Count Strahd von Zarovich is a fictional character originally appearing as the feature villain in the highly popular Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) adventure module I6: Ravenloft. Later, this character and his world would be explored in follow-up modules, novels, and a campaign setting called Ravenloft. Strahd was named as one of the greatest villains in Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) history by the final issue of Dragon magazine.