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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The module was designed by Bruce R. Expedition to Castle Ravenloft is a dangerous adventure, and one or more PCs might well die over its course. How, then, should you deal with dead characters — and, more to the point, their players?

Expedition to Castle Ravenloft — Table of Contents

They bypass most of Barovia and the surrounding lands, heading straight to the castle. The different factions are good A new hook is useful if the PCs are floundering and could use a new direction to explore.

In response to the threat of a powerful undead creature which could be other than Strahdthe PCs must seek out the legendary Sunsword. What you do from here makes Expedition to Castle Ravenloft your own.

The mighty weapon disappeared from knowledge centuries ago, but the PCs’ research indicates that it was last used in the remote mountain valley of Barovia. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Saturday, 21st November, The NPCs had strong motives and personalities that were the basis of their actions. The fortune-telling also gives the PCs some information about the secondary goals of Strahd, to assist them in their eventual showdown with the vampire.


Depending on the nature of your campaign, you might want to downplay the nonhuman humanoids in the adventure. See the Fortunes of Ravenloft section on page Finally, they track the source of the zombie scourge to the church and the village priest, driven to madness by the death of his son.

The PCs brave the castle gates and make their way into Strahd’s home, seeking to awaken the hidden powers of the legacy item. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. You really need those relics to hurt Strahd, protect yourself, and keep him dead.

What worked for you and what didn’t? Log in or sign up in seconds. As far as Strahd, mechanically he is an unoptimized, unfocused mess. Gevyen Tallmer is a scholar, not an adventurer: Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Arvenloft.

In order to make best use of the Sunsword, however, the PCs must first destroy the Dayheart, which gives Strahd immunity rqvenloft sunlight. Do they run out of prey?


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. Reading the Fortunes of Ravenloft reveals important clues about where the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind and the Sunsword can be found, and how to awaken the powers of both of these legacy items.


It was published in October The PCs do not have time to acquire either the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind or the Sunsword, so they must rely entirely on their own abilities. That’s not the only thing that makes this version different. 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. If you’re curious about the sections in this adventure, please take a look at the Table of Contents we provided earlier!

Evidence provided by the official or rooted out by the PCs points to the valley of Barovia — conveniently situated outside the jurisdiction of any larger government — as the smugglers’ headquarters.

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She might be pursuing them for evading duties on luxury goods such as fine wine or rich clothbe outraged because they are supplying weapons to bandits or insurgents, or be trying to locate a stolen treasure.