Several years back, Eric Anondson conuducted an interview with Troy Denning. Due to some recent interest, it’s been dug up and posted to the articles section. Enjoy.
We’re always busy working on official projects at athas.org. Here is an update on the current projects with priority. <p>
Dregoth Ascending: The work on the much awaited first part of Dregoth Ascending is in full progress. David Tisch (Cyrus9a) is assisting us on map creation. </p><p>
Terrors of the Deadlands: The Monster Bureau has been busy these last months with Terrors of Athas. These guys continue to impress me all the time. Now they’re working on updating Terrors of the Deadlands from 3.0 to 3.5 rules. </p><p>
Tyrian Conspiracy: I’ve received some very good feedback on the preview of the update from 3.0 to 3.5 rules. The public playtest is still going on. Expect a final release in October. </p><p>
DS Core Rules 3.5: The largest remaining parts of the Core Rules 3.5 update are the psionics and spells chapters. </p><p>
Prestige Class Compilation: Prestige classes are being developed for Dregoth Ascending. The doc currently has 28 prestige classes and more are to follow. </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, Whispers of the Storm 3.5 update, City-State of Draj 3.5 update, Lost Cities. These projects are either put on hold, or progressing slowly. </p>
Terrors of Athas, in 3.5E is done. The document contains no images at this time, however. An image-full version will be released at a later date.
update: It appears that we forgot to include the key to the map. It too is now available.
Athas.org has founded a new templarate bureau: The Epic Bureau. Its current members are Paul Liss, Jon Sederqvist, Chris Flipse, Nels Anderson, Clifford Hill and Doug Hagerty. The Epic Bureau will be responsible for the further development of Epic rules for DS3.5.
Mike Ring has joined the Monster Bureau. Mike wrote some of the monsters for Terrors of Athas and he is a welcome addition to the monster team. Welcome to the Templarate, Mike.
David Schwartz (aka Hill Giant) has joined the Monster Bureau. David has given us a lot of quality feedback on Terrors of Athas. Welcome to the Templarate, David.
Terrors of Athas is now released. This is a playtesting release, so all feedback is appreciated.
Terrors of Athas is a full Monster Manual for DS3.5, converting many, many of our old favorite baddies. It contains:
- Over 200 different monsters
- Seven templates
- 26 playable monsters
- New summon monster and summon nature's ally spell lists
- An extensive list of monsters from other sources suitable for a Dark Sun campaign
- New druid animal companions