Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Draft By The Numbers

Tom Anderson Limited

Welcome back, my scientifically-minded Draft players! At time of writing, almost two weeks of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Limited are on the record. Various surveillance thopters and cyber kami have begun filtering that data into a more complete picture of the format – one that can supplement and validate our first instincts as Magic players. That’s what this Draft By Numbers …

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

Heed my word, Magic players: the future is now! Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty has launched to much fanfare and applause, with its daring cyberpunk setting drawing many curious players back into the game after the holiday lull.  Just glancing over the spoiler for Neon Dynasty gives you the feel of something different and special, with a remarkably high density of artifacts …

Crimson Vow Draft by the Numbers

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft By The Numbers

Tom Anderson Limited

I’m not sure what it is about the plane of Innistrad that keeps producing such historically cool draft environments. Is it the design teams at WotC working to live up to the staggering heights of the original Innistrad format? Or are the plane’s mechanical themes of graveyard value and tribal synergies simply a recipe for good Limited gameplay? I’m sure …

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft Guide

Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

Crimson Vow follows immediately on the heels of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, without even a supplemental Draft product like Commander Legends or a Masters set to separate them. It’s been quite a while since we had consecutive sets share a thematic and mechanical base like this, and I admire how WotC has used this chance to express the grindy, graveyard-driven nature …

MID draft by the numbers

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Draft By the Numbers

Tom Anderson Limited

I don’t know about you readers, but I’m still howlin’ mad about Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Drafting this set has been maybe my favorite Limited experience since Zendikar Rising and that includes all sorts of different color combinations and archetypes. If you haven’t tried it out yet, we put out a detailed guide last week which can quickly give you some …

MID draft guide

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

Welcome to the CK Draft Guide for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! The original Innistrad set an extremely high bar for Limited gameplay, frequently described as an all-time favorite by veteran players. It will take more time to properly judge the success of Midnight Hunt against its predecessor, but early signs are strong. The mechanics are novel and intriguing, the pool of …

Modern Horizons 2 Draft Archetypes

Modern Horizons 2 Draft Archetypes

Tom Anderson Limited

The glamorous and much-discussed new Modern Horizons 2 is out in the wild this week, and players have rushed to celebrate its high-powered and exciting draft environment.  The special charm of these Modern Horizons sets comes from WotC’s stated willingness to put aside many of their self-imposed rules for set design. By unleashing their wildest and most challenging card ideas …

Strixhaven Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

If you want to draft Strixhaven, get ready to go back to school. This new set doesn’t concern itself with enabling a “vanilla” Magic experience — instead, it feels like drafting someone’s highly specialized Cube. Unprecedented mechanics like learn, an unusual set makeup, and a swathe of high-impact bombs from both the set proper and the Mystical Archive cards all …