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ENNIE Award Winner for the Best Setting of 2020!

Arkadia is a combined setting and players handbook for 5e - inspired by the history and myths of Ancient Greece
The book contains 100 pages of densely packed all new Greek themed content for both Players and GMs.

12 New Class Archetypes (One for each class)
  • Barbarian: Path of the Hero - Based on heroes like the mighty Hercules and Ajax
  • Bard: College of the Muse - Inspired by the Muses, Orpheus, and myths of Satyr and Siren
  • Cleric: Domain of Fate - Recalling on ancient Oracles and the Three Fates
  • Druid: Circle of Beasts - In the image of Dionysus, Circe, and Pan
  • Fighter: Hoplite - Made in the mold of classic Greek heroes like Achilles, Leonidas, and Perseus 
  • Monk: Way of the Gladiator - Drawing on Roman Gladiators wielding exotic weapons like a trident and net
  • Paladin: Oath of Judgement - A tribute to thunderbolt hurling Zeus and kings of old.
  • Ranger: Amazon - Inspired by fierce female warriors such as Artemis and the Amazons 
  • Rogue: Trickster -  Sparked by Odysseus, Prometheus, and other archetypal tricksters who spurn the gods.
  • Sorcerer: Demigod Bloodline - Created from the demigods of Greek legend.
  • Warlock: Dead King Patron -  Servants of the titans, themed on Ancient Egyptian pharaohs and mummies. 
  • Wizard: School of Philosophy - A twist on ancient Philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates

10 New Races and Subraces
A Greek take on Humans, Dwarves, and Elves, including a Drow culture based on Ancient Egypt.
Play the Phaedran, a monstrous hybrid race inspired by Classic Greek Monsters:
  • Satyr
  • Siren
  • Centaur
  • Gorgon
  • Harpy
20 New Feats and Racial Feats
30 New Mythical Monsters
30 New Magic Items

Arkadia also includes:
A hoard of Bronze gear including all new weapons, armor, equipment, trinkets and more!
Ancient ships such as Triremes that can be customized with prow rams, balistae, and hurl Arkadian fire.

An Epic Setting
A pantheon of powerful Gods and dark Titans
Cities, based on Sparta, Athens, Troy and more
Neighboring ancient civilizations inspired by Egypt, Persia, and Atlantis.
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David W November 30, 2023 4:55 pm UTC
I need more of a preview than a character sheet if I’m going to consider buying it.
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Yann E February 06, 2023 8:45 pm UTC

Which D&D official subclasses are compatible with this setting?
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Kevin C December 20, 2021 1:51 am UTC
Great book! I have been using it the past few months to add depth and additional lands to my modified Theros campaign.
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Marc G January 07, 2021 1:24 pm UTC
Just picked this up, very impressed. The artwork is impeccable, the thought that's gone in is impressive (making Gladiator an archetype of Monk was inspired). Do you have any further work for this planned? Two things would crank my handle.

1. An additional archetype for each class to re-inject a bit of choice into character build.
2. A revamp of the spells to be most setting flavourful. I know the book itself suggests the GM should do exactly that, but I am time poor.

I've always preferred Jason and the Argonauts style fantasy to cod-mediaeval, and this admirably scratches that itch. Maybe do the same for Arabian Nights style fantasy?
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Frederic M May 04, 2021 5:04 pm UTC
+1 for an Arabian Nights setting!!
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Jay W November 24, 2020 8:35 pm UTC
No Preview?
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Eugene F November 27, 2020 10:24 pm UTC
It seems Drivethrurpg was having trouble showing previews. It should work now. You can also check out the class archetypes PDF for free.
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Alex D November 21, 2020 10:20 pm UTC
Is there any relation to Odyssey of the Dragonlords? I noticed even the publisher's name is similar.
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Eugene F November 27, 2020 10:27 pm UTC
There is no relation. Arkadia was released nearly a year before Odyssey of the Dragonlords.
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Matthew S September 28, 2020 6:54 am UTC
Fun little read. Solid art. A fair amount of content to customize your PCs but nothing insane.

I will say I found some of the subclass options a little overtuned and would probably need to be brought down in power level to be even with existimg material.
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Travis B August 04, 2020 1:59 am UTC
Does this use its own pantheon of gods, or is it set up to use ancient Greek gods?
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Eugene F August 13, 2020 9:16 pm UTC
Arkadia is a unique fantasy setting. While the gods and city states are inspired by those of Ancient Greece, it is very intentionally its own world with its own mythology.
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Jamie S July 26, 2020 1:32 am UTC
I bought this book to use with The Fate of the Oracle adventure I bought on Roll20. It didn't have a player handout included in the download. Do you have a players handout that has both the races and classes included in this setting? I was able to find the free class guide handout and the free handout for the Minotaur race, but not a handout for the rest of the race options. Thanks.
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Eugene F July 27, 2020 7:27 pm UTC
Hi Jamie,

Thank you so much for purchasing our setting and adventure! There's not a separate PDF handout for the races outside of the core Arkadia setting book. The Roll20 adventure includes race handouts attached to the pre-generated character tokens. :)
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Pedro C April 06, 2020 1:12 am UTC
Love the book. One thing I am unclear on, though. With Gift of Forms for the Circle of Beasts, does the CR of the beast you can change the willing target into increase as your own Wild Shape improves?
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Eugene F April 15, 2020 10:14 pm UTC
It does not increase. When using Gift of Forms to change a willing creature, it is always CR 1/4 or lower.
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VALENTINOS K February 28, 2020 10:54 am UTC
Looking good. Any plans for premade adventures for it?

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Eugene F February 28, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
Thank you! Yes, there will be an adventure for 1st-5th level characters coming out next month!
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VALENTINOS K March 01, 2020 2:53 pm UTC
Thank you for your reply! That is amazing. Cant wait to try it out.

One final question. Any plans for handouts (like island maps, ships etc) ?
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Daniel M January 19, 2020 9:24 pm UTC
Does it require D&D 5E player's handbook?
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Eugene F February 03, 2020 10:37 pm UTC
Hello Daniel,

It has just about everything you need to play (aside from the core rules). Players who are familiar with 5e should have no trouble using only this book to play a game in Arkadia.
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Daniel M February 03, 2020 10:44 pm UTC
cool Thanks.
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Patrick S January 14, 2020 7:04 am UTC
Nice stuff but ... whoa for a 45€ (or 14€ for the PDF) pricetag for the Hardcover, there is actually not that much in there.
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Christopher S September 26, 2019 7:02 am UTC
This product is awesome....very inspiring! By simply reading random pages and remembering my mythic literature, I was instantly inspired to create scenarios for my PCs to venture forth.
Five Stars!
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Paul S August 12, 2019 2:38 am UTC
Purchased directly from Arcana Games' home site – super solid setting! The world is left open enough for GM's to create their own stories or even insert the continent of Arkadia into extant games. There are a plentitude of story hooks to delve into, as well as monsters and magic items to give this a real sense of place. Mechanically, the races are similar but different enough from the standard 5e races to make their distinct cultures come alive and alter one's play experience. The new class archetypes and feats are a joy. Overall, quite pleased.
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shannon S July 19, 2019 5:33 pm UTC
Is it just me, or should those sword scales be reversed? The Large top sword looks like a greek xiphos, which is a sword sword and the other sword is a falcata or kopis, which are totally slashing. Love the art style though
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