As it stands the last complete version of the Ravenloft setting is the materials presented by Arthaus under the Sword and Sorcery imprint and in the 3.5 version of D20 system. This
document is a companion to those who wish use those materials while using the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game System.
If you plan on running a Ravenloft Game using this document there a few books you may find useful. The Ravenloft Player’s Handbook (v3.5 Campaign Setting), Denizens of Dread (v3.5 Core Creature Rulebook) and The Ravenloft Dungeon Master’s Guide all represent the last core rules and setting of Ravenloft in 3.5. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook and The Pathfinder Bestiary are suggested when using the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Ravenloft is a setting of gothic horror. A mist shrouded land where villains are given power, but have an inability to grasp what they most desire. Ravenloft is an oubliette, seemingly watched over by Dark Powers. The mist that surrounds the land and the very earth itself is cursed it is under the sway of these dark powers. Some see the Land of the Mists as a prison, a fickle experiment or even a crucible where the resolve of heroes is tested.
Ravenloft may be used as a full setting where the players are permanent residents of this dread realm. The mists however are restless and may drift over any campaign setting, giving your
players a taste of a weekend in hell, before retreating.