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.
Daniel Bandera revisted the DS 4 monster index, updating for the final time a list of all 4th edition Dark Sun specific monsters, and where to find them.
See it here.
Two “new” releases up on D&D Classics: The original AD&D2 Dark Sun Boxed Set, and the 4th edition core book, both now available as PDF.
Muls are a hardy race. They survive when the other races of Athas would die; they push past the limits of endurance that would kill even half-giants.
Here are a set of feats and powers for use with Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition with your mul characters.
Daniel Bandera compiled this great monster index for all of the 4th edition D&D Dark Sun monsters and their sources. His sources include all of the released adventures including game day & free rpg day as well as Dungeon adventures & Ashes of Athas adventures.
Dark Sun 4e Monster Index
Athas.org has interviewed Dark Sun creator Tim Brown about his new multi-media endeavor, the Dragon Kings Project.
Dragon Kings Project interview
Dark Sun creator Tim Brown has teamed up with original Dark Sun artist, Brom, to create a new fantasy rpg universe called Dragon Kings. Brown calls the world of Khitus his spiritual successor to Dark Sun
The Dragon Kings game will include a progressive rock CD, an art-intensive album or concert style book that expands heavily on each song (with lyrics, more stories, maps, specific art, etc.), and a hardbound game book. No release date yet.
You can find out more about Dragon Kings at the website DragonKingsProject.com or on twitter at @thedragonkings.
Just in case you missed it we've added Blood Sand Arena to the products catalog along with a link to download it from Wizards of the Coast (dead link)
The fires of the crimson sun burn hot as your group of vagabonds band together to face intrigue, betrayal, and the beasts of Bloodsand Arena. Can your group survive and earn glory in the world of Dark Sun?
This Dungeons & Dragons adventure folio, created for Free RPG Day 2010, previews the Dark Sun setting, available in August 2010. Bloodsand Arena is designed for 1st-level characters and contains two short adventures, a double-sided poster map of key encounter areas, and a pack of six pre-generated D&D characters.