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Barovia Gazetteer: Van Richten's Tower



The Barovia Gazetteers present a series of location guides for running Curse of Strahd. These guides are designed to augment the existing campaign with background information, character profiles, additional encounters and scenario hooks, and tips for running the game. The goal is to create a rich, immersive Barovian setting that feels authentic and internally consistent without sacrificing the horror.

Van Richten's Tower is a comprehensive campaign guide and expansion covering all things relating to the irascible monster hunter. This guide contains a wealth of background information and resources, including:
  • Guidelines for running the magical traps
  • Suggestions for increasing the challenge in the special events
  • Details of Van Richten's plan to attack the Vistani
  • Rules for conducting the blood rite to lift van Richten's curse
  • Strahd's counterattack against van Richten
  • Specialized equipment for van Richten's monster hunting arsenal
  • A rewritten journal that reconciles van Richten and Ezmerelda's histories while excising the problematic stereotypes of the Vistani
  • NEW! All handouts now available as separate, editable Word files so you can customize them for your game
With this guide, you can take Rudolph van Richten's war against Strahd well beyond the shores of Lake Baratok.

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