Points for puns in the title?
Wizards of the Coast have announced a boxed adventure for levels 1 through 10 in the form of Curse of Strahd Revamped. Or, if you look it in another way, in the form of a coffin.
The vampire Count Strahd Von Zarovich is an iconic villain from Ravenloft, a D&D setting of horror.
The box set contains;
- Curse of Strahd, one of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game products of all time, split into three parts: a 224-page perfect-bound adventure for characters of levels 1–10, a 20-page Creatures of Horror booklet of new monsters that appear in the adventure, and an 8-page Tarokka Deck booklet.
- A cover sheet with Strahd von Zarovich’s image on one side and Strahd’s monster stat block on the other.
- A sturdy, four-panel Dungeon Master’s screen designed for use with the adventure.
- A double-sided poster map showing the domain of Barovia on one side and Castle Ravenloft on the other.
- 54 foil-stamped Tarokka cards, which help determine the heroes’ path through the adventure.
- A tuck box to hold the Tarokka deck.
- 12 postcards (3 copies each of 4 different cards), which you can use to invite friends to your game.
We knew a change was coming to Curse of Strahd after Wizards of the Coast mentioned the product as a troublesome one in their Diversity and D&D statement.
There were two problems in particular in the original printing which this special edition is expected to set right.
Firstly, there’s a culture known as the Vistani in the adventure, which are an unfortunate playback of stereotypes associated with real-world Romani.
Secondly, one of those Vistani characters is a hero called Ezmerelda. Ezmerelda is written initially as being ashamed of her disability, taking steps to hide it.
Wizards said they have been working with a Romani consultant to find ways to portray the Vistani in a way that doesn’t rely on reductive tropes.
Recent product announcements from Wizards of the Coast have concluded with links to many retailers. This one concludes only with a pre-order at Amazon link. The premium edition box will set you back $99.
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