
A Day 2 In The Life - Episode 282
This week we're looking at a bunch of draft logs from streamers who made their way to Day 2 of the Arena Open. Huge thank you and shout out to the various folks that submitted their logs to us, check them out!
Follow along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRFB_G2Hcb43cZXonRi5ZzrJ8v2L4bBWZadAH8Pmu-LoNC9zkfKQRP1mCLO-Qg90ngH4oGAkK-iXrQt/pub
Build Around and Find Out - Episode 281
With both competitive limited events on MTGA behind us, it's time to look at the amount of fun there is to be had in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate! This week, your hosts are looking at a number of sweet build around rares in the format and what you can do to maximize them the next time you see them in draft!
Seal Off The Gate! - Episode 280
Ethan and Ben practiced HBG sealed all week and it payed off with both of them scoring impressive 7-1 records in day 1 of the Mythic Championship Qualifier on Arena! Now they're here to tell you everything they learned in preparation for the Arena Open this coming weekend. Listen along as they break down how to optimize a sealed pool and what the specific rules are for winning in HBG Sealed!
Breaking Down Baldur's Gate - Episode 279
With a full week of drafts under their belts, your hosts are here to let you know exactly what the rules of engagement are for HBG. We've got top commons solidified (with some cross reference to 17lands), top archetypes outlined, and a roundtable full of interesting decisions and discussions!
Roundtable Draft: https://www.17lands.com/draft/ef57849325824213a534910a4ce44e0a
Baldur's Gate: Hate or Great? - Episode 278
Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate may be the most divisive limited format we've ever seen and even your two hosts are quite split on their enjoyment of it so far! But no matter, we're still here to bring you everything we've learned from our first weekend full of drafts including rules of engagement, specific overperformers, and top commons re-ranked!
Learning from Lords of Limited
I found the Lords of Limited podcast entirely by chance, while scrolling through posts online. Someone had off-handedly recommended the podcast. They claimed that the show’s advice had been incredibly helpful to them in understanding the game. My first thought, based on the name alone, was that it was a YouTube channel focusing on limited. A quick google search proved me wrong, and it led me to listen to my first episode. The ninety-minute length is a bit daunting, and I had assumed it was going to be mostly useless commentary and fluff. I couldn’t have been more wrong. After listening to a few others, my first episode “Episode 199: Strixhaven Set Review” is still my favorite. My favorite, and perhaps the most useful, moments are the mechanic discussions between the two hosts. These segments not only build an extensive knowledge of an individual set, they also build the ability to make accurate judgments. Looking at your differences in grading and listening to your thought process in analysis have built up my own ability to make an assessment. Previously, jumping blindly into a new set was like a death sentence. Now, I feel confident in my capability to do well. And it shows in the results. Every single episode is filled with so much information and not a single second goes to waste. It’s no surprise there is a long list of new Patrons every time. I personally don’t have the means to become one of them myself, but the access to the community Discord makes it tempting. Further, the prospect of the in-dept community engagement is very enticing. Enough that I felt the need to write this review to encourage others and support the show. My only problem with the show is that it can quickly turn into a thick sludge of material. A veritable bombardment of advice. The episodes normally have the sponsor segment as the final topic, but I would appreciate it being somewhere in the middle to segment the hour and a half more cleanly. Also, I’m pretty sure Ethan is the only one who changes his grading on the excel sheet throughout the analysis. I hope Lords of Limited continues on just as successfully into the far future.
Much better content out there
Show used to be good, but got political lately. I came for the magic content, not a lecture about how an unborn baby isn’t a real person.
Entertaining, but average insight and can be unnecessarily political
The guys are pretty clearly average FNM level players. Still their limited discussion is fun and interesting, if not terribly insightful.
Unfortunately, they occasionally spout off on their extreme left political beliefs. If you are middle of the road politically like most magic players, this can be annoying. Stay in your lane boys.