Category Archives: Curse of Strahd

Running Curse of Strahd: Ezmerelda d’Avenir

The rider who greeted the adventurers as they descended from Argynvostholt was Ezmerelda d’Avenir, a gift to DMs everywhere. One of the major things that you’ll often need as a DM is a non-player character who can drive the plot … Continue reading

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Running Curse of Strahd, part 5 – Argynvostholt

The exploration of Argynvostholt, a large ruined manor in the heart of Barovia, began under strange circumstances. I doubt many adventurers have explored a haunted mansion whilst the entire population of a village is camping on the front porch! The … Continue reading

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D&D Player Tips: Paying Attention

One of the things that occasionally occurs in Dungeons & Dragons games is an outbreak of player arrogance. The belief that the player characters are the biggest, baddest people in the game, and that nothing can touch them. This often … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: The Artifact

The tenth adventure of Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts is The Artifact by Teos “Alphastream” Abadia. This is a fascinating adventure, which rewards players who like role-playing and investigation as opposed to straight combat. It’s also based on the classic … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: The Tempter

The ninth adventure in the fourth D&D Adventurers League season, The Tempter, has a lot to recommend it. It makes use of a number of gothic horror tropes that I adore, and it ends with the players having to make … Continue reading

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Running Curse of Strahd, part 4 – Yester Hill

Life’s been a little crazy recently, so while D&D games have continued, blog updates have not. Many apologies for that! When we last saw our brave band of adventurers, they were heading off to Vallaki to find a wedding dress … Continue reading

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Running Curse of Strahd, part 3: Krezk

In our previous installment, the adventurers had defeated the druids and blights that had taken over the Wizard of Wines winery. It was now time for them to go to Krezk with the winecarts, fulfilling their pledge to the villagers … Continue reading

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The Two Doorways – Tales from Curse of Strahd

Last night, my Wednesday night group continued their quest through Curse of Strahd. This is the second group I’m running through the adventure, and they’re making different choices from the first group. Occasionally very different choices. And last night, most … Continue reading

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5E Adventure Review: The Innocent

The Innocent is the seventh adventure in Misty Fortunes and Absent Hearts, the fourth season of adventures from the D&D Adventurers League. It’s properly the first adventure in the second part of the storyline, following on from the transitional adventure … Continue reading

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5E Accessory Review: Curse of Strahd DM Screen

Gale Force 9 have been producing a range of accessories for D&D for a while now. Their early 5E releases weren’t always well received, but, with their two main Curse of Strahd accessories – the Tarokka deck and the Curse … Continue reading

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