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Running the Sands – Tips for Surviving as a Dark Sun DM

Two aspects that can be particularly important for the Dark Sun campaign world: maintaining the sense of Athasian uniqueness and achieving an appropriate challenge level.

October 2, 2015

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 · 1 Comment

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

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 · 3 Comments

SPEC2-1 P2 Scout’s Honor – DM Add-Ons

A real-life trip to amazing Angkor Wat provides images for my adventure, Scout’s Honor.

October 1, 2015