Dark Sun is a campaign setting for the
Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.
Set on the desert world of Athas, Dark Sun
is about the struggle for survival.
Nine city-states cling to life in the Tablelands. Until recently, they
were ruled by powerful Sorcerer-Kings, both tyrants and protectors. Now,
only five remain; the other cities are cast into chaos and violent strife.
Soon, the desert may swallow them, as it has so many times before. The
wastes are riddled with the ruins of cities long dead.
It is a world where magic drains the very essence of life. Ancient wars
have left vast swaths of the planet sterile; even now, druids fight a losing
battle to preserve the environment. To practice magic is to tempt death at
the hands of the mob, yet the cities themselves are ruled by the most
powerful of defilers.
Originally released in 1991 by TSR for the 2nd edition of AD&D,
Athas.org has been the steward of the Dark Sun campaign setting since the
release of D&D 3rd edition in 2000. In that time, we have released
updated core rules, two
numerous setting supplements, such as
City State of Draj and
Wisdom of the Drylanders,
and the epic adventure
You can see a list of all of our products
Happy Anniversary to Dark Sun! This month marks 30 years that Dark Sun has been around! Thanks Troy Denning, Timothy Brian Brown, Bill Slavicsek, Monte Cook, Bruce R Cordell, Robert J Schwalb, Richard Baker, Rodney Thompson, Chris Sims and everyone who’s had a hand in contributing to this amazing setting. And of course Dark Sun wouldn’t be Dark Sun without the artists Gerald Brom, Tom Baxa, Diesel, Rob Lazaretti, John Dollar, Wayne Reynolds, Jason Engle,, William O’Connor, and many more!
Thanks for putting this image together June!
Ashes of Athas 13:Mob Mentality is live at https://buzzsprout.com/1744373/9070508!
This one is kind of long but a lot happens in here with some crazy combat shenanigans.
Learn about Ashes of Athas on Alphastream’s blog
Random generators are useful to have for DMs. Here are a handful from around the web that are specific for Dark Sun.
Dark Sun Random Generators
Athasian Name Generator
Rhul-Thaun Name Generator
Thri-Kreen Random Name Generator
Random Village Name Generator
In this episode of the Tome show, Jeff and Tracy sit down with Brandes Stoddard, Robert Adducci, and Jim Davis to talk about post-apocalyptic settings in your D&D game with tons of Dark Sun references. http://www.thetomeshow.com/e/post-apocalyptic-settings-tome-351/
Episode 12 of the One World Pod, Ashes of Athas 5e conversion is out. This actual play features a conversion to 5e and DMing by Josh dV with Raddu , Ayami, Greg, and Chad as players.
You can find it linked under the Media>Actual Play menus above. And follow them on Twitter @TheOneWorldPod