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
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City-State of Draj Dark Sun Podcast
The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne wander into the mudflats of Draj to uncover its mysteries and avoid the Sorcerer-King’s sacrificial steps!
The City-State of Draj
Races of Dark Sun Podcast
The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne delve into the traditional D&D races and what they look like under the suns of Athas!
Races of Dark Sun, not your traditional D&D faire
From the archived website Ur-Braxa, The Khan’s vision of the City-State of Urik
From the ashes, we’ve unearthed an adventure by Brax from his old Ur-Braxa website:
What happened at GenCon having to do with Dark Sun 20 years ago? Find out in this unearthed article.
Dark Sun at GenCon 1997