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5E Curse of Strahd 'Revamped' Boxed Collector's Edition

If you're in the market for a revamped (geddit?) edition of Curse of Strahd (which is my favourite of all the D&D adventures so far) in a coffin-shaped box with additional material, you're in luck!

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This boxed set is coming out in October and costs $99.99.

There's a whole bunch of stuff included:
  • Updated softcover of the adventure itself, including errata and presumably some of the other adjustments to Vistani talked about recently.
  • A short 20-book of monsters called Creatures of Horror.
  • Double sided poster map of Barovia and Castle Ravenloft.
  • A Tarokka deck and 8-page booklet.
  • Handouts for players.
  • A dozen 'postcards' from Barovia.
  • A DMs Screen.
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Updates to the original adventure include errata, minor tweaks, and sections of text which have been identified as problematic regarding the Vistani.

IGN has a video looking inside the box.
 
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Russ Morrissey

Comments


MGibster

Hero
It's in a nice box so that's not so bad. I probably would have purchased this back in 2016, but I doubt I'll ever run CoS again. I'm more likely to run the original I-6 module than I can CoS.
 


Parmandur

Legend
So, this is one of the two products involving the Vistani that they mentioned in their statement about diversity. One more incoming...
 
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Parmandur

Legend
This is interesting, it looks like the Q4 book is about done, and involves Orc and Drow specifically:

Such projects, like the upcoming Rime of the Frostmaiden adventure and another still-to-be-revealed title, see constant iteration. Chris and the team were making tweaks and edits to the entries for how the book handles formerly "evil" races like Orcs and Drow right up until the book was recently sent off for printing. "Every product is an opportunity for us to get (A) more sensitive and more aware," Perkins said. "And (B) to get more voices involved in our products and our product making in our product planning. And that means working with a broader range of freelancers, that means bringing people on staff who have different perspectives, different backgrounds and voices, and bigger, more fundamental steps than, you know, a change to a word here or a page there."
 



Charlaquin

Goblin Queen
So, this is one of the two products involving the Vostani that they mentioned in their statement about diversity. One more incoming...
So, not only did the changes to the Vistani in CoS that they teased turn out to be quite minor, but also one of the two upcoming products featuring the revised Vistani was... The exact same adventure in a boxed set.

How disappointing.
 



Parmandur

Legend
So, not only did the changes to the Vistani in CoS that they teased turn out to be quite minor, but also one of the two upcoming products featuring the revised Vistani was... The exact same adventure in a boxed set.

How disappointing.
Well, if the Q4 book involves 4E style Vistani as a player type, that would be fairly cool. Let's see what Option Number 2 is...
 


Retreater

Legend
I haven't bought any of the collector's edition stuff. Not going to start now, especially considering I am already running this campaign. Plus physical maps, handouts, and props are worthless in quarantine online games.
So hard pass for me.
 



Reynard

Legend
This is more evidence that WotC is looking to make its 5E library evergreen. Good. A lot of people have suggested that 5E is the "last edition" of D&D, and if that's rue that means even the early adventures need to stay in print for a long time. And given the attitude changes in the community based on larger societal changes, it's no surprise they wouldn't take the opportunity to make some edits. I expect when they get around to reprinting the hardcover they will use the same insides as this boxed set softcover.

Maybe when they do Dragon Heist they will revise it and actually put a heist in the adventure...
 


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