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Books of Blood - Ravenloft Character Options


Ravenloft-inspired character options, for use in Curse of Strahd, or in any game that features dark protagonists.

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As of 5.18.16:

Races include:

  • Vistani and the three tasques
  • Dusk Elves as a subrace
  • Mongrelfolk from the Abbey
  • Ravenkin, ancient and secretive avians

Class Archetypes include:

  • Divine Domain - Burial: A cleric domain that lies the dead to rest, so that they cannot rise again.
  • Martial Archetype - Vengeance-Seeker: A fighter who is driven by vengeance.
  • Otherworldly Patron - Spirits: A warlock patron made with spirits who have unfinished business - business the warlock now must finish, with the spirits' help.
  • Arcane Tradition - Eremite: A wizard tradition focused on toiling over a bubbling cauldron to brew potent magical potions.
  • Arcane Tradition - Occult Arcanist: A wizard who researches forgotten lore.

Backgrounds include:

  • The Accursed, who labors under a terrible curse.
  • The Cold Corpse, who had a brush with death that left a mark.
  • The Fugitive, who seeks to escape their pursuer.
  • The Ghostwatcher, who can see the lingering souls of the dead.
  • The Invisible Agent, a trustworthy spy for a secret society.
  • The Knight of the Shadows, a vengeance-driven warrior on a quixotic quest.
  • The Monster Hunter, a scholar and slayer of horrid creatures.
  • The Guardian of the Order, a monk who wants to destroy evil magic.
  • The Psychic, someone sensitive to impressions of strong emotions.
  • The Redeemed, one touched by darkness who strives for the light.

Feats Include:

  • Anchorite Inquisitor, for members of the Church of Ezra
  • Knight of the Raven, for members of the Keeper of the Feather
  • Lightbringer, for members of the Church of the Morninglord
  • Pistoleer, for those wanting to wield firearms

Future Additions

  • Ravenloft deities including the Morninglord, Mother Night, Hala, Ezra, and Osiris
  • Heroic and villainous secret societies like the Green Hand, the Knights of Shadows, and the Keepers of the Feather.
  • Mechanics for corruption, panic, horror, and madness that creep up on players and form long-term adversaries to fight against.
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Sarah H August 09, 2022 4:20 pm UTC
Bought Ghostwatcher, enjoyed the content so came back for more. Do you think you'll add a Ravenloft inspired Druid class? I always liked the idea of a Circle of Death Druid.
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