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Curse of Strahd DM's Kit & Screen

  • Expand or narrow the focus of Curse of Strahd to make it as long or as short as you want!
  • Three fully detailed player factions: The Dark Powers, the Order of the Silver Dragon, and the Keepers of the Feather!
  • An extensive NPC index and Dungeon Master Screen inserts!

The Curse of Strahd imperils the player characters at every turn when they enter The Mists and find themselves in the haunted land of Barovia. An epic adventure path requires just the right tools to make running it fast and fun for Dungeon Masters, and this DM's Kit & Screen provides all the reference material you need at your fingertips, as well as expanded and brand new story material to make your Curse of Strahd campaign even more fun!

For the price of a large cup o' joe, you can now have all the tools you need to make Curse of Strahd even more epic, plus easier to run at any length!

Written, compiled and edited by Tim Bannock. Layout and graphic elements by Elena Naylor. Interior art by Matthew Richmond, Patrick E. Pullen, David Revoy, Aaron Lee, and Wizards of the Coast.

If you like what you see here, check out Tim Bannock's other RPGs, supplements, and collaborations!

DMs Guild:


Old School Hacks series:

Old School Hacks Vol. 1: Hexcrawling - Wilderness Exploration and Random Encounters   Old School Hacks Vol. 2: Player Roles

Full-length adventures:

Modrons, Mephits & Mayhem! - Adventure for Levels 5-8   Curse of the Gumdrop Ooze

Campaign tools, handouts, and custom Dungeon Master Screen inserts:

The Hag’s Hexes   Forging the Forgotten Realms: A DM’s Kit for Running the Realms   Calendar of Harptos   Optional Rules & Random Tables Indexes   Curse of Strahd DM's Kit & Screen   Out of the Abyss DM's Kit & Screen

Free adventures and previews:

The Dam Kobolds Expansion! - An expansion for Encounters in the Savage Jungles   Modrons, Mephits & Mayhem (Free Preview Edition)

Tim Bannock is an RPG enthusiast since 1985. He got his start in the RPG industry as a game reviewer, then an editor and playtester working with Inkwell Ideas and several indie publishers. He now designs, writes, and handles project management for releases on the Dungeon Masters Guild and the Cortex Plus Creator Studio through DriveThruRPG.

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Connall L March 09, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
Can't seem to open the file for some reason, Acrobat just says the file is damaged. Tried downloading multiple times, no luck.
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Connall L March 10, 2018 1:20 pm UTC
Nevermind, appears it must be an issue with my computer.
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Tim B March 12, 2018 11:58 pm UTC
Glad it's resolved!
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Tim B February 21, 2018 9:06 pm UTC
UPDATED 2/21/2018! New layout and new advice for short runs through Castle Ravenloft!

We've updated the layout to make this guide much, much better looking. On top of that, we've added an extended example of how to run a one- or two-session romp through Castle Ravenloft to kill Strahd, perfect for pick-up games, convention games, or a yearly attempt to take down the vampire lord on Halloween!
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Tim B August 05, 2016 8:46 pm UTC
The latest version uploaded is likely to stand as the final version, barring any major errata. Thank you all for your support! Enjoy!
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Matt M July 21, 2016 10:50 pm UTC
I think it would also be useful to include the cosmetic spell modifications from page 24 of the adventure book. Any chance you could add those, please?
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Tim B July 26, 2016 11:06 pm UTC
I'm currently working on some minor layout tweaks across the board, but I can definitely add the spell mods alongside those changes. I'll try to get this done by the end of this week (maybe Fri 7/29)!
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Tim B July 28, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Cosmetic Spell Modifications table has been added to both versions of the screen with the latest layout update. Thanks for the feedback!
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Matt M July 28, 2016 9:59 pm UTC
Thank you!
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richard F July 01, 2016 5:09 pm UTC
There is a lot of extra space at the top of (all) of your PDFs.
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Tim B July 06, 2016 6:59 pm UTC
Noted! I'll look into some layout updates across the board. Unfortunately, it's not my specialty, so I don't always notice things like that ;-)

Thank you very much for the feedback!
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Tim B August 01, 2016 5:45 pm UTC
FYI, layout changes have updated this issue. I think I still have a few other releases of mine I have to correct along these lines, but that'll continue to happen over time, and my templates have been updated so this won't continue going forward!

Thanks again for the feedback. It really helps!
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richard F August 05, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
No problem, thanks for a super useful tool.
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Ronald C April 28, 2016 9:09 pm UTC
anyway to make the DM Screen pages available in 8x10 as well.
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Tim B April 29, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
I was wondering if there would be requests for that format ;-) I will get right on that!
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Tim B May 03, 2016 6:48 pm UTC
Portrait versions of the DM Screen added. You should be able easily print it in standard 8x11 and 8x10 formats as needed.
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Tim B April 11, 2016 9:00 pm UTC
Update 4/11/2016 - Added a section on balancing options for certain encounter areas (Old Bonegrinder, Death House, Argynvostholt) and a Table of Contents.

If you see any issues or have any ideas for future updates, don't hesitate to let me know!
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