Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft–Create a horror-themed adventure with next Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook

The mists of Ravenloft are rising.  Overcome your dread or forever be its prisoner!

Hot on the heels of this month’s release of Candlekeep Mysteries, the new Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition campaign sourcebook Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft explores the mysteries of Ravenloft, mist-shrouded lands where infamous Darklords lurk among ageless vampires, zombie hordes, cosmic terrors, and worse.  Create your own Domains of Dread, settings to host endless terrifying adventures, or join the ranks of haunted heroes who embrace macabre lineages, dual-edged Dark Gifts, haunted subclasses, and other forbidden powers.  Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft contains everything you need to craft a horror-themed campaign for Dungeons & Dragons, and unleash a treasure trove of new story hooks, character options, and campaign customization.  You pre-order the standard library cover here from Wizards of the Coast at Amazon now, or order the alternate shimmering, soft-touch edition from your local gameshop.


Unleash the horrors of Ravenloft in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Terror stalks the nightmare realms of Ravenloft.  No one knows this better than monster scholar Rudolph Van Richten.  To arm a new generation against the creatures of the night, Van Richten has compiled his correspondence and case files into this tome of eerie tales and chilling truths.

With Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, you can plan to:

  • Travel (perhaps even by choice) to familiar domains and discover new ones—as Ravenloft’s expanded Domains of Dread return for the first time in fifth edition! Includes rules and advice for building custom domains and Darklords using established horror tropes or your own special blend.
  • Discover a host of new backgrounds and trinkets themed specifically for a horror setting, as well as new character lineages, including 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 includes a brand-new adventure!

Look for the standard cover for Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft available now for pre-order here at Amazon, or the alternate cover at gameshops, both in hardcover editions and slated for release May 18, 2021.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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