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The Emissary

What’s this sorcery? Two new products in less than 10 days? Newly appointed Templar Neujack’s team has released the adventure that pits heroes against the machinations of Dregoth, as his Emissary travels south, to the Dead Lands to meet with forgotten kings.

The Emissary is Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 adventure designed for 4 player characters of 14th level.

Congratulations to the team for getting this out! Writing and Conversion: Adam Cieszlak Editing, Formatting, and Graphics: Jack Meyer Advisory: Austin Butcher, Sébastien Gamache, John Machielsen, Jason Wills-Starin Cover art: Edward Echavez Internal Maps: Jack Meyer, Yanick Moreau Contributing Artists: Jane Bradley, Bruno Lopez, June Soler Playtesters: Robert Adducci, Amber Anstead, Ben Anstead, Gunnar Culp, Jeremiah Forquer, Sofía Fernandez Rodriguez, Jason O’Mahony, Jon Sederqvist

The Emissary takes place in the Dead Lands and the Athas.org release of Secrets of the Deadlands is helpful, but not required.

Discuss it with us on the Arena Forums - The Emissary Official Release!

Secrets of the Deadlands and BWOA's newest "Templar"

It’s with great pride that we announce The Burnt World of Athas’ newest release! This project has been in various states of completion for over 20 years! It was one of the formative documents given to us by Wizards of the Coast in the transition from 2nd edition to 3rd edition. Secrets of the Deadlands is a major expansion of the world to the south of the tablelands. Over 10 years ago we released Terrors of the Dead Lands, and now with Secrets of the Dead Lands half of the project is released. The other two part of the project, Faces of the Deadlands and The Emissary, are expected to release in April and May of 2022 respectively).

Secrets of the Deadlands

A huge thank you to everyone who’s worked on this project over the 3 teams that have had it, without each of you we couldn’t have completed it. Daniel Bandera, Brax, Austin Butcher, and Jack Meyer (aka Neujack on the forums) were the project developers since we’ve had it, taking over from the original designers and developers, Timothy Brown and Doug Stewart. Thanks to the artists, editors, and cartographers who made this book more than just words.

We woudln’t be here today without Jack Meyer’s determination to just pick up the documents in 2020 and pull together a great team of volunteer fans to push this dead mekillot over the finish line! As a result of Jack’s tireless work to finish Secrets of the Deadlands we’ve elevated Jack to the position of Templar, the first in several years and we expect more soon. Classically Templars at Athas.org have been project managers. And with 2 more projects to be released Jack is already running like an elf! Welcome Jack! Jack Meyer Templar

Dark Sun 30th Anniversary!

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!

Random Generators

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 NPC Random Castle Random Storyhook Random Settlement Random Village Name Generator

New Bone, Stone, & Obsidian Podcast Episode 20: 5e Psionics

New BSO podcast! In this episode, we talk about what Psionics looks like in the current incarnation of 5e and what they might look like in Dark Sun for 5e. https://misdirectedmark.com/2021/07/15/bone-stone-and-obsidian-episode-5e-psionics/

Incase you missed the last episode, it talked about Psionics from original -4th edition. https://misdirectedmark.com/2021/06/10/bone-stone-and-obsidian-episode-19-the-history-of-psionics/