The Burnt World of Athas

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Dark Sun World Campaign Setting

published by TSR

Product Description

Amid the barren wastelands of Athas lie the scattered city-states, each in the grip of its own, tyrannical sorcerer-king. Protecting their own positions with dark magic, they demand absolute obedience. The restless mobs are placated with bread and circuses --the arenas overflow with spectators seeking release from their harsh lives.

The land outside the cities belong to no one. Savage elves race across the deserts while insectoid Thri-Kreen satisfy their taste for blood. Dwarves labor at projects beyond the scope of men, and feral halflings lie in ambush.

Athas is a land of deadly magic and powerful psionics that offers promise of glory or even of survival. Those who do not have the cunning to face life on Athas will surely perish - leaving nothing but bones bleached white under the blistering rays of the DARK SUN

  • On the sands of Athas you'll faceThree new PC races!
  • Muls - half-dwarf, half-human; specially bred for combat!
  • Thri-Kreen - the savage mantis-warriors of the Barrens!
  • Half-giants - bred for tremendous size and strength
  • Three new PC classes!
  •  Gladiators - heroes of the arenas, the ultimate warriors!
  • Templars - Wicked priests who serve the sorcerer-kings!
  • Defilers - wizards whose powers drain the life around them!
  • More powerful PC's
  • All Dark Sun game characters begin at 3rd level!
  • Ability scores that can go as high as 24!
  • All PC's have one or more psionic powers!
  • The new character tree allows players to advance many characters at once!

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Resources

The following unofficial resources are provided to as player and dungeon master aids to help enhance the experience of using this product.

Jura Dai Fort

    created by:
  • Raddu

A map of the Jura Dai fort in the A Little Knowledge adventure from the original boxed set. Assets by Gabriel Pickard.

  • elven
  • fort
  • map
  • vtt
  • a little knowledge
16.2 MB jpg uploaded January 10, 2023 by Raddu

Wezer Hive Map

    created by:
  • Raddu

A map of the Wezer Hive in the A Little Knowledge adventure from the original boxed set. Assets by Gabriel Pickard.

  • map
  • wezer
  • hive
  • a little knowledge
331 KB jpg uploaded January 10, 2023 by Raddu

Desert Tower Maps

    created by:
  • Raddu

A map of a 3 story desert tower in the A Little Knowledge adventure from the original boxed set. Assets by Gabriel Pickard.

  • tower
  • vtt
  • a little knowledge
  • map
235 KB zip uploaded January 10, 2023 by Raddu

Traveler's Guides to the Cities of Athas

    created by:
  • Logarium

Traveler’s Guides to the Cities of Athas written in the style that appeared first in The Ivory Triangle for Gulg and Nibenay.

  • City-States
  • Balic
  • Celik
  • Draj
  • Eldaarich
  • Gulg
  • Kurn
  • New Kurn
  • Nibenay
  • Raam
  • Saragar
  • Thamasku
  • Tyr
  • Ur Draxa
  • Urik
15.3 MB pdf uploaded January 11, 2023 by Raddu

Cities of Athas - DM's Summaries and Statistics

    created by:
  • Logarium

DM’s Summaries to the Cities of Athas written in the style that appeared first in The Ivory Triangle for Gulg and Nibenay.

  • Tyr
  • Ur Draxa
  • Draj
  • Celik
  • Balic
  • Eldaarich
  • Gulg
  • Kurn
  • Nibenay
  • Raam
  • Saragar
  • Thamasku
  • Urik
3 MB pdf uploaded January 28, 2023 by Adam Cieszlak

Silver Spring Fort Map

    created by:
  • Raddu

VTT Map of Silver Spring fort according to Elves of Athas Map created with assets by Gabriel Pickard.

  • Silver Spring
  • elven
  • vtt
  • map
868 KB jpg uploaded February 01, 2023 by Raddu