I have been looking for a good setting for Dungeons & Dragons 5E that features the look and feel of Ancient Greece and Greek mythology for a while now, and I think I might have finally found what I’m looking for. Odyssey of the Dragonlords, created by James Ohlen and Jesse Sky from Arcanum Worlds, is being published by Modiphius and should come out later this year. From what I’ve seen so far, it rings all the right bells for me. It is a setting, as well as a campaign, and it should be able to provide the type of flavor that I am looking for.
The project successfully finished its Kickstarter recently, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve missed out – which is fortunate because I am still trying to put aside some extra money to get it through Modiphius when it releases. If this type of setting and adventure interests you, go check out what’s available to order.
Even better, you can check out the Player’s Guide, which is currently FREE on the Modiphius site. Head there (or to DriveThruRPG.com) and download it and check it out for yourself. The free guide is only about 30 pages long right now, but it is full of great information – you could even get started adventuring in Thylea before the main product releases. The Players Guide contains the history of the land of Thylea, the kingdoms and factions of the land, the myths, the laws, new playable races, backgrounds, epic paths, information on the gods and Titans, the Dragonlords, and more. I’ve read through it a few times already, and I can’t wait until the whole product releases.
If you’ve ever wanted to play in a Greek-style setting that has its own mythology rather than being tied to real-world myths (which your players are probably already familiar with), this could be the setting for you. I’m seriously looking forward this set and will be purchasing the Gold Medalist late pledge through Modiphius in a couple of weeks.
From the setting to the fantastic art and writing, this is a land I can’t wait to adventure in… although let’s be honest, I’ll probably still be the DM rather than a player. I know my lot in life. I can already think of plenty of ways that I want to take Greek myths and twist them and reconfigure them to fit into this setting – familiar, but able to keep players who know mythology on their toes.
Anyway, go check it out!