Today Wizards of the Coast released the Elemental Evil Player's Companion. This is more or less a set of character races and spells. What Dark Sun fans will be interested in is the races, Aarakocra, Goliath, and Genasi (there's even a sidebar entitled Genasi on Athas) as well as a slew of elemental themed spells.
So if you're playing Dark Sun with D&D 5th edition, this is a must own....and it's free!
In the early 90's a set of Dark Sun art prints were given to game store owners to promote the unique art of Dark Sun. We got a set of the prints and have scanned them for your pleasure.
Dark Sun Art Prints
With the release of 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons the Trinkets table was full of interesting and evocative ideas for a small bauble that characters possess. Many of the items were not suitable for Dark Sun without alternation. In the spirit of the Burnt World, here's a new table, just for Athasians.
Dark Sun Trinket Table
In today’s design repost, Rodney Thompson announces that development on Dark Sun 4e has finished. He talks of his love of the original setting, gives us some idea of what we can expect: A return to the pre-Prism Pentad days.
Another article in the DS4 rehosting series. Rich Baker talks about the dragonborn race in Athas, and how they were updated to match up to the dray.
In today’s design repost, Rich Baker talks about the final Sprint to get Dark Sun 4 over the finish line, and teases some of the mechanical changes we see in the final release.
Another in our design diary reposts. Rich Baker talks about the geography of the Dragon’s Bowl, and the sea of silt.
With the new release of Dungeons & Dragons this year much of the Dark Sun community has asked about the future of Athas and while we don't have an answer for you in that regard we do have a peek of one of Dark Sun's most prominent creatures. Later this month the new Monster Manual for Dungeons & Dragons will be released, and with it, the Thri-Kreen.
Here, Athas.org has an exclusive preview of the Thri-Kreen Monster Manual entry and art.
The next in our series of reposted design diaries, this one comes from Richard Baker, where he talks about the many different desert terrains found in the Tablelands of Athas.
We are starting a series of reposted blog articles from designers of Dark Sun 4th edition. These articles have been scattered through various reorganizations on Wizards’ site, and are now hard to find, or have vanished completely. We are collecting them here with permission from the authors. We’ll be posting them regularly for the next two months.
The first article is Fun in the Sun, by Rodney Thompson, and was first published almost 5 years ago.