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This week we're breaking down all the different ways your drafts can start and what possible routes you can take after a given P1p1. From "The Gold Rush" to "The Trainwreck" and everything in between, these blueprints are just what you need to help navigate your next draft! Plus, we've got Ben's free preview card for Kaldheim courtesy of WOTC! CFB …
 
Your hosts are kicking of 2021 with a unique take on a favorite style of episode: Limited Level-Downs. In this hour, we explore a number of level-ups and heuristics that are important in a magic player's growth but that are sometimes taken too far or not understood properly. When should you deviate from a heuristic or just level-down? Tune in and f…
 
Your hosts are back with a full week of Arena Cube Drafts under their belts and are excited to share their findings of this incredibly fun format. We discuss Cube theory in general, what makes Arena Cube different, and our favorite archetypes and how to draft them! And don't forget our upcoming Live Q&A Episode on Sunday 12/27 at 10 AM EST over at …
 
This week we're breaking down card evaluations and grades under the lens of the four R's: Reasons, Rewards, Roleplayers and Replaceables. Using ZNR and KLR as examples, we look at putting the grading scale into words and how this concept can help to inform your decisions during a draft! Roundtables: https://www.17lands.com/draft/6a56a3413b934f839ef…
 
An extension of Best-of-3 KLR Drafts means more deep dives on this awesome format! This week we take a look at what we've been winning with and how we're finding our ways into the best late-game engines or some laser-focused aggression! Ethan's Draft: https://www.17lands.com/draft/b7f2bc664d4c48fea220e80b3aaf2d6c Ben's Draft: https://www.17lands.co…
 
Get in, losers, we're going to Kaladesh! Vehicles may not be as good as we remember, but that doesn't mean we aren't having a blast with this remastered set. With a full weekend of drafts under our belt, we're here to drop as much information as possible to get you maximum wins in your next KLR event! Roundtable: https://www.17lands.com/draft/32c82…
 
Another Remastered set comes to Arena and that means another Crash Course style episode from your hosts! Today, we discuss mechanics, big picture archetypes, and give an early ranking for our top commons to get you ready for your first weekend of KLR Drafts! Full youtube Review: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAGXhegLhLehlqgVvuOHmTCGpar8KWS…
 
MDFCs, Party, Kicker, and Landfall all add a ton of complexity to an already difficult-to-master MTG concept: Sequencing. This week, your hosts break down considerations for sequencing and planning out your turns in advance and then look at a number of in-game situations to apply these concepts. Episode 173 Companion Images - https://imgur.com/a/Rk…
 
This week we're taking a look at some of the lesser decks in the format, namely Gruul and Selesnya, and when/how we're finding our way into those archetypes. We also check in on our evaluations of MDFCs and revisit some specific card evaluations. Draft Logs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQM83TK04pEOiGUQL1BcvPh6vwegDKmZR7ay7kch2TpDyOk…
 
It's party time for the Lords of Limited as we take a look at all the ways we've been finding ourselves getting into the decks that maximize this mechanic! We discuss the concept of "glue" cards and which ZNR commons most fall in this category. We also review a couple draft logs where we backdoor our way into a party deck! Draft 1: https://www.17la…
 
With the new format beginning to settle, your hosts take this opportunity to look at a bunch of different drafts to show how they're navigating the rocky terrain of Zendikar Rising, specifically the raw power of MDFCs vs. the synergy that the top decks in the set provide. Draft 1: https://magic.flooey.org/draft/show?id=igT2aB6O4bPip1e9gfYkOVqD-PM D…
 
The ZNR Crash Course is finally here to get you primed, prepped, and ready for your first weekend of drafts of this new set. We're talking all things big picture like removal vs. creatures, tribal and archetype support, top 3 commons in each color and much more! ZNR Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSm_HsLXtccmVvsaLNgzsU…
 
With Zendikar Rising Preview Season in full swing, your hosts look at many of the commons and uncommons spoiled so far including their very own official free preview card courtesy of WOTC. We're bringing our thoughts on how big your Party will be, why Modal Double Faced Cards are so busted, how many lands we think decks will want, and much, much mo…
 
This week we're talking about all things pick orders, tier lists, and common rankings! We explore the importance of doing this kind of homework ahead of your drafts, the ways to use these lists and rankings, and the need to re-evaluate these picks as the format matures. We then put it all into practice in an AKR Roundtable discussion! Roundtable: h…
 
Fresh off of their first few drafts of this new format, Ethan and Ben are here with the tools you need to get 7 wins in Amonkhet Remastered! With their patented big picture approach, archetype breakdown, and common rankings as a framework for their discussions, your hosts explore as much as they can about this remastered format to prime you for you…
 
This week we check in on Double Masters briefly with a P1p1 and then dive into a full M21 draft log. Afterwards, we take a look at the deck and some interesting in-game decisions that came up in the three matches Ethan played out on MTGO. 2XM Draft: https://magic.flooey.org/draft/show?id=3_tcR_4yEYLOqWIu_yJuGjoQJdg M21 Draft: https://magic.flooey.o…
 
Fresh off the first weekend of Double Masters Drafts on MTGO, your hosts drop as much information about the format as possible. We explore all Ten Color Pair Archetypes, rank commons and colors, and have a great discussion on the value (or lack therof) of pick orders! Roundtable: https://magic.flooey.org/draft/show?id=AZTIknF_JraY6BOHsfr6gkZ6Kdk…
 
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