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Dark Sun 3 update

A new revision of Dark Sun 3 has been released. This revision brings DS3 fully in line with the Extended Psionics handbook and D&D 3.5 rule set. There are numerous changes within the document, including the addition of the Wilder class, the renaming of the Brute, and new weapons, powers and feats.

I’ll be working on an imaged version as time, and art supply, permit.

Dragon preview

The Epic Bureau at Athas.org is pleased to announce the playtest release of our Dragon advanced being rules. The rules consist of an Epic Prestige Class and a series of 10 transformation epic spells.

After reviewing and incorporating feedback on this approach, we’ll follow up with Avangion and Elemental Advanced Being rules – which will clearly follow in a similiar mold.

Dragon rules

Project Status Update

Time for another status update on athas.org product development:

Dregoth Ascending Part II: The much awaited sequal to Dregoth Ascending Part I will be released on schedule (June 31st). By the current productivity rate, I dare to say it could be done sooner. It's about 70% done. The full title will be Dregoth Ascending part II - The Quest.

Terrors of the Deadlands 3.5 update: The Monster Bureau reports that the updated version of TotD is right around the corner. It has undergone major revisions and includes some new elements, among them a new athasian undead.

DS Core Rules 3.5: The Psionics Chapter is done along with the Spells Chapter. A release is right around the corner, there are some details we need to hammer out and editorial work left.

Dark Sun Prestige Class Appendix Vol. I: I've received some comments, which has lead to the preview version being updated twice. So make sure to get the latest version.

Dragon Rules: A finalized draft of the Dragon Rules are being reviewed internally in the Epic Bureau before they will be released to the public. In other words, these are also right around the corner.

Other projects: Secrets of the Deadlands, The Emissary, Lost Cities. These projects are either put on hold, or progressing slowly.

In other words, you have a lot to look forward to the upcoming months!

Prestige Class Appendix Vol. I released

Prestige Class Appendix Vol. I contains more than 40 prestige classes for Dark Sun campaigns. Explore the spellpower of the Arch Defiler, the strength of the Arena Champion, the fury of the Grove Master, the secrets of the Shadows, and the lure of the Wives of Nibenay. Download now.

This is a public playtest version. Feedback can be sent to jon@athas.org.

Q&A with Kevin Melka

Nytcrawlr has compiled a list of questions from the Dark Sun community to present to Kevin Melka. The results are in, and can be read here.

New position

Athas.org as an organization is growing. Mark Hope is athas.org’s new marketing assistant, and will be working with me on the marketing aspects of athas.org.

Project Status January 2005

Here’s a status update for athas.org projects per the beginning of January 2005. <p>

Dregoth Ascending: Part II The Quest is in the works. Expect a playtest release some time during the first half of 2005. </p><p>

Prestige Classes Compilation: A prestige class compilation document featuring around 40 prestige classes for Dark Sun will be released for public playtesting by the end of January. </p><p>

Athasian Arms and Equipment Guide: A new project to be handled by the Equipment Bureau which will detail athasian weapons, armor, alchemical items, magical items, psionic items, vehicles, poisons and possibly other item categories. </p><p>

Terrors of the Deadlands: The work on updating Terrors of the Deadlands to 3.5 rules is proceeding as scheduled. There are many small improvements still being made. The end product will be worth the wait. </p><p>

DS Core Rules 3.5: There are still some issues that must be settled before we release an updated version incorporating the errata and feedback we’ve received. </p><p>

Epic Rules: The Epic Bureau is still working on the advanced beings rules and other rules concerning these concepts, such as dragon magic and psionic enchantments. </p><p>

Other projects: Secrets of the Deadlands, The Emissary, City-State of Draj 3.5 update, Lost Cities. These projects are either put on hold, or progressing slowly.

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