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Lord Dhelt of Elturel was attacked in his own castle. The mysterious assassin stole the Holy 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 FM Towns A mysterious portal in a cave
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession DOS Look, it's a cat!..
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession DOS The werewolf is too tough to defeat at this stage of the game...
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession FM Towns The town of Barovia

Promo Images

Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession Screenshot
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession Other Product description
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession Other NPC image
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession Other NPC image

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 DOS prymusferal (25)
3D RPG set in Ravenloft world DOS willyum (1028)

Critic Reviews

Score DOS Jul, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer DOS May, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Play Time DOS May, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Power Play DOS May, 1994 78 out of 100 78
PC Zone DOS Jun, 1994 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Aug 12, 1994 74 out of 100 74
PC Review (UK) DOS Jun, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Play Time DOS Feb, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Gamer UK DOS Jun, 1994 69 out of 100 69


Topic # Posts Last Post
My impressions and a question 5 St. Martyne (3653)
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".
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