Required fields are marked *. Of course, the real reason the block had slowed wasn’t Gimble’s rope. Or, sometimes, less flattering terms. 2.- Now let’s talk about a priest or acolyte who has dreams of power and influence. There's actually no mention of them in the CoS campaign book. The following background is a mix of cannon lore, ideas borrowed from other amazing writers here on reddit, and my own imagination. He struck the vampire. I don't think he'd do either of those things. 1.- Let’s imagine a town librarian. Attract more people, help the poor, open orphanages, abbeys and schools. Ok so I was rereading Curse of Strahd...and I saw room K88.

After all, Dungeons & Dragons is a world suffused with magic and different physics from the ones you may know at home. Beginner DM, only done a few one shots. This left only Gimble Timbers awake to try to save them. Along with this, new miniatures were announced. Just two extreme but perfectly possible examples of alignment versus acting. However, they still do not know how to undo that. But modified by the wonderful community on the subreddit, she's pretty cool. Thick thorny vines grew out of the wall and covered the descending cube. The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! He gets nostalgic when he visits Yester Hill and gazes through the mist.

However, that is entirely my preference. If your players start to behave more and more morally ambiguous, or show off their growing strength and potential, they’ll start to draw that attention. While I'm not 100% sure, I believe the Core, the Demiplanes of Dread, and everything else originates in 2e.

So far it's going great! Because of the Dark Powers. In my personal opinion alignment is just a guideline of a person’s predisposition towards things and situations that happens around him.

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Passage out of Barovia. This is the most basic and shortest version of the plot I could write for you guys. (The magic that was meant to preserve her earthly remains failed years ago.) June 12, 2017 at 12:23 am The rodent pile lurched towards him. When Ireena, her brother Izek, her father, and her uncle went on a fishing trip, Izek was bitten by a Dire Wolf. Strahd became a vampire and the mists cut Barovia off from the rest of the universe. He might act secretively, poison someone in his way or order a hit on another. I can't thank you enough for all your prep and guides, this all has been a lifesaver for me. They even give you a way to show it off with Kasimir. It was Gimble’s turn and the lift had now risen 80 feet. But this is a solid solution to beating the campaign.

Alternatively, they can resurrect Argonvost and bring an Adult Silver Dragon to a vampire fight. Of course Strahd can turn into a savage beast once he is angered, this is difficult but possible. I would try it again another way next time I run the campaign. When a PC accepts a dark gift in the Amber Temple he is accepting the same things that Strahd sought so many years before. The problem is that, as written, Ireena is the main character of the campaign, not the players. Their first season takes them through CoS and I learned a great deal simply from watching them play together. If Strahd’s not around to rule Barovia, Barovia is basically free. However, we can all spot plot holes and discrepancies when we see them. I also think it would be interesting to have her go insane from what she sees. "The south coffin holds the skeleton of Strahd's mother, Queen Ravenovia.

Depending on your players it may take around that time, or more, or less. Because of his upbringing and background, he is evil. Most good stories, be they in dnd, a movie, book, or otherwise, slowly unravel a mystery for the viewer to discover.

Victor – Human (Teenage) Wizard-in-Training, NPC; Check out my extensive review of Curse of Strahd on the Game Master's Journey podcast.. You can also check out my list of milestones for Curse of Strahd. When characters approach the higher levels (7+) he will see that they are not so helpless anymore. Neither approach worked. He will be remembered as a rude person who all his life worked at the library. Copyright © I built a cabin, gain a level. This is the second guide I write after a very successful Out of the Abyss guide. If they entered Barovia at level 10, they'd have absolutely no reason to go anywhere else except Castle Ravenloft. So grabbing the zombie—he didn’t follow our commands so we carried him—we raced up the stairs to see if we could work out where the elevator shaft led.

I want to explore the “legal” part of his alignment. The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! The actual fight with Strahd is actually very difficult to do right.

A fun fact that most people may not know is that this module was so popular that it got a sequel called Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill. The real danger here is that nothing stops a party of level 5 PCs from coming here in search of Strahd’s information or one of the magic relics needed to fight him. The spot light is on him during the entire time, everything in the Valley of Barovia is as it is due to him. As we neared the stairway there was a clinking under foot as Gimble and Baräsh stepped onto a large flagstone.