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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On the other, I needed to invest quite a bit of work to get it there. Freaking awesome TF2 banner by: This hook works well if any of the PCs have adopted a prestige class focused on combating the undead, such as the hunter of the dead Complete Warriormaster of radiance Libris Mortisradiant servant of Pelor Complete Divineor sacred purifier Libris Mortisor if the party includes a cleric of Pelor or other devotee of that god.

Acquiring the legacy items, and awakening their powers, is central to the adventure. The zombie section alone was freakin’ huge then I go to check out Castle Ravenloft and the tactical encounters go from page to ! Whenever a PC spends an action point for a bonus on a d20 roll but still fails the check, Strahd immediately gains 1 action point.

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Strahd begins with 5 action points. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Combined with other rumors and information, this letter brings them to Strahd’s domain and plants the seeds of their adventure. In order to make best use of the Sunsword, however, the PCs must first destroy the Dayheart, which gives Strahd immunity to sunlight.

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Was just wondering how similar these two raveloft are? Shares nothing other than overall theme with Expedition to Castle Ravenloft. The PCs find the room in which to perform the ritual and arm themselves with one effective weapon against the vampire. Check out the Filter FAQ. They once stoned a girl he liked to death, and he went into town to get ravenlodt body, which they rapidly coughed up without hesitation.

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Perhaps you want to observe Halloween in classic style by taking a break from your regular campaign and venturing into Castle Ravenloft. Count Strahd von Zarovich is a ravenooft being with vile goals, and now you can face him down in Expedition to Castle Ravenloft. I’ve been reading through the long adventure and I have some questions cashle you guys would be so kind.

Also, how much am I to assume the villagers know about Strahd? This time the vampire does not flee. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. So great is the evil of this place that it extends beyond the castle walls to encompass the surrounding valley.

On the castke hand, it contributes to an antagonistic relationship between the DM and the players, which is not a good dynamic for an ongoing campaign. 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. This lost adventurer, Ccastle Maurgen, is now a trophy in the cavern home of Varikov the trapper see encounter area H2 on page It is a reimagining of the original Ravenloft module, and does not pull in additional Ravenloft material from sources other than new design from Bruce Cordell and James Wyatt that complements the original.

First, it was a new line for 3. One of the mercenaries has a notebook that describes the Sunsword, a legendary weapon she has been seeking to aid her fight against the undead. I already know that I am going to trim the opening zombie section to maybe just one initial fight, the courtyard rumble, and then maybe one more when zombies attack the barricades or something. The items might lie hidden within Castle Ravenloft or somewhere in the surrounding wilderness. For a real twist, Expedition to Castle Ravenloft can be a horrific experience for a group of d20 Modern characters.

Originally Posted by Mordokai. The short passage Ravenlof discovered mentions three holy shrines dedicated to saints of Lathander in the same remote region, as well as two powerful artifacts. Any time you intend to post any promotion, message the mods ahead of time. Varikov found and killed him first.

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Expedition to Castle Ravenloft.

I heavily Eberronized it as that was my world of choice at the time. One look at the two page stat block not write up – stat block was it – I officially switch to Savage Worlds and never looked back. It’s a living module that “resets” every time it’s played. These encounters and events appear in Chapter 2, along with descriptions of the people and locations in the village of Barovia.

Originally Posted by Crothian. If Expedition to Castle Ravenloft takes place in the Eberron setting, consider using this hook instead of or in addition to any of the others included here.

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What do people think of the module? Thus, the characters probably do not have access to resurrection magic unless their own cleric reaches 9th level by the end of the adventure. Also note our banned subjects list. The leader of this expedition, a paladin named Ashlyn, sent a message to her Lightbringer superiors asking for reinforcements.

He likes to let his minions do the heavy lifting. On that day your prayers will be answered. We got through the first section.

Want to add to the discussion? Expedition to Castle Ravenloft In the late days of 3e Wizards put out four of these expedition modules and this one always seemed to be held as the best of the bunch.

The Tome of Strahd reveals that some of Strahd’s power derives from his connection to the land of Barovia itself; severing this connection will weaken him further. To be blunt, IMO, it was the only one of the Expedition adventures that wasn’t complete and utter crap.

It was dissapointing cuz there was some cool stuff they missed, but it kept the game from becoming a bore. Cordell and James Wyatt.