Can a horror still be untold if it’s been revealed? Told horrors doesn’t have the same ring, but the art of Ravenloft is gorgeous.
Whether the horrors are told or untold, there’s sure a wide variety of them, and in a new video the D&D team reveals some of the horror that awaits you in Ravenloft with some stunning art that contains some sneaky spoilers for the kinds of creeps and crawlies you’ll run into in Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft.
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, and you can infer so much from what’s happening here–there’s a lot of “exploration of horror” here when talking about the different genres, we’ve seen a few different icons that indicate what kind of horror is out there, but with the art we get a good look at some of the new monsters, new plotlines, and more that await you in the book. Let’s take a look.
This is the basic overview, but the artwork reveals a broad net cast by this book, including the best thing I’ve seen yet.
Yeah D&D is Shadowrun now. Like, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen that character on the cover of some kind of Berlin Flux State adventure or something. All they’re missing is a cool gun in the other hand. But wait, there’s a piece of art for that too.
This hunter, clearly wielding a flintlock pistol is straight out of like, Warhammer Fantasy and is either fighting off Skaven, or it’s Bloodborne and there’s some sort of blood happening in the background. Fear the Old Blood, right?
What really gets me is the sheer variety of horror you can see in this art. The above picture looks like a blood crystal pulsing with a weird shadowy energy inside. While the one right below is definitely a different kind of cosmic horror:
You can even get a glimpse of some new monsters, and a look at the diversity of creature types in the art. Confirmed for Ravenloft: Jiang Shi…
…as well as plague zombies…
…and whatever this is:
Once again, this feels like a Bloodborne villain. You can also get an idea of what your adventures might be like. For instance, there’s a prominent display of Frankenstein-esque Dr.’s and Monsters in the art dump:
What about ghosts? Do you like ghosts?
Because there’s plenty of ghosts.
Even dracula ghosts. And speaking of draculas, there are plenty of those around as well, including dracula knights:
And plenty of heroes who have a little bit of a dracula bite:
That’s a look at the three different new player race options you’ll find in Van Richten’s Guide. As well we know there are new monsters–and a whole lot of Werewolves.
So whether you’re hunting monsters, or being hunted by them–it looks like there’s something for everyone. From new twists on old favorites, to monsters we haven’t seen in action before. If you want to tell some scary stories and have spooky adventures, Van Richten’s Guide looks to live up to that promise.