Crown of Aeons - Pathfinder in Ravenloft

Game Master Dennis Harry



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Discussion Thread.


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Let me know what, if any, Ravenloft modules you have played through. I suppose it would also be good to know if any of you played through the two APs.

Lantern Lodge

SFS 05-99 BftB

I've only done the original Ravenloft.


Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

Hmm...let's see. The biggest one is that I did play in a PbP run of Carrion Crown that made it to the beginning of Book 4 before the GM had to shelve it due to RL stuff - that said, that particular game began August 2015 and ended April 2019 so it's been a while since I've actually experienced any of the material.

I played in a PbP Strange Aeons game for a short while but dropped it due to a combination of slow pacing + hitting some PbP burnout and needing to cut back on games. I don't think I even played my character past the first area where the AP starts.

Also briefly played in a PbP run of I6: Castle Ravenloft but dropped it for similar burnout reasons.

And a loooong time ago, my old home group played through the Ravenloft modules 'The Created' and 'Night of the Walking Dead'. There might've been more but I can't remember what they would've been.


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Night of the Walking Dead is actually my all time favorite module.

Liberty's Edge

Hoooo, a Discussion Thread...

Haven't touched Strange Aeons or Ravenloft. Did my best to prep Carrion Crown, only to collide with Covid come calling, and we also shelved it. Barely made it through its beginning couple of chapters in Book 1.

If this be on the horizon, I'll need to get to finishing some other tables to make sure I've got the stamina for this gathering :)


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Governayle wrote:

Hoooo, a Discussion Thread...

Haven't touched Strange Aeons or Ravenloft. Did my best to prep Carrion Crown, only to collide with Covid come calling, and we also shelved it. Barely made it through its beginning couple of chapters in Book 1.

If this be on the horizon, I'll need to get to finishing some other tables to make sure I've got the stamina for this gathering :)

We are looking at probably a February/March timetable to start as I will be heavily pinned down by RL till then.

As I will be modifying a bit or a lot, will need time to get that all figured out as well.


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Leaning towards all PCs being from Ustalav but still open to other ideas.

Lantern Lodge

SFS 05-99 BftB

It maybe worth making a gameplay thread just to dot into so this shows up in folks campaigns.

No issues with the timeframe. Ustalav seems a highly appropriate starting location.


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GM Aerondor wrote:

It maybe worth making a gameplay thread just to dot into so this shows up in folks campaigns.

No issues with the timeframe. Ustalav seems a highly appropriate starting location.

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Done.

Dot and delete as there are no PCs prepared as of yet. :-)

Lantern Lodge

SFS 05-99 BftB

Woo hoo, many thanks. Much better way to make sure it doesn't get lost over summer. Well, my Summer. Winter for you lot.


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I have started reviewing the first two books of each AP for modifications and selecting some Ravenloft modules to insert into the AP, even if only some chapters of said modules.

If this plays out as I envision it, there may be some chance of moving into Mythic, but that's a while away.

I am considering utilizing a modified version of Automatic Bonus Progression. I will absolutely be utilizing a modified version of Weapons of Legacy. I will also be selecting bloodlines for each PC to tie you to the story more deeply, I will not reveal the nature of those bloodlines as they will be revealed as the story unfolds. At certain levels, each PC will receive abilities related to their bloodlines.

I am seeing this as a 5 PC game, hopefully all of the Shackled City PCs and our DM will be able to participate, if not, I will seek out one or two more PCs to fill in those gaps.

Lantern Lodge

SFS 05-99 BftB

I remember bloodlines from3.5. I imagine they changed a bit. I ran a whole campaign based on bloodlines, and having various classes gated by bloodlines as well. But it was complex.


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GM Aerondor wrote:

I remember bloodlines from3.5. I imagine they changed a bit. I ran a whole campaign based on bloodlines, and having various classes gated by bloodlines as well. But it was complex.

Yes, these Bloodlines are something from 3.5 but I'll not be making it overly complex. It's mainly for flavor and storytelling purposes, but it's always nice to have a little extra something as a PC that you don't have to buy with Feats selections!


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OK, I think I'm done with the initial conversion on Book 1 of both APs. I will try and go through Book 2 for each AP within the next two weeks or so. Assuming I can get through a book a week, that puts me on pace to get things going in late February early March.

Once we get closer to that timetable I'll issue the character creation rules and we can see if I get all 5 of you or if I need to recruit to complete the group!


Venture-Agent, Play-by-Post

Sounds good to me! I may not have a lot to say right yet but I'm definitely here and watching :)


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A bit farther along on Strange Aeons Book II than Carrion Crown Book II, mainly because I am trying to do my best to replace even some of the mundane NPCs with Ravenloft NPCs and place both adventures within Ravenloft.

I do not think I will run any FULL Ravenloft modules but I will use some chapters from some modules to blend into the story and fit in the cracks between both.

The nice thing about trying to blend both is that I can eliminate some of the more random encounters and make most encounters faced applicable to the plot.

I was hoping to be a further along this week but the last two days were a bit of a mess so I will need to use all my free time tomorrow to prep for my table top game of Vampire this Friday instead of tinkering with this project :-(


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7
GM Dark Shadows wrote:
Let me know what, if any, Ravenloft modules you have played through. I suppose it would also be good to know if any of you played through the two APs.

Apologies all - missed that this was up and running from our Shackled City OOC.

I've played the original I6 up to a TPK. Ran Feast of Goblyns with my RL group back in the 90s but we only got about halfway thru.

Regards concepts for this one - am mulling a Pharasmin Penitent of some shape and vocation.


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Zero progress on this, ended up sick the day after my last post and just been trying to dig out of the hole that being sick created ever since. I am hoping by next week to get back to the background prep work.


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7

No worries chief - as/when suits fine.

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Coasty coast coasting here. Holidays are speckled with birthdays and graduations, and I'm fixing to crack a brandy pug in my wife's honor tomorrow night for completing her master's degree at 53 years of age. Gonna be a great day. Hope you all are enjoying what life should be, friends and family abounding.


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Governayle wrote:
Coasty coast coasting here. Holidays are speckled with birthdays and graduations, and I'm fixing to crack a brandy pug in my wife's honor tomorrow night for completing her master's degree at 53 years of age. Gonna be a great day. Hope you all are enjoying what life should be, friends and family abounding.

Congrats to your Wife!

Relaxing today, behind at work because of so much going on in RL, but sometimes you just need to downshift and rest. Probably looking at an early April instead of March timeline on this one folks. My apologies, but if this one is going to play well, I need to have the storyline make sense from level 1 to whatever level we finish.


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Between resting on the Holidays after a grueling end of year at work and scrambling to move into my house the next few weeks, I have made zero progress here. Still likely an April start date though. When I have an actual update I'll post up again.


Male Hairy Highlander Halfbreed (ThirdSwede) Barbarian 9/King O' The North 5/Staffy Dad 7

Happy New Year :) No rush mate - as/when works for me.


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Probably May as it turns out, I haven't touched anything at all this year. By this weekend though I will be fully settled in the house, caught up on work, and on the other games I run on the board, then I can get back to this! :-)

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