Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering collide once again in a brand new campaign setting, bringing with it new races and subclasses for players to explore.
As is quickly becoming tradition, the news of Mythic Odysseys of Theros, the latest D&D sourcebook, was leaked last week via a listing on a retailer’s website, however Wizards of the Coast has been quick to react and has now officially released more info about the latest installment of the tabletop RPG.
Legends walk the lands of Theros, a realm shaped by deities and the deeds of heroes. From the temples of omen-speaking oracles to the five realms of the Underworld, the champions of the gods vie for immortal favor and a place among the world’s living myths.
Inspired by Greek mythology, Theros is a plane heavily featured in the trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. A plane governed by the gods of Nyx, the realm is filled with heroes, monsters, archons and titans, many of which will no doubt make an appearance in the new book. Details are still on the thin side at the moment, however Wizards of the Coast has announced two new subclasses and races for Mythic Odysseys of Theros, and who knows, there could be more.
According to official listings, the new sourcebook is set to contain:
- Introducing supernatural gifts—abilities that set your character apart from the common throng. Mechanically similar to character races, each one gives your character a variety of traits.
- Select one of the new races for your character—such mythic peoples as the leonin or a satyr.
- New subclasses include the Bard’s College of Eloquence, masters of oratory; and the Paladin’s Oath of Heroism, an affirmation of destiny laid out for you by divine providence.
- Encounter mythic monsters, creatures whose power and renown are such that their names are truly living myths. More than simply legendary, these creatures have abilities that will create a challenge fit for the gods.
- Wield god-weapons, signature items of the gods that allow your character to stand apart from other heroes. These can be a gift from your deity or perhaps you boldly stole it from them in a bid for ultimate power.
Now, the new sourcebook isn’t WotC’s first outing into Theros this year. In January it announced the latest set for Magic: The Gathering, Theros Beyond Death. The release came with a spectacularly spooky trailer, which MtG is doing rather well at as of late. You can find out more here.