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New Digital Resource Files

We recently added a new Files section to the Resources menu of the site. This is a fantastic addition to the site allowing us to have a repository of content that is not a product, but instead a small standalone downloadable resource file such as maps, handouts, etc. These files can be tied to specific products so if you’re in the Freedom product you’ll see associated files for download.

Cities of Athas - DM and Player Summary Sheets

In the Ivory Triangle boxed set, they had these cool card handouts with player and DM summaries for Gulg and Nibenay. I always wished that they had them for the other cities. So I made some.

Encounters of Athas 3 - Templars

The latest in a series designed to provide DMs with encounter or location ideas to add flavor to their campaigns. In this installment, we focus on encounters taking place with templars.

The Athasian Survey Project 10 - Small Water and Kurn

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.

The Journal of Zong-Tossu, Entry 3 - Survivors of the Moongate



*This is the journal of Zong-Tossu, a master ghav-urath (life-shaper) from the Rhul-thaun capital of Thamasku. Zong-Tossu 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.

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