Enter a world of gods, dragons and monsters. Developed by the minds behind Dragon Age, Baldur’s Gate and Mass Effect, Odyssey of the Dragonlords is a stunning new adventure book that is fully compatible with Dungeons and Dragons 5E and it’s on Kickstarter now.
“At the dawn of time, a war between the gods and Titans left the world of Thylea forever changed. Thousands of years later, the first mortals arrived, carried by ship and dragon. The Dragonlords were the champions who overthrew the Titans 500 years ago and forged the Oath of Peace. But the power of the Oath has waned, and now the Titans seek vengeance. You are one of the heroes called by prophecy to end the conflict once and for all. Poets will sing of your deeds for centuries to come… if you survive.”
Odyssey of the Dragonlords is a truly epic, 280-page tome, that allows players to explore the Greek myth-inspired world of Thylea. Featuring an overview of the world, magic items, monsters and a diverse cast of allies and villains to embed in your fantasy world, the campaign book merges D&D fantasy with Greek legends, some of which may be familiar, while many aren’t.
Characters can make oaths which they must swear by, much like the oaths that were sworn by the Greek lords as told in the Iliad by Homer. Should these oaths be broken characters can suffer a visit from the Eryines, furies who uphold the law of the gods. The concepts of ‘Xenia‘ (Guest Friendship) and ‘Kleos‘ (Glory) are important factors for characters to consider if you want to survive.
Odyssey of the Dragonlords has been developed by Arcanum World and co-published by Modiphius Entertainment. Arcanum was founded by ex-Bioware veterans, James Oglen, Jesse Sky and Drew Karpyshyn, whose gaming credits include Neverwinter Nights, Dragon Age: Origins, Baldurs Gate I & II, Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect I & II.
The Kickstarter for Odyssey of the Dragonlords is now live and at the time of writing this article had tripled its pledge goal.
With some truly stunning artwork featured in the book and everything you need to run an enthralling campaign in the world of Thylea, the hype certainly looks justified and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy later this year.
For more information about Odyssey of the Dragonlords and other projects by Arcanum Worlds, visit their website here.