The Burnt World of Athas

The official Dark Sun website

Ashes of Athas now available for home play

Wizards of the Coast has allowed Baldman Games to distribute their Ashes of Athas convention games to the non-convention crowd. You'll be able to sign up to receive the chapters over at Baldman's site.

[update: the forum page has gone offline; to request a copy of the adventure, send an email to thebaldman@baldmangames.com ]

Some important information from their announcements page:

  • No one (not even us) can host the adventure files anywhere.
  • Only the admins and Baldman Games can provide adventures.
  • When you e-mail us (or send us a message via these forums), we will send you adventures, one chapter at a time.
  • When contacting us, please include your e-mail so we can send you the files and the chapter(s) you need.
  • You can run those adventures, or if you are a convention organizer, you can provide them to your DMs for use at the convention.
  • You cannot otherwise redistribute or share or post the files anywhere. If you do, this will likely result in Ashes of Athas distribution being closed down!
  • Adventures you received from us can be run anywhere you please (home play, stores, conventions, desert caravans...). You can run them multiple times - whenever you please.
  • When you request adventures we will provide a link to pregens, maps, and campaign rules.

I suspect that, by having everyone request directly from the source, Wizards is looking to easily gauge the interest in the game; this is a good thing.