The Burnt World of Athas

The official Dark Sun website

Ssurrans

Kamelion has contributed an article on Ssurrans, providing players and game masters alike with additional information on these reptilian humanoids. Click here.

Site maintenance

We are performing site maintenance tonight. You may experience some speed and stability issues.

A visible improvement is that using the Products menu will yield better results, as a result of classifying all Dark Sun products from athas.org and TSR in a common scheme.

Trade Lords update

We have revised the Trade Lords accessory. Among the updates are the inclusion of fact sheets for the major merchant houses of the Tyr Region and NPC stats for caravans for different levels of play.

There is also an accompanying article with trader campaign plothooks.

Athas.org up again

Apologies for the site being down for a couple of days. There was an issue with our domain renewal, but it has been sorted out and the site is back up (obviously). Thanks for your patience.

New templar

Daniel Bandera, aka Band2, has rejoined athas.org. Daniel has been a steady provider of feedback and has accepted our invitation to rejoin the ranks of athas.org. We are happy to have him back onboard!

Status Update

This is the latest news on our projects.<p> Project name (completion %, increase since last update)</p><ul>

  • Core Rules r7 (75%, +25%)
  • City-State of Balic (89%, +0%)
  • Legends of Athas (incorporating final feedback)
  • Faces of the Forgotten North (100% - public playtest)
  • Athasian Emporium (100% - public playtest)
  • Trade Lords 1.1 update (100% - released)
  • Other projects currently on hold include Lost Cities of the Trembling Plains and Secrets of the Dead Lands.

    </ul>

    Dark Sun 3 R7 - Two chapters released

    As you might know, we are releasing the final version of Dark Sun 3 (R7) chapter by chapter. <p>

    Two chapters have now been released: “Magic and Psionics” and “Monsters” . </p><p>

    The Magic and Psionics chapter now includes information on the Athasian cosmology. We have also converted a lot of 2nd edition spells and powers, in addition to writing brand new ones, and we have revamped domains for clerics. </p><p>

    The Monsters chapter has a completely new and extended format, and the selection of monsters will be familiar to those who own the original Dark Sun campaign boxed set. </p><p>

    You will find all the released chapters here.</p>

    Status Update

    This is the latest news on our projects.<p> Project name (completion %, increase since last update)</p><ul>

  • Core Rules r7 (52%, +17%)
  • Legends of Athas (incorporating final feedback)
  • Faces of the Forgotten North (100% - public playtest)
  • Athasian Emporium (100% - public playtest)
  • City-State of Balic (89%, +0%)
  • Trade Lords 1.1 update (100%, +1% - internal playtest)
  • Other projects currently on hold include Lost Cities of the Trembling Plains and Secrets of the Dead Lands.

    </ul>

    New Dark Sun forum

    Athas.org now features a new Dark Sun forum - Arena. Use the navigation bar to get there, or go to arena.athas.org

    Thanks to Flip for setting up the forum.

    Life-Shaping Handbook updated

    A final release of the Life-Shaping Handbook is now available here. LSH contains rules for creating life-shaped items and creatures, 2 new character races, almost 30 new feats, 8 new prestige classes, and more than 30 new monsters.

    This final release incorporates community feedback, a new chapter with 3 adventure sites, and a new monster.

    The Life-Shaping Handbook is designed for use in any Dark Sun 3.5 game. You will need the Player’s Handbook (PH), Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG), Monster Manual (MM) as well as the Dark Sun Core Rules (DS3) to make use of the material in this book.