Castle Ravenloft: The monsters of Castle Ravenloft

The monster compendium,
from Dungeons & Dragons Castle Ravenloft board game, is made of ten entries.  From the undead to dangerous animals, these dungeon crawlers are fearsome opponents and should be avoided by all but the best of heroes.  Before you think about finding treasure in Strahd’s castle, study what you’ll be up against.

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Castle Ravenloft: Find the Icon of Ravenloft (4/9/2016)

We’ve pulled the box from the back of the closet,

after a long year of hiding.  It’s a new session of Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft.  To commemorate the event, we’re going with a rare, extravagant 5-hero session of Adventure 2: Find the Icon of Ravenloft.

Clerics rumor an ancient artifact exists to defend the town of Barovia from the vampire lord, Strahd.   The only thing that stands in the way is endless corridors of darkness and an army of monsters.

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Castle Ravenloft: Playing the Eagle Eyes treasure card

CastleRavenloft_Fortune_EagleEyesEagle Eyes,

a treasure fortune card from Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft board game.  At first look, it seems not to offer anything new and nothing you wouldn’t have done without the card.  You’re not alone if it seems confusing about what to do after your hero phase.  Here is how we interpret it and why.

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Castle Ravenloft: Rampaging Golem (1/18/2015)

CastleRavenloft-20150118A year has passed,
since 3 hapless volunteers ventured into Strahd’s castle to tackle his flesh golem, unsuccessfully.  Today, revered heroes, take their place.  Thorgrim and Allisa attempt to do the job where three had failed.  From Dungeon and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft, its Adventure 11: Rampaging Golem!

Strahd’s twisted experiments with death created a monster that has a shambling semblance of life.

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Castle Ravenloft: Rampaging Golem (1/2/2014)

IMG_0561Adventure 11: Rampaging Golem

If there were three overlooked characters of Dungeons and Dragons Castle Ravenloft, they would be; the mutant Arjhan, the underestimated Kat, and an underdeveloped Eladrin wizard, Immeril.  Each choose to prove their metal by volunteering into Strahd’s crypts to deactivate a rampaging golem.

“The three heroes must either pacify or destroy Strahd’s newest servant, a powerful flesh golem.”


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Castle Ravenloft: Impossible (8/30/2013)

CR_083013Here is an abbreviated session Dungeon and Dragons Castle Ravenloft board game.  It was the challenging solo Adventure 7: Impossible.  Nicknamed “sore loser”, this session shows how unfair, unkind, and uneasy the game can be.

The Heroes have been separated just as Strahd’s most-power allies prepare to invade the town of Barovia.

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Castle Ravenloft: Escape the Tomb (1/19/2013)


This is a session chronicling Dungeon and Dragons Castle Ravenloft board game.  It was a one hero session in Adventure 1: Escape the Tomb.

A Hero, alone in the dungeon crypts, must escape before the sun sets and Strahd returns …

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