Happy Monday MTG peeps,
It appears that we now have the name of Magic the Gathering's September 2011 large set, code-named 'Shake' - "Innistrad". In today's Magic Arcana - (which by the way happens to be Arcana post #666) Magic players were informed by WoTC minion Monty Ashley of the gory details.
Let's check it out . . .
Set Name : Innistrad
Block - Set 1 of 3 in the Innistrad block Number of Cards : 264
Release Date : September 30, 2011
Prerelease Events : September 24-25, 2011
Launch Parties : September 30-October 3, 2011
Magic Online Release Date : October 17, 2011
Game Day : October 29-30, 2011
Design Team : Mark Rosewater (lead), Richard Garfield, Jenna Helland, Graeme Hopkins, Tom LaPille
Development Team : Erik Lauer (lead), Mark L. Gottlieb, David Humpherys, Tom LaPille, Adam Lee, Kenneth Nagle
And here is the artwork which accompanied today's announcement . . .
The tag line is also interesting -
'Horror Lurks Within'
Most Player's anxious to get their paws on cards in a future often enjoy a bit of speculation and dream of epic games with said new cards. Here's a rundown of some of our speculation and we definitely invite you guys to pipe in with the comment thingy below . . .
First off - from the figure chillaxing in the throne above, it may be safe to say that we may expect a Liliana Vess variant Planeswalker.
Second - The unfortante recently deceased on the floor holds a close appearance to that vampire of legend, Baron Sengir or perhaps a close relative (?).
There is a very notable 'gothic' feeling (think Van Helsing) about the image - perhaps the full moon in the background is a hint that werewolves are also afoot (or 'apaw' in this case).
Some other news - one of our regular readers here at MTG Realm had sent us an eMail about two free magic chrome extensions that he had developed for Magic the Gathering players -
MTG Finder - and - MTG Wishlist : we've not had an opportunity to give it a try but you may want to.
this may come as no surprise to you, but the folks at MTG Mint Card informs me that the best selling Uncommon from Mirrodin Besieged happens to be 'Go For the Throat' . . . go figure.