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Lord Dhelt of Elturel was attacked in his own castle. The mysterious assassin stole the Hole Symbol of Helm, a precious amulet with magical powers. Lord Dhelt asks you to bring the amulet back. But when you kill the assassin and retrieve the amulet, you are suddenly teleported into an unknown area. The way back is blocked by poisonous mist, and there is nothing you can do but explore the hostile surroundings and to solve the mystery of the amulet.

Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession is a party-based RPG that utilizes AD&D rules. In the beginning you have a party of two people, using either pre-determined characters, or creating your own ones, picking from traditional AD&D races (human, elf, dwarf, etc.) and classes (fighter, cleric, etc.). Some characters will join your party during the course of the game, allowing maximum of four characters. Combat is done in real time. The 3D environment allows you to move smoothly through the game world, either with arrow keys, or by simply moving the mouse.


Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession DOS Nice detail: books and some trinkets. Unfortunately, none is interactive
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession DOS Cutscene: the titular Strahd, a mysterious man indeed...
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession DOS Exploring ruins. Does the dead body hold a secret?
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession DOS The entrance to Barovia, the game's only town

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ravenloft: Der Fluch des Grafen" -- German title
  • "Ravenloft 1" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

All of the Ravenloft flavor, none of the D&D substance prymusferal (25) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
3D RPG set in Ravenloft world willyum (1030) unrated

Critic Reviews

Score Jul, 1994 90 out of 100 90
MikroBitti Jun, 1994 85 out of 100 85
High Score Jul, 1994 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) May, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Power Play May, 1994 78 out of 100 78
PC Gamer UK Jun, 1994 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) May, 1994 62 out of 100 62
Quandary Apr, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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Aug 25, 2007


The game box's cover features a painting by artist Denis Beauvais, earlier used as the front cover to Nigel D. Findley's 1991 RPG sourcebook "Van Richten's Guide to Vampires".
Kic'N (4351) added Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession (DOS) on Feb 10, 2001
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