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EN World Review – Innistrad Decks: Deathly Dominion & Carnival of Blood by WotC

Seasons Greetings, dear Readers!  I hope that everyone had a great Holiday this year, and like me, is looking forward to the upcoming New Years’ celebration only a couple days away!  I got some great loot myself for Christmas, including a couple DVDs, two new sets of dice and a new dice bag.  innistrad boxed setsOf course, all during my holiday break, I’ve been playing the new Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic, and its been hard to get any writing done when all I want to do is cast Lightning at my enemies and explore the Dark Side of the Force with my Sith Inquisitor on the “Grand Commander Zym” server.  But I have managed to resurface for one last review blog of the 2011 calendar year, and I think this is one game that many folks are already familiar with in one edition or another – or should I say card set?

This week, I am writing a review on two of the new card decks from the Innistrad card set for Magic: The Gathering.  The good folks over at Wizards of the Coast were kind enough to ship me a copy of the Innistrad: Deathly Dominion deck, but I also got a chance to play with (actually against) the Carnival of Blood deck as well, which Tizzbin grabbed in order to challenge me to a few rounds of MTG!  Overall, it’s an impressive set of cards for this long-lived collectible card game, and the Innistrad imagery is both dark and often horrific, and will remind 4E players readily of the Shadowfell setting.

To find out more about the Innistrad collection and decks, please click the link below and head over to EN World to read the complete review:


Review of Innistrad Decks: Deathly Dominion & Carnival of Blood by Wizards of the Coast

Some readers might note that I did not score this review using my normal point system, but really I didn’t feel I’ve had enough experience with the various decks to make a serious comparison.  Suffice it to say that I really loved the artwork, enjoyed the card powers, and thought there was a great theme tying the card set together.  And I really had a great time getting back into MTG after many years, so it was both fun and nostalgic for me to play with this new card set!

So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming… and a Happy New Years!


About The Author

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Michael is an Adept of a Secret Order of Dungeon Masters, and dwells in a hidden realm with his two evil cat-familiars, deep within the Vale of Wolverines, called by some "Michigan". He has been esoterically conjuring D&D Campaigns for nearly a Third of a Century, and has been known to cast ritual blogs concerning Dungeons & Dragons every few days with some regularity. Michael has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, and writes reviews of D&D and other Role-Playing Game products on EN World News.

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