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Wizards of the Coast Announce Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

Fans of The Curse of Strahd rejoice! Wizards of the Coast are offering a new chance to bring horror to your gaming table this May 18.

This latest instalment, Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, brings the Ravenloft campaign setting into 5e. It comes complete with details of all the Domains of Dread (and guidance on how you can build your own), as well as a selection of monsters in its very own bestiary.

Fans will remember last month when the Gothic Lineages of Dhampir, Hexblood and Reborn were added to Unearthed Arcana. Well, it seems the playtest material has passed the test, as all three lineages feature officially in Van Richten’s Guide! Additionally, look out for other previous UA material such as the bard college, College of Spirits, and the Undead pact for Warlocks.

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Product Overview

The latest Wizards of the Coast release, Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, contains everything you need to craft a horror-themed campaign for Dungeons & Dragons.

  • You can travel to familiar areas and discover new ones as Ravenloft’s expanded Domains of Dread return for the first time in fifth edition.
  • The guide includes rules and advice for building custom domains and Darklords, using established horror tropes or your own unique blend.
  • Discover a host of new horror-themed backgrounds and trinkets
  • New character lineages; the dhampir, hexblood, and reborn.
  • Find two new subclasses, the College of Spirits for bards and the Undead pact for warlocks.
  • Explore Dark Gifts for characters that flesh out your place in the Domains of Dread.
  • Encounter a horrific assortment of creatures from the monstrous bestiary.

And if that weren’t enough to get you dice-rolling heroes excited, Ravenloft’s new sourcebook also features its very own, brand-new adventure!

Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft is due to release on 18th May 2021 but is available for pre-order right now. Check it out on Amazon, D&D Beyond, Roll20 and more!