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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.

Lords of Limited Ben Werne, Ethan Saks

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    • 4.8 • 257 Ratings

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.

    Drafting Around the Worlds - Episode 232

    Drafting Around the Worlds - Episode 232

    High stakes limited play is back with the opening day drafts at the World Championship! Ben & Ethan break down the two featured drafters, PVDDR and Seth Manfield, and go pick by pick in their two difficult seats!

    PVDDR: https://magicprotools.com/draft/show?id=sN9NGcXduyr6zNYUKWrOIf9uH-w 

    Seth: https://magicprotools.com/draft/show?id=yRCun5IyEgAk_OPecwKQjSeffiQ 

    Between Packs: https://imgur.com/a/HekvYlC 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    MID Team Draft Debrief- Episode

    MID Team Draft Debrief- Episode

    For the October Bonus Episode, your hosts are diving into the MID Team Draft vs Team Resources, where they went right, where they went wrong, and what the takeaways are for next time!

    Drafts and Decks: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRlU_HNo44kWEMx0EyTWNXKUWuBRY3XoLXgGwwmVC_dC31FN9wxyNIHNS4eevhM7wMDYL_gX5biZSWj/pub

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Seizing Red in MID - Episode 230

    Seizing Red in MID - Episode 230

    This week we're exploring all that MID's most misunderstood color has to offer. Even though Red is the worst color, it's nowhere near Blue in AFR, and actually has a lot of play to it if you unlock its secrets. Shout out to Ryan Saxe for his help with this episode!

    Draft Log 1: https://www.17lands.com/draft/c3d93a02bb6b43f6a03cbd89df0494f3 

    Draft Log 2: https://www.17lands.com/draft/18816aa58e6f4c47b9c855bf1a3e6067 

    • 1 hr
    Wolfing Down Drafts - Episode 229

    Wolfing Down Drafts - Episode 229

    Ethan's return to the podcast has him trying his best to catch-up on the format and pick Ben's brain with a lot of questions. We then discuss a general approach to navigating drafts in MID and put that into practice with a couple of roundtable deep dives!

    Draft Log 1: https://www.17lands.com/draft/e065cca5d4bf40b6b807f704941c9145 

    Draft Log 2: https://www.17lands.com/draft/d3d3c43747354934820ccf205a9dde0b 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Midnight Hunting for Brains - Episode 228

    Midnight Hunting for Brains - Episode 228

    Episode 228 is here after the first weekend of playing with Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, and we've broken the format wide open. Dimir Zombies is the best deck in the format, and it is hungry for brains! We go over the big picture concepts of how to win in the format, overperforming cards, and rerank the top commons. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get a big edge on your competition this week!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    MID Crash Course - Episode 227

    MID Crash Course - Episode 227

    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

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

VirtualParagon ,

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.

Sheephead4786 ,

The Best

A great show for both catching up with a format you are new to, and staying on top of the changes in a format you are deep onto. All love to Limited Resources, but they don't usually go nearly as deep into the nuances of the current format.

Jdpaul1 ,

Frequently turn off podcast

There is a lot of false statements made. They are only human but they are way to confident in how they present bad information.

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