The final part of the Dregoth Ascending trilogy has been released for public playtesting. You can download The Ascension from the Releases section. Merry Christmas!
Champion of Rajaat changes include:
- Include the inadvertantly omitted ability score adjustments
- Fire Resistance 5 has been removed
- Dread strike has been replaced with Genocidal Focus, which effects both spells and physical attacks
- Regeneration has been reducted to 10. Fire and acid has been changed to sonic and cold.
- Transmutation immunity has been grouped with the other immunities
- explicitly state that any immunity may be voluntarily lowered
- CR and LA have been adjusted
- Orb of Energy storing has been adjusted
Changes to the Dragon PrC include:
- References to Energy Storing as a class feature have been removed.
- Duplex has been changed with All-out attack
- Spellcaster level progression is now in both manifester and spellcater, rather than forcing a choice.
- The defiler metamorphasis mitigating factor has been changed from an XP burn to a sacrifice of 1000 HD of living creatures.
Mark Hope (Kamelion) has been invited to join the Senate. Mark has been a member of athas.org for two years and has contributed a lot of quality work. Welcome to the Senate!
An updated Dark Sun Prestige Class Appendix I document can be found in the Releases section. Minor changes based on fan feedback mostly.
Tyrian Conspiracy has been updated to conform with the latest version of the 3.5 DS Core Rules. You can find version 1.2 in the Releases section.
Fabricio and Bruno from Dark Sun Brazil have joined the Spells and Powers Bureau. <p> We’re happy to extend our relations with our Brazilian fans. </p>
The epic bureau is proud to present the first release of the Champion of Rajaat Template.
Thousands of years ago, the warbringer Rajaat waged a war of cleansing across the surface of Athas, with the intention of returning the world to it’s lost Blue Age. His Champions were mighty generals, leading the fight against the impure races of the Rebirth, and were gifted with incredible abilities to help further their cause.
If you’re wondering what’s happening at athas.org, here’s what we’re occupied with and how we are progressing. Q4 will see several releases. <p>
Dregoth Ascending Part III: The final part of the Dregoth Ascending trilogy is in the works. After being ahead of schedule in the early phases, we have had a period with some setbacks. The deadline is December 24th and I’m determined that we make that deadline. The full title will be Dregoth Ascending part III - The Ascension. </p><p>
Terrors of Athas update: The Monster Bureau is working on an updated version of Terrors of Athas. We plan to have it released some time in Q4. </p><p>
DS Core Rules 3.5: Release 6 incorporated quite a number of small refinements to many chapters, along with new psionic powers. Release 7 will have fewer changes. Expect it to be released during Q4. </p><p>
Advanced Beings: Avangion rules have unfortunately been delayed. Though, a Champion of Rajaat template will be posted within a 2 week timeframe. </p><p>
Equipment project: The Equipment Bureau has been working on an Athasian variant of the Arms and Equipment guide for a year. The result will be released for public playtesting in late Q4 or Q1 next year. The title of the project has yet to be decided. </p><p>
Product updates: Tyrian Conspiracy, Whispers of the Storm, City-State of Draj, Dregoth Ascending parts 1 and 2 all need to be updated to the latest iteration of the Core Rules. We’re currently looking for people to assist us with this. E- mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re good at number crunching and rules, and want to help. </p><p>
Other projects: Secrets of the Deadlands, The Emissary, Lost Cities. These projects are either put on hold, or progressing slowly. </p><p></p>
Our friends at Dark Sun Brazil passed on this interview. Reporter-journalist Andreh Rodrigues recently interviewd Brom, and has graciously allowed us to post it online. The interview is not Dark Sun specific, but refers to the blasted world once or twice.
We have a new staff section at athas.org: The Artisan’s Quarter, featuring our regular artists. You do an excellent job, keep the art coming.