Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook detailing the Domains of Dread for the Ravenloft setting. It was released on May 18, 2021.

Product Overview[edit | edit source]

Explore the horrors of Ravenloft in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Terror stalks the nightmare realms of Ravenloft. No one knows this better than monster scholar Rudolph Van Richten. To arm a new generation against the creatures of the night, Van Richten has compiled his correspondence and case files into this tome of eerie tales and chilling truths.

  • Travel (perhaps even by choice) to Ravenloft's expanded Domains of Dread—each domain with its own unique flavor of horror, thrilling story hooks, and grisly cast of characters
  • Craft your own D&D horror settings, add tension with optional rules, and get advice for running a game that's ghastly in all the right ways
  • Create characters with lineages tied to vampires, undead, and hags, horror-themed subclasses, the Investigator background, and "Dark Gifts" that may be a double-edged sword
  • Unleash nightmarish monsters from an expanded bestiary, and browse a collection of mysterious trinkets
  • Explore Ravenloft in the included Dungeons & Dragons adventure—play as a stand-alone adventure or drop it into your current game for a bit of sinister fun

Contents[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 1: Character Creation
  • Chapter 2: Creating Domains of Dread
  • Chapter 3: Domains of Ravenloft
  • Chapter 4: Horror Adventures
  • Chapter 5: Monsters of Ravenloft
  • Appendix: Spirit Board

Index[edit | edit source]

The following index only covers the primary chapters of the book. The adventure "The House of Lament" is indexed separately here.

Characters[edit | edit source]

AnkhtepotEzmerelda d'AvenirHazlikHarkon LukasRudolph van RichtenJander SunstarSavra SunstarTsien ChiangStrahd von Zarovich
Referenced only
Gondegal

Creatures[edit | edit source]

dhampirgremishkahumanloup garoumind flayermummypurple wormvampire

Locations[edit | edit source]

Domains
BaroviaBluetspurDarkonFalkovniaHar'AkirHazlanI'CathKartakassMarkoviaMordentValachan
Planes
Domains of Dread
Referenced only
Toril

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Vistani
Referenced only
Red Wizards

Appendix[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Eberron logo.png Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft article at the Eberron Wiki, a wiki for the Eberron campaign setting.
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