Curse of Strahd Review shows that this is an awful adventurous book and one of my most favorite ones. The book consists of 256 silky pages in hard-copy and is a very colorful pictorial book; painted with the various colorful pictures of scenes, maps, villages, castles, characters witches and holy signs and symbols, and much more.

The story of this adventurous book is terrifying as it deals with Gothic horror and sees the struggle of the characters against the cursed realm. They want to get freedom from the cursed land. The story of Strahd is a complete inspiration of classic adventure “Ravenloft”. But the Curse of Strahd stands individually and it is not a true copy of Ravenloft. Curse of Strahd review tells about the similarity of Ravenloft show, in which the mysterious scenes make Curse Strahd unique and awe-inspiring. Although many of the places look very ordinary appearance, but a deep observation reveals that they are gruesome.

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Characters of the Story

Barovia and the characters are dreadfully horrible and the readers cannot remove them from their minds for a long period. The narrative style of the book also makes it different from ancient books of adventure.  They players can easily find locations but find nothing. A single strong villain with human passion is another necessary element that creates clear discrimination between Curse of Strahd and Ravenloft.  Strahd is a complex character, he himself invites players to his Castle or at different other places to make fun with them. This creates a charismatic situation to interrupt the actions of the players.

Curse of Strahd review focuses on the plot when you start playing the game by applying Tarokka deck traditional rules. Although, Tarokka deck does not make it unique. Thus, the players can not accomplish the task of ending the game any sooner. Tarokka deck is in black and white color. If you want to play the game, you should buy the deck to relish the colorful game.  The real color of the card game is black and white which seems ugly.

Village Barovia

On the other hand, Vistani prophesiers are free from mortal law of gender and they are multi-colored characters. Tarokka deck looks gloomy due to its sad and somber colors; black and white. This sullen color combination seems very odd and they must be in bright colors. Here I like to add a point that the presentation of Tarokka card game makes it interesting. Tarokka fortune-teller prefigures the plot though, it does not create any stronger effect on the game.

curse of strahd review

Curse of Strahd review tells that the book shows the village of Barovia as a haunted place where a haunted hag strides in the streets when darkness prevails over the village and he seeks the blood of children. And a mad priest confines his bloodthirsty son under a broken Cathedral.   

The encounter of players with a group of gypsies and a prophesier creates a horrible scene especially when they know about the history of Barovia and the fortune of characters. The entry of ghosts, werewolf and strahd creates a frightful situation. Thus, the players pay many visits to the castle in fit of fear.

In short, I would like to give my viewpoint about the book. It is an awful adventurous book. It captures the reader’s whole attention. So, why don’t you just give it a try?
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