Wizards Of The Coast Announces Dungeons & Dragons And Magic: The Gathering Crossover

Wizards Of The Coast Announces Dungeons & Dragons And Magic: The Gathering Crossover
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Back in 2018, fans of both Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering were given a treat with the “Guidmaster’s Guide to Ravnica” crossover between the two. The book, which provided everything a D&D party needs to run a campaign in the Magic: The Gathering setting of Ravnica, was enough of a success for Wizards of the Coast to revisit the idea in the future.

Now they’re back with another surprise campaign setting inspired by MTG’s Greek mythology-inspired plane of existence, Theros. The book, “Mythic Odysseys of Theros,” gives players everything needed to run their campaign in the realm of Theros.

The information comes from a listing from Penguin Random House, who briefly posted the book on their website before removing it. The book is slated to be released in May 19th, though no exact date can be guaranteed due to the release page being taken down.

Mythic Odysseys of Theros is the second campaign book to be announced this year, with the first being the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, created in partnership with Critical Role. While we can’t guarantee an exact release date, the two seem to be slated to release near each other. Explorer’s Guide is expected to release in mid-March, roughly two months before Mythic Odysseys of Theros.

A crossover between the two fantasy juggernauts is exciting, but not completely unexpected. For those who may be unaware, Wizards of the Coast owns and develops both games and has the ability to merge them (and their variety of other IPs) whenever they decide without much in the way of legal issues. Additionally, as this is the second time that Wizards has done a crossover between the two, it’s not quite unprecedented.

Of course, that doesn’t make it any less exciting. Greek mythology – and mythology in general – are abounds in D&D, and adding in such a mythology-focused realm is sure to help enrich the lore. There’s a good chance that players will end up with a handful more deities to base their faith-based characters on, too, as well as a variety of other additions.

One might hope that there’ll be further crossovers, giving fans of both games a chance to thoroughly explore their favorite setting of the MTG lore. While there’s certainly no shortage of dark content in D&D, it would be a chillingly exciting experience to play through a Lovecraftian-styled Eldrazi campaign or something based on the horrors of Innistrad. Of course, you don’t need an official campaign guide to set your party’s campaign in these worlds.

More information is sure to come out with the official release, so stay tuned if you’re interested to drop your party onto the plane of Theros.