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D&D 5E Van Richten Domains to Scale

iltharanos

Explorer
Just out of curiosity, I wanted to see how big the mapped and scaled domains in Van Richten's were compared to one another. The tiny domain in the upper left corner is Barovia!
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iltharanos

Explorer
I've been noodling making one, but not sure that makes sense.....I really want to use it in a campaign, at least as a side distraction, more likely as the main story, but it is not easy....
The older maps of Bluetspur weren't super detailed. The original was just a mountainous area a little bigger than Barovia. The one in Domains of Dread was actually even less detailed, although it expanded the size of the domain so that it was 400 miles across (larger than the whole of the old Core). The current description describing the surface as filled with alien ruins would be interesting to map out. Depending on your campaign you could even introduce some sci-fi elements to the setting with those ruins.
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
The older maps of Bluetspur weren't super detailed. The original was just a mountainous area a little bigger than Barovia. The one in Domains of Dread was actually even less detailed, although it expanded the size of the domain so that it was 400 miles across (larger than the whole of the old Core). The current description describing the surface as filled with alien ruins would be interesting to map out. Depending on your campaign you could even introduce some sci-fi elements to the setting with those ruins.
For sure.....it's more about the thread I started....to what end? I'd think a Bluestspur campaign would be about rescuing someone/thing from the domain....maybe learning about alien tech (hmmmm....maybe I should combine it with Arcana of the Ancients).

I have some of the older stuff, ya, not much to the maps for good reason, I'd think.
 


Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Sadly no, but it's understandable given their description of the domain. It's described as being continent-sized, which is quite the upgrade from the older version of the domain where it was barely bigger than Barovia!

Whoa, continent sized? So I guess those mind flayers are sitting pretty if they rule a whole continent to themselves, even if they're cursed to live there.
 

iltharanos

Explorer
For sure.....it's more about the thread I started....to what end? I'd think a Bluestspur campaign would be about rescuing someone/thing from the domain....maybe learning about alien tech (hmmmm....maybe I should combine it with Arcana of the Ancients).

I have some of the older stuff, ya, not much to the maps for good reason, I'd think.
It'd be an awesome way to incorporate some of the material from Arcana of the Ancients. Toss in some of the monsters from Beasts of Flesh and Steel to boot. Going along with that idea of rescuing someone, there was an old 4e Dragon mag adventure where technologically advanced mind flayers were kidnapping people for experiments and transporting them to the moon. Enter the PCs to solve these alien abductions!
 

iltharanos

Explorer
Whoa, continent sized? So I guess those mind flayers are sitting pretty if they rule a whole continent to themselves, even if they're cursed to live there.
It'd be awesome to have some of those ruins on the surface be inhabited. Maybe the inhabitants eking out a living came from a world that was technologically advanced (aka antimatter rifles) but when they got sucked into the Domains of Dread their civilization collapsed. Sprinkle in some defunct future tech to really enhance the alien feel of the domain.
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen
This is neat, though don’t forget, Nightmare Logic. Actual distances might not really mean much in Ravenloft. The journey will be the journey, regardless of how you choose to make it.
 

iltharanos

Explorer
This is neat, though don’t forget, Nightmare Logic. Actual distances might not really mean much in Ravenloft. The journey will be the journey, regardless of how you choose to make it.
True true. It could even be a case where you "think" to be somewhere and you just teleport to that spot (at least on the surface).
Also this image right here just gives me Outland vibes from WoW :D
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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen
True true. It could even be a case where you "think" to be somewhere and you just teleport to that spot (at least on the surface).
It certainly would be dreamlike. Upon resolving to go somewhere, you find yourself there, having arrived after making the trip. Though, I’m not sure that would be great for gameplay.
 


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