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The Returned: Playable Race and Backgrounds for Theros


Are you ready to walk the Path of Phenax?

This product includes everything you need to play a Returned character in the Mythical Odysseys of Theros campaign setting. This includes character creation options for a Returned creature of any humanoid race. Additionally, there are three backgrounds unique to the Returned that can help explain how such a creature could end up in the company of traveling adventurers. 

New Playable Race

The Returned are cursed to wander the living plane of Theros with no memory of their past. Building bonds with living beings or even understanding their basic needs is impossible. The Returned wield unique powers, however, including resistances and immunities that make them difficult to read, control, or destroy. 

New Backgrounds

Included are three new backgrounds exclusive to the Returned. Each background includes suggested motivations as opposed to standard personal traits that come with the backgrounds of living characters. 

  • Anographer. The scribe of the returned. You seek to record dreams and memories of other Returned in an effort to understand their past - and your own. 
  • Fraught Arcanist. Your powerful thirst for magical knowledge drives you to explore places most Returned would never enter. 
  • Waylaid Traveler. Driven to complete the journey you were on at the time of your death, you will risk traveling among the living to get answers to your questions. 
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Kristin A June 22, 2020 2:00 am UTC
There are several typos, including one under "Turn Resistance." I agree wholeheartedly that this would be better as Supernatural Gift and that is likely how I will incorporate it into my game.
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Noel M June 05, 2020 8:13 pm UTC
Honestly, I would have opted for the Returned to be a Supernatural Gift, much like Anvilwrought or Nyxborn, so that you could have a Returned Satyr or Minotaur.
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This title was added to our catalog on June 02, 2020.