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Dark Sun 25th Anniversary!

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.

30 Days of Dark Sun

Updated Mystic (Psionics) playtest

Wizards has updated the playtest document for the 5e Mystic class. Take a look at it here.

updates include:

  • 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 spellcasterÂ’s 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.

Now Open: The Arena

In light of Wizards shutting down their community discussion boards, we have decided to re-open our own community forums.

We invite you all to visit The Arena, where we will discuss all things Athasian, and related. (Some among you may remember that this is not our first arena; the software we are using for this iteration should be better supported than what we were using the first time around.)

One of our first orders of business will be to work on recovering what we can from the Wizards forums before they are shut down at the end of October; see the WotC Forum Recovery category for more information, and how you can help.

We look forward to seeing you.