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Shh… Unspeakable Organizations in Dark Sun

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?

October 2, 2015

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