Wilds of Eldraine Draft Guide

Wilds of Eldraine Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

Wilds of Eldraine Limited is finally here, and that means it’s time for another Card Kingdom Draft Guide!  The set definitely has a learning curve, but it seems this fairy tale has a happy ending after all. After jamming almost 100 Draft games researching this guide, I’m convinced this new adventure is just as enchanting as the last! So, let’s …

Commander Masters Draft Guide

Commander Masters Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Commander

I’m not sure what percentage of the audience for Commander Masters is mostly excited about its Draft potential — but whatever size that minority is, I’m part of it. The first few Commander sets to introduce these modified draft rules were an unexpected hit, producing quality Limited gameplay filled with classic multiplayer moments.  Any of you shopping for a box …

The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle-earth Building a Cube

The Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle-earth Building a Set Cube

Alexander Ortega Cube, Limited

Considering how great The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth turned out, you’re likely ready to draft this set “There and Back Again” once you reach the Undying Lands. To do this, the most organic and cost-effective approach may well be to build an LTR set Cube.  In case you haven’t heard of a Cube before, it’s a draft …

Skullbombs and the Evolution of Magic Design

Skullbombs and the Evolution of Magic Design

Chris Cornejo Design, Limited, Standard

In Phyrexia: All Will Be One, we have a cycle of one-mana artifacts with activated abilities that can draw you a card called Skullbombs. This builds on a similar cycle from Scars of Mirrodin called Spellbombs, which were themselves a sequel to the original Spellbombs from Mirrodin block. It’s not often we see cycles full reiterated this many times, but …

The Hits and Misses of Draft in 2022

The Hits and Misses of Draft in 2022

Tom Anderson Limited

Magic has been enjoying something of a golden age for Limited set design: a near-unbroken string of good-to-great formats, arguably stretching back to 2018’s Dominaria. And while players could still feel this run of form through most of 2022, they also saw evidence that an inevitable regression is coming. To sort out which sets belong in each category, I’ve created …

Jumpstart 2022 Early look

Jumpstart 2022: An Early Look

Chris Cornejo Limited, Products

Jumpstart 2022, the fittingly-named follow up to the original Jumpstart, comes out right quick, releasing on Dec. 2. If you have questions about this supplemental set, which is an entire Limited ecosystem unto itself, we’ve gathered all the information available right here in one place. So without further ado, let’s jump in with the basics.  What is Jumpstart?  You may …

Dominaria United Drafting by Numbers

Dominaria United: Draft by Numbers

Tom Anderson Limited, Strategy

Welcome back to the second, more scientific section of our Dominaria United draft guide!  With a bit more time and a lot more data under our belts since the format’s release, Limited players can now supplement natural intuition and personal judgment with statistical insights on how to consistently find a winning deck. Using large online datasets for this sort of …