The Burnt World of Athas

The official Dark Sun website


Life-Shaping Handbook

A beta release of the Life-Shaping Handbook is available. This is a playtest release of the life-shaping rules as well as new material for playing with rhul-thaun characters and their Jagged Cliffs environment.
Please submit playtesting feedback to templarate at

The Athasian Game Master

Jon // Oracle, jon[at]

Want to spice up your campaign? Want your players' characters to feel the stinging heat of the crimson sun? Want your players to see Athas for more than endless dunes of sand? Want to show the gaming community that Dark Sun is unlike all other campaign settings? Good. Welcome to the club!

This article contains various tips and discusses issues to consider for both new and experienced GMs that want to run a Dark Sun campaign.