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Mindscape Combat in Dark Sun

One of the most flavorful aspects of psionics in Dark Sun is Mindscape Combat. Published novels and short stories written in the Dark Sun setting used a fantastic “mindscape” where psionic combat occurs.

The Athasian Survey Project 09 - Trade Nest and Ral

Join the Traveller as he visits Trade Nest and the village of Ral. A reimagining of the original series (posted on the Dark Sun Facebook group) with rewritten entries and more locations, all still with the intention of highlighting rarely visited areas on the Revised 2nd edition map.

Ssurran - extended writeup

Thanks to Kamelion for contributing this article with expanded information on the reptilian Ssurrans

The Journal of Zong-Tossu, Entry 2 - The Walking Islands



This is the journal of Zong-Tossu, a master ghav-urath (life-shaper) from the Rhul-thaun capital of Thamasku. A master of life-shaping, he was sent by the har-etuil (judgment-makers) along with a detachment of junior life-shapers and lawkeepers to investigate a mysterious ring of standing stones and the strange creatures said to occasionally appear within. The expeditionary force was accompanied by a Thri-Kreen emissary known as Cho’ka.
After stepping through the vortex within the ring of standing stones, Zong-Tossu and his retinue find themselves is a strange new land.

The Athasian Survey Project 8 - Saragar

Join the traveller as he reaches Saragar. A reimagining of the original series (posted on the Dark Sun Facebook group) with rewritten entries and more locations, all still with the intention of highlighting rarely visited areas on the Revised 2nd edition map.

Client Villages of Tyr

Lynne Abbey introduced the concept of client villages for the city-state of Urik.This article brings us details of Tyr's client villages.

Encounters of Athas 01 - Tables of the Tablelands

This is a new series of articles designed to provide DMs with encounter or location ideas to add flavor to their campaigns.
This particular article discusses various ways to characterise and describe your taverns, inns, and similar locations in Dark Sun, to enable DMs a way of using that trope while still maintaining the Dark Sun atmosphere.

The Journal of Zong-Tossu, Entry 1 - The Moongate to Guthay



This is the journal of Zong-Tossu, a master ghav-urath (life-shaper) from the Rhul-thaun capital of Thamasku. A master of life-shaping, he was sent by the har-etuil (judgment-makers) along with a detachment of junior life-shapers and lawkeepers to investigate a mysterious ring of standing stones and the strange creatures said to occasionally appear within. The expeditionary force was accompanied by a Thri-Kreen emissary known as Cho’ka.

Episode 6 - Verdant Belt of the Somber Woods

Join our traveller he visits the Somber Woods. A reimagining of the original series (posted on the Dark Sun Facebook group) with rewritten entries and more locations, as he visits rarely visited areas on the Revised 2nd edition map.

Dark Sun Random Generators

Random generators are always nice to have for DMs that need some inspiration or some name. Here are some Dark Sun specific generators from around the web.