In a month or so I plan on running Expedition to Castle Ravenloft with my group. This being partially inspired by the vampire kick I’ve been on. Expeditio n to Castle Ravenloft cenrers around the vampire. Strahd von Zarovich. As Dungeon Master,you must play him as carefully as the playe rs run their cha. CASTLE RAVENLOFT? The Expedition to Castle Raventoft campaign adventure is designed for four 6th-level Duucaous ┬┐St [email protected] charac- ters (though.

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Regardless of the length of the adventure or Strahd’s secondary goals, one hook is always the letter purporting to be from the village’s burgomaster. Expedition to Castle Ravenloft has some interesting points of interest outside the castle but it’s just running from combat encounter to combat encounter, imo.

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What you do from here makes Expedition to Castle Ravenloft your own. Depending on the nature of your campaign, you might want to downplay the nonhuman humanoids in the adventure. During their adventures in Barovia, the PCs discover a number of leads pointing to various locations around the countryside.

The Scouring of the Land. Here is a link to what I did https: The entire adventure contains enough encounters and treasure for characters to advance from 6th level to 9th level by its conclusion. See the Action Points in Ravenloft sidebar for information acstle adjusting the adventure for an Eberron campaign.

I haven’t DM’ed 3. Expedition to Castle Ravenloft cover. Upon arriving, the PCs find the rabenloft of Barovia under siege from a sudden zombie infestation. If the PCs work for Department-7 or a similar organization, they are sent to investigate this mysterious castle; otherwise, they learn of it during their own investigations. And from the journal of the mad priest Danovich, they can learn of the Tome of Strahd, a ravenolft in Ravenloft’s library that illuminates some of the vampire’s weaknesses.


The PCs are called on to quell the incursion, if only to save themselves. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Such knowledge is certain to be attractive to the Order of the Emerald Claw. The PCs might decide to follow clues on their own, and even learn some important details, but any Vistani they encounter become increasingly insistent that Madam Eva is expecting them at the encampment.

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If the characters are lucky, their friends are merely dead; if things go poorly, former allies might become vampire cawtle of Count Strahd. What makes Curse of Strahd different is every single bit of the original module I6 – Ravenloft is part of this new campaign module.

Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Originally Posted by Crothian. See the Fortunes of Ravenloft section on page If Expedition to Castle Ravenloft takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting, consider using this hook instead of or in addition to any of the others included here. Is it any good?

Ravenloftt course, you can also allow players of dead PCs to bring rabenloft characters into the adventure. In response to the threat of a powerful undead creature which could be other than Strahdthe PCs must seek out the legendary Sunsword. The road to Damara is long ravenlloft dangerous, and he seeks an escort of powerful adventurers.


Consider using this hook if your campaign has the PCs investigating paranormal phenomena, such as in the Shadow Chasers model or the Urban Arcana Campaign Setting. The PCs quickly meet Ismark and Ireena, and Ireena pleads with them to destroy Strahd before he can finish what he has begun and make her his vampire bride.

To be blunt, IMO, it was the only one of the Expedition adventures that wasn’t complete and utter crap.

Ravenloft is well known and will automatically put the players in a certain state of mind that I want to avoid initially. What worked for you and what didn’t? You should choose a suitable adventure hook to draw that character to Barovia see Adventure Rzvenloft on page 17which can be the same as the original one or a new one. The fortune-telling also reveals where to find the Tome of Strahd.

Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. On one hand, it gave me a great campaign.

Besides its obvious historical value, this volume — the Tome of Strahd — is said to contain necromantic secrets unknown to modern spellcasters. But if you are not going to run it in 3. Expedition to Castle Ravenloft is a dangerous adventure, and one or more PCs might well ravenlloft over its course. She begs the PCs to find her husband, or at least his body.