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Dungeons & Dragons 5E adventure book from Baldur’s Gate and Mass Effect creators gets retail release

Satyr your lust for questing.

An adventure book supplement for Dungeons & Dragons 5E written by the lead designer of video game RPGs Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 has been given a retail release after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Odyssey of the Dragonlords is a D&D 5E-compatible adventure book inspired by Greek myths and legends - much like Magic: The Gathering’s Theros: Beyond Death set - that’s set in the world of Thylea and the Forgotten Islands. A D&D 5E supplement designed to take characters from first to 15th level, Odyssey of the Dragonlords contains a complete campaign and various locations for players to explore.

Also featured in the adventure book are a selection of unique races - such as centaurs, satyrs and medusae - and classes, including Amazonian huntresses and philosopher wizards, derived from Greek mythology. The GM also gets access to a bestiary of classic monsters and a collection of magical items to put in their campaign.

Released alongside the hardback adventure book is a printable player’s guide to Odyssey of the Dragonlords, which provides information about character creation and the epic paths system - a selection of personal motivations for players to give their character.

Odyssey of the Dragonlords originally launched on Kickstarter in 2019 and successfully raised over $450,000 (around £347,000). The writing team behind the supplement includes video game veterans James Ohlen - who worked on Dungeons & Dragons PC roleplaying games Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 - Star Wars: The Old Republic lead designer Jesse Sky and Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer for Mass Effect 1 and 2. Ohlen was recently hired by D&D creator Wizards of the Coast to head up a new studio focusing on new intellectual properties outside of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.

Odyssey of the Dragonlords has since been acquired by Modiphius, the publisher behind Fallout: Wasteland Warfare and The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms. Modiphius also recently announced it would be releasing a tabletop RPG based on the video game series Dishonored, which is set to come out sometime in Q2 2020.

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Alex Meehan: After writing for Kotaku UK, Waypoint and Official Xbox Magazine, Alex became a member of the Dicebreaker editorial family. Having been producing news, features, previews and opinion pieces for Dicebreaker for the past three years, Alex has had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her love of meaty strategy board games and gothic RPGS. Besides writing, Alex appears in Dicebreaker’s D&D actual play series Storybreakers and haunts the occasional stream on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel.
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