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Dungeons & Dragons Expands Beyond the Gothic Horror in Curse of Strahd with Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

Posted on February 23, 2021 by

D&D Brings Multiple Horror Genres to (Un)Life Including Slasher Horror, Macabre Fairy Tale, and Zombie Apocalypse

One of the most popular adventures published by D&D in the last few years was Curse of Strahd which begins when characters are pulled by creeping mists into a land called Barovia. But Strahd’s domain is just one of the many Domains of Dread that make up the horror-themed setting of Ravenloft. Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft refreshes the setting by giving Dungeon Masters descriptions of more than 30 Domains of Dread beyond Barovia as well as the tools to create their own horrific stories, including details on each domain’s Darklord, a ready-to-play adventure, new monsters, lineages and sub-classes. Be afraid for Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft to pull D&D fans into the Mists on May 18.


Bury Yourself in Gothic Horror with the Curse of Strahd Revamped Premium Edition

Posted on July 28, 2020 by

Unearth the terror of Ravenloft one more time! Wizards of the Coast presents a collector’s edition boxed set for the world’s greatest roleplaying game: Curse of Strahd Revamped. Packaged in a coffin-shaped box, Curse of Strahd Revamped provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to stage chilling and thrilling scenes starring the vampire villain Count Strahd von Zarovich. This deluxe box is packed with irresistible treats, including updated adventure content, a beautifully illustrated and foil-stamped Tarokka deck, and lots more to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fan of Gothic horror. Curse of Strahd Revamped rises from the grave everywhere on October 20, 2020, just in time for Halloween!


Neverwinter: Ravenloft is Now Available on PC

Posted on June 26, 2018 by


Venture Beyond the Forgotten Realms to a Land Defined by Dangerous Nights, Deadly Creatures and the Rule of Count Strahd von Zarovich

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Ravenloft is now available on PC and arrives later on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. In the 14th module for the free-to-play MMORPG set in the Forgotten Realms (and beyond), adventurers are called to Barovia, where they face Strahd’s cursed land and all of its horrors. This departure from the Sword Coast brings gameplay features unique to Ravenloft such as a meaningful day-to-night cycle, Tarokka Card collections and readings, an Endgame Dungeon in Castle Ravenloft and much more.


DMsGuild expands to Ravenloft

Posted on March 11, 2016 by

When the DMsGuild website launched the Adventurer’s League Storyline was set in the Forgotten Realms and that was the only official D&D setting creators could explore with their PDF releases. Admittedly, DMG creators could also upload setting neutral 5e content and many did.

With the release of the new Curse of Strahd hardcover and a new season of Adventurer’s League game play to go along with it…Ravenloft has become the first setting expansion for DMG creators.

Wizards of the Coast has created a free Themes and Moods document to help creators dive into the Mists.


Interview with Ari Marmell, author of Agents of Artifice

Posted on May 15, 2009 by

It is the dawn of a new age in the Multiverse. The balance of power is shifting and Agents of Artifice brings readers to the heart of a planeswalker struggle.

In Agents of Artifice, Ari Marmell re-imagines Planeswalkers, taking fans deeper than ever into the lives of the Multiverse’s most powerful beings.

In this interview Ari tells us a little about the creative process that went into the writing of Agents of Artifice and what it was like exploring the worlds of Magic: the Gathering. We also ask him about the Ravenloft serial novel Black Crusade and even get a question or two about some upcoming Dungeons & Dragons books in before we wrap things up.


James Lowder’s The Screaming Tower

Posted on March 26, 2008 by

Elder Signs Press has announced that they are taking pre-orders on Book One of James Lowder‘s Ebonacht Trilogy: Pre-Order The Screaming Tower Superstition shrouds the island of Thran and keeps the fear-plagued inhabitants subservient to the reclusive tyrant, Lord Ebonacht, and the denizens of the unseen Twilight Court. Only Janus, an orphan whose own mysterious […]


Flash Fire Mini-Reviews! (Vampires)

Posted on February 8, 2008 by

Round three of the Flames Rising Flash Fire Mini-Reviews series is here!

This week we’ve got a vampire theme going on with a mix of fiction, comics and games. Some vampire hunters might even make an appearance as well. You can’t have the monsters without giving the heroes a little screen-time too. So, grab your garlic, watch your neck and enjoy!


Ravenloft Gazetteer V Review

Posted on September 27, 2007 by

I should probably note before I commence that I am not much of a fan of the original Ravenloft, or of the world as a whole. Of the alternative game settings offered in the last gasps of TSR Ravenloft is much weaker – in my opinion – than Dark Sun or Planescape. To me it just all seemed a little too cheesy, a little too Bela Lugosi and we all know how unscary the old 40s and 50s horror films seem these days. Some of that ‘cheese’ always seemed to taint my encounters with Ravenloft from fortune telling gypsies to vampire lords and, so, I’ve never been that enamoured of it. I know people love it though, so I’ll try to rate this d20 remake gazetteer based on its individual content rather than the world it describes.


James Lowder Interview, Author & Editor

Posted on October 2, 2006 by

As an editor and author, James tells us about his work on Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, All Flesh Must Be Eaten and other projects.


Laurell K. Hamilton Interview, Horror Author

Posted on June 20, 2006 by

In this interview we talk to the author about Anita Blake, her Ravenloft novel and the upcoming Dabel Brothers comic book.


Interview with freelance author Patrick Younts

Posted on September 22, 2005 by

Patrick tells us about his work on many Mongoose Publishing d20 products as well as writing for the Scarred Lands setting from Sword & Sorcery Studios.


Interview with Andrew Bates

Posted on December 10, 2004 by

Andrew describes his job as Managing Editor of Sword & Sorcery Studios in this interview. We also talk about his work on several World of Darkness RPGs, Ravenloft and writing the Year of the Scarab trilogy.


Interview with Talon Dunning

Posted on October 6, 2004 by

Talon tells us about his work on Ravenloft and Scarred Lands for Sword & Sorcery Studios in this interview. We also talk shop about art and professionalism in the industry.


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