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Magic: The Gathering returns to Innistrad, try the primary previews

Magic: The Gathering returns to its gothic horror setting Innistrad with two back-to-back units this fall. Innistrad: Midnight Hunt arrives in September, whereas Innistrad: Crimson Vow lands in November. The timeline firmed up on Thursday with a livestream and a weblog publish, which additionally included the primary batch of preview playing cards.

The Innistrad setting was first launched in 2011 with three units of playing cards: Innistrad, Darkish Ascension, and Avacyn Restored. The setting is understood for its highly effective vampires and werewolves, which ought to assist it pair properly with the lately launched Adventures within the Forgotten Realms. The Dungeons & Dragons crossover set got here out simply final month to rave critiques.

In line with developer and writer Wizards of the Coast, Midnight Hunt begins with a troubling, limitless night time. “With the solar rising later and setting sooner every day,” Wizards’ official description reads, “[Innistrad’s populace] flip to the hope of the Harvesttide pageant and a ritual with warlocks to take care of the stability.” Anticipate this set to incorporate loads of werewolves, however to this point the writer is preserving quiet on precisely how they’ll manifest themselves on the desk. In the meantime, Crimson Vow shall be a playground for vampires.

“Why would each vampire that one can think about unite for an ultra-exclusive wedding ceremony and reception everyone seems to be dying to attend?” Wizards teased Thursday. “Innistrad: Crimson Vow will reply that — and extra.”

Whereas it’s good to know what’s on the darkening horizon for Magic, don’t anticipate to study something extra for some time. Throughout a particular Twitch stream, Magic: The Gathering builders mentioned followers might want to wait a few month earlier than any extra preview playing cards get revealed.

Innistrad returns to Magic: The Gathering Area and Magic On-line first on Sept. 16 when Innistrad: Midnight Hunt arrives on-line. Prerelease of the bodily playing cards kicks off Sept. 17, with a full bodily launch on Sept. 24. That set will embody Draft, Set, Collector, and Theme Boosters in addition to two Commander decks: Undead Unleashed and Coven Counters.

Innistrad: Crimson Vow goes dwell digitally on Nov. 11, whereas prerelease begins on Nov. 12. The total bodily launch comes Nov. 19. That set will embody Draft, Set, Collector, and Theme Boosters in addition to two Commander decks — Spirit Squadron and Vampiric Bloodline.

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