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Ravenloft
Ravenloft Dungeons and Dragons logo.png
The Ravenloft logo.
Designer(s)Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman, Bruce Nesmith, Andria Hayday, William W. Connors, Andrew Cermak, John Mangrum, Andrew Wyatt, et al.
Publisher(s)TSR, Inc
Wizards of the Coast
Swords & Sorcery Studios and Arthaus (White Wolf Publishing imprints)
Publication date1983–2019
Genre(s)Gothic horror
System(s)Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st and 2nd Editions;
Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Ed. d20 System, and D&D v3.5
D&D 5th Edition

Ravenloft is a fictional place, a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. It is an alternate time-space existence known as a pocket dimension or demiplane, called the Demiplane of Dread, which consists of a collection of land pieces called "domains", brought together by a mysterious force known only as the Dark Powers. Each domain is tailored to and mystically ruled by a being called a Darklord who is forever trapped and surrounded by magical mists surrounding the domain. Strahd Von Zarovich, a vampire in the original AD&D Ravenloft I6 module 1983, became the first Darklord, both ruler and prisoner of his own personal domain of Barovia. How Count Von Zarovich became the darklord of Barovia was detailed in the novel, I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire. As originally established in the Ravenloft: Realm of Terror boxed set known as "the Black Box" released in 1990, The Ravenloft campaign setting was located in the Ethereal Plane. As a physical manifestation of that plane, lands, monsters and even people were created out of the mysterious mists, and the realm acted as a prison where one could enter or be transported, but means of escape were few. Other Ravenloft Domains and Darklords were eventually added in various AD&D 2nd edition (and then later in 3rd edition) products establishing a core continent attached around Barovia which could be traveled to by others if their respective lords allowed entering or leaving their borders; while some Domains remained isolated in the mists and were referred to as Islands.[1]

Setting[edit]

Ravenloft is primarily a Gothic horror setting. Dungeon Masters are encouraged to use scenes that build apprehension and fear, culminating in the eventual face-to-face meeting with the nameless evil.[2] Characters have a much greater significance attached to their acts, especially if they are morally impure, as they risk coming under the influence of the Dark Powers (through the game process called "dark powers checks") and gradually transforming themselves into figures of evil.

The magical mists of Ravenloft could appear anywhere in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, drawing evil-doers (or player characters) into the Ravenloft setting. One exception is the phlogiston of the Spelljammer setting.[3][full citation needed][4][page needed] The phlogiston blocks all planar travel, but the Ravenloft mists can appear in deep space inside crystal shells, according to the Complete Spacefarer's Handbook.[5][page needed]

The Dark Powers[edit]

The Dark Powers are a malevolent force who control the Demiplane of Dread. Their exact nature and number are deliberately kept vague, allowing for plot development in accordance with the Gothic tradition of storytelling – where the heroes are frequently outclassed and outnumbered by unknowable evil forces beyond their control.

The Dark Powers most frequently serve as a plot device for Ravenloft, especially concerning the Darklords, the de facto visible rulers of the Ravenloft Demiplane. Where the player characters are often tormented and opposed by the Darklords, the Darklords are themselves tormented and opposed by the Dark Powers. Of course, the difference lies in order of power—while many D&D adventures focus on allowing a band of heroes to prevail over a Darklord (much as in the spirit of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula), no such victory over the Dark Powers seems possible, or even conceivable, for the Darklords. Vecna and Lord Soth "escaped" Ravenloft, but are the only two Darklords known to have done so; Vecna by attaining the status of Greater God (and thus becoming too powerful for the Dark Powers to contain) and Lord Soth by ignoring his domain and punishment, causing the Dark Powers to lose interest in imprisoning him, and agents of his former curse on the world of Krynn coming to collect him.

Most frequently, the Dark Powers make their wishes and intentions known through subtle manipulations of fate. Thus, Barovia's vampire lord Strahd von Zarovich's many attempts to win back his love, Tatyana, are doomed to failure, but the Dark Powers arrange such that he never truly loses hope. Each time, for example, Strahd's own actions may be partially culpable for his failure, and as such he may go through crippling self-recrimination, rather than cursing the gods solely and giving up. Most other Darklords have similar tales of frustration, kept all the more unbearable because the flicker of the possibility of success is never truly extinguished.

Not all Darklords acknowledge the Dark Powers directly, however. Strahd, for example, in his own memoirs, speaks only of a force known as Death, who mocks him with the voices of his family and former colleagues throughout his life. Vlad Drakov, the Darklord of Falkovnia whose military expeditions are doomed to constant failure, seems even to be totally oblivious to any non-mortal factors in his repeated defeats.

The Dark Powers also seem capable of non-evil manipulations. Although their machinations are often directly responsible for the misery of many of Ravenloft's inhabitants, they also appear to play a role as dispensers of justice. Some tales of innocents who have escaped Ravenloft for happier environs are attributed to the Dark Powers, who have judged a being worthy of reward and release from their misty domain.

The precise nature of the Dark Powers of Ravenloft is never explicitly described in the game material, with the exception of a few of the novels based on the setting, and even those are considered non-canon[citation needed]. In a sense, the Dark Powers are intended to be eternal unknowns, an array of mercurial, unforeseeable, and inscrutable wills whose motives and actions the player characters cannot hope to understand.

History[edit]

The first appearance of the setting was in Ravenloft, a stand-alone Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure module (no. I6), published in 1983. It was popular enough to spawn a 1986 sequel, Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill, and an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Gamebooks novel, Master of Ravenloft, the same year.

Ravenloft was launched as a full-fledged campaign setting, for AD&D 2nd Edition, in 1990,[6] with the Realm of Terror boxed set, popularly known as the "Black Box", and winner of the Origins Award in 1991 for "Best Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement of 1990".[7]

The campaign setting was revised twice during AD&D 2nd Edition: first as the Ravenloft Campaign Setting or "Red Box", then as the Domains of Dread hardback.

In 1994, Ravenloft spun off into a sub-setting called Masque of the Red Death, set on Gothic Earth, an Edgar Allan Poe-influenced alternative Earth of the 1890s, where fantasy creatures and magic exist in the shadows of civilization.[8]

TSR also published a series of novels set in Ravenloft. Each was typically focused on one of the darklords that inhabited the Ravenloft world, with several focusing on the figure of Count Strahd von Zarovich. Many of these early novels were by authors who would later receive wider fame as horror/dark fantasy authors. These authors have included Elaine Bergstrom, P. N. Elrod, Christie Golden, and Laurell K. Hamilton.[9][10]

D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast (parent company of TSR) in 2000 licensed the Ravenloft brand to White Wolf Publishing, which released (under its Sword & Sorcery Studios and later Arthaus imprints) versions of the setting for Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition d20 System rules (as Ravenloft Campaign Setting – Core Rulebook) in 2001, and for Dungeons & Dragons Version 3.5 (as Ravenloft – Player's Handbook – v.3.5 Core Campaign Setting) in 2003.

The campaign settings published by White Wolf introduced a number of alterations, many due to conflicts with existing Wizards of the Coast intellectual property. Specific references to D&D-specific deities were replaced with new names in the White Wolf Ravenloft settings (for example, Bane was changed to the Lawgiver). The license to the Ravenloft trademark reverted to Wizards of the Coast on August 15, 2005, but White Wolf retained the right to continue to sell its back stock until June 2006. The timing of this reversion meant that the Ravenloft supplement Van Richten's Guide to the Mists did not see print. Instead, it was released by White Wolf as a free download in late September 2005.[11] The majority of the Van Richten's Guide series had already been published by TSR in the 1990s, before White Wolf's involvement.

In October 2006, Wizards of the Coast released Expedition to Castle Ravenloft, a hardcover version of the original 1st Ed. adventure, updated for the Dungeons & Dragons v.3.5 rule set. This 2006 version includes maps from the original Ravenloft adventure, and new character-generation options. Expedition to Castle Ravenloft is a stand-alone supplement set for any D&D worlds, and only requires the three core books for usage. This book's setting is distinct from the Ravenloft of the White Wolf product line.[12]

In 2007, Wizards of the Coast announced the printing of two new Ravenloft novels for 2008, Black Crusade and The Sleep of Reason,[13] fueling more speculation. A short story by Ari Marmell, "Before I Wake", based on the realms of Darkon, Lamordia, and Bluetspur was released on October 31, 2007, on the Wizards of the Coast website as a special for Halloween; it featured characters inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.[14]

In September 2008, it was announced in Wizard of the Coast's Digital Insider no. 6 that Ravenloft would be re-introduced to 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons, in the October issue of the Dragon online magazine. The Dungeons & Dragons 4th Ed. supplement Manual of the Planes (2008) established that in the 4th Ed. retconned cosmology, the Domains of Dread (and by extension the Ravenloft setting) are now located within the Shadowfell, a mirror-world of death and gloom lying adjacent to the mortal realm. However, no Ravenloft campaign-based material beyond this was released by Wizards of the Coast for D&D 4th Ed. The only official Ravenloft related release was the Castle Ravenloft Board Game in 2010 using a simplified version of 4th edition rules, the first in the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System board game series.[15]

A standalone Ravenloft Roleplaying Game, based on the D&D 4th Ed. rules, was scheduled for publication in late 2011,[16] but the product was never released.

A new adventure for D&D 5th Ed., titled Curse of Strahd, was released in March 2016.[17] It was developed in-house by the Wizards of the Coast team, led by Christopher Perkins, with story contributions by original creators Tracy and Laura Hickman. Designed to be a retelling of the original no. I6 Ravenloft adventure module, Curse of Strahd expanded the content into a much larger sandbox, detailing several new towns, characters, and subplots in Barovia to provide enough content to take players from level 1 to level 10. The established Ravenloft Campaign setting of previous editions was ignored. This adventure set in Barovia is placed in the default campaign for 5th edition of Forgotten Realms.[18]

Official products[edit]

Ravenloft is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure module for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st edition) written by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman published by TSR, Inc. in 1983. It detailed a vampire, Count Strahd Von Zarovich and his castle, Ravenloft. Listed as the second greatest D&D game adventure of all time,[19] it was a popular best seller. A sequel, Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill AD&D adventure module was published in 1986. Strahd became one of the most enduring and iconic villains of the Dungeons & Dragons game.[20]

These adventures later served as the basis for an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition) campaign setting called "Ravenloft", first introduced in the 1990 release of the Ravenloft: Realm of Terror boxed set. Many Ravenloft related products including game modules, campaign expansions, accessories, novels, and other materials have since been published through several editions of Dungeons & Dragons.[21] Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR) was started in 1973, founded by Gary Gygax, inventor of Dungeons & Dragons.[22] TSR, Inc. published D&D products for 24 years 1974-1997, beginning with the release of the original Dungeons & Dragons boxed set (commonly abbreviated OD&D) in 1974,[23] and was purchased in 1997 by Wizards of the Coast, Inc (WotC). WotC continued use the TSR name on their D&D products until the year 2000 and the end of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition. Dungeons & Dragons celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1999 with the release of several collector's edition products near the end of AD&D 2nd edition run. The "Advanced" portion of the title (long used to differentiate from the "classic" simpler D&D rules started with the Basic boxed set in 1977, itself a consolidation of the OD&D rules of 1974) was dropped beginning with the release of the 3rd edition of D&D released by Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and all versions were consolidated into a unified Dungeons & Dragons product.

WotC began the open gaming license, allowing third party companies to publish Dungeons & Dragons products, under the D20 system.[24] In 3rd and 3.5 editions of D&D, Ravenloft Campaign setting was continued by Sword and Sorcery Studios (S&SS) was an imprint of White Wolf, Inc., used to publish its d20 System & Open Gaming License D&D material. Wizards of the Coast was purchased by Hasbro, Inc. The end of the Open gaming License meant that the last S&SS (White Wolf) Ravenloft product Van Richten's Guide to the Mists did not see print but was released instead as a free PDF on the internet. Wizards of the Coast also published stand alone 3.5 edition, 4th edition, and 5th edition Ravenloft products.

The following list excludes several gaming miniatures, comics or collectible cards that have been released bearing the Ravenloft logo or that have ties to Ravenloft characters.

TSR[edit]

Code/Description Product Number Title Player Levels Author(s) Published Company Notes
I6 TSR 9075 Ravenloft[25] levels 5-7 Tracy & Laura Hickman 1983 TSR, Inc. AD&D 1st ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-88038042-X

I10 TSR 9181 Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill levels 8-10 Tracy Hickman & Laura Hickman 1986 TSR, Inc. AD&D 1st ed. adventure module

ISBN 9780880383226

#6 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Gamebooks TSR 8956 Master of Ravenloft[26] solo reader Jean Blashfield Jan. 1986 TSR, Inc. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Gamebooks[27]

ISBN 0-88038-261-9

"Black Box" Ravenloft Campaign Setting TSR 1050 Ravenloft: Realm of Terror all levels Bruce Nesmith and Andria Hayday 1990 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed.Campaign Setting boxed set. Contains: Realm of Terror 144p. book, 24 Cardstock accessory sheets, 4 Fold-out maps, 1 hex grid transparent map overlay

ISBN 0-88038-853-6

RA1 TSR 9298 Feast of Goblyns[28] levels 4-7 Blake Mobley 1990 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module
ISBN 0-88038-877-3
WGA4[29] TSR 9309 Vecna Lives![30] levels 12-15 David Cook (game designer) 1990 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module. Although set in the World of Greyhawk Campaign Setting, there is considerable crossover material used later in the Ravenloft setting, acting as an in-game story means of trapping Vecna inside the Demi-plane of Ravenloft as a Darklord.

ISBN 0-88038-897-8

RA2 TSR 9321 Ship of Horror levels 8-10 Anne Brown 1991 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-127-X

RA3 TSR 9338 Touch of Death levels 3-5 Bruce Nesmith 1991 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-144-X

MC10 TSR 2122 Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix all levels various 1991 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

loose leaf —64 pages, 4 dividers, folder ISBN 1-56076-108-3

1 first in Ravenloft novel series TSR 8056 Vampire of the Mists[31] novel Christie Golden Sept. 1991 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel

ISBN 1-56076-155-5

2 second in Ravenloft novel series TSR 8057 Knight of the Black Rose novel James Lowder Dec. 1991 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel

ISBN 1560761563

RR1 9331 Darklords levels 5 and up various 1991 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory (NPC villains)
ISBN 1-56076-137-7
RR2 TSR 9336 Book of Crypts levels 3 and up Dale "Slade" Henson with J. Robert King 1991 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory (mini adventures)

ISBN 1-56076-142-3

RR3 TSR 9345 Van Richten's Guide to Vampires all levels Nigel D. Findley 1991 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-151-2

RR4 TSR 9348 Islands of Terror all levels Collin McComb & Scott Bennie 1992 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-349-3

RR5 TSR 9355 Van Richten's Guide to Ghosts all levels William W. Connors 1992 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-351-5

"Major rules expansion" boxed set TSR 1079 Forbidden Lore boxed set all levels William W. Connors & Bruce Nesmith 1992 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory/campaign expansion boxed set. Contains: Oaths of Evil 32p. book, Dark Recesses 32p. book, Nova Arcanum 32p. book, Cryptic Allegiances 32p. book, The Waking Dream 32p. book, Fold-out map, Tarokka deck of 54 cards, Dikesha set of 5 dice.

ISBN 1-56076-354-X

RQ1 TSR 9352 Night of the Walking Dead levels 1-3 Bill Slavicsek 1992 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-350-7

RQ2 TSR 9364 Thoughts of Darkness Levels 12-15 David Wise 1992 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-353-1

RQ3 TSR 9375 From the Shadows Levels 9-12 Bruce Nesmith 1992 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-356-6

3 third in Ravenloft novel series TSR 8058 Dance of the Dead (novel) novel Christie Golden jun. 1992 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel

ISBN 1-56076-352-3

4 fourth in Ravenloft novel series TSR 8059 Heart of Midnight novel J. Robert King Dec. 1992 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel

ISBN 1-56076-355-8

Deluxe adventure set TSR 1088 Castles Forlorn boxed adventure set levels 4-6 Lisa Smedman 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure boxed set. Contains: The Weeping Land 96p. book, Melancholy Meetings 32p. book, Eve of Sorrows 32p. book, two Fold-out maps, Fold-out poster.
RS1 (RR6) labelled RS1 incorrectly, that code was previously given to a Red Sonja D&D module TSR 9412 Van Richten's Guide to the Lich All levels Eric. W. Haddock 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-572-0

RR7 TSR 9416 Van Richten's Guide to Werebeasts All levels Nigel Findley 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-633-6

MC15 TSR 2139 Monstrous Compendium Ravenloft Appendix II: Creatures of the Night All levels various 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

loose leaf —32 pages, 4 dividers, folder ISBN 1-56076-586-0

RM1 TSR 9413 Roots of Evil levels 9-12 Eric Haddock & David Wise 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-597-6

RM2 TSR 9414 The Created levels 2-4 Bruce Nesmith 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-610-7

RM3 TSR 9415 Web of Illusion levels 7-9 William W. Connors 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-618-2

RM4 TSR 9418 House of Strahd levels 6-13 Tracy & Laura Hickman 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-671-9

(RM5) TSR 9419 Dark of the Moon levels 5-9 L. Richard Baker III 1993 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-688-3

5 fifth in Ravenloft novel series TSR 8060 Tapestry of Dark Souls novel Elaine Bergstrom Mar. 1993 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel

ISBN 1-56076-571-2

6 sixth in Ravenloft novel series TSR 8061 Carnival of Fear novel J. Robert King Jul. 1993 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 1-56076-628-X
(7) seventh printed novel in the Ravenloft series, although it was an unnumbered Hardback release, so the following paperback novel series numbers are in error TSR 8062 I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire novel P. N. Elrod Oct. 1993 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel Hardback ISBN 0-7869-0175-6
Random House Audiobooks (2 cassettes) RH 310 I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire(abridged) audio book on tape P. N. Elrod, narrated by Roddy McDowall 1993 TSR, Inc. & Random House, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel book-on-tape ISBN 0-679-42969-7
Terror in the 1890s (Gothic Earth) TSR 1103 Masque of the Red Death and Other Tales campaign expansion boxed set all levels William W. Connors, D.J. Heinrich, Shane Hensley & Colin McComb 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. campaign expansion boxed set. Contains: A Guide to Gothic Earth 128p. book, Red Tide 32p. book, Red Jack 32p. book, Red Death 32p. book, Three-panel DM screen, Fold-out map, Fold-out poster. ISBN 1-56076-877-0
"red Box" updated/revised campaign setting TSR 1108 Ravenloft Campaign Setting boxed set all levels Bruce Nesmith, Andria Hayday & William W. Connors 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. campaign setting boxed set. Contains: Realm of Terror 160p. book, Domains and Denizens 128p. book, Four-panel DM screen, two Fold-out maps, Fold-out poster, Tarokka 54 card deck. ISBN 1-56076-942-4
(RR8) TSR 9417 Van Richten's Guide to the Created all levels Teeuwynn Woodruff 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-819-3

(RR9) TSR 9451 Van Richten's Guide to the Ancient Dead all levels Skip Williams 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-873-8

(MCRavenloftIII) TSR 2153 Ravenloft Monsterous Compendium Appendix III: Creatures of Darkness all levels Kirk Botulla, Shane Hensley, Nicky Rea & Teeuwynn Woodruff 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 1-56076-914-9

(RM6) TSR 9439 Adam's Wrath levels 5-7 Lisa Smedman 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-833-9

(RM7) TSR 9452 The Awakening levels 4-6 Lisa Smedman 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-883-5

(RM8) TSR 9456 Hour of the Knife levels 4-6 Bruce Nesmith & Lisa Smedman 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-892-4

(RM9) TSR 9466 Howls in the Night levels 3-5 Colin McComb 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 1-56076-927-0

38 Endless Quest (series 2)[32] TSR 8089 Castle of the Undead[33] solo reader Nick Baron 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. Ravenloft Endless Quest Books series

ISBN 1-56076-836-3

7 (8) listed as "seventh in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the eighth published TSR 8063 The Enemy Within (novel) novel Christie Golden Feb. 1994 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 1-56076-887-8
8 (9) listed as "eighth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the ninth published TSR 8064 Mordenheim novel Chet Williamson May 1994 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 1-56076-852-5
(10) tenth published in the Ravenloft books series although unnumbered on the cover TSR 8065 Tales of Ravenloft short story anthology various authors, Edited by Brian Thomsen Sep. 1994 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 1-56076-931-9
9 (11) listed as "ninth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the eleventh published TSR 8067 Tower of Doom novel Mark Anthony (writer) Nov. 1994 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0062-8
SSI Strategic Simulations, Inc. EA 9048 Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession computer game (DOS) Dreamforge Event Horizon Software, Inc. 1994 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. computer game IBM PC product
campaign expansion boxed set TSR 1124 The Nightmare Lands campaign expansion boxed set all levels Shane Lacy Hensley & Bill Slavicsek 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. campaign expansion boxed set. Contains: The Journal of Dr. Illhousen 32p. book, The Rules of Dreams and Nightmares 64p. book, Book of Nightmares 64p. book, The Nightmare Lands Monstrous Supplement 16p. book, 2 Fold-out maps.

ISBN 0-7869-0174-8

(RR10) TSR 9477 Van Richten's Guide to Fiends all levels Teeuwyn Woodruff 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0122-5

(RR11) TSR 9495 Chilling Tales levels 3-9 Lisa Smedman 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory (mini adventures)

ISBN 0-7869-0142-X

(RR12) TSR 9496 Van Richten's Guide to the Vistani all levels David Wise 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0122-5

Masque of the Red Death (Gothic Earth campaign) expansion accessory TSR 9498 Gothic Earth Gazetteer all levels William W. Connors 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0193-4

(RM10) TSR 9476 When Black Roses Bloom level 4-6 Lisa Smedman 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0101-2

(RM11) TSR 9493 Circle of Darkness levels 5-7 Drew Bittner 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0128-4

(RM12) TSR 9497 The Evil Eye (Ravenloft) levels 4-6 Steve Kurtz 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0167-5

(RM13) TSR 9499 Neither Man Nor Beast levels 1-4 Jeff Grubb 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0205-1

SSI Strategic Simulations, Inc. 062271 Ravenloft: Stone Prophet computer game (DOS) Dreamforge Event Horizon Software, Inc. 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. computer game IBM PC product
44 Endless Quest (series 2) TSR 8096 Night of the Tiger solo reader Jean Rabe 1995 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. Ravenloft Endless Quest Books series

ISBN 0-7869-0114-4

10 (12) listed as "Tenth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the twelfth published TSR 8069 Baroness of Blood novel Elaine Bergstrom Mar. 1995 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0146-2
11 (13) listed as "Eleventh in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the thirteenth published TSR 8068 Death of a Darklord novel Laurell K. Hamilton Jun. 1995 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0112-8
12 (14) listed as "Twelfth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the fourteenth published TSR 8070 Scholar of Decay novel Tanya Huff Dec. 1995 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0206-X
(7) I, Strahd paperback release. TSR 8062 I, Strahd: The Memoirs of a Vampire novel P. N. Elrod first hardback printing Oct. 1993, first paperback printing Sep. 1995 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel paperback ISBN 0-7869-0175-6
Boxed adventure/campaign expansion set TSR 1141 Bleak House: The Death of Rudolph van Richten boxed adventure set all levels William W. Connors & Dave Gross with Steve Miller (game designer) 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure boxed set. Contains: Book One: Sea of Madness 96p. book, Book Two: Homecoming 64p. book, Book Three: Heroes, Monsters, and Settings 32p. book, Fold-out map. ISBN 0-7869-0386-4
campaign expansion boxed set TSR 1146 Requiem: The Grim Harvest boxed campaign expansion set levels 6-10 William W. Connors & Lisa Smedman 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. Campaign expansion boxed set. Contains: Requiem 96p. book, Necropolis 32p. book, Death Triumphant 64p. book, Fold-out map. ISBN 0-7869-0431-3
Audio CD adventure TSR 9494 A Light in the Belfry boxed adventure set levels 6-8 William W. Connors 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. Adventure audio CD boxed set. Contains: A Light in the Belfry 32p. book, Audio CD, Track Index, Fold-out map. ISBN 0-7869-0133-0
Masque of the Red Death (Gothic Earth campaign) expansion accessory TSR 9529 A Guide to Transylvania all levels Nicky Rea 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0424-0

official campaign accessory TSR 9510 Forged in Darkness all levels William W. Connors 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0369-4

accessory and adventure TSR 9513 Children of the Night: Vampires all levels Paul Culotta & Steve Miller with Jonathan Ariadne Caspian and Carol L. Johnson 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory and adventure

ISBN 0-7869-0378-3

(MCRavenloftI&II) accessory TSR 2162 Ravenloft Monstrous Compendium Appendices I & II all levels William W. Connors 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory (Reprints MC10 Ravenloft Appendix (I) and MC15 Ravenloft Appendix II

ISBN 0-7869-0392-9

(RM14) TSR 9523 Death Unchained levels 1-4 Lisa Smedman 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0408-9

(RM15) TSR 9526 Death Ascendant levels 6-8 Lisa Smedman 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0414-3

13 (15) listed as "Thirteenth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the fifteenth published TSR 8071 King of the Dead (novel) novel Gene De Weese Mar. 1996 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0483-6
14 (16) listed as "fourteenth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the sixteenth published TSR 8072 To Sleep with Evil novel Andrea Cardarelle Sep. 1996 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0515-8
Akklaim entertainment, Inc. SONY Iron & Blood: Warriors of Ravenloft video game PlayStation 1 Take 2 interactive Software 1996 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. video game Sony PlayStation 1
updated/revised campaign setting hardback TSR 2174 Domains of Dread all levels William W. Connors & Steve Miller 1997 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. campaign setting hardcover book. ISBN 0-7869-0672-3
15 (17) listed as "Fifteenth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the seventeenth published. TSR 8073 Lord of the Necropolis novel Gene DeWeese Oct. 1997 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0660-X
mislabeled as an adventure (accessory) Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9555 Children of the Night: Ghosts all levels the Kargat 1997 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0752-5

Forgotten Realms/Ravenloft crossover official game adventure. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9544 Castle Spulzeer levels 8-12 Doug Stewart 1997 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0669-3

Ravenloft/Forgotten Realms crossover official game adventure. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9537 The Forgotten Terror levels 10-12 William W. Connors 1997 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0699-5

accessory. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9559 Champions of the Mists all levels William W. Connors 1998 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-0765-7

accessory. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9583 Children of the Night: Werebeasts all levels William W. Connors 1998 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-1202-2

Free TSR Gold Map accessory. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 91271 Introduction to the Land of the Mists all levels William W. Connors 1998 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory Fold-out map
(RM16) Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9541 Servants of Darkness levels 4-6 Kevin Melka & Steve Miller 1998 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0659-6

(RM17) Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 1163 The Shadow Rift levels 4-6 William W. Connors, Cindi Rice & John D. Rateliff 1998 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-0737-1

(RM18) Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 9582 Vecna Reborn levels 5-7 Monte Cook 1998 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-1201-4

16 (18) listed as "sixteenth in an open-ended series of Gothic horror tales dealing with the masters and monsters of the Ravenloft dark fantasy setting" but is actually the eighteenth published. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 8074 Shadowborn novel William W. Connors & Carrie A. Bebris Mar. 1998 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0766-5
(19) Ravenloft novel series. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 8075 I, Strahd: The War Against Azalin novel P.N. Elrod Jun. 1998 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-0754-1
(20) Ravenloft novel series. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 21333 Spectre of the Black Rose novel James Lowder & Voronica Whitney-Robinson Mar. 1999 TSR, Inc. Ravenloft series AD&D 2nd ed. novel ISBN 0-7869-1333-9
accessory, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11382 Carnival all levels John W. Mangrum & Steve Miller 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-1382-7

accessory, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11360 Children of the Night: The Created all levels The Kargat 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. accessory

ISBN 0-7869-1360-6

Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition RPGA exclusive adventure module, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11397 Ravenloft (module) levels 5-7 Tracy & Laura Hickman 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D 2nd ed. adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-1201-4

adventure's Guild adventure anthology module, several Dungeons & Dragons campaigns including Ravenloft. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11445 TSR JAM 1999 all levels various 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D (2nd ed.) RPGA adventure module

ISBN 0-7869-1445-9

Greyhawk/ Ravenloft/ Planescape campaign crossover, Last printed AD&D (2nd ed.) adventure module. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11662 Die Vecna Die! levels 10-13 Bruce R. Cordell & Steve Miller 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D (2nd ed.) RPGA adventure module. In universe story cause of the end of 2nd edition AD&D, Vecna reaches godhood and disrupts the planes of existence.

ISBN 0-7869-1445-9

accessory, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11447 Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium Volume One all levels Nigel D. Findley & Teeuwyn Woodruff 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D (2nd ed.) accessory reprinting RR3 Van Richten's Guide to Vampires, (RR7) Van Richten's Guide to Werebeasts and (RR8) Van Richten's Guide to the Created.

ISBN 0-7869-1447-5

accessory, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11507 Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium Volume Two all levels William W. Connors, Eric W. Haddock, David Wise, Skip Williams & David Wuf 1999 TSR, Inc. AD&D (2nd ed.) accessory reprinting RR5 Van Richten's Guide to Ghosts, RS1(RR7) Van Richten's Guide to the Lich and (RR9) Van Richten's Guide to the Ancient Dead.

ISBN 0-7869-1507-2

accessory, last TSR Ravenloft related publication. Wizards of the Coast, Inc. TSR 11613 Van Richten's Monster Hunter's Compendium Volume Three all levels David Wise, Steve Miller & Teeuwyn Woodruff 2000 TSR, Inc. AD&D (2nd ed.) accessory. Van Richten's Guide to Witches & reprinting (RR10) Van Richten's Guide to Fiends, (RR12) Van Richten's Guide to the Vistani.

ISBN 0-7869-1613-3

Wizards of the Coast[edit]

Code/Description Product Number Title Player Levels Author(s) Published Company Notes
Ravenloft Campaign setting hardback. Sword & Sorcery WW 15000 Core Rulebook all levels Andrew Cermak, John W. Mangrum & Andrew Wyatt 2001 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons 3(rd edition) Core Rulebook Campaign Setting ISBN 1-58846-075-4
Ravenloft Campaign setting hardback limited edition. Sword & Sorcery WW 15099 Core Rulebook all levels Andrew Cermak, John W. Mangrum & Andrew Wyatt 2001 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Core Rulebook Campaign Setting. Limited edition 3,000 issued. ISBN 1-58846-075-4
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15001 Secrets of the Dread Realms all levels Andrew Cermak, John W. Mangrum & Andrew Wyatt 2001 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Supplement. ISBN 1-58846-076-2
Ravenloft campaign setting hardback Core Rulebook. Sword & Sorcery WW 15002 Denizens of Darkness all levels various 2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting core rulebook. ISBN 1-58846-077-0
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15003 Champions of Darkness all levels Beth Bostic, Carla Hollar & Tadd McDivitt 2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Supplement. ISBN 1-58846-081-9
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15010 Van Richten's Arsenal Volume I all levels Andrew Cernak, John W. Mangrum, Ryan Naylor, Chris Nichols & Andrew Wyatt 2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Supplement. ISBN 1-58846-079-7
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15030 Heroes of Light all levels Brian Campbell, James Lowder & Peter Woodworth 2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Supplement. ISBN 1-58846-082-7
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15020 Gazetteer Volume I all levels Andrew Cernak, John W. Mangrum, Chris Nichols & Andrew Wyatt 2002 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Supplement. ISBN 1-58846-080-0
Ravenloft campaign setting hardback core rulebook. Sword & Sorcery WW 15004 Dungeon Master's Guide (Ravenloft) all levels Brian Campbell, Carla Hollar, Rucht Lilavivat, John W. Mangrum, Anthony Pryor, Peter Woodworth & Andrew Wyatt 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Core rulebook. ISBN 1-58846-084-3
Ravenloft campaign setting hardback core rulebook. Sword & Sorcery WW 15005 Player's Handbook (Ravenloft) all levels Jackie Cassada, Andrew Cernak, John W. Mangrum, Nicky Rea & Andrew Wyatt 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting Core rulebook. ISBN 1-58846-091-6
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15011 Van Richten's Guide to the Walking Dead all levels Rucht Lilavivat & Ryan Naylor 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-085-1
Ravenloft campaign setting accessory. Sword & Sorcery WW 15049 Ravenloft Tarokka Deck all levels Jackie Cassada & Nicky Rea 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting accessory 66 cards. ISBN 1-58846-090-8
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15021 Gazetteer Volume II all levels John W. Mangrum, Ryan Naylor, Chris Nichols & Andrew Wyatt 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-830-5
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15022 Gazetteer Volume III all levels John W. Mangrum, Stuart Turner, Peter Woodworth & Andrew Wyatt 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-086-X
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15023 Gazetteer Volume IV all levels James Lowder, John W. Mangrum, Ryan Naylor, Anthony Pyor, Voronica Whitney-Robinson & Andrew Wyatt 2003 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3rd edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-087-8
Ravenloft campaign setting hardback core rulebook. Sword & Sorcery WW 15006 Denizens of Dread all levels various 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting Core rulebook. ISBN 1-58846-951-4
Ravenloft campaign setting expansion hardback. Adventures on Gothic Earth. Sword & Sorcery WW 15007 Masque of the Red Death all levels Jackie Cassada, Claire Hoffman, Carla Hollar, Harold Johnson (game designer), Rucht Lilavivat, Nicky Rea, Andrew Scott & Peter Woodworth 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting expansion. ISBN 1-58846-979-4
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15012 Van Richten's Guide to the Shadow Fey all levels Brett King, Rucht Lilavivat, Tadd McDivitt & Penny Williams 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-088-6
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15031 Legacy of the Blood: Great Families of the Core all levels Steve Miller, Anthony Pryor, Penny Williams & Skip Williams 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-089-4
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15024 Gazetteer Volume V all levels Andrew Cernak, John W. Mangrum, Steve Miller, Ryan Naylor & Andrew Wyatt 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-964-6
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement. Sword & Sorcery WW 15032 Dark Tales & Disturbing Legends all levels Harold Johnson, Brett King, Ari Marmell, Steve Miller & Ryan Naylor 2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting supplement. ISBN 1-58846-787-2
Ravenloft campaign setting supplement released as a free PDF. Sword & Sorcery WW 15013 Van Richten's Guide to the Mists all levels Carla Hollar & Rucht Lilavivat never published Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign Setting supplement due to licensing expiration was never published but released online instead.
Ravenloft campaign adventure hardback. WotC, Inc. WotC 95393 Expedition to Castle Ravenloft levels 6-10 Bruce R. Cordell & James Wyatt 2006 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) Campaign adventure. ISBN 0-7869-3946-X
Ravenloft: the Covenant series, Dominion Ravenloft paperback. WotC, Inc. WotC ? Heaven's Bones: A Novel of the Mists novel Samantha Henderson Sep. 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) paperback novel. ISBN 0-7869-5111-7
Ravenloft: the Covenant series, Dominion Ravenloft paperback. WotC, Inc. WotC ? Mithras Court: A Novel of the Mists novel David A. Page Nov. 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition) paperback novel. ISBN 0-7869-5068-4
Ravenloft campaign D&D Adventure System Cooperative Games.[34] WotC, LLC. WotC C-1827A Castle Ravenloft board game Bill Slavicsek, Mike Mearls and Peter Lee 2010 Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Dungeons & Dragons (4th edition) rules set. board game. ISBN 978-0-7869-5557-2
Dungeons & Dragons adventure hardback book. WotC, LLC. B 6517 Curse of Strahd[35] levels 1-10 Bruce R. Cordell & James Wyatt 2016 Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition) adventure hardback. ISBN 978-0-7869-6598-4
Dungeons & Dragons accessory. Gale Force nine. GF9 73705 Dungeon Master's Screen: Curse of Strahd[36] all levels various 2016 Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition) accessory DM's screen.
Dungeons & Dragons accessory. Card deck (version 1) Gale Force nine. GF9 73706 Curse of Strahd: Tarokka Deck all levels various 2016 Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition) accessory 54 card deck.
Dungeons & Dragons accessory. Card deck (version 2) Gale Force nine. C 5690 Curse of Strahd: Tarokka Deck[37] all levels various 2018 Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition) accessory 54 card deck Plastic tray larger box. ISBN 978-0-7869-6658-5
(54) Endless Quest (series 3) Candlewick Entertainment WotC 0919 Escape From Castle Ravenloft[33] solo reader Matt Forbeck 2019 Wizards of the Coast, LLC. AD&D (5th edition) Ravenloft Endless Quest Books series, available in hardback and paperback.

ISBN 978-1-5362-0923-5

Novels[edit]

A number of tie-in novels were released, set in the Demiplane of Dread:

Video games[edit]

Reception[edit]

Game designer Rick Swan commented in 1994 that when the Ravenloft setting first came out, it "just didn't seem special, a Forgotten Realms variant with a few more bats", but after supplements like Forbidden Lore, The Created, and the Van Richten's Guide series, Swan felt that "the Ravenloft campaign has proven to be a credible adventure alternative for players interested in the dark side of the AD&D game. Though it lacks the flamboyance of Call of Cthulhu and the, er, bite of Vampire, the Ravenloft setting remains the hobby's most enduring fusion of horror and fantasy."[42]

Darker Days Radio declared Ravenloft the "greatest D&D campaign setting," citing the unique gothic horror elements and classic villains such as Azalin Rex.[43]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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