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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.

    Status Update

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

  • Core Rules r7 (34%, +34%)
  • Life-shaped Handbook (incorporating final feedback)
  • 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 (99%, +0%)
  • Other projects currently on hold include Lost Cities of the Trembling Plains and Secrets of the Dead Lands.

    </ul>

    site: Adding comments

    So, I’ve been busily hacking away at various and sundry parts of the site backend. New today: Comments on articles.

    Each article consists of one or more sections. I just pushed out an update that allows anyone to leave a comment on a particular section of an article. So, if you have a comment on a particular domain listed in the most recent article, it will be listed next to the relevant portion of the article.

    I have eventual plans to use the code that runs the article sections and apply it to things that are not article – say, a race writeup. This comment code will travel with it. As such, feedback is highly appreciated – send a mail to flip@athas.org with any comments on the comments.

    Wanted: Playtesters

    Athas.org seeks playtesters to evaluate material for projects in development. As a playtester you woill gain early access to new Dark Sun material. In return you will playtest the material, preferably with your gaming group, and provide us with feedback.

    Update: We have enough playtesters for the time being. If we need more, we will announce a new round of applications. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered.

    Status Update

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

  • Faces of the Forgotten North (100% - public playtest)
  • Athasian Emporium (100% - public playtest)
  • City-State of Balic (89%, +0%)
  • Legends of Athas (100% - public playtest)
  • Life-shaped Handbook (100% - public playtest)
  • Trade Lords 1.1 update (99%, +9%)
  • </ul><p> Other projects currently on hold include Core Rules R7, Lost Cities of the Trembling Plains, and Secrets of the Dead Lands. </p>

    Legends of Athas Released

    A beta release of Legends of Athas is now available here. This is a playtest release of 6 epic prestige classes, including the Athasian dragon and the avangion; more than 30 new epic feats; over 30 epic spells and power; over 30 artifacts, both conversions and brand new ones; as well as a collection of epic monsters. The final version of LoA will include stats for Athasian epic NPCs, including all sorcerer-kings; details about Athasian epic organizations; and more epic spells and monsters. Please submit playtesting feedback to templarate@lists.athas.org.

    Prestige Class Appendix Vol 2 updated

    We’ve released an update to PrC 2.

    This release incorporates various typo fixes and formatting changes, updates in response to community feedback, and six new prestige classes:

    • Arcanist
    • Arena Mage
    • Obstinate Soul
    • Psiologist
    • Scion of the Worm
    • Tekchakak