Rosewater Gives Innistrad: Crimson Vow Teasers

Rosewater teases card specifics, rules text snippets, and creature type lines for new set.

With the first wave of Innistrad: Crimson Vow previews dropping this week, Mark Rosewater took to his blog to offer up some teasers for the new set.

Rosewater, the head designer for Magic, regularly gives teasers before set releases to get the community working together to predict upcoming cards and effects. First up are some card specific teasers:

  • New counter types: bloodline, croak, invitation, judgment, omen, slime, and suspect
  • New mechanic that removes something never removed before
  • A popular and powerful creature card from an Innistrad set gets reprinted
  • A new artifact token, along the lines of Clue, Food and Treasure
  • A card that makes red Dragon Illusion creature tokens with flying and haste
  • A mechanic that first appeared as a faction mechanic returns
  • A new legendary creature card that combines two characters that previously each had their own legendary creature card
  • A new card that lets you cast certain cards off the top of your library
  • A new mechanic which is a mirror of an already existing mechanic
  • A legendary character returns, but now as a Vampire

Next are some hints using only snippets of rules text on the new cards:

  • “Choose a number between 0 and 13.”
  • “with mana value less than or equal to the number of Vampires you control”
  • “If it’s red, you may cast it this turn.”
  • “Zombies you control have flying.”
  • “At the beginning of your upkeep, any opponent may sacrifice a creature.”
  • “Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, or Serpent”
  • “twice that many of those tokens are created instead.”
  • “Whenever a Human you control dies,”
  • “equal to the number of permanents you control that are Spirits and/or enchantments.”
  • “Then if you control exactly thirteen permanents,”

Rosewater ended the post with some creature type lines appearing in Innistrad: Crimson Vow:

  • Creature – Human Ranger Werewolf
  • Creature – Angel Soldier
  • Creature – Zombie Scorpion
  • Creature – Serpent Egg
  • Creature – Eye Horror
  • Legendary Creature – Human Peasant
  • Legendary Creature – Spirit Warlock
  • Legendary Creature – Slug Horror
  • Legendary Creature – Kraken Horror
  • Legendary Creature – Vampire Noble (two new ones)

Fans took to Twitter and Reddit to start cracking the codes immediately.