First up, here are some things you can expect
- The following counter types:
- A new mechanic that removes something never removed before — Cleave (rules text)
- A popular and powerful creature card from an Innistrad set gets reprinted — Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
- A new artifact token, along the lines of Clue, Food and Treasure — Blood
- A card that makes red Dragon Illusion creature tokens with flying and haste — Manaform Hellkite
- A mechanic that first appeared as a faction mechanic returns — Exploit
- A new legendary creature card that combines two characters that previously each had their own legendary creature card — Halana and Alena, Partners
- A new card that lets you cast certain cards off the top of your library — Cemetery Illuminator
- A new mechanic which is a mirror of an already existing mechanic — Training (Mentor)
- A legendary character returns, but now as a Vampire — Odric (Odric, Blood-Cursed)
Here are snippets of rules text, you’ll see
- “Choose a number between 0 and 13.” — By Invitation Only
- “with mana value less than or equal to the number of Vampires you control” — Dominating Vampire
- “If it’s red, you may cast it this turn.” — Chandra, Dressed to Kill
- “Zombies you control have flying.” — Geralf, Visionary Stitcher
- “At the beginning of your upkeep, any opponent may sacrifice a creature.” — Innocent Traveler
- “Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, or Serpent” — Krothuss, Lord of the Deep
- “twice that many of those tokens are created instead.” — Kaya, Geist Hunter
- “Whenever a Human you control dies,” — Laid to Rest
- “equal to the number of permanents you control that are Spirits and/or enchantments.” — Katilda, Dawnhart Martyr
- “Then if you control exactly thirteen permanents,” — Stensia Uprising
And finally, here are some creature type lines you’ll see
- Creature – Human Ranger Werewolf — Oakshade Stalker
- Creature – Angel Soldier — Angelic Quartermaster
- Creature – Zombie Scorpion — Fell Stinger
- Creature – Serpent Egg — Biolume Egg
- Creature – Eye Horror — Revealing Eye
- Legendary Creature – Human Peasant — Old Rutstein
- Legendary Creature – Spirit Warlock — Katilda, Dawnhart Martyr
- Legendary Creature – Slug Horror — Toxrill, the Corrosive
- Legendary Creature – Kraken Horror — Krothuss, Lord of the Deep
- Legendary Creature – Vampire Noble — Olivia, Crimson Bride, Edgar, Charmed Groom
- The art of Cartographer's Survey is a callback to Cartographer, which was done by the same artist (Donato Giancola).
- One of her maps is a Dungeon map.
- The "fang" art for Hauken's Insight (Jonathan Harker) resembles Harker as portrayed by Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
- Mark Rosewater (October 25, 2021). "Maros innistrad crimson vow teaser...". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Donato Giancola (November 4, 2021). "A lucky chance to revisit an old theme of a cartographer with maps.". Twitter.