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Life-Shaping Handbook updated

A final release of the Life-Shaping Handbook is now available here. LSH contains rules for creating life-shaped items and creatures, 2 new character races, almost 30 new feats, 8 new prestige classes, and more than 30 new monsters.

This final release incorporates community feedback, a new chapter with 3 adventure sites, and a new monster.

The Life-Shaping Handbook is designed for use in any Dark Sun 3.5 game. You will need the Player’s Handbook (PH), Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG), Monster Manual (MM) as well as the Dark Sun Core Rules (DS3) to make use of the material in this book.

Athasian Emporium is open for business

The Athasian Emporium is now open for business! <p> A beta release of the Athasian Emporium is available. This is a playtest release of more than a hundred magic and psionic items, both new and old. The Athasian Emporium also provides informations on vehicles, equipments, poisons and poison-related feats, drugs, foods, and currency, as well as introducing many new weapons and armor. All that and more for help running a Dark Sun campaign.
Please submit playtesting feedback to templarate at </p>

New Release: Faces of the Forgotten North

A beta release of Faces of the Forgotten North is available. This is a playtest release of more than 140 NPCs and monsters of the Trembling Plains, including that region’s unique Spirits of the Land. FFN also provides adventure leads, equiptment, feats, prestige classes, and other new material for running a campaign in the Trembling Plains region. FFN is the companion book for Lost Cities of the Trembling Plains, which is back in production and will be released in beta form by the end of 2007. The final version of FFN may include NPCs and monsters from other future releases related to the Trembling Plains, such as Prison-State of Eldaarich, City-State of Kurn, Flamesky, and Silt Sailors of the Kulag Fleet. Please submit playtesting feedback to templarate at