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Secret Lair Gets Creepy And More In These New Sets

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has announced several new Secret Lair sets, together comprising what they’re calling “Spookydrop 2023.” There’s definitely spooky stuff here, but also some Doctor Who and artist-centered sets too.

SECRET LAIR X CREEPSHOW

Inspired by Creepshow, which was itself inspired by pulp horror comics, this set gives the cover treatment to several creatures.

Creepshow Death Baron Side A
Creepshow Death Baron Side A
Creepshow Death Baron Side B
Creepshow Death Baron Side B
Creepshow Noxious Ghoul Side A
Creepshow Noxious Ghoul Side A
Creepshow Noxious Ghoul Side B
Creepshow Noxious Ghoul Side B
Creepshow Zombie Master Side A
Creepshow Zombie Master Side A
Creepshow Zombie Master Side B
Creepshow Zombie Master Side B
Creepshow Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Side A
Creepshow Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Side A
Creepshow Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Side B
Creepshow Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Side B
Creepshow Unholy Grotto Side A
Creepshow Unholy Grotto Side A
Creepshow Unholy Grotto Side B
Creepshow Unholy Grotto Side B

The set includes:

  • 1 Death Baron
  • 1 Noxious Ghoul
  • 1 Zombie Master
  • 1 Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
  • 1 Unholy Grotto

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

SECRET LAIR X THE EVIL DEAD

Next up with the spooky vibe is the Evil Dead set. This is classic Deadism featuring the beloved Ash on a couple of the cards.

Puresteel Paladin as "Ash, Destined Survivor"
Puresteel Paladin as “Ash, Destined Survivor”
Vanquish the Horde as "Destroy the Dead"
Vanquish the Horde as “Destroy the Dead”
Zombie Apocalypse as "Knowby's Incantation"
Zombie Apocalypse as “Knowby’s Incantation”
Varina, Lich Queen as "Linda, Kandarian Queen"
Varina, Lich Queen as “Linda, Kandarian Queen”
Field of the Dead as "Cabin of the Dead"
Field of the Dead as “Cabin of the Dead”
Zombie Token
Zombie Token

The set includes:

  • 1 Puresteel Paladin as “Ash, Destined Survivor”
  • 1 Vanquish the Horde as “Destroy the Dead”
  • 1 Zombie Apocalypse as “Knowby’s Incantation”
  • 1 Varina, Lich Queen as “Linda, Kandarian Queen”
  • 1 Field of the Dead as “Cabin of the Dead”
  • 1 Zombie Token

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

SECRET LAIR X DOCTOR WHO: THE WEEPING ANGELS

The first of two Doctor Who Secret Lair sets, this one nonetheless brings the spookiness of the Weeping Angels.

Angel of Serenity
Angel of Serenity
Angel of the Ruins
Angel of the Ruins
Blinding Angel
Blinding Angel
Restoration Angel
Restoration Angel
Sublime Angel
Sublime Angel

This set includes:

  • 1 Angel of Serenity
  • 1 Angel of the Ruins
  • 1 Blinding Angel
  • 1 Restoration Angel
  • 1 Sublime Archangel

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

SECRET LAIR X DOCTOR WHO: THE DALEK LANDS

They may not be what you think of when Halloween season comes to mind, but there’s no denying that the Daleks are terrifying.

Concealed Courtyard
Concealed Courtyard
Spirebluff Canal
Spirebluff Canal
Blooming Marsh
Blooming Marsh
Inspiring Vantage
Inspiring Vantage
Botanical Sanctum
Botanical Sanctum

This set includes:

  • 1 Concealed Courtyard
  • 1 Spirebluff Canal
  • 1 Blooming Marsh
  • 1 Inspiring Vantage
  • 1 Botanical Sanctum

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

SECRET LAIR X THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Okay, there’s really nothing that spooky about The Princess Bride, but I guess maybe a lot of people dress as Westley or Princess Buttercup for Halloween?

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain as "Buttercup, Provincial Princess"
Sisay, Weatherlight Captain as “Buttercup, Provincial Princess”
Silence
Silence
Battle of Wits
Battle of Wits
Baral, Chief of Compliance as "Vizzini, Criminal Mastermind"
Baral, Chief of Compliance as “Vizzini, Criminal Mastermind”
Pack Rat as "Rodents of Unusual Size"
Pack Rat as “Rodents of Unusual Size”
Fynn, the Fangbearer as "Westley, Dread Pirate Roberts"
Fynn, the Fangbearer as “Westley, Dread Pirate Roberts”
Brion Stoutarm as "Fezzik, Rhyming Giant"
Brion Stoutarm as “Fezzik, Rhyming Giant”
Samut, Voice of Dissent as "Inigo, Avenging Swordsman"
Samut, Voice of Dissent as “Inigo, Avenging Swordsman”
Marchesa, the Black Rose as "Miracle Max, Unemployed"
Marchesa, the Black Rose as “Miracle Max, Unemployed”

This set includes:

  • 1 Sisay, Weatherlight Captain as “Buttercup, Provincial Princess”
  • 1 Silence
  • 1 Battle of Wits
  • 1 Baral, Chief of Compliance as “Vizzini, Criminal Mastermind”
  • 1 Pack Rat as “Rodents of Unusual Size”
  • 1 Fynn, the Fangbearer as “Westley, Dread Pirate Roberts”
  • 1 Brion Stoutarm as “Fezzik, Rhyming Giant”
  • 1 Samut, Voice of Dissent as “Inigo, Avenging Swordsman”
  • 1x Marchesa, the Black Rose as “Miracle Max, Unemployed”

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

ARTIST SERIES: JOHN AVON

Emrakul, the Promised End
Emrakul, the Promised End
Serra Angel
Serra Angel
Brainstorm
Brainstorm
Progenitus
Progenitus

This set includes:

  • 1 Emrakul, the Promised End
  • 1 Serra Angel
  • 1 Brainstorm
  • 1 Progenitus

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

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Island
Island
Swamp
Swamp
Forest
Forest

This set includes:

  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Forest

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD

MEDITATIONS ON NATURE

Plains
Plains
Island
Island
Swamp
Swamp
Mountain
Mountain
Forest
Forest

This set includes:

  • 1 Plains
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 1 Mountain
  • 1 Forest

Prices:

  • Non-foil: $29.99 USD
  • Traditional foil: $39.99 USD
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Dve (pronounced "Dave") is a long-time hobby gamer who writes about and plays board games, miniatures games, card games, and tabletop role-playing games. He also works part-time at a Friendly Local Gaming Store in northern Indiana.

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