Chapter 14 – Yester Hill

The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! This is a short chapter. You will have noticed there are some encounters with druids in the random encounter tables. These folks wear ragged clothes and their demeanor and appearance is savage. It’s never stated in the book specifically, but rather implied, that all…

Map 98 – Acorns Vale

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Today I bring you a regional map of Acorns Vale. A forested area north of an important road. South of the forest, a bridge stands close to a small village. This is Galifar’s Hollow. It used to be a simple road inn/tavern, but it’s grown to be a…

Map 97 – Demonic Burrow

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Sir Norman Belfast is an accomplished mage, his reputation precedes him as a person of knowledge and wisdom. Over two weeks ago he came to possess a dark leather-bound book with a demonic sigil in its cover. It was brought to him to analyze and safe keeping, there…

The Dark Gifts – Dialogue Compendium

The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! This is a special article which serves as an expansion for Chapter 13 – The Amber Temple. As described in page 191, each of the amber vaults contains 1 or more amber sarcophagi. Inside each sarcophagus a sliver of pure evil is trapped. This…

Map 96 – Druid’s Hut

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! It is very well noted by travelers and locals that there is an evergreen area north of town. Regardless of the current season, be it autumn or winter. A patch of land on top of a hill is always fresh and green. There is a wooden hut on…

Chapter 13 – The Amber Temple

The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! The Amber Temple, better known as the TPK (Total Party Kill) temple. This place is as mysterious and dangerous as it gets. The real danger here is that nothing stops a party of level 5 PCs from coming here in search of Strahd’s information…

Map 95 – Galifar’s Hollow

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Galifar’s Hollow is a small village that started growing around an inn near Galifar’s Valley, hence the name. It has a shifting population of about 30-40 people. Most of them humans. It all started some years ago when Mr. Tapper inherited some land near the bridge and was…

Map 94 – Bastion of Ice and Snow

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! The illustrations used in this document were originally commissioned by a colleague, friend and patron, M.T. Black. He is a best-selling author at DM’s Guild and these illustrations are part of his next title “Bastion of the Frost Lord”. What follows is not part of his product, nor…

Map 93 – Blood Temple

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Introduction The next game master aid features an underground temple built to a malignant entity from the abyss. In the main room, there is a statue representing said being. The statue is magical and holds a sliver of the archdemon’s power, think of it as an avatar. The…

Chapter 12 – The Wizard of Wines

The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! This is a very interesting chapter. For starters it’s optional, but this one has strong hooks that connect it to other areas in Barovia and other quests. Due to these interconnections it is probable that the party will wind up at the winery and try…

Map 92 – Pirate Cove

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Good day Prospect Denizens of the Tower, what follows is an explanation of what’s included if you decide to join my Patreon page. The illustration you see here is FREE for personal use though. I bring you the first Roll20 ready map of July. By the way, Happy…

Chapter 11 – Van Richten’s Tower

The GUIDE index for Curse of Strahd and other related articles can be found here ! After the Valley of Barovia was conquered by Strahd’s armies and the construction of Castle Ravenloft began, an archwizard named Khazan was hired to aid on the project. After the castle was complete he retired to the Barovian countryside. He built a tower in…