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Adventures in the Dead Lands is now available for download!

I’m pleased to announce that our newest anthology of adventures, entitled Adventures in the Dead Lands, is available for free download! Come explore all the various regions of the Dead Lands with 14 unique adventures set to a wide range of levels. There are also rules within handling the practical aspects of adventuring in the lands, as well as rules for creating undead PCs (the Unbound). Are your players ready for the challenge?

Dark Sun 3.5 v8

After several years of work and contributions by members of, the pristine tower project, and others in the community, we are pleased to announce an updated release of the DS3 core rules!

The latest version has the following changes:

  • updated easier to read layout
  • new organisational system with clickable table of contents links, and a more thorough index.
  • separate Player and DM Sections, and separate chapters for the timeline and inner planes respectively
  • new prologue discussing how to handle sensitive game topics with new generations of players
  • countless small refinements and expanded explanations/illustrations of rules and lore.
  • fully illustrated pages full of great art created by the Dark Sun community over the past 20 years