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Weekend at Strahd’s

Experience this totally wicked two-hour adventure for 3-6 characters levels 5-10 from the fantabulous minds of Anthony Joyce and Oliver Clegg!

Whoa! You’ve just killed Strahd but his body remains?! How can this be?! Lead your party on a retro journey through Castle Ravenloft to collect five pieces of a powerful artifact known as the Pentaforce to summon a powerful entity that can put an end to Strahd’s reign once and for all!

Experience the rad music of the 1980’s as it guides you from room to room, confronting horrors like the Brunch Club, Ghost Hunters, thrilling zombies, Ricky Roll, the Loonies, Prom (Barovian Winter Fantasy ‘86), a flash-dance off with hags, aerobics with undead, Jeremy Krawfjord, Kris Purkens, and much more!

This 1980’s inspired PDF is professionally designed and illustrated by Gordon McAlpin. Inside you’ll find hyperlinks to each creature and their stat blocks on D&D Beyond accessible for free! This PDF also includes hyperlinks to a curated “Weekend at Strahd’s” playlist on Spotify so you can wow your players and relive the epic music of the 1980’s as you put an end to the reign of Strahd von Zarovich!

This adventure does not require players to have played Curse of Strahd, nor does it spoil anything in Curse of Strahd. This adventure is designed to play casually as a one shot in a tubular party atmosphere, it’s soooo bodacious.

P.S. One player plays as Strahd’s corpse...yes, you read that correctly...one lucky player gets to play the entire time as the corpse of Strahd! Oh, and the player that dies the most wins a crayon drawing of Frankenstein Ronald Reagan. Enjoy!

Honest reviews and ratings are greatly appreciated!



 
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Jamie M December 03, 2019 6:16 am UTC
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This was tons of fun, I just wanted to share that maybe you should warn your players not to mix dairy with acidic ingredients for the New Koke. My homebrewed tepache simply did not agree with another player's muscle milk.
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Cory G November 28, 2019 12:00 am UTC
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Awesome!
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Alex D October 31, 2019 3:24 pm UTC
Is this Adventures league legal?
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Alex D October 31, 2019 3:24 pm UTC
Is this Adventures league legal?
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Anthony J October 31, 2019 4:41 pm UTC
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Unfortunately it is not.
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Brian B November 10, 2019 7:44 am UTC
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Who cares? AL sucks.
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John B October 29, 2019 12:56 am UTC
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This was a high quality one shot, highly recommended. One of the best purchases I've ever made on DMsGuild!
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Anthony J October 29, 2019 1:32 am UTC
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Thanks for the kind words John! Glad you enjoyed it!!
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Iris T October 28, 2019 10:51 pm UTC
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Does this require me to have watched Weekend at Bernie's? Because I missed that cultural milestone...
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Anthony J October 28, 2019 10:55 pm UTC
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No, that’s not required...but I pray to Lathander for your soul.
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Susannah R October 28, 2019 1:43 am UTC
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A lot of laughing and fun was had! Everyone enjoyed! As the DM, this was a lot of fun to run. I love that y'all put the links for the music and monsters in the pdf. Unfortunately, my tablet couldn't keep up. Live and learn. Next time I'll print it and I have the song list on Spoofy. Well write and realized, gents!
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Anthony J October 28, 2019 3:03 am UTC
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Happy to hear you enjoyed it!! Thanks for running it!
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Robert M October 21, 2019 4:47 pm UTC
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Strahd is just limited in that he can't talk, correct? If a check needs to be made or combat breaks out, the player controlling Strahd can participate in those? Likewise does the player controlling Strahd have access to all their powers, i.e. Spellcasting, Legendary Resistances, etc?
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Anthony J October 21, 2019 5:27 pm UTC
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Strahd has access to whatever stat block you end up using. Not talking is just to be silly and act like a game of charades. Whatever works best for you and your group I recommend you go with.
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John O October 15, 2019 2:28 pm UTC
Isn't playing a corpse going to be really boring?
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Anthony J October 15, 2019 2:38 pm UTC
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The corpse uses Vampire or Strahd’s stat block, they have many things they can do. Except, they cannot talk. Think of it as charades or imagine the movie, “Weekend at Bernie’s,” that’s the flavor we are going for. Certainly isn’t boring if you’re group is up for good laughs and doesn’t take itself seriously.
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jimmy H October 14, 2019 6:50 pm UTC
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The Spotify playlist doesn't have the correct Don't You by Simple Minds. Take a listen.
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Anthony J October 14, 2019 7:09 pm UTC
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Hmmmm, strange. It seems this change occurred on Spotify’s end. I’ll try to get the hyperlink updated soon. However I’ll go ahead and manually add the correct track to the playlist for now. Thanks!
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Becky W October 14, 2019 12:37 am UTC
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Does this really not spoil anything for CoS? Because glancing over it, it looks like it totally does.
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Anthony J October 14, 2019 1:17 am UTC
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While the adventure uses the names of characters featured in Curse of Strahd, and we made each location one from Castle Ravenloft, none of the rooms or NPCs are actually revealing anything from CoS. In other words the rooms and NPCs are original and wouldn’t reveal anything that would spoil a surprise in CoS, unless you consider the NPC names and locations, spoilers. Hope this helps.
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Robert M October 12, 2019 8:28 pm UTC
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There's no reason for the players to take Strahd around, unless out of telling them right before hand that one is supposed to play as Strahd. Is that the suggestion or let them wait and see?
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Anthony J October 12, 2019 8:41 pm UTC
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“Weekend at Strahd’s” is designed as a humorous one-shot adventure. Before playing, the DM should inform the players of this, and also allow a player to play Strahd’s corpse.

However, you can play this immediately after Curse of Strahd, I recommend the DM adjust accordingly to fit the needs of their group at the table.

There’s no wrong way to handle this, the DM is empowered to adjust to their unique needs to enhance/increase fun. Don’t hesitate to do what makes sense at your table.

Hope this helps!
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Vladislav S October 03, 2019 8:25 pm UTC
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Hello, thx for the epic adventure. But I have a question. Should I tell my party about exact locations of Pentaforce after their roll of 5d10 or they can walk across all locations and explore every scene possible?
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Anthony J October 03, 2019 8:27 pm UTC
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If you are on a time crunch and want to be two hours or less Pidlwick can inform them of the locations (like a fortune telling). If you want to extend gameplay I recommend you don’t tell them. Up to you.

-Anthony
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Vladislav S October 03, 2019 8:45 pm UTC
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Thank you! Im gonna extend gameplay as possible cause it's too good to be short! :)
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Josh L October 03, 2019 7:54 am UTC
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Is a map available or do we need to come up with something ourselves? Just wondering if one had already been created, or if we are supposed to use the maps in Curse of Strahd cobbled together???
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Anthony J October 03, 2019 10:36 am UTC
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Hi Josh, the adventure is specifically designed for casual play, and to last about two hours. We did this so it can be used at parties, etc. There is no need for maps, however if you own Curse of Strahd and want to recreate maps, you can. You can use the room references we list for Curse of Strahd to draw the maps.

Otherwise come up with anything you’d like. During playtesting we ran this using theater of the mind. The maps/tactics aren’t important like normal D&D sessions, it’s more about “TUBULAR FUN” with this adventure.

So feel free to do what works best for you and your group.

-Anthony
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Garrod D October 02, 2019 7:59 pm UTC
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Question regarding the player who actually gets to play Strahd, as he can't talk do you think they might get bored being unable to communicate apart from shuffling? I don't remember them pretending to make him talk in the film
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Anthony J October 02, 2019 8:14 pm UTC
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There are some spells that players can use to give it the illusion of Strahd talking. In my playtests, the Strahd player had to come up with funny ways to communicate in character. Out of character they can talk, laugh, etc.

Or you’re empowered to give Strahd his voice (maybe steal Pidlwick’s voicebox?).
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Tannin G October 02, 2019 5:00 pm UTC
I love the reference.
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Anthony J October 02, 2019 8:14 pm UTC
CREATOR
Thank you!
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