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Take to the wine-dark seas of Theros with Odyssey Anthology Volume I: In Callaphe's Wake. Taking inspiration from the Odyssey and other Greek myths and Greek-myth-inspired media, the Odyssey Anthology provides everything an adventure will need to plot a course across the Theran seas like the legendary seafarer Callaphe, upon oceans dotted with islands rife with myth and mystery, each with their own adventures.

"The Odyssey Anthology Volume 1: In Callaphe’s Wake is an unbelievably impressive achievement, which adds absolutely boatloads of new content for Theros and beyond! Each one of these ten islands are brought to vivid life, filled with people, places, monsters, trials, ordeals and secrets. Not to mention the new ships, crew options, items, creatures and lore! This truly is an absolute need for anyone who even considers running a game on Theros or anyone who appreciates beautiful world building and wonder!" -CurseOfSebs


Included in Volume I are rules for 4 new ship types (the pentekontor, trireme, quinquereme and trade ship), complete with deck maps, a rules system for feeding a crew, and alternate crew role rules, based on the crew roles of Ancient Greek naval ships, and 10 island adventures:

  • Anoktato, the Upside Down Island, by Ashton Duncan- A thriving Merfolk community dwells on the underside of a floating island, while above them undead roam the bleached coral-beds out of the water, guarding a secret of Erebos, God of the Dead.
  • Phaistyn: The Isle of Splinters, by Olobosk - Ruled by the harpy-queen Esmeralda, a clamour of blood-toll harpies roost in jagged rock spires, capturing sailors from passing ships, who they keep in their shipwreck-nests in preparation to sacrifice their captives to Uro, the Titan of Nature's Wrath.
  • Triandría, the Island of Three Sisters by Kaleton Martinson - A trio of nymphs protect an idyllic pastoral island of white beaches and Nyx-blessed forests - natural orchards where enchated golden apples grow. Should characters treat the island with respect, they will be welcomed by the nymphs - well aware of much greater threats to the island on the horizon...
  • Amvenitos, Seat of Affliction by Zeke Gonzalez - A rocky outcrop girded by waterfalls, Amvenitos is a jungle island overgrown with flora and fauna that can be used to brew both poisons and cures, under the stewardship of three Medusa devotees of Pharika, the god of Affliction.
  • Aramos, The Island of Thread and Dye by Bayley Gillier - An island famous for producing fabrics and dyes, Aramos thrives on sea-going trade. Yet when the ruler's daughter begins to weave with the threads of destiny itself and draw the ire of Klothys, God of Destiny, the people of the island are put in terrible danger.
  • Dece, An Island on the Brink by V.J. Harris - The island of Dece is home to two warring factions - the soldiers of Dece and Pirates of Nikea. When characters arrive on the island, both sides see an opportunity to gain the upper hand in the battle to decide the fate of the island.
  • Robaetys, Bacchanal Bloodbath by Wyatt Trull - Content Warning - Mind control, violence towards NPCs with agency removed, memory loss, possible loss of player agency, encouraged drinking of alcohol, ritual sacrifice, burning (on bonfire) and humanoids being cooked alive (on spit), inability to vocalise pain.  A tranquil island thrown into merry turmoil by the arrival of a band of satyr revellers. Though the celebrations seem innocent at first, a local Nymph has plans to drive the satyrs into much more violent delights...
  • Sherydis, The Slumbering Maw by Carlos Cisco - Content Warning - Being Inside a Digestive System, Bodily Fluids, Ulcers. Sherydis appears first as a whirlpool, but only in the depths of the ocean is the truth revealed - that Sherydis is an ancient, slumbering kraken, the only escape from which is a journey through its digestive system, with the cryptic aid of another past survivor.
  • Illion, the Archipelago of Eternal Night by Nemo Bueno - Far from the Theran mainland, Illion lies shrouded in night, and out of sight of the gods. Shielded from their wrath, a nyxborn pirate takes shelter from the god he wronged, though even he does not know the extent of secrets this island holds.
  • Navagos, Isle of Wrecks by Frederic Walker (Kor-Artificer) - A mass of shipwrecks piled upon shipwrecks between the bones of a long-dead kraken, Navagos is a labyringth of twisted wood, guarded by undead amalgamations of crew and wreckage, at the center of which lies a shipwreck once sailed by the legendary mariner Callaphe, stocked with enchanted provisions.

Also included are rules for NPCs and monsters, including new foes like the noxious Terástios Boar, the storm-wreathed harpy queen Esmeralda, and the waterlogged Rotted Hulk.

 
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Curse of S August 08, 2020 5:39 pm UTC
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This supplement is so freaking awesome its making me start a Theros campaign!

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