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5E D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros Previews!

Russ Morrissey

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They’ve been part of Magic for years, cards and fiction
Yeah, from the cards: the real point is for fully-owned by WotC IP in the card art:
Thanks.
Like Morrus I have never really Magic-ed.

I keep thinking about getting this book, and if I do I want to walk in largely blind so I can write a review based on what I learn in the book rather than what I already know. But poor financies are likely rendering that debate moot.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Thanks.
Like Morrus I have never really Magic-ed.

I keep thinking about getting this book, and if I do I want to walk in largely blind so I can write a review based on what I learn in the book rather than what I already know. But poor financies are likely rendering that debate moot.
Times are tough, focus on you and yours first. The book will still be around as things change.
 

Li Shenron

Legend
They’ve been part of Magic for years, cards and fiction
Thanks! This is the answer I was looking for. I didn't know these deities were used before, I thought they were new in this book, because I forgot that this book is not a Greek-mythology-based fantasy setting but it is a Greek-mythology-inspired-Magic-The-Gathering-cards-expansion-based fantasy setting.

Basically, I forgot why I wasn't interested in this book before :rolleyes:. I was intrigued by the Greek theme but it's too derivative for my tastes.
 


And in WWI there was a big debate on whether using a parachute was considered dishonorable and thus a pilot should go down with his ship (the biplane.) Napoleonic rank and file maneuvers have also fallen out of favor for not being practical.
Don't forget how in the Revolutionary War(British) and Civil War, people would legit just stand in front of each other, fire, die, then March forward a bit more to repeat the whole bloody process because that's how you "Gentlemanly" fight a war.

Although in the Revolutionary War's case, the Guerilla Warfare tactics the American soldiers used really jolted the Brits notion of fighting "Gentlemenly" hard.
 





Wow... the price fluctuates quite a bit on Amazon. I pre-ordered on March 6th, and it was $29.97. Keep an eye on it, 'cause it'll likely drop again.
I'm Canadian, and the price on Amazon.ca hasn't dropped that low. I have a price drop alert set-up to email me though when it hits a certain point.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Ugg... looking through the credits [REDACTED] is involved. I'd hoped they'd left the industry for good.

I'm a left leaning person and agree with 99.95% of their views and politics but have had nothing but negative interactions with them online. They're a really ugly, negative person that doesn't hesitate to brigade anyone they even thinks is [acting contrary to their views].
They really not the kind of person I want representing D&D.
Sorry, can someone explain this to me? I read up on her on Wikipedia and she doesn't seem like a villain.
 



dave2008

Legend
Thanks! This is the answer I was looking for. I didn't know these deities were used before, I thought they were new in this book, because I forgot that this book is not a Greek-mythology-based fantasy setting but it is a Greek-mythology-inspired-Magic-The-Gathering-cards-expansion-based fantasy setting.

Basically, I forgot why I wasn't interested in this book before :rolleyes:. I was intrigued by the Greek theme but it's too derivative for my tastes.
I've been think about this a bit personally. I eventually decided I don't want a Greek themed setting, or a Greek mythology themed setting, but a setting derived from Greek mythology. This seems to be close to what I am looking for, but my fear is that it is to close to the source material. However, to be honest, I'm not getting the book for the setting, I'm getting it for the new crunch that comes with it.

I mean we don't really need a Greek mythology setting, but crunch to help make that setting come to life is helpful for running one or Greek mythology adjacent setting. That is what I am looking for.
 

Parmandur

Legend
I've been think about this a bit personally. I eventually decided I don't want a Greek themed setting, or a Greek mythology themed setting, but a setting derived from Greek mythology. This seems to be close to what I am looking for, but my fear is that it is to close to the source material. However, to be honest, I'm not getting the book for the setting, I'm getting it for the new crunch that comes with it.

I mean we don't really need a Greek mythology setting, but crunch to help make that setting come to life is helpful for running one or Greek mythology adjacent setting. That is what I am looking for.
Wyatt did a masterful job translating Ravnica strictly into D&D terms. This book will probably fit your needs.
 

I always do find it funny how many people chanted for brand new D&D settings and not just old recycled classic settings from 2e only to see Ravnica and Theros and quickly amend their statement with "... but not that!"
;)

I've been think about this a bit personally. I eventually decided I don't want a Greek themed setting, or a Greek mythology themed setting, but a setting derived from Greek mythology. This seems to be close to what I am looking for, but my fear is that it is to close to the source material. However, to be honest, I'm not getting the book for the setting, I'm getting it for the new crunch that comes with it.

I mean we don't really need a Greek mythology setting, but crunch to help make that setting come to life is helpful for running one or Greek mythology adjacent setting. That is what I am looking for.
The neat thing is this serves both needs.

I mean, if it was 110% classic Greek myths there's no new lore. Because we all know Greek mythology. It's just stats for existing stuff. A deity write-up on Zeus when we all already know Zeus.
But this way we get new lore and new stuff and can easily take the monsters and mechanics and details from this and slap it overtop our existing Greek mythology books.

Or do a Greek adjacent game that plays fast and loose with Mythology. Like Xena...
 



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