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Curse of Strahd 5E adventure
For the Adventure Pack with the same name, see Mists of Ravenloft.

Ravenloft is a fantasy campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game originally developed by Laura and Tracy Hickman.

DDO's third expansion, Mists of Ravenloft, released December 6, 2017 integrated Ravenloft as its setting. The quests take place in Barovia, a new and entirely separate zone, similar to Eveningstar in that sense. Lore-wise, it is entirely new and different plane, thus players are supposed to go though a magical mist, get lost and finally end up in the plane in order to reach Barovia.

PnP background[edit]

Initially released as an independent module in 1983, I6 Ravenloft (TSR 9075) for AD&D quickly became a fan favorite. The module followed the story of Count Strahd von Zarovich, a vampire trapped in the lands of Barovia over which he ruled by plaguing the inhabitants with fear and terror. I6 Ravenloft was unique at the time as it used variable locations for key aspects of the story discovered by the use of Tarokka Cards (Tarot Cards).

The second module, I10 House of Gryphon Hill (TSR 9181), released in 1986 used similar mechanics and continued the Gothic Horror style was well received by the player base. As such, it continued its development to a complete campaign setting. Ravenloft: Realm of Terror boxed set (TSR 1053) for 2nd Edition AD&D released in 1990. The following hardcover release Domains of Dread was in 1997. In the latter two books, "Ravenloft" became the name of a series of interconnected horror-themed domains, with the original setting being renamed Barovia after the village the original adventure started in.

In 2016, Wizards of the Coast re-released the original Ravenloft module as the book Curse of Strahd; the later book Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft provided 5E rules for the whole setting.

Integration to Dungeons & Dragons Online[edit]

Originally Posted by Cordovan (Contribs • Message• Cordovan) Source

We are very interested in bringing Ravenloft to DDO, it's not so much a matter of if, as it is when, So it is a plan that we are absolutely pursuing at this point, to go into Ravenloft. Stay tuned for More information

Originally Posted by Cordovan (Contribs • Message• Cordovan) Source

There can always be things, that lead to changes in our scheduled and that sort of thing, but we are very much interested into going into Ravenloft, at the very least it will be brought up in a producer's letter, that we are working on it currently