Curse of Strahd Will Have A Map Pullout Poster



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Well ..... I've caved. I just came back from my buddy's new store and pre-ordered Curse of Strahd. Hopefully they can get it on the 4th.
I do think it's great that they are including a map.
Has there been any news on the new miniatures set for this adventure? (I've looked everywhere but I can't seem to find a complete list)
 

gweinel

Explorer
I can imagine one side would have the Castle Ravenloft and the other a huge map of Barovia... how i would love such double treatment!
 

JTorres

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I can imagine one side would have the Castle Ravenloft and the other a huge map of Barovia... how i would love such double treatment!

According to the podcast, one side of the map will be the re-imagined Castle Ravenloft and the other side will be a collection of some of Mike Schley's maps. Chris Perkins is on record saying that Barovia will be expanded on in CoS. Couple that with the comments on the podcast about the new book being loaded with maps and its a safe bet we're going to get a detailed picture of Barovia.
 

According to the podcast, one side of the map will be the re-imagined Castle Ravenloft and the other side will be a collection of some of Mike Schley's maps. Chris Perkins is on record saying that Barovia will be expanded on in CoS. Couple that with the comments on the podcast about the new book being loaded with maps and its a safe bet we're going to get a detailed picture of Barovia.

That's basically what I expected. I imagine the side with Schley's maps will have a map of the Barovia the domain, a map of Barovia village, and probably a few other locations germane to the adventure. It will be interesting to see if the edges of a map of the domain shows any info on the domains around Barovia...

I can't tell you how much I am excited about this. I really, really hope this becomes standard for their APs in the future - it would make DMing them soooo much easier and better...
 
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WackyAnne

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You, sir, are going to be ever so much happier after you listening to the D&D podcast with Chris Perkins, and more importantly, Tracy Hickman. No namby-pamby, glittery, teen heart-throb vampires here...

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/chris-perkins-and-tracy-hickman-curse-strahd

Hiya!

I'll continue to use my original Ravenloft box set(s) and stuff. I just hope that Curse of Strahd is about an evil blood-sucking killer monster-tyrant who terrifies and murders his own people. Strahd is a vampre...he ties you up and makes you watch as he slowly sucks the blood out of your loved one. I don't want a "poor, misunderstood soul who it being unjustly punished for all eternity because he made a single mistake out of love!"...none of that BS! Oh, and is the pic posted supposed to be Strahd? Or some wannabe model for a "dark supernatural Harlequine Romance" novel? If so, why not go all the way and just slap a picture of a bare-chested Fabio wearing a cloak and be done with it.

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 

pming

Legend
Hiya!

You, sir, are going to be ever so much happier after you listening to the D&D podcast with Chris Perkins, and more importantly, Tracy Hickman. No namby-pamby, glittery, teen heart-throb vampires here...

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/chris-perkins-and-tracy-hickman-curse-strahd

Well, didn't listen to the whole thing, but most of it. I am definitely happier and less "clenchy". ;) I'll keep my eye on it and wait for others to give it a shot and review it.

As I said, didn't listen to the whole thing...is this going to be a box set? Or is is the same horrible "hardcover, full-colour" book like the other's? I find hardback books to be about the most hard to use format for an adventure...and the full colour doesn't do it for me, it's just distracting.

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 


Benji

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I'll continue to use my original Ravenloft box set(s) and stuff. I just hope that Curse of Strahd is about an evil blood-sucking killer monster-tyrant who terrifies and murders his own people. Strahd is a vampre...he ties you up and makes you watch as he slowly sucks the blood out of your loved one. I don't want a "poor, misunderstood soul who it being unjustly punished for all eternity because he made a single mistake out of love!"...none of that BS! Oh, and is the pic posted supposed to be Strahd? Or some wannabe model for a "dark supernatural Harlequine Romance" novel? If so, why not go all the way and just slap a picture of a bare-chested Fabio wearing a cloak and be done with it.

In the Interview about the product, Hickman talks about how the 'Misunderstood soul' is a dangerous trope for society and compares strahd to an abusive lover who cannot be changed. So I think you have little to fear.

Also the 'Harlequin Romance' pic is a moving picture that occasionally changes it's face to a savage, feral vampire face. So here's hoping that's the tone.
 


Tyranthraxus

Explorer
Benji: Yeah I thought that interview with Tracy was great, as I never normally hear from him at all. I would have like Laura to have been there too for her insight too. As he talked about the Abusive Lover It clicked what he was talking about and while later editions of Ravenloft kinda turned him into something different then that its great they are going back to that font.
 

WackyAnne

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It will be hardcover, just like the other campaigns in this edition. Sadly, the era of box sets is all but over. The Paizo peeps have talked at length about the economics of it; they are just not that feasible in this day and age. Publishers are willing to take a bit of a loss when it comes to starter sets (like the one for 5E, and the Pathfinder Beginner Box), but don't feel there is enough demand at the price point they'd need to profit off of them. People over on the Paizo forums have been begging for another box set since the PFBB came out (a sandbox around Sandpoint or Varisia more widely, for instance) and despite their famed responsiveness (and changing their minds about other products they never thought they'd do, like reprints of sold-out maps), Paizo's still said that's a non-starter. And over at D&D, they've said they won't put out any product they can't be sure of selling tens of thousands of copies of. A box set with manual, module, and map, not to mention any other extras, would run well over the $60 price point that seems to be where most hardcovers top out. If you look at various kickstarters for smaller companies, they run over $100.
 

darjr

I crit!
The starter set is fairly empty. And the books fit inside of it, at least a couple at a time. Not all three core, I don't think.
 




weldon

Explorer
Ok, now that we have this beautiful map... how do I pull it out without breaking it?

I worked it back and forth several times to create a crease and loosen the perforation on each side and then slowly started working down from the edges, alternating back and forth between the left and right and top and bottom. If I got to a part that didn't separate easily, I folded it back and forth a few more times.
 

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