|#1fiendish_platypusMar 28, 2007 15:12:21||I just picked up EtCR and it was alright, not amazing, but alright. Then I went to search for more on Ravenloft (wich I thought was just Barovia) and found this and it made it soooo much cooler. Now I'm looking for any info I can get on Ravenloft, I know hardly anything, just the stuff in EtCR and what it says on wikipedia. Is there anywhere else I can get Ravenloft info? Any 3.5 books, or novels I might be able to get my hands on, maybe even earlier editions?|
|#2zombiegleemaxMar 28, 2007 15:48:42||The 3.5 information was published by White Wolf - you can find their website here: www.whitewolf.ca (IIRC - if not then it ends as appropriate for a Canadian website)|
Some of the 2E information is available as free downloads from the "Old Edition Free Downloads" section, the rest you can get second-hand from most book e-retailers (e.g. Amazon)
You may also want to check out the Fraternity of Shadows website (Think it's www.fraternityofshadows.com but there's a link in several peoples' sigs)
In fact if you click into the Wikipedia entry for Ravenloft then pretty much all the external links are worth checking.
|#3darkorMar 28, 2007 15:52:17|
The 3.5 information was published by White Wolf - you can find their website here: www.whitewolf.ca (IIRC - if not then it ends as appropriate for a Canadian website)
sorry RevIron, it's www.white-wolf.com;)
|#4fiendish_platypusMar 28, 2007 17:38:52||Thanks for the replies and links.|
EDIT: Maybe I'm just really stupid, but I can't find any Ravnloft stuff under "Old Edition Free Downloads"
|#5kwdbladeMar 28, 2007 21:12:50||I10 Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill, Touch Of Death, Feast of Goblyns, Ship Of Horror, From The Shadows, Roots Of Evil, and Night Of The Walking Dead are all Ravenloft modules from 2nd Ed that can be found under old downloads. You just gotta scroll down alittle. Have Fun.|
|#6gonzoronMar 29, 2007 13:35:01||Welcome to the misty realms! You'll find lots of good info over at www.fraternityofshadows.com, escpecially their FAQ in the "Study" section would be useful to a new prisoner--- er, I mean fan.|
|#7fiendish_platypusMar 29, 2007 15:13:24||Where can I get those books it talks about (somethin' about Ravenloft Player's Handbook or somethin'...). Are they wizards stuff? Also is there a campaign setting book for Ravenloft (such as Eberron Campaign Setting, Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, etc.)?|
|#8rotipherMar 29, 2007 15:28:48||Arthaus (a branch of White Wolf) published a Ravenloft Campaign Setting book for 3E under license from WotC, and a Ravenloft PHB containing virtually identical information, but revised for v3.5, a few years later. They aren't making new copies of these books, due to their license to use TSR's old Ravenloft copyright having ended, but they're still fairly easy to find on eBay, amazon, and other online sources, as well as in some game-stores.|
Aside from these, Arthaus also released a DMG, two editions (3E and 3.5) of a Ravenloft-setting monster book, and a large number of softbound supplements of varied quality. Many of these are also still available from game-suppliers who haven't exhausted their stocks from Arthaus yet.
|#9fiendish_platypusMar 29, 2007 15:35:25|
Arthaus (a branch of White Wolf) published a Ravenloft Campaign Setting book for 3E under license from WotC, and a Ravenloft PHB containing virtually identical information, but revised for v3.5, a few years later. They aren't making new copies of these books, due to their license to use TSR's old Ravenloft copyright having ended, but they're still fairly easy to find on eBay, amazon, and other online sources, as well as in some game-stores.
Don't think there's any of those around here , and my mom won't let me get stuff over the internet (I'm only 14, okay), it really pisses me off sometimes, times like this...
|#10rotipherMar 29, 2007 16:04:30||Too bad. Maybe if you tell her that learning about Ravenloft will give you a reason to read classic novels, she'll make an exception? Even if it is "Frankenstein", etc.|
|#11gonzoronMar 29, 2007 17:05:10||You could ask your local game shop. Maybe they wouldn't mind ordering for you, even if they have to get them from ebay, or wherever. good luck!|
|#12rotipherMar 29, 2007 17:31:34||For that matter, a chain bookstore might be willing to assist you by digging up a copy at another outlet and shipping it in, if you explain your needs. Offering to pay for the book in advance can help, if they seem reluctant.|
Better yet, ask a friend whose Mom isn't so strict about online purchases to order it for you, and then reimburse them when it arrives.
|#13fiendish_platypusMar 29, 2007 17:50:34||My local gaming store is really big into warhammer, has maybe ten D+D books (on a good day) and chances are three of them are the same. I'm going to Ottawa on the tomorrow, going to try to convince my mom to take me to some book places there.|
|#14zombiegleemaxMar 29, 2007 18:42:58||There are quite a few good gaming shops in Ottawa. My contact recommends Fandom 2, Comic Book Shoppe and Silver Snail, but check Fandom 2 first since they usually have a good selection.|
|#15fiendish_platypusMar 29, 2007 18:49:10|
There are quite a few good gaming shops in Ottawa. My contact recommends Fandom 2, Comic Book Shoppe and Silver Snail, but check Fandom 2 first since they usually have a good selection.
Thanks, only one problem, I have no clue where those are, and my mom doesn't really want to go driving around the whole city, I think we're going to be at some mall most of the time, so the stores I can visit are limited, I'll keep that list in mind though, my dad usually likes checking out D+D stuff, I might be able to go when I see him.
|#16kwdbladeMar 29, 2007 22:23:52||The Gamers Paradise near me still has the 3 Ravenloft Core books (Campaign Setting, DMG, and Denizens of Dread), so maybe your mall has a Gamers Paradise? Alot of old book stores also have old 2nd Ed modules and rulebooks, and sometimes some new(er) 3.0 and 3.5 Ravenloft books. If all else fails, there is the off chance your local library has them, but its very doubtful. As a last resort, some websites allow you to download the stuff for free, though the legallity of this is questionable.|
|#17darkorMar 30, 2007 8:15:29||if your mother only has a problem with the "send me money and I send you the item" part of the internet buying, I can suggest drivethrurpg.com wich allow you to download a legal .pdf version of the book for about half the price of the physical book IIRC.|
|#18zombiegleemaxMar 31, 2007 5:40:20||Might maps.yahoo.com help with locating those physical stores?|
And f_p, is your mom concerned with the security of online shopping (mine certainly is, so I usually end up doing the shopping for her-- mind you, I'm old enough to easily have a kid your age, so there's a difference there!) or just worried you might get too enthused and spend money you don't really have? (A legitimate problem at all ages!)