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Plot[ edit ] The story involves a party of player characters PCs who travel to the land of Barovia castle ravenloft adventures, a small nation surrounded by a deadly magical fog.

The master of nearby Castle Ravenloft, Count Strahd von Zarovichtyrannically rules the country, and a prologue explains that the residents must barricade their doors each night to avoid attacks by Strahd and his minions.

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The Burgomaster 's mansion is the focus of these attacks, and, for reasons that are not initially explained, Strahd is castle ravenloft adventures the Burgomaster's adopted daughter, Ireena Kolyana.

Before play begins, the Dungeon Master or DM, the player who organizes and directs the game play [3] randomly draws five cards from a deck of six. Two of these cards determine the locations of two magical weapons useful castle ravenloft adventures defeating Strahd: The next two cards determine the locations of Strahd and the Tome of Strahd, a book that details Strahd's long-ago unrequited love.

In this work, it is revealed that Strahd had fallen in love with a young girl, who castle ravenloft adventures turn loved his younger brother. Strahd blamed his age for the rejection, and made a pact with evil powers to live forever.

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He then castle ravenloft adventures his brother, but the young girl killed herself in response, and Strahd found that he had become a vampire. The fifth and final card selected determines Strahd's motivation.


Castle ravenloft adventures are four possible motivations for Strahd. He may want to replace one of the PCs and attempt to turn the character into a vampire and take on that character's form.

He may desire the castle ravenloft adventures of Ireena, whose appearance matches that of his lost love, Tatyana. Using mind controlStrahd will try to force a PC to attack Ireena and gain her love by "saving" her from the situation he created. Strahd may also want to create an evil magic item, or destroy the Sunsword.

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If, during play, the party's fortune is told at the gypsy camp in Barovia, the random elements are altered to match the castle ravenloft adventures drawn by the gypsy.

As the party journeys through Barovia and the castle, the game play is guided using 12 maps with corresponding sections in the book's body guide.


Example maps and sections include the Lands of Barovia, the Court of the Count, five entries for each level of the Spires of Ravenloft, and the Dungeons and Catacombs. Each location contains castle ravenloft adventures and adversaries, including zombieswolvesghoulscastle ravenloft adventuresand other creatures.

The main objective of the game is to destroy Count Strahd. The DM is instructed to play the vampire intelligently, and to keep him alive as long as possible, making him flee when necessary.


In an optional epilogue, Ireena is reunited with her lover. They leave the "mortal world" as Ireena says, "Through these many centuries we have played castle ravenloft adventures the tragedy of our lives.

Soon after, while living in Provo, Castle ravenloft adventuresthey wrote the adventures Pharaoh and Ravenloft. According castle ravenloft adventures him, the experience was like an old scary moviewith "the obligatory castle high on the craggy cliff with the wolves howling in the woods.

Sure enough, the vampire was up there in the castle. To most of the players it seemed like a straight forward task: Afterwards, Hickman asked him why. He chose his end when he first chose to kill his brother.

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