70: Curse of Strahd!

Plot Points is back, with a vengeance!

And we tackle Curse of Strahd for 5th Edition D&D. This epic campaign is a revision and expansion of the classic I6 adventure for AD&D.

We take it apart and talk the nitty-gritty in this gripping episode.

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  1. mrm1138

    August 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I do think it’s worth pointing out that, a full decade before the original Ravenloft was released, there was a TV movie of Dracula directed by Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis, written by horror legend Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, Hell House, several episodes of The Twilight Zone), and starring Jack Palance in the title role. In this version, Lucy rather than Mina is the one whom Dracula believes to be the reincarnation of his lost love, and after she is killed by Van Helsing and Holmwood, Dracula sets his sights on Mina.

    Aside from that, the original 1932 version of The Mummy is very similar in its plot and structure to Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931), but it also adds the element of the heroine being the reincarnation of the villain’s dead lover.

    While it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility that James V. Hart took the reincarnation angle for Coppola’s Dracula from Ravenloft, I find it highly improbable given the fact that it was a concept not only already established in horror literature and film but also in a Dracula movie proper.

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