Dark Sun is a campaign setting for the
Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.
Set on the desert world of Athas, Dark Sun
is about the struggle for survival.
Nine city-states cling to life in the Tablelands. Until recently, they
were ruled by powerful Sorcerer-Kings, both tyrants and protectors. Now,
only five remain; the other cities are cast into chaos and violent strife.
Soon, the desert may swallow them, as it has so many times before. The
wastes are riddled with the ruins of cities long dead.
It is a world where magic drains the very essence of life. Ancient wars
have left vast swaths of the planet sterile; even now, druids fight a losing
battle to preserve the environment. To practice magic is to tempt death at
the hands of the mob, yet the cities themselves are ruled by the most
powerful of defilers.
Originally released in 1991 by TSR for the 2nd edition of AD&D,
Athas.org has been the steward of the Dark Sun campaign setting since the
release of D&D 3rd edition in 2000. In that time, we have released
updated core rules, two
numerous setting supplements, such as
City State of Draj and
Wisdom of the Drylanders,
and the epic adventure
You can see a list of all of our products
A new Bone, Stone, & Obsidian: A Dark Sun podcast episode is out.
The City-State of Tyr is one of the foundational supplements for the Dark Sun setting. The credited author of the City-State of Tyr (and other Dark Sun products), Walter M. Baas passed away on June 1, 2019. In this episode, we talk about Walter’s life, his contributions to the setting, and the City-State of Tyr book. Our special guest for this episode is Gary S. Watkins, Gary brings with him a secret history to the book that we reveal in this podcast.
Download the Podcast on the Misdirected Mark website.
Download the Additional Content PDF for the City-State of Tyr.
The next episode of Bone, Stone, & Obsidian is live! This time we discuss Defiling Magic!
The newest Bone, Stone, & Obsidian: #DarkSun podcast is out! In this episode Wayne and I talk about the podcasts namesake, the weapons of Athas! #dnd #dnd5e http://misdirectedmark.com/2019/02/13/bone-stone-and-obsidian-episode-11/
The latest Bone, Stone, and Obsidian Podcast is out! Episode 10 features part 2 of the Troy Denning interview. Get read to uncover what has been buried by the sands for so long!
The latest Bone, Stone, and Obsidian Podcast is out! Episode 9 features Troy Denning in what is a 2 part episode. Get read to delve into the sands of Athas with one of its co-creators!