Dark Sun’s secret organizations often cause your PC to examine their worldview – where does the PC stand on issues like slavery, magic, Sorcerer-Kings, the ages of Athas, or the Dragon?
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.
From the materials used to the differences in construction to paying with clay pieces, Athas has a unique flavor when it comes to weapons.
A key to DMing Dark Sun is understanding its varied and brutal terrain. This article led to a Dragon magazine article!
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!