Van Richten's guide to Ravenloft


Unleash the horrors of Ravenloft in this campaign book for the world's greatest RPG.

Terror is rampant in the nightmare realms of Ravenloft. Nobody knows this better than monster connoisseur Rudolph Van Richten. Monster connoisseur Rudolph van Richten has compiled this work of horror stories and terrible truths from his correspondence and his case files in order to be able to send a new generation of adventurers into the field against the creatures of the night.

Uncover the mysteries of Ravenloft: land in eternal mists with infamous Dark Lords, ageless vampires, zombie hordes, cosmic horrors and worse. Then make your choice: will you create your own domains of terror where horrific adventures take place? Or will you be among the haunted heroes using macabre lineages, double-edged Dark Talents, haunted underclasses, and other forbidden powers?

Van Richten's Ravenloft Guide contains materials for players and game masters to create horror campaigns in Dungeons & Dragons. Discover a wealth of new plots, character options, and campaign customization options to create the most exciting settings for Dungeons & Dragons adventures!

  • Travel (perhaps willingly) to familiar domains and discover new ones: Ravenloft's expanded domains of terror return for the first time in fifth edition! Contains rules and tips for creating your own Domains and Dark Lords using established horror themes or your own imagination.
  • Discover numerous new backgrounds and objects in keeping with the horror theme, as well as new character lineages including Dhampir, Witchblood and Reborn.
  • Find two new subclasses: School of Spirits for Bards and Pact with the Undead for Warlocks.
  • Explore the dark gifts of the characters that bring your place in the Dread Domains to life.
  • Experience confrontations with various creatures from the monstrous bestiary.
  • A brand new adventure is also included!

On the title
In the shadow of Ravenloft Castle, Doctor Rudolph van Richten and Ez d'Avenir confront the vampire Strahd von Zarowitsch. Illustration by Anna Podedworna.

Expected delivery date is June 21, 2022