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Dark Ascending

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

Today we're following up on the announcement of the next Magic the Gathering set in the Innistrad block. Our last post provided a rebroadcast of Innistrad tidbits, including the announcement of the next set provided by Wizards of the Coast's panel at San Diego's Comic Con.

Over on the mothership today, Monty laid out the boilerplate facts on Dark Ascension, set two of three in the Innistrad block. Information so far accumulated indicate a gothic horror theme set including Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies - not much unlike the contemporary fictional town of Bon Temps in the HBO series True Blood. The Comic Con panel has confirmed the following tribes :


Not very much information yet on what white could expect but MaRo did tweet this hint : "Everyone speculating about white in Innistrad seems to be forgetting a key part of Horror stories. Just saying."

Spectral Rider, Creature - Spirit Knight

Anywhoos - onto today's announcement . . .

Command the Night

Set Name : Dark Ascension
Block : Set 2 of 3 in the Innistrad block
Number of Cards : 158
Prerelease Events : January 28-29, 2012
Release Date : February 3, 2012
Launch Parties : February 3-6, 2012
Game Day : March 3-4, 2012
Official Three-Letter Code : DKA
Twitter Hashtag : #MTGDKA
Design Team : Mark Rosewater (lead), Jenna Helland, Zac Hill, Graeme Hopkins, Matt Tabak
Development Team : Tom LaPille (lead), Mark L. Gottlieb, Zac Hill, David Humpherys, Ken Troop


Also of note today - an image, titled Planeswalkers Pantheon by D.A. user, Cryptcrawler who was commissioned this piece by Wizards for the Duels of the Planeswalker game and which was also provided as poster swag at the recent Comic Con.

(left to right)
Group one:

Tezzeret, Sarkhan Vol, Karn, Elspeth, Nissa.
Group two:
Sorin Markov, Jace Beleren, Gideon Jura, Garruk Wildspeaker, Chandra Nalaar.
Group three:
Kiora Atua, Koth, Liliana Vess, Ajani Goldmane.

If you wanted to pick up that foil Jace, Memory Adept to pimp out your commander deck or slide this flashy piece of awesomeness into your standard constructed build - now is the time to pick it up. MTG Mint Card has restocked this.



Rob said...

So then white will have Buffy the Vapire Slayer?

Tezrael said...

lol @ Rob, that's amusing

I think white is going to be Ghosts/Spirits; but that's just my thought on it