Gameplay Overview Getting Started Resources. Media Livestreams Podcasts. Ways to Play Stay Informed. Galleries Wallpaper Comics. Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft. The mists of Ravenloft are rising. Overcome your dread or forever be its prisoner! Where To Buy Available now at your local game store, bookstores, or online retailers. Your Local Store. Fantasy Grounds. Includes rules and advice for building custom domains and Darklords using established horror tropes or your own special blend.
Discover a host of new backgrounds and trinkets themed specifically for a horror setting, as well as new character lineages, including the dhampir, hexblood, and reborn. Find two new subclasses, the College of Spirits for bards and the Undead pact for warlocks. Explore Dark Gifts for characters that flesh out your place in the Domains of Dread.
Encounter a horrific assortment of creatures from the monstrous bestiary. And includes a brand-new adventure! Form-Fillable PDFs. Release Date 18th May, Format Campaign Sourcebook. Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft Alt-Cover An alternative art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on May 18, Domains of Dread In a far-flung corner of the Plane of Shadow drifts a hidden expanse of roiling mist and vague semi-reality.
See our ethics statement. Inside this page volume are nearly 40 different settings for elaborate horror-themed campaigns. It feels like getting multiple new prestige Netflix series all at once. Polygon Recommends is our way of endorsing our favorite games. If you want to see the very best of the best for your platform s of choice, check out Polygon Essentials. Somehow project lead Wesley Schneider also managed to cram in a multitude of new options for character creation, an assortment of clever allies, 32 vicious new monsters, and all the gentle guidance your group needs to run a spine-tingling campaign of your own devising safely at the table.
First, a little background: The classic Ravenloft adventure was first published in That slim, page adventure stars a charismatic vampire named Strahd von Zarovich. The module proved to be immensely popular, spawning an entire series of horror-themed adventures loosely connected by a semi-sentient mist and a fantastical cosmology.
My personal favorite is the land of Falkovnia, where the villain Vladeska Drakov fights an unending battle against an endless horde of zombies. Rather than retreat and save the lives of citizens and soldiers alike, every day she rebuilds the barricades that keep death at bay. Those same walls keep her trapped within.
Each one of the settings included in this book could be the beginning of a years-long campaign. The alternate cover, only available at your friendly local game store, features a subtle metallic finish along the edges. At first glance lineages function similar to races, as templates that players can build a character around.
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