Expedition to Castle Ravenloft TOC Posted



Sep 29, 2006 11:31:23



Sep 30, 2006 11:59:13
It's nice to see ~67 pages devoted to the areas outside the castle proper. That said, I'm curious as to how many real hooks are provided therein and how much is essentially random encounter material.


Sep 30, 2006 18:47:11
Hrm. Each encounter seems to be exactly two pages. I guess they have a very rigid layout going. A couple of the larger one have a few more pages, the big climaxes and the like.

The castle gets 20 pages, the villiage seems to be covered in 5 pages and the rest of the land in 7. That's just over 30 pages of descriptive text and background.
Compare that with the 110 pages needed to set-up the 9 or 10 combat/trap encounters.

And just look at some of the encounters. "Elf Ambush"? "Nymph Hideaway"?? Plus the no less than three zombie encounteres and additional ghoul attacks.

Two things that caught my eye:
* In the Adventure Hooks section there's a hood labeled "Relics of the Morninglord". That's a nice reference.
* Saint Markovia. Really?


Oct 02, 2006 7:47:27
My opinion: Seems like WotC got something on there mind...


Oct 18, 2006 19:01:28
I agree with Darkor on this one. Check out my thread about Worldwide Gameday. This is starting to really look like Wizards is gauging consumer interest in the brand.