30 Days of Dark Sun 4: What's your favorite game mechanic?
The first day of #30DaysofDarkSun is here and the first question is "What is your Favorite Setting Element"?
This is it, October 2016. This month marks the 25th anniversary since Dark Sun was released in 1991! Can you believe it's been 25 years? I can't. I was recently invited on the Advantage to Insight podcast to talk about Dark Sun and then was invited back to do a trivia challenge vs Teos Abadia (Alphastream) (out soon) in honor of Dark Sun's 25th anniversary. With that I knew I had to do something in honor of this great setting that has meant so much to me.
Wizards has updated the playtest document for the 5e Mystic class. Take a look at it here.
- The class now goes to 10th level. The core concepts had enough support that we feel confident moving forward with them.
- Psionics is more flexible. You have a psychic focus, which allows you to pick one discipline and gain a constant, special benefit from it. Otherwise, you can expend points to use any discipline you know.
- Psionics now includes psionic talents, the equivalent of a spellcasters cantrips.
- Psionic disciplines are now available to all mystics, regardless of mystic order. However, your order grants you a benefit for using its associated disciplines.
Wizards of the Coast announced the Dungeon Masters Guild today. It does not directly effect Dark Sun fans...yet. If/when Wizards decides to put out Dark Sun, it sounds like it could be available for fan use on the Dungeon Master Guild.
The Gamer's Tavern podcast talks about Dark Sun with special guest Tim Brown, co-creator of the Dark Sun setting.
Get your creative DM juices flowing with these Athasian Plot Hooks.