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5E WotC Shares Theros Table of Contents

Russ Morrissey

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robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
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Share a little bit of your conviction?

I looked at all the previews yesterday, then spent the rest of the evening looking at Art of MTG: Theros on the website....and now I think I want to play a greek-themed campaign.

Damn it.

Side note: Dominaria would be an awesome setting for D&D, why did I not know of it before now! I've read the Planeshift article before, but seeing all the art really struck me.
I finished up my campaign with a fetch quest set in a Theros-like plane and it was great. Fantastic and colorful world full of exciting possibilities. Definitely interested in running an entire campaign there.
 

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vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
I finished up my campaign with a fetch quest set in a Theros-like plane and it was great. Fantastic and colorful world full of exciting possibilities. Definitely interested in running an entire campaign there.
But then, WotC releases an advanture path in Icewind Dale, which I love, and I know I'll want to run that campaign ASAP. I have a fickle heart (and brain), pease WotC no more, no more!

Is there an arctic zone in Theros?
 

pogre

Hero
I am not steeped in the lore of Magic the Gathering. Does anyone know and wish to share if the pantheon in the book is analogous to the classical Greek pantheon?
 

Hopefully they're done with these stupid crossovers and go back to real D&D. Still waiting on a Forgotten Realms Atlas that covers the entire world or an actual D&D campaign book. It's been 6 years and not one book with Psionics in it? My how far WotC has fallen with D&D being all commercialized and reduced to a money-grab shell of its former self.

I miss the TSR days with the plethora of campaign and game material, where it was more niche in the world and not so "popular." Everyone knows once you become the "popular kid" you lose a lot of who you are trying to please everyone instead of staying true to yourself.

Here's to hoping the next book is not another YouTube celebrity's game world or an unnecessary or silly (cough Acquisitions Incorporate cough) crossover. What's next, a D&D/Rick&Morty crossover?

Oh, wait...:cautious:
 



Parmandur

Legend
Hopefully they're done with these stupid crossovers and go back to real D&D. Still waiting on a Forgotten Realms Atlas that covers the entire world or an actual D&D campaign book. It's been 6 years and not one book with Psionics in it? My how far WotC has fallen with D&D being all commercialized and reduced to a money-grab shell of its former self.

I miss the TSR days with the plethora of campaign and game material, where it was more niche in the world and not so "popular." Everyone knows once you become the "popular kid" you lose a lot of who you are trying to please everyone instead of staying true to yourself.

Here's to hoping the next book is not another YouTube celebrity's game world or an unnecessary or silly (cough Acquisitions Incorporate cough) crossover. What's next, a D&D/Rick&Morty crossover?

Oh, wait...:cautious:
Oh, so you are the arbiter of really real D&D?
 

AliasBot

Villager
I am not steeped in the lore of Magic the Gathering. Does anyone know and wish to share if the pantheon in the book is analogous to the classical Greek pantheon?
Sort of? It's not 1:1, but there's definitely a fair bit of overlap.

Gods you can swap out for their Olympian counterparts with essentially zero alteration:
Erebos -> Hades
Purphoros -> Hephaestus
Karametra -> Demeter

Gods you can swap out for their Olympian counterparts with minor alterations:
Nylea -> Artemis
Thassa -> Poseidon
Mogis -> Ares

Other Olympians' portfolios are split across multiple Therosian gods:
Athena -> Iroas (god of war) and Ephara (god of the city)
Apollo* -> Heliod (god of the sun), Keranos (god of prophecy), and Pharika (god of healing and diseases)
Zeus -> Heliod (ruler of the gods) and Keranos (god of storms)

Phenax is sort of like a twisted Hermes, emphasizing his "trickster god" aspect and acting as a reverse-psychopomp, being the patron of escapees from the Underworld, living and undead alike. (The other elements of Hermes's portfolio are absent, as far as I'm aware.) Then there are a couple of gods based on non-Olympian figures from Greek mythology (Athreos is Charon, Klothys is the Fates), and a god that doesn't overlap heavily with any Greek mythological figure that I'm aware of: Kruphix, god of both knowledge and the unknown.

There aren't any Therosian gods that overlap much (if at all) with Hera, Aphrodite, or Hestia. There was a god that overlapped a fair bit with Dionysus, Xenagos, but he doesn't appear in this book, on account of being dead.

* One major part of Apollo's portfolio is absent, to my great sadness: there is no god of music. (Xenagos probably would have been the closest.)
 


Hopefully they're done with these stupid crossovers and go back to real D&D. Still waiting on a Forgotten Realms Atlas that covers the entire world or an actual D&D campaign book. It's been 6 years and not one book with Psionics in it? My how far WotC has fallen with D&D being all commercialized and reduced to a money-grab shell of its former self.
Yes, turning down the faucet so they only put out a few things a year is a huge money grab.

Contrary opinion: We don't need more Forgotten Realms ever. If Mystara, Greyhawk, Athas and more can be satisfied with what's on the DMs Guild and converting old material, Forgotten Realms fans have enough on there for 100 campaigns.
 






ddaley

Explorer
Hopefully they're done with these stupid crossovers and go back to real D&D.
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I kind of get where you are coming from, but, I don't mind them releasing settings and adventures that will appeal to other groups. I don't have to buy them. I am interested in this one, primarily because of the Greek based setting. However, I am not crazy about learning yet another pantheon. I miss the Greek, Norse and other gods. Luckily, it sounds like with this book, it'll be easy enough to swap out the pantheon for the Greek pantheon. Unfortunately, my Greek mythology is pretty rusty these days. This might motivate me to brush up on it.
 





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