This day in MTG History: Innistrad

This Day in Magic History: Innistrad (Sept. 30, 2011)

Jacob Lackner Standard

Welcome to another edition of “This Day in Magic History.” Today, we’ll take a look at the release of Innistrad, which made its debut on Sept. 30, 2011. Spooky season officially kicks off tomorrow, so it seemed like a good time to take a look at the set that introduced us to Magic’s spookiest plane!  Innistrad is often considered one …

Intro to Innistrad

Alex Katz Magic Story

With Halloween on the horizon, let’s pay a visit to Magic‘s spookiest plane, Innistrad. The setting for the five sets in the Innistrad and Shadows Over Innistrad blocks, Innistrad is beloved for its gothic horror atmosphere, tribal themes, and flavorful mechanics. Creatures and Characters Innistrad is known for its ally-colored tribes, and a number of memorable characters associated with those …

The Somberwald Weaver

Orcish Librarian Magic Story

Something about the woman just felt wrong to Stevins, although he could not have said precisely what. For one thing, she was young – much too young, Stevins thought, to be living out in the fengraf alone. She had legs that were too long, and wide, high-boned cheeks, and eyes that looked right at you and did not blink. Her …

The Special Collection

Orcish Librarian Magic Story

“Well, now,” the Count said, with all the false modesty of a man who expects to be flattered. “What do you think of my collection?” Fortunately for the travelling scholar, he could have been fulsome in his praise, even if he hadn’t detected his host’s cloying tone. “I’ve never seen it’s equal,” the scholar said, and meant it. “It is, …

Scenes from the Multiverse: Black Cat

Orcish Librarian Magic Story

Editor’s Note: “Scenes from the Multiverse” is a new project that we’re launching in collaboration with Magic lore expert Orcish Librarian. Drawing inspiration from Magic’s multiverse, he has crafted a series of stories based on card art and flavor text; this month, in honor of Halloween, we’ll be publishing three stories set on Innistrad. These stories are original works of …