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Bone, Wood, Stone, and Obsidian – Fighting in Athas

From the materials used to the differences in construction to paying with clay pieces, Athas has a unique flavor when it comes to weapons.

October 2, 2015

Varied Threats – Understanding Athasian Terrain

A key to DMing Dark Sun is understanding its varied and brutal terrain. This article led to a Dragon magazine article!

October 2, 2015

Life and Death in an Athasian City-State

Points of light? Dark Sun turns this on its head. The PCs’ home base is a city-state ruled by a vile godlike dictator with an army of corrupt templars enforcing their will. Let’s meet the city-states!

October 2, 2015

Classes and Themes in Athas

4E Dark Sun’s themes capture iconic Athasian setting elements and make them important to your PC. Here’s how to make the best of that.

October 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dark Sun’s Cast of Characters

Dark Sun takes common campaign elements and turns them upside down – including the playable races. Learn what makes them uniquely Athasian.

October 2, 2015

Traveling the Athasian Wastes

Dark Sun is a campaign world unlike any other. Here are four aspects of the setting that any traveler must confront.

October 2, 2015

Warming up for Dark Sun

This post serves as an index to all of my Dark Sun posts.

October 2, 2015