Has it been years since you last ventured into the mist-filled woods of Barovia? The beloved Dungeons & Dragons adventure Curse of Strahd has been revamped (we see what they did there) in a glorious new edition just in time for Halloween. Curse of Strahd Revamped is a coffin-shaped box of moody mystery, fearful fantasy, and gothic horror. If you’re looking to start a spooky adventure for the scariest time of the year, gather your party (and your courage). Then get ready to face Count Strahd von Zarovich.
Curse of Strahd Revamped is an official D&D campaign in one deluxe box. With just this one set, a Dungeon Master has everything they need to run the complete story for a party of characters one through ten. The box includes a paperback adventure book, of course. But there is also a separate booklet with stat blocks and gorgeous, unsettling art of horrible monsters. And it includes a glossy poster with all the maps you need for your mist-filled journey through the atmospheric setting of Castle Ravenloft.
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The box also includes a Dungeon Master screen to properly set the mood, replicas of letters written by Strahd, and delightful postcards to invite lucky players to the game.
Curse of Stahd Revamped also includes a deck of Tarokka cards, which are unique to this particular campaign. The Dungeon Master uses these delightfully gothic cards to determine key aspects of the game. It randomizes the locations of treasure, items, and characters vital to the story. This ingenious storytelling mechanic ensures that no two playthroughs of the campaign will be the same.
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The story begins, as it often does, in a tavern. The bang of a door interrupts the pleasant hum of conversation in the cozy room. A mysterious messenger has a letter for you and your companions. What is written on the wrinkled page?
If you’re a diehard fan of Castle Ravenloft and its habitants, you can also pick up the Legendary Edition of Curse of Strahd from Beadle and Grimm’s. Order now to be the hero of the holidays if you have a Dungeon Master on your gift list.
Curse of Strahd Revamped is available at Amazon and your friendly local game store on October 20, 2020 at a retail price of $99.99.
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