The Burnt World of Athas

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Scale, Tail, and Claw - The Reptilian Peoples of Athas

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(By the Pristine Tower Development Group)

Some have claimed Athas is a world more suited to reptiles and insects than mammals. You’ve certainly encountered many different reptilian races on the wastes. You’ve fought them or perhaps even traded with them. But what are the reptilian peoples of Athas really like?

Scale, Tail, and Claw explores the nature and cultures of nine different reptilian races unique to Athas, shedding light on their motivations, personalities, and the societies they have built on the fringes of humanoid civilization.

Come run a mile in the webbed feet of a silt runner, dance to the hypnotic rhythms of the nikaal’s psionic music, or feel the loving embrace of a Coil of the Sevenfold Serpent. There are many different ways to thrive on the edges of Athas if you live by the scale, tail, and claw!

Within this book you will find:

  • A players’ section detailing eveything players might need to enable them to create well-developed player characters, including each race’s physical attributes, special abilities, backgrounds, and languages.
  • A DM’s section containing secrets, legends, locations, NPCs, and adventure hooks to help them better weave these races into their campaigns.
  • A stats appendix containing rules and stats for multiple editions of AD&D and D&D.



CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Robert Adducci, Gabriel Eggers, Mark Hope, Stuart Lynch, Jack Meyer, June Soler, Yanick Moreau

EDITING AND FORMATTING Adam Cieszlak, Zach McKean, Jack Meyer

IMAGES/GRAPHICS Izhar Ben Yosef, Gabriel Eggers, Justin Etothel, Scott Harshabarger, Jack Meyer

CONTRIBUTING IMAGES Steve Bell, Mike Fleming

COVER ART Jane Bradley, Jack Meyer