- September 20, 2020
- Last Update July 26, 2020 10:33 pm
The long awaited, hotly debated new campaign sourcebook for Dungeons and Dragons 5e drops tomorrow with the Magic: The Gathering lore-charged Mythic Odysseys of Theros.
The digital release of the D&D Magic: The Gathering (MTG) crossover expansion comes on-schedule, against previous announcements that the hardcover would be delayed (July 21) and is the second MTG-themed campaign book, following the Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica back in November, 2018 (I can’t believe it was that long ago)!
What's coming for players in D&D's Mythic Odysseys of Theros tomorrow
- Seems to be shaped around the pantheons of gods and a legendary or near-supernatural tier of play for Dungeons & Dragons 5e
- Distinct focus on mythology and the path of champions to immortality
- Players align with one of 15 gods of Theros
- A Large new trove mythical-level/style monsters, gifts and traits
- New player races
- Leonin: An iconic feline race modeled after the mighty lion, taken from MTG – complimentary, not contradictory to our existing Tabaxi race
- Satyr: The mythic half-goat humanoid tricksters that feature in many forms of classic mythology, in addition to MTG lore
- Also: Centaur, Minotaur and Triton PC treatments according to the revealed image of the table of contents
- Two new player subclasses: Bard – College of Eloquence and Paladin – Oath of Glory
- New ‘god-weapons’ – signature gifts or boons from the gods – beyond legendary relics
- Epic-level encounters with supercharged monsters and deities
Hook up your pre-order on DnDBeyond here if you don’t want to wait for the hardcover on July 21.
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My Two Copper
I’ve reported on this before and my hopes are still high for a potentially epic-level legendary D&D experience. I’ve understood from members of our community that this was previously sampled in former editions, but I think the supercharged nature of Magic: The Gathering lends really well to this flavour of ‘god-tier’ play.
My hope for the experience is that it will offer an engaging TRULY NEW feeling level of post-level 20 life for players who are definitely more than ready for something new to breathe life into an otherwise successful, but possibly over-saturated D&D edition.
You can only start over at level 1 so many times. Theros could (if it hits the mark) encourage players to come back to and revisit beloved characters who either reached the end of their campaigns or lef DMs wondering ‘what now’ with level cap PCs.