|#1zombiegleemaxMar 24, 2004 17:29:04||I'm creating my first Ravenloft campaign and I was wondering if anyone could direct me towards a site that could give me ideas or inspiration for my adventure. I'm making an event-based campaign, but I'm running low on interesting stuff to do. Also, I was wondering what are the names of the months and days in Ravenloft?|
|#2MidwayHavenMar 24, 2004 22:05:19||There's a huge fan-based Ravenloft site called The Fraternity of Shadows, where the people are creepy but friendly. Check it out at|
Another interesting fan site is the Midway Haven Alchemical Observatory, which describes a quasi-religious astrological organization in Barovia and which details RL from players' points of view. It's at
Regarding the months, Ravenloft uses the standard Gregorian calendar, although many RL DM's I know use the names of the moons to describe months (e.g., "Harvest Moon" for October).
|#3zombiegleemaxMar 25, 2004 5:39:34|
Originally posted by iamthelizardking
Read the rule books. Who needs a web site? (I'm only here for the comapny )
|#4zombiegleemaxMar 25, 2004 11:49:00||It's odd that you felt the need to waste your time telling me something like that. It's obvious that I am the one who needs a website for ideas. The rule books don't just have a bunch of cool ideas man maybe you should skim over them|
|#5gonzoronMar 25, 2004 13:37:40||guys, guys, guys. Has it been so long already that we forget to point new arrivals to www.kargatane.com ? |
The website may be defunct, but the netbooks are still there.
Check out The Forgotten Children and Children of the Night: demons for some adventure ideas, and the Book of S___ series for NPC's, places, and things to use.
|#6zombiegleemaxMar 25, 2004 14:06:11||Check out my campaign summary RIGHT HERE on THIS VERY board!!!|
|#7zombiegleemaxApr 03, 2004 7:39:49||i used the calendar and names from Lord of the rings. most of my players were big LOTR fans and so it was easy for them to use thw calendar as some of them had also playerd MERPS it fitted well.|
now im using a simple calendar of just 1st, 2nd, 3rd moon etc.
dont forget you can chuck in holidays and stuff if an important dignitary dies, anniversary of their death or something like that in domains where the fight of the good is rife, adds feeling to the world.
also stuff like end of harvest celebrations and annual balls etc.
|#8zombiegleemaxApr 09, 2004 0:08:49||I'm a bit of a rogue when it comes to by-the-book DnDing. The first thing I recommend is to throw away all your books. Except the ones that you can get IDEAS and INFLUENCE from. Do not ever let the books hold you back.|
I've always found that literature has had more to offer when it comes to inspiration for DnD.
Run to google and search for Gothic Horror Authors
it might not let that link go through but if you want to truly research and run a Gothic Horror campaign or adventure this is a good companion for you.
If you want to run your pcs around with swords and axes casting spells and blowing up monsters you can disregard that link and play in Forgotten Realms.
|#9zombiegleemaxApr 09, 2004 0:10:36||Oh yah, |
MadStepDad runs amazing Ravenloft Campaigns, check his out. Used to love to read them on the Kargatane boards.
|#10john_w._mangrumApr 09, 2004 0:40:21|
Originally posted by Anorie
Oooohhhh. That explains it.
|#11zombiegleemaxApr 09, 2004 5:03:37|
Originally posted by iamthelizardking
I find the ideas casually dropped into the Ravenloft DMG to be quite excellent; but if I am short of an idea I read history books and newspapers. I recently did an entire campagn of horror based exclusively on the reports in national newspapers. In one memorable copy of The Independent I found 6 horrific stories, from a burgulary where in the victim was left tied to the bed and starved to death, to a father being found guilty for killing 6 or so of his children because they were the result of incest.
This gives the evil a very human feel.
|#12zombiegleemaxApr 13, 2004 5:41:32||I've always liked to draw from Lovecraft with some heavy modifications. Most of his work was short stories, so it's quick to get through, and you get the bonus of a good read. I'm not saying summon Hastur to Ravenloft (or am I? *evil laugh*) but use it for inspiration.|