Sunday, December 4, 2011

[D20cember] The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death was a Ravenloft supplement box set published by TSR in 1994 and based on the 1842 short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Set in the 1890s on this Earth, the setting was gothic in nature and had an evil force known as the Red Death. A decade later, a 3.5 edition D20 supplement was published by White Wolf.

I have the box set and a few of the TSR supplements for it but not the 2004 White Wolf book. I have found several reviews (1, 2) plus another on the 2004 book (3).


  1. I think this set is a fun alternative to regular, fantasy D&D.
    Plus it's a purely victorian setting, before victorian meant "steampunk". Not that there's anything wrong with steampunk, but you know what I mean.
    The only gripe I had is I wish they would have included some guidelines for creating more class kits. I could figure it myself or maybe there's an article in Dragon. But no mention in the main rules.
    Now I want to play it.

  2. Dragon issue 315 had a class kit "The Luminaire" but I don't remember any others.


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