The Burnt World of Athas

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For anyone who missed it today, Wizards released their new OGL web policy. You can read the legalese or a plaintext version.

The good news is, this doesn't affect the official products or, nor does it affect our ongoing DS3 project -- or any of our other planned products.
It does however, affect most of what's been posted to our unofficial section. I had to pull a lot of things that had been posted there and notified the original authors. Much as I'd love too, we're too busy to work to ensure complicance of submitted work. Anything I'm sure was original work got to stay. Hopefully, the rest will be resubmitted soon.

Quizlet ...

So, I finally actually get the password to edit the quizzlet from raddu, and what’s the first thing that happens? Some joker with too much time on his hands, and no apparent inclination to acutally discuss his opinions, decides to stuff the ballot box. I’m looking around for a new polling script; it should be live again in a few days.

Flurry of talents

Last week it was harbingers and harbinger-related feats; this week seems to be talents week. Not that we’re counting or anything, but so far we have SIXTY-SEVEN talents up on the unofficial powers list. Not a bad selection for characters who take a wild talent. Expect more as the week progresses.

A flood of psionics ...

Now released: The Psion class, the Tarandan Prestige class, and several feats for Wild Talents. Still being hammered out are the rules for Harbringers.

Also, if you haven’t looked at them yet, there are a large number of new psionic powers available in the unofficial section.

New classes

Just posted: an update to the Athasian Rogue. Also added is the Psychic Warrior and the Brute class (a rebranded Barbarian – rebranded to avoid some of the connotations of the Barbarian name.)

Followers should be a DM thing ...

After (more than a bit of) debate, the Desparation Followers ability has been removed from the Fighter class. DMs should feel free to impose something like that on the players of high level characters, but the rules should not impose that upon the DMs …


The first preview release of the Athasian Rogue is up. Near future: Psychic Harbringers, and the Psionic classes.