New details about the next Magic: The Gathering block emerged at San Diego.

The set will feature a “classic horror” theme, full of classic Universal-style monsters like zombies, vampires and werewolves. Also whereas usually these critters are normally hanging out exclusively in Black they will be spread out among the other colors.

here are a cuple tweets from Mark Rosewatter, M:TG head of design and also lead designer for Innistrad:

Maro254: Black zombies are traditional “Dawn of the Dead” zombies. Blue zombies are Frankenstein-like zombies. Undead creatures built by science.

Maro254: One of the challenges of Innistrad’s design was not putting everything in black. We worked hard to find reasons to put horror in every color

We’ve also gathered that Lilliana Vess will return and she will be getting a new card.

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  1. litanyofthieves
    July 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm — Reply

    So is this still going to be in New Phyrexia or is this going to take place somewhere else?

  2. July 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    This will not be on New Phyrexia, that set was the last of its block. Going by tradition, the plane we will be on is called Innistrad.

  3. Stackhat
    July 23, 2011 at 10:35 pm — Reply

    Anybody making the magic Inni”strad” connection with Ravenloft’s “Strahd?”

    • July 24, 2011 at 1:04 am — Reply

      Sure, but I wouldn’t read anything into it. Even if it was intentional I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a crossover.

      • Stackhat
        July 24, 2011 at 10:41 am — Reply

        I just thought it was interesting because the set seems horror themed and so is Ravenloft. I don’t think there would be a crossover, just similar flavor.

  4. Beren1
    July 24, 2011 at 10:33 am — Reply

    Interesting, will we have creature type werewolf? or will it be a 2/2 wolf that turns into something else when activated.

    • July 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm — Reply

      might be a 2/2 human that turns into a wolf when activated

  5. thedexter102
    July 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    I’m pumped.

  6. August 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    i can’t white for more white cards to make my soldier deck better love the elite inquisitor x4 for my sidedeck
    i got a friend that plays a vamp deck

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