As Wizards of the Coast reminded us with a tweet of the contents page, the Mythic Odysseys of Theros is out in PDF and other digital forms. The hardback is running late, due to lockdown issues at the printers.
At the time of writing, 44 products match a search for [Theros] over at the DM’s Guild. Here are 5 that Geek Native thinks you should know about.
By Steve Fidler, Bryan Homes and E. R. F. Jordan, Mythic Encounters has been available at the DMs Guild for a handful of days, already has 6 perfect 5/5 star reviews and is an electrum best-seller. You can see why it’s on this list.
Mythic Odyssey’s of Theros introduce the concept of Mythic Encounters as an optional rule to D&D. Giving a monster a Mythic Trait often means that when it hits 0 hit points, it’ll transform, find new strength and the drama will begin a new.
We’ve all encountered computer game round bosses like that, right?
This Mythic Encounters brings that mechanic to classic D&D 5e monsters.
36 monsters with a CR of more than 20 are given the Mythic Proportions treatment. They come from the Monster Manual, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes and Mordenkainen’s Fiend Folio Volume 1: Monsters Malevolent and Benign.
Ed Greenwood, himself, has given the supplement a shoutout and you can get it from the DMs Guild.
The Gray Merchant of Asphodel
The Gray Merchant of Asphodel is already a silver best-seller at the DMs Guild which is impressive.
The promise of the supplement is clear; lots more magic items. If you’re looking for your favourite Magic: The Gathering card to turn into D&D item, then the download feels like an excellent place to look.
There are 9 artifacts, 6 legendaries, 16 very rare, 19 rare, 35 uncommon and 24 common items in the book along with 9 story hook items.
Grady Wang and The Gallant Goblin, who made the book they have an excellent balance and an eye on thematic mechanics. The initial early reviews give the download 5/5 stars.
You can download The Gray Merchant of Asphodel today.
Masks of Theros
A host of popular and talented designers work on the Masks of Theros including Catherine Evans, Steffie de Vaan, Christian Eichhorn, Beatriz T. Dias and Oliver Clegg.
The Masks of Theros is a campaign that takes characters from 1st level to 11th. Warlady Calisto has the death mask of the Goddess Ainoe and seeks the fragments of the death mask of Goddess Elpis, if she’s successful, she will conquer Theros.
There are 6 new magic items in this supplement, stats for new antagonists such as the Daybreak Chimera and the Nyxborn Hydra as well as an appendix of NPCs and locations.
At the time of writing, Masks of Theros is a copper best-seller and you can download it from the DMs Guild.
Phillip Höhre’s Theros Bestiarium contains 49 new monsters appropriate for your Theros campaign.
These creatures are inspired by mythology and Magic: The Gathering’s Theros, which is, of course, the same Theros as Mythic Odysseys uses.
Challenge ratings start at a mere 1/4 and range up to a devastating 24, including four such dangerous foes with legendary rules.
Monsters include Thassa’s Devourer, a living pond, that can carry would-be heroes off into the water and Ragemongers which are minotaur bards that drive their own allies mad while boosting their stats.
You can check out the Theros Bestiarium here.
Monster Loot – Mythic Odysseys of Theros
Written by Anne Gregersen and with art by Fat Goblin Games, the Mythic Odysseys of Theros edition of Monster Loot helps DMs make the aftermath of deadly encounters more interesting.
It’s a bloody concept; fallen monsters can be harvested for parts, and those parts are valuable.
For example, heroes who fell a Gold-Forged Sentinel could harvest 1d6 Vials of Flame Ignition Fluid which, when consumed, functions as a potion of fire breathing.
Geek Native interviewed Anne at the start of the year and talked about the Monster Loot series.
You can grab this particular version of Monter Loot from the DMs Guild.
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