ODYSSEY OF THE DRAGON LORDS HARDCOVER ADVENTURE BOOK PRE ORDER FEBRUARY 2020
n a land where even the gods are bound by oaths and prophecies...
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.
From the lead designer of Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age: Origins, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic...
Odyssey of the Dragonlords is a ~280-page adventure book, packed with full-color maps and illustrations. Our goal is to create a hardcover book that you can be proud to place alongside the official 5th Edition adventure books on your bookshelf.
An Epic Campaign. Join with other prophesied heroes to under take an epic quest to save the world of Thylea, sail the islands of the Forgotten Sea, and battle the Titans! The adventure will take a party of heroes from 1st to 10th level. (Now to level ~15 with stretch goal content.)
Choose your Epic Path. Includes six epic paths for players to choose from. Epic paths provide powerful motivations for your hero, making you a central part of the story. Change Thylea’s history forever, and go down in history as one of the new Dragonlords!
The World of Thylea. Includes an overview of the history, factions, kingdoms, and laws of the forgotten continent. Learn about the gods, the titans, and the legendary Dragonlords.
New Monsters. Includes a bestiary of over 15 new monsters inspired by Greek mythology, with lore, statistics, and full page illustrations.
New Magic Items. Includes over 20 new magic items inspired by Greek mythology. Find them scattered throughout the adventure or craft them using the legendary Mithral Forge!
New Races and Class Archetypes. Includes a variety of new playable races and class archetypes inspired by Greek mythology: satyrs, centaurs, medusae, as well as hoplites, amazons, and philosopher wizards!
Colorful Characters. In the tradition of our favorite RPG video games, we've got a colorful cast of villains and companion characters that players will encounter on their adventure.
In developing Odyssey of the Dragonlords, we took inspiration from the ancient Greek epics, including The Odyssey, The Iliad, and The Argonautica. We were also influenced by classic films such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans. The world of Thylea is designed to capture the magic of Greek mythology: being called by prophecy, sailing into the unknown, and battling against the gods themselves.
For a taste of what the world is like, check out our short story, Dragonlord's Wager, from Drew Karpyshyn. This story takes place 500 years prior to the adventure, during the events of the First War between the mortals and the Titans.
We aren't just throwing around the word "epic" because we think it sounds cool. When we say that this adventure is epic, we're referring to three specific qualities.
Epic Scope. This adventure sees your players growing from a band of untested warriors into famous heroes embarking on a sweeping journey across the oceans, inspired by the Odyssey and Jason and the Argonauts.
Epic Storytelling. This adventure combines strong narrative design with an open world. The adventure features a handful of critical story moments where players will meet important characters, confront villains, and make big choices. But for most of the adventure, they will be free to explore, with clear objectives.
Epic Heroes. Players in this adventure will grow into something more than just a party of intrepid adventurers. They will be heroes in the same vein as Odysseus and Achilles, called by Fate because they are destined for greatness.