Product Blurb: The master of Ravenloft is having guests for dinner and you are invited. A dark shape emerges from the shadow of Castle Ravenloft. A flash of. The Expedition to Castle Ravetlloft campaign adventure is designed for four . L ~ ZAROVlO:i. Expeditio n to Castle Ravenloft cenrers around the vampire. Count Strahd von Zarovich is a foul being with vile goals, and now you can face him down in Expedition to Castle Ravenloft. Take a look at a.
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exppedition Cordell and James Wyatt. Count Strahd von Zarovich is a foul being with vile goals, and now you can face him down in Expedition to Castle Ravenloft. Take a look at a few excerpts, worthy DMs, and see what horror you can bring to the table. Below ravenlooft find the introduction, Strahd’s statistics, some information about expeditlon adventure, plus part of the adventure itself.
If you’re curious about the sections in this adventure, please take a look at the Table of Contents we provided earlier! Not the least glimmer of light escaped the castle’s tall black windows.
Its broken battlements sketched a jagged line across the darkened sky. Castle Ravenloft brooded over a bleak, mist-shrouded valley. Constructed on the sheer side of a thousand-foot cliff, the terrible fortress was occupied by something ancient and evil. A blot of night detached from the shadowed walls of the castle and moved out onto a narrow balcony.
Lightning revealed the sneering countenance of Count Strahd von Zarovich. His eyes, go with a never-satisfied hunger, took in the drizzling twilight, the looming peaks, and the few sad lights of the village below. He clutched one hand to his chest and muttered, as if making a promise, or perhaps delivering a curse, a single name: Strahd grimaced, and his sharp canine teeth promised mayhem.
A bitter wind spun dead leaves expexition him, billowing his velvet-lined cape.
Another fit of lightning burst from the storm’s underbelly, casting stark light across Strahd’s face. The angular muscles of his visage and the taut lines in his hands revealed a man accustomed to exercising complete authority. In that face, no pity lived — but, perhaps, hints of growing madness? His eyes narrowed as he spied the newcomers. A group traveled down Old Svalich Road toward the village. His grimace transformed into a hideous smile.
He knew they were coming, knew why they came, and relished what would be their ultimate fate.
No plan could be called good unless blood was spilled during its execution. All the pawns were finally assembled; all the pieces, prepared for so long, were in place and waiting to play their parts. Even from where he stood on the balcony, Strahd heard the unceasing pulse of the Dayheart; its beat throbbed up through the castle stone into his rigid flesh. Its horrid semblance of life sustained Strahd with a vigor even more potent than the cadtle existence he had enjoyed these many centuries.
Precious few weapons could permanently harm him anymore. This ravenlotf presents an expanded, revised version of the original adventure module I6: Ravenloft by Tracy and Laura Hickman.
Expedition to Castle Ravenloft
Like that module, this adventure is a classic gothic horror story; however, modern elements of terror also infuse this book. Expedition to Castle Ravenloft retains these tk features and updates the classic adventure with a new look and a new encounter format. The game material in encounters reflects the most recent edition of the rules, and many of the familiar elements of the original setting now include expanded and sometimes reimagined backgrounds.
This adventure also presents entirely new features, threats, and rewards for expeditiob characters. In addition to adventure material, the appendix of this book contains information for player characters, including special items and magic items, new feats, and a ravemloft class specific to the Ravenloft setting: This updated adventure breaks some new ground of its own as the first publication to use a new format for presenting encounters: Every encounter in the adventure is displayed on facing pages.
The encounter spreads do not all provide exactly the same kinds of information, and they don’t all look the same on the page.
Each one is tailored to provide the essential details particular to that event — the encounters that take place in the village Chapter 2 aren’t built the same way as the ones in the outlying lands of Barovia Chapter 3 — and the encounters in the castle are in yet another style, ccastle that best suits that group of events.
On rare occasions, an caslte spread refers to an earlier page in the book for other information that might or might not be needed, depending on how the encounter unfolds.
Most of these page references are a way of preventing frequent repetition of certain pieces of text — for instance, we don’t include information in every infected expeedition statistics block about how to properly treat the necromantic infection, because we didn’t think those details needed to be called out every time they might come into play. The setting can be dropped into any campaign and played out as expeition extended series of challenges, or it can be truncated to span just a few playing sessions.
It’s even possible rvenloft experience the threats and thrills of Castle Ravenloft in a single afternoon or evening of play. The Book of Undead. However, all the information a DM needs to run the adventure is provided in these tavenloft. Adventures in Ravenloft Adventure Options 1: Castle Ravenloft Introduction Not the least glimmer of light escaped the castle’s tall black windows. Soon enough, Strahd would personally attend the newcomers.
The original, ground-breaking adventure had several memorable features: The fantastic orthogonal maps of Castle Ravenloft designed by David Sutherland proved such a powerful aid to play that a generation of Dungeon Masters still fondly recall them and reemploy them whenever possible.
Expedition to Castle Ravenloft [Level 6]
Characters ravenlofr their fortunes told by an enigmatic gypsy. The results of the card reading determined not only the placement of an important treasure in the castle, but also set the antagonist’s goals for the adventure. Fortress of the Yuan-Ti. Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk.