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I10 Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill is a 48-page adventure module for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition released in 1986. It is intended for player characters from levels 8 to 10.

Official synopsis[]

I AM THE ANCIENT ... I AM THE LAND ...

Your screams still echo in your room. Cold sweat soaks the bedsheets and trickles down your back.

It seemed so real! The great towers of a darksome place called Ravenloft ... it's misty vales and the terrible tragedy of a man who had sold his soul to unlife. Now the sunlight streams through the window with the promise of a new day. The dread nightmare at last is over.

In the cold sunlight of a dying autumn, you step from your room at the inn and stroll along the friendly streets of Mordentshire. But, from the back of your mind the dream creeps forward to haunt you. Why do the faces of those who have befriended you now seem those of strangers? Why do those who called you here in terror, now seem to dismiss your task as a folly?

More .. why are you advised so strongly, to forget about the House on Gryphon Hill ... the domain of the fair haired Count Von Zarovich, a name that cries out from your dark nightmare?

You halt, as the swirl of events grow more confusing with every passing minute. Which is the dream ... and which the reality?

Content[]

Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by David "Zeb" Cook, Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman and Douglas Niles. Art was provided by Clyde Caldwell, Jeff Easley and Dave LaForce.

It is credited to husband-wife duo Tracy and Laura Hickman. While following the Hickmans' outline for the module, most of the writing was done by David "Zeb" Cook, Jeff Grubb, Harold Johnson and Douglas Niles, each working on their own section[1][2] in order to meet a deadline. Clyde Caldwell, who had done all the art for the original Ravenloft, again provided the cover, but this time interior art was provided by Jeff Easley.

Release[]

Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill was released by TSR in 1986 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On March 29, 2016, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

Carl Sargent reviewed it for White Dwarf #87 (March 1987).

As of 2023, Ravenloft II: The House on Gryphon Hill reached the rank of Platinum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. [1]
  2. Lawrence Schick. Heroic Worlds (Prometheus Books, 1991).
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