Looks like we're returning to Ravenloft this Halloween - Curse of Strahd Revamped has just been unveiled, and the popular D&D campaign has been revised for an October 20, 2020 release. This premium edition features a gothic, coffin-esque box, unique items (including 54 foil-stamped Tarokka cards), a 20-page Creatures of Horror booklet, and some revamped lore.
- Curse of Strahd Revamped Premium Edition | $34.99 (opens in new tab) / £35.19 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Bringing players back to the ultra-gothic Castle Ravenloft, Curse of Strahd Revamped gives one of the most popular D&D campaigns a lap of honor (insert your 'rising from the dead' jokes here). Set in the realm of the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich, you and a band of unlucky adventures have been drawn into his world by means unknown - and now must escape before he feasts on you.
Although this is the same beloved story as the original 2016 release, Curse of Strahd Revamped features tons of bonus content to go with a very cool (if macabre) box, not to mention updated lore. Indeed, it has a revised take on the Vistani that the press release says "aligns with the Dungeons & Dragons team’s mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible". This is because their original depiction was criticised for being an insensitive misfire that played up to stereotypes of certain cultures.
As for what's in the box, you're getting plenty for your money. Besides the DM's screen and sourcebook you might expect, you're also receiving an atmospheric deck of cards that tells you where to go next, a double-sided map, postcards to invite your players to a game, and more.
Here's the full list:
- Unique, coffin-shaped case
- Softcover Curse of Strahd adventure book
- 54 foil-stamped Tarokka cards
- Tarokka deck-reading book
- Tuck box to hold your Tarokka deck
- Monsters and NPCs booklet
- Double-sided poster map of Barovia and Castle Ravenloft
- A 'sturdy' four-panel Dungeon Master’s screen
- Strahd von Zarovich sheet with artwork and monster stat block
- Four handouts
- 12 postcards
This comes hot on the heels of an announcement for the next D&D campaign, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden (opens in new tab), and a new Dungeons and Dragons board game (D&D Adventure Begins (opens in new tab)). Because all of the above are coming out within a month or so of each other, it's going to be a busy few weeks for tabletop fans.
Curse of Strahd Revamped pre-order
Curse of Strahd Revamped Premium Edition | $99.99 (opens in new tab) / £66.91 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Return to Castle Ravenloft with the Curse of Strahd Revamped adventure, coming October 20, 2020. This revised collector's edition comes in a very fancy coffin-shaped box and is filled with cool extras, including a Tarokka deck. We can't imagine it'll stay in stock for long, so it may be a good idea to put in a pre-order sooner than later if you want to guarantee that you'll be playing this Halloween.
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