Podcast: D&D Curse of Strahd Authors Talk



Tune in to the latest D&D podcast for Chris Perkins and Tracy Hickman talking about the return to Ravenloft in D&D’s latest adventure.

By Shelly Mazzanoble, Greg Tito

“Gaming minds collide when Chris Perkins and Tracy Hickman talk about the return to Ravenloft in D&D’s latest adventure, Curse of Strahd.”

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Curse of Shrahd $49.95

Release Date: 15 March, 2016

Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came — all according to his plan. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.

  • A fantasy-horror adventure for characters levels 1 – 10, Curse of Strahd provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience.
  • Fans of the Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Game can have additional adventures in Ravenloft by participating in the D&D Adventurers League organized play program.

Curse of Strahd is produced by Wizards of the Coast. It was written by Chris Perkins, Tracy Hickman, and Laura Hickman, edited by Kim Mohan and Jeremy Crawford, and art directed by Kate Irwin. The adventure incorporates material from the original Ravenloft adventure as well as new story content created by Tracy and Laura Hickman, Chris Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters, and Jeremy Crawford.

~Have at it folks!

  • euansmith

    “Levels 1 to 10” seems a pretty big spread. Is this for characters starting at level 1 and progressing to level 10?

    • Ronin

      I believe that’s the case. It assumes players start at level 1 on page 1 and progress upwards to 10. Of course, there’s easy ways to scale the encounters based on how much XP each is worth.

      • euansmith

        That’s cool. I was just thrown as “back in my day” D&D modules would say things like, “suitable for levels 3-6”.

    • riburn3

      Yes, all the campaign books currently available start at level one and have you progress up over the course of the campaign. Before this campaign, Princes and Out of the Abyss were 1-15. It makes me wonder if this is going to be a two parter where they will make it a complete campaign to level 20.