3 Reasons You Should Stock Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft

April 20, 2021 | 3 min to read

Don't sleep on the chance to make the most of growing enthusiasm for the horror genre and the return of fan-favorite Gothic setting Ravenloft—stock up on Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft and start spreading the word to your Dungeons & Dragons fans today!

Here are our top three reasons you should stock Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft:

  • It offers new horror-themed customization options for DMs and players

  • It returns to one of the most popular D&D settings in history

  • It enhances any campaign with just the right amount of creepiness—whatever that means to your fans!

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft Offers New Horror-Themed Customization for DMs and Players

Almost half of all Dungeon Masters prefer running stories of their own creation—that's why Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft not only supplies a treasure trove of new story hooks, character options, and campaign customization, but it also provides tips on how to inject just the right amount of horror to satisfy any adventuring party’s appetite.

This campaign sourcebook gives Dungeons Masters everything they need to craft a horror-themed Dungeons & Dragons campaign with a host of ready-made adventure tools including:

  • New story hooks

  • New monsters

  • A brand-new adventure

  • Customizable Domains of Dread and Darklords to rule over them!

But this book isn't just for Dungeon Masters. Players can get their fill of eerie character creation tools from Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft with:

  • New character lineages

  • New subclasses

  • New backgrounds

Players will find everything they need to create a dashing vampire hunter out for revenge, a paranormal investigator solving an ancient mystery, an adventurer brought back from the dead for one last job—and more!

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft Returns to a Beloved D&D Setting

Long-time Dungeons & Dragons fans will recognize Ravenloft from its first module, originally published for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in 1983—more recent adventurers may have visited the setting in Curse of Strahd (revamped for fifth edition), too.

Ravenloft is one of the most popular settings in Dungeons & Dragons, tapping into the wonder, terror, and imagination of classic Gothic horror. In addition to pulling from those traditional themes, the design team for Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft took major steps to create a more diverse and representative cast of characters in this updated look at the setting.

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft Enhances Any Campaign, From Creepy to Downright Terrifying

Dungeon Masters can run the included adventure, scatter some supernatural story hooks into their own campaign, set their adventures in any of the Domains of Dread (or customize their own!), and everything in between with this campaign sourcebook.

Domains of Dread make great adventure settings, from one-shot locked-room murder mysteries in a single castle, to a battle royale in a vast forest, to a whole realm overrun by zombies that the players conquer over the course of a whole campaign—the possibilities are endless!

Whether your Dungeons & Dragons fans are looking to run their first adventure or want to throw a new story hook into their long-running campaign, Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft has all the bone-chilling (or just a bit creepy!) tips and tricks Dungeon Masters are looking for.

Contact your distributor to order Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft today!

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