* '''Published:''' October 1994 * '''Publisher:''' TSR * '''Author:''' William W. Connors, D. J. Heinrich, Shane Hensley, Colin McComb * '''Format:''' Boxed set * '''Rules:''' AD&D 2nd Edition * '''Product:''' * [[http://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/48848/masque-of-the-red-death|RPG Geek]] * [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=8296|RPG Net]] * [[http://tsr.bothgunsblazing.com/rv/rv-masq.htm|TSR Archive]] * [[wp>Masque of the Red Death (Ravenloft)|Wikipedia]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[http://www.fraternityofshadows.com/DrawingRoom/Ravenloft_Products/1st_2nd_Edition/MasqueOfTheRedDeath_BoxedSet.html|Fraternity of Shadows]]
Welcome to Gothic Earth, a world almost identical to our own in the 1890's…until the sun goes down!
Masque of the Red Death is a new variant of the RAVENLOFT rules that allows players to explore the macabre world of the 1890's. From the brave cavalryman with his trusty revolver to the mysterious spiritualist and her store of secret knowledge, no one is safe from the horrors of the night. Masque of the Red Death contains everything you need to adventure in the fictional worlds of Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Arthur Conan Doyle.
In this box you'll find:
* ''A Guide to Gothic Earth'': A 128-page book by the author of ''[[rr5_van_richten_s_guide_to_ghosts|Van Richten's Guide to Ghosts]]'' and ''[[Forbidden Lore]]'' that gives you all the rules and information you'll need to run adventures on Gothic Earth. Included are 16 character kits, a revised spellcasting system, complete rules for firearms and explosives, and a proficiency system especially designed to reflect life in the Victorian Era. * ''Red Tide'': A chilling 32-page adventure in which PCs must face one of mankind's oldest enemies while exploring the gloomy waterfront of San Francisco. * ''Red Jack'': The most frightening figure ever to stalk the streets of London is on the loose in this 32-page adventure. This time, Jack takes his unique brand of terror to Boston. * ''Red Death'': An isloated mansion hidden in the mountains of eastern Europe is the setting for this 32-page drama in which the PCs must face death itself. * A full-color, poster-sized map of Gothic Earth. * A bonus full-color poster of the cover painting by renowned artist Robh Ruppel. * A three-panel DM Screen that places all essential reference charts at your fingertips.