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"This is beautiful and worth a look!" Luka Rejec

"This looks killer." Brad Kerr

"Ancient Greek fantasy ... you can bring it right to the table! There is also a great dice mechanic for calling upon the Gods." Every Edition Tabletop

"Arête is a lovingly-crafted to fit with Greek Mythology. Every special power, divine intervention, monster ability, and even the equipment for sale in the city of Polis ties into the myths of the Olympians. ... More importantly, it makes even first level feel epic." Death Trap Games

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Hades is not happy. His favorite pet Cerberus has escaped and is rampaging through mythic Greece. Now the Nemean Lion, the Stymphalian Birds, the Lernaean Hydra, the Minotaur are just some of the monsters in the countryside and there are too many souls in the underworld.
The Greek heroes must band together to save their country from the predation of monsters. Atalanta, Bellerophon, Hector, Theseus, Orpheus, Penthesilea, Perseus, and Medea are the stalwart heroes of legend.

To capture Cerberus they must defeat the other monsters first. By making careful choices, and calling upon the gods, they will be able to grow in strength.

Ultimately they will either placate Hades or die trying.

The only difference, after all, between arete and hubris is whether or not you fail.

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Matthew R September 06, 2022 7:33 pm UTC
"Predication" doesn't make any sense in this context. I'm guessing you meant either "predation" or "depredation".
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Ahimsa K September 07, 2022 6:22 am UTC
Good catch. Thank you!
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This title was added to our catalog on August 02, 2022.