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A Guide to Transylvania is a 98-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in [missing data].

Official synopsis[]

A Guide to Transylvania is an indispensable accessory for any Masque of the Red Death campaign - or for a campaign for any game system set in the 1890s. This 96-page book contains everything needed to explore the exotic, fear-filled country that is home to Dracula.

  • Highlights of this volume:
  • A survey of Transylvania's history and geography;
  • an overview of the beliefs, practices, crafts, and language of the people of Transylvania, from the Romanians to the mysterious Gypsies, including a section on folklore and superstitions;
  • the history of Vlad Draculs, the historical personality whose name has become synonymous with "vampire"; and
  • maps showing Transylvania and the surrounding regions.

Additionally, A Guide to Transylvania presents sixteen personalities to enrich any Transylvania-based or -themed campaign, along with five new qabals, shadowy secret societies who either struggle with the heroes against the unnatural, or strive to strengthen it.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Nicky Rea. Art was provided by Val Mayerik and Dawn Murin.

Release[]

A Guide to Transylvania was released by TSR in for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On November 05, 2013, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $7.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, A Guide to Transylvania reached the rank of Electrum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

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