With the release of 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons the Trinkets table was full of interesting and evocative ideas for a small bauble that characters possess. Many of the items were not suitable for Dark Sun without alternation. In the spirit of the Burnt World, here's a new table, just for Athasians.
In today's design repost, Rodney Thompson announces that development on Dark Sun 4e has finished. He talks of his love of the original setting, gives us some idea of what we can expect: A return to the pre-Prism Pentad days.
In today's design repost, Rich Baker talks about the final Sprint to get Dark Sun 4 over the finish line, and teases some of the mechanical changes we see in the final release.
Another in our design diary reposts. Rich Baker talks about the geography of the Dragon's Bowl, and the sea of silt.
With the new release of Dungeons & Dragons this year much of the Dark Sun community has asked about the future of Athas and while we don't have an answer for you in that regard we do have a peek of one of Dark Sun's most prominent creatures. Later this month the new Monster Manual for Dungeons & Dragons will be released, and with it, the Thri-Kreen.
Here, Athas.org has an exclusive preview of the Thri-Kreen Monster Manual entry and art.
The next in our series of reposted design diaries, this one comes from Richard Baker, where he talks about the many different desert terrains found in the Tablelands of Athas.
We are starting a series of reposted blog articles from designers of Dark Sun 4th edition. These articles have been scattered through various reorganizations on Wizards' site, and are now hard to find, or have vanished completely. We are collecting them here with permission from the authors. We'll be posting them regularly for the next two months.
The first article is Fun in the Sun, by Rodney Thompson, and was first published almost 5 years ago.
Daniel Bandera revisted the DS 4 monster index, updating for the final time a list of all 4th edition Dark Sun specific monsters, and where to find them.
See it here.