How would you like your D&D group to run across King Arthur? What if they allied up with Thor? Maybe they'll fight against Dracula. As the DM, do you have to make up those stats just off the top of your head? Maybe do a bunch of research into what these characters were supposed to be capable of? Sounds like a pain. Thankfully, that work has been done for you already in Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters, a new RPG book that's up on Kickstarter now.
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Achilles. Lancelot. Robin Hood. Thor. Heroes, all.
The world is full of myths and legends which inspired those in our modern fiction and games. Iconic warriors and wizards, vampires and things from the deep, epic figures from history, these legends are universally known.
Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters delves into these paragons of literature, fable, and folklore. From Ancient Greece to Victorian England, deepest Transylvania to the High Seas, you’ll meet champions and thieves, pirates and knights, demigods and fey queens, ancient evils and urban legends. Archetypal heroes meet exemplars of villainy like Blackbeard, Rasputin, Dracula - even Lucifer, the Lord of Hell!
From Mike Myler’s popular by-request column, this 230-page epic compilation of over 100 legendary heroes, villains, and monsters brings these characters to life for the 5th Edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game.
Plus a foreword from James M. Ward, author of the original Deities & Demigods!
The campaign is more than 10x funded with 28 days left to go.