Magic: TG - Innistrad Prerelease September 24-25, 2011

Next weekend the prerelease events will be ramping up for the new Innistrad card set for Magic: The Gathering.

Innistrad is a dangerous plane filled with powerful magic. If you can overcome—or overpower—the evil here, you'll reap the rewards, unleashing those horrors on any who stand before you. How will your decks embrace this chilling new world? 
Horrifying creatures have always existed on Innistrad. The humans of this world have always relied on their faith to shield them from vampires and werewolves, spirits and ghouls. But of late, the holy wards and runes have begun to fail. The protection of travelers' shrines and rustic prayers grows weak. The spells of vampire slayers and wolfhunters are no longer proof against the creatures that prowl the shadows. The Lunarch, head of the revered Church of Avacyn, knows what the village priests whisper: that the archangel Avacyn has abandoned Innistrad. - The World of Innistrad 
I'm having a revived interest in this card game after playing the video game version on Xbox 360 whenever I have a chance. This looks like a great time to get back into the hobby. A gallery of the Innistrad cards images can be seen on the Wizards of the Coast site. There is some really amazing artwork with this series, as there always is with this game. The artwork is something I've always enjoyed. An element new to me at least is the concept of a "double-faced" card with some new playing rules to handle these special cards. I hope some of these cards and concepts can be added to the computer/console game as DLC options. I'll be buying a few of the actual cards regardless to add to my new deck that has so far gone untested in 2011.

At prerelease tournament events this coming weekend (Sept. 24-25, 2011) attendees will be able experience the new cards a week early. In addition to the sealed deck that includes 6 Innistrad booster packs attendees will receive a promo card and an achievement card with activities to complete during the event. See you the Wizards of the Coast tournament locator for an event near you.


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