Beware the smiling dungeon master — he’s got fangs this time!
New Darklords, monsters, lineages, haunted subclasses, and dual-edged Dark Gifts are at fans’ dastardly disposal in this upcoming campaign sourcebook. Will you use them to expand the mysterious land of Ravenloft, or to join the rank of heroes as haunted as the ghouls that roam free?
Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft brings back familiar Dungeons & Dragons characters — such as Rudolph Van Richten himself, Ezmerelda d’Avenir, and the Weathermay-Foxgrove Twins — to introduce a new generation of monster hunters to the Lands of the Mists. The Domains of Dread may also ring a bell for keen-eyed Dungeon Masters, who can recall the fairytale masquerades of Dementlieu and the endless zombie hordes of Falkovnia.
Van Richten’s Guide includes rules and advice for players to build custom domains and Darklords using their own unique blend of horror tropes. Three new character lineages are at Dungeon Masters’ disposal: a dhampir who’s been created by a vampire, a hexblood descended from a hag, or a reborn who’s been brought back from the dead. New subclasses include the College of Spirits for bards and the Undead pact for warlocks, as well as a horrific assortment of bestial creatures to encounter.
Players can phase through the Land of the Mists when Van Richten’s Guide debuts on May 18. There will also be an alt-cover, available exclusively from local gaming stores.