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Odyssey of the Dragonlords Sourcebook Brings Greek Mythology to D&D

April 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Odyssey of the Dragonlords D&D

A new D&D setting is on the way, Odyssey of the Dragonlords, that aims to bring the feel of Greek mythology to Fifth Edition. Arcanum Worlds has launched a Kickstarter for the campaign setting and sourcebook, which is set in a Hellenic-style world named Thylea and promises an epic campaign inspired by ancient Greek stories like The Odyssey, The Iliad, and The Argonautica.

Arcanum Worlds is an endeavor from former BioWare creative directors James Ohlen and Jesse Sky as well as author Drew Karpyshyn. It’s an impressive collection of talent, who are responsible for beloved video game RPGs like Baldur’s Gate II, Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 1 and 2. They’ve teamed with Modiphius Entertainment’s Michal Cross, who is handling the graphic design and layouts for the book.

Odyssey of the Dragonlords will be full of plenty of story content, of course. Thylea crosses the divide between the high fantasy of D&D and the epic adventures of Greek myth, with a mix of dragons, Titans and more. It offers its own pantheon, which is both inspired by and quite different from the traditional Olympion deities. But there’s also plenty of mechanics for players and DMs to dig into as well. The Player’s Guide, which is available for free on DriveThruRPG, introduces the Thylean Centaurs and Satyrs as playable races, as well as class archetypes. There’s also information on how to fit classes into the setting and a new optional character backstory trait called Epic Paths. These paths create a destiny for your character and offers a mechanical benefit along with potential character motivations and adventure hooks.

Thus far, Odyssey of the Dragonlords is well on its way to being funded. The Kickstarter has already hit (as of this writing) $37,268 of its $50,000 goal, with twenty-eight days left to go. You can contribute and secure your rewards at the link above.