Maps of the Month: Mythic Odysseys of Theros, Acquisitions Incorporated, The Green Dragon Inn

Coinciding with D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Initiative, we explore more in-game entertaining spaces—including an amphitheater fit for the gods, and a gambling den run by the undead!

 

WARNING: THESE MAPS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR MYTHIC ODYSSEYS OF THEROS, ACQUISITIONS INCORPORATED, AND EXPEDITION TO THE RUINS OF GREYHAWK.

MYTHIC ODYSSEYS OF THEROS

The roots of Theros—the newest setting to explore in your Dungeons & Dragons campaign—lie in the myths of ancient Greece. Those classic tales are dominated by gods, heroes, and monsters, and Mythic Odysseys of Theros helps serve as an example of how to take inspiration from real-world mythology and adapt it into a landscape built from the ground up for fantasy adventures.

The map of Theros showcased here features an amphitheater, where music, dance, poetry, drama, comedy, and satire are all performed and celebrated. It’s a fitting tribute to the games and announcements that took place during D&D Live 2020 (albeit more safely celebrated through online spaces).

The amphitheater is set in a natural depression that provides seating for the audience. The backstage area contains dressing rooms for the performers, a prop workshop, and a storage area filled with extra set pieces. Below, secret halls include space for the activities one might expect from a typical den of iniquity, while also disguising a shrine, the barracks and training hall of a thieves’ guild devoted to Phenax, and an escape tunnel for making a quick getaway.

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Hardback copies of Mythic Odysseys of Theros release on July 21, 2002 and are available to preorder now with an MSRP of $49.95. The first 20 players pre-ordering a physical copy from a participating friendly local gaming store’s website will also receive a 50% discount on the digital version at D&D Beyond. Previous Magic: The Gathering fifth edition D&D sourcebook Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica is currently on sale.

 


ACQUISITIONS INCORPORATED

In keeping with our theme of entertaining spaces, we turn to 2019’s June release and the adventures found within Acquisitions Incorporated.

First up, we have the swanky casino of one Lottie the lich (a master of clockwork magic). As a working gambling den, public spaces within Lottie’s Palace are safe. Dangerous creatures guard the restricted areas, including the machinery room and access to Lottie’s meeting hall and private chamber—so bear that in mind before you attempt to bypass any velvet ropes.

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Following our exploration of fortified castles in Dragon+ #31, we turn to a legendary dwarven stronghold run by Clan Horn. The estates and holdings of these wealthy shield dwarves spread across the Spine of the World mountains. The Horn Enclave’s business is the leasing of secure vaults to wealthy patrons, with nigh-impregnable defenses designed to keep each vault’s contents safe from thieves.

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Acquisitions Incorporated is available now with an MSRP of $49.95. Order it at your local game storePenny ArcadeD&D BeyondRoll20Fantasy GroundsSteam, or online at retailers such as Amazon.

 


THE GREEN DRAGON INN

In this issue’s Dragon Classics we look back at the City of Greyhawk and its Green Dragon Inn. As an added bonus we’re including maps of the inn. Come enjoy an amber ale!

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On the map of the surrounding neighborhood in the River Quarter, you’ll find the Green Dragon Inn at location #1—right next door to the Lore of the Lake taxidermy shop specializing in creatures of the deep (#6), and across the street from Hauld’s apothecary shop (#3).

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Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk is available at the DMs Guild for $14.99 (PDF). The good people of Greyhawk need you. What are you waiting for?

 


Cartographers

As always, our appreciation goes out to our amazing cartographers; this issue, these include Blando, Jonas De Ro, Dyson Logos, and Mike Schley.