member, 698 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 23:03
IC: D&D5E Ravenloft / Cthulhu game...
This is a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game set in Ravenloft that is heavily influenced by Call of Cthulhu, Sandy Petersenís Cthulhu Mythos, Grim Hollow, The Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond, Darkest Dungeon, and the original dark versions of Grimmsí Fairy Tales. Think gothic horror and dark fantasy. When Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft drops I will pick it up and see if we can use anything.

Gothic horror is more atmospheric and dread-based than jump scare and gore-based. Itís darker, more frightening, and the monsters are tougher. Foggy moors, decrepit castles, prophecies, fortune tellers, and madness. Relatively normal or low-powered people taking on forces and beings far beyond their comprehension. They investigate strange murders and nefarious cults, fight the monsters as best they can, and discover dark secrets. But those secrets have a price, and itís often death or madness.

This will be a player-driven sandbox game with no predefined plot that takes place in a persistent world. In this case, a Cthulhu Mythos-infused Ravenloft. I will fill the world with plot hooks and adventure seeds and itís up to the players to engage with the ones they find most interesting. If interest is low (up to seven players), then that will be the regular group. If interest is higher (eight or more), then we will have two groups. My limit is 12-14 players in two six-to-seven person groups.

Anyone who played in the old version of this game is welcome to join and will get priority. Though this is a reboot, so no using old characters or picking up where they left off.

Though we will probably start in Barovia, keep in mind that Ravenloft is far more than the castle, Strahd, and the valley of Barovia. Elements of Curse of Strahd will be available if players choose. But remember, an ever-shifting demiplane surrounds the valley and all manner of horrors await beyond the Mists...

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 member, 7 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 23:37
IC: Mythos Tales of Ravenloft...
I couldn't be more interested.
 subscriber, 167 posts
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 23:40
IC: Mythos Tales of Ravenloft...

As a self avowed Ravenloft nerd, this has piqued my interest.  I would definitely give this one a look see and drop an RTJ if it ever gets legs under it.

I've preordered VGtR and would love to take some of that material out for a test drive.
 member, 36 posts
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 17:40
IC: Mythos Tales of Ravenloft...
I love the sound of this. Ravenloft has always had a certain appeal to me, and that list of influences only increased my interest exponentially.
 member, 132 posts
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 20:01
IC: Mythos Tales of Ravenloft...
I would be interested in this, Ravenloft has always been one of my favorites.
Prince of Boredom
 member, 13 posts
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 20:59
IC: D&D5E Ravenloft / Cthulhu game...
Definitely sounds interesting; I'm intrigued by the idea of a well executed gothic horror D&D game.