I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

- William Blake

Monday, February 22, 2021

"Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft" for 5e D&D announced!

We are getting a new D&D 5e book.... and it's "Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft"!

Just thought I'd share the news with you, since I've been writing about Curse of Strahd a lot lately...

It's coming out may 18! From the amazon description:

Explore the horrors of Ravenloft in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Terror stalks the nightmare realms of Ravenloft. No one knows this better than monster scholar Rudolph Van Richten. To arm a new generation against the creatures of the night, Van Richten has compiled his correspondence and case files into this tome of eerie tales and chilling truths.
    Travel (perhaps even by choice) to Ravenloft's expanded Domains of Dread—each domain with its own unique flavor of horror, thrilling story hooks, and grisly cast of characters
    Craft your own D&D horror settings, add tension with optional rules, and get advice for running a game that's ghastly in all the right ways
    Create characters with lineages tied to vampires, undead, and hags, horror-themed subclasses, the Investigator background, and "Dark Gifts" that may be a double-edged sword
    Unleash nightmarish monsters from an expanded bestiary, and browse a collection of mysterious trinkets
    Explore Ravenloft in the included Dungeons & Dragons adventure—play as a stand-alone adventure or drop it into your current game for a bit of sinister fun

TBH, I think I'm obsessed with CoS (despite some perceived flaws) and I'm probably getting this unless the quality is horrible. Heck I might even run it. 

And I haven't been buying 5e stuff for a while, mostly because I don't have enough time to play everything, and 5e is still too complex for my group. 

We'll see...

Stay tuned!

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