Ahead of the official announcement, more information about Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft is leaking out through retailers.
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Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast teased Ravenloft and a hardcover May D&D placeholder book appeared on Amazon.
That same page now says Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft. While Amazon hasn’t listed a price, Barnes & Noble has.
Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft is listed at $49.95. That’s the same price as the Player’s Handbook still costs and Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything asked for (although there’s currently a $10 discount in place there).
Amazon has also revealed what we can expect from the book.
Explore 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.
• Travel (perhaps even by choice) to Ravenloft’s expanded Domains of Dread—each domain with its own unique flavor of horror, thrilling story hooks, and grisly cast of characters
• Craft your own D&D horror settings, add tension with optional rules, and get advice for running a game that’s ghastly in all the right ways
• Create characters with lineages tied to vampires, undead, and hags, horror-themed subclasses, the Investigator background, and “Dark Gifts” that may be a double-edged sword
• Unleash nightmarish monsters from an expanded bestiary, and browse a collection of mysterious trinkets
• Explore Ravenloft in the included Dungeons & Dragons adventure—play as a stand-alone adventure or drop it into your current game for a bit of sinister fun
Over at Wizards’ website, the URL https://dnd.wizards.com/products/van-richtens-guide-ravenloft is returning a 403 “Forbidden” error rather than a 404 that other hacked or mangled URLs do, which suggests that the content is ready and will be made available to public access later today.
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