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The relentless passage of time sweeps across the burning plains, and the world beneath the crimson sun changes in its wake? The Dragon of Tyr is gone, his evil scattered on the scalding winds. Torrential rains fall over the Sea of Silt, spinning off deadly storms that can strike anywhere in the Tablelands with only a moment's notice. Violent upheaval rocks the city-states of Raam, Draj, and Balic... [click here for more]
From the dusty arenas of Athas comes The Complete Gladiator's Handbook, ready to arm the fiercest Dark Sun campaign antagonist. Numerous new kits, details of the Tyr region's arenas, quick summaries of combat rules, a martial arts system, and suggestions on how to run arena games are within these pages. So gird your weapons-your opponents await!
Product HistoryCGR2: The Complete... [click here for more]
Something awakens beneath the ruins of ancient Giustenal, the City by the Silt Sea. Many have tried to discover the secrets of this forsaken place, to plunder its legendary treasures. Few have returned from its shadowy embrace. Did they run afoul of savage raiders in the desert wastes? Did they lose their way in a sudden sandstorm only to sink hopelessly into the blowing, shifting silt? Perhaps they... [click here for more]
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... [click here for more]
Explore a savage, wondrous world.
Aimed at players and Dungeon Masters, this game supplement explores the heroes and wonders of Athas—a savage desert world abandoned by the gods and ruled by terrible sorcerer-kings. Use it to build Dark Sun heroes and thrilling D&D adventures set in the Seven Cities of the Tyr Region, the Ivory Triangle, the Sea of Silt, and monster-infested... [click here for more]
A decade has passed since the Age of Heroes began. The city of Tyr has broken free of tyranny, though turmoil still holds the world in its merciless grip. The Dragon King lies dead, earthquakes rock the land, and revolution spreads like wildfire across the Tyr Region. Giant rifts pierce this once impenetrable land: far to the north, the alien thri-kreen empire quickens, sensing its opportunity to invade.... [click here for more]
Monsters and other threats from the world of Athas.
This supplement for the Dark Sun Campaign Setting collects the most iconic and dangerous monsters of the Dark Sun campaign setting into one handy tome. It also contains other hazards and threats found in the desert wastelands and dungeon tombs of Athas.
The creatures and threats presented herein make worthy encounters for Athasian... [click here for more]
The sky rambles with impending rain?droplets hiss in the blasted air before reaching the parched ground. A leviathan bursts through the clouds, its silver scales glinting in the crimson sun. The rain drake pauses, then moves in with jaws opened wide? Only the bravest-or the most foolhardy-would dare stand before the creatures included inside this Monstrous Compendium appendix. Encounter the shadow... [click here for more]
On a trade road to the city-state of Tyr, a caravan is assaulted by a deadly obsidian shardstorm, forcing the survivors to band together and navigate the wastes to safety. But the force of nature that destroyed the caravan is under the malevolent control of the being known as the Wastewalker, who will stop at nothing to see the end of those that escaped his initial wrath. Can the heroes reach the Ringing... [click here for more]
Off to Gencon … or Not. by Steve Winter: The lucky few get to attend Gencon. We got a rock ... so let’s make rockade!
Dark Sun: Playing Templars by Robert J. Schwalb: The authority of the templars keeps the nobles and common folk in line, but templars have more than just a writ to
Dark Sun: The Slave Theme by Matthew Sernett: The cities... [click here for more]
Unearthing Unearthed Arcana by Steve Winter: Introducing Unearthed Arcana, an expedition into the unknown and the unexpected.
Dark Sun: Hunters in the Wasteland by Chris Sims: Ferocious beasts roam the wild places of Athas, making them deadly regions for travelers.
Shadar-kai in the Realms by Robert J. Schwalb: The shadar-kai are new to Faerûn,... [click here for more]
Achieving Equilibrium by Steve WinterMurkroot Trade Moot by Matthew Sernett: Somewhere sunken beneath the sodden soil at the edge of the great Murkendraw Swamp in the Feywild, a secret hides
Legacy of Nerath by Jeff Morgenroth: To most folk living now, Nerath means nothing more than ancient legends in the shadows of crumbling ruins
Dark... [click here for more]
Table of Contents:
Editorial: De Planes, De Planes! History Check: The Iggwilv-Graz’zt Affair Bazaar of the Bizarre: From the Attic of Alluvius Ruskin Character Themes: Sensates, Ciphers, and Chaosmen The Ecology of the Modron Eye on Dark Sun: Slaves of the Oba Eye on Eberron: Vale of the Inner Sun Eye on the Realms: The Lost Dragon of Waterdeep ... [click here for more]
Explore the 10th level of magic Only the most powerful characters are destined to rule Athas. Warriors with vast armies of followers campaign for glory; rogues become masters of illusory magic to further their deadly schemes; spellcasters who can also master psionics open whole new tomes of magic available only to them - the most powerful spells ever! And not only do they gain greater... [click here for more]
Enter the ancient and corrupt city of Tyr, whose tyrannical sorcerer king has ruled for a millennium. As you wander the city, from the wreck of the Elven warrens to the sanguine splendor of the arena, you realize that the citizens of Tyr thirst less for water than they do for freedom. Now, after a century of slave labor, sorcerer king Kalak's great ziggurat nears completion. He has promised the city... [click here for more]
Bravely you have served your adopted city since the day of King Kalak's fall. As slaves and rebels you rose from Kalak's slave pits to claim your freedom from his ancient tyranny. Now that freedom is being threatened once again by an insidious new enemy, one who controls the use of psionics throughout the dying world of Athas!
The Dragon's Crown adventure is the exciting climax of the Freedom module... [click here for more]
Unknown to even the mightiest of the great sorcerer-kings, a fire is stirring deep beneath the barren soil of Athas. Sheltered by the titanic bulk of the Black Spine Mountains, a terrible force has ripped open the very fabric of time and space. Now a shimmering portal stands open and a long-forgotten enemy assembles its sinister forces to invade the kingdoms under the dark sun. The only thing that... [click here for more]
A simple trip from Urik to Raam: What could be easier? But unexpected encounters and freakish sandstorms conspire to make this journey more dangerous than imagined. Lost and dying of thirst, your characters unwittingly involve themselves in a strange mission-the motivation behind which lies hidden. On the adventurers' trail are enraged dragons, desert fiends, and a curse that threatens to drive... [click here for more]
In the city of Balic, an insidious new threat to the Tyr region has arisen in the shape of a humble beetle. Magically altered to deliver a psionic malady via their bite, the beetles have been used by templars, slavers, raiders, and worse to neutralize the psionic abilities of their captives and render them docile. In desperation, the Veiled Alliance has called upon your characters to track down the... [click here for more]
When the brides of death become the marauders of Nivenay, When the dead must die and the unsleeping must wake, Then the Dragon shall be born anew. For centuries the Veiled Alliance has been a thorn in the side of the mighty sorcerer-king Nivenay. Now the stars are right and the mysterious Shadow King has decided to rid himself of his unremitting rivals. But the Veiled Alliance is not easily defeated.... [click here for more]
"Tyr is free! Tyr is free!" Such is the heady cry that echoes from the darkest warrens to the gleaming chambers of the Council in that ancient city. Now is your chance to savor life released from the oppressive gloom of the sorcerer-kings-but for how long? New forces threaten the newly-born independence of Tyr, as outside forces march upon the city. King Tithian is determined to resist, but there... [click here for more]
Tyr has been freed, and the mighty army of Urik has been turned back. These are new and strange times, indeed. Now Urik has become home - at least for a while - and there are new markets to shop, new streets to explore, and, oh yes, preservers to meet. Preservers, the keepers of good magic, have sent a mysterious summons. They are ready to embark on a new and dangerous plot to thwart sorcerer-kings... [click here for more]
The palace of the Forest Queen contains treasures unimaginable. To the sons and daughters of Athas's harsher climes, Gulg and the Crescent Forest seem almost perversely lush, a jumble of green and growing things hording precious water for the benefit of the few. But while basking in the glow of Lalali-Puy6's gratitude, your characters have the richness of the forest at your beck and call. Of course,... [click here for more]
Out of the swirling, bone-dry sands of Athas come hordes of raiders. They overrun caravans, strip them bare then vanish into the untracked wastes once more. Who are these ghosts of the desert? Where do they live? How do they survive far from the high walls of the city-states? Slave Tribes answers these and many more questions about the ex-slaves who escape into the desert. The Dark Sun game world... [click here for more]
In the harsh lands of Athas, even the bare necessities of life are hard to come by. The caravans of the traders ply the shifting sands, daring raiders and the elements to bring goods and hope to both the teeming hordes of the city-states and the isolated villagers in the trackless wastelands. Without the traders, life on Athas would be impossible. Dune Trader explores the lives of the people who... [click here for more]
Few safe havens exist on Athas, and fewer still for preservers. In the hidden places of the cities - a potter's shop, a crematoria, even under the very palace of a sorcerer king - the Veiled Alliance abides, aiding and protecting preservers and auxiliaries, and standing against defilers. In Tyr, Balic, Draj, Gulg, Nibenay, Raam, and Urik, protection from the dark forces of Athas endures. Secret recognition... [click here for more]
For thousands of years a great and terrible secret has lain hidden in the depths of the Sea of Silt. In the heart of this vast dust basin, an endless storm of ash and shrieking wind guards the deadliest concentration of evil and power found on the dying world of Athas - the Valley of Dust and Fire. Valley of Dust and Fire more than doubles the known portions of the world of Athas. Intrepid explorers... [click here for more]
Tyr has battled and bled for its freedom, throwing off the yokes of an insane sorcerer-king and slavery. The city stands poised on the brink of democracy, but has Tyr the strength to seize the future and shape it in the image of that freedom, or has the city merely traded one form of slavery for another? City-State of Tyr addresses these matters and more. Within this 96-page booklet is the most... [click here for more]
On a world with no gods, what do priests serve? The priests class on Athas is unique and distinct from the priest classes of any other AD&D campaign world. Athasian priests worship no gods, collect no followers, and carry edged weapons. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water answers all your questions about this singular class of clerics. Here are the elemental priests who serve the elementals and Athas.... [click here for more]
They run across the burning plains where others fear to walk. They live for the moment, these savages of a dying world. The elves of Athas are wild, dangerous, and unlike any other elves. Forget the frail forest dwellers of other campaign worlds. Athas's elves stand tall and lean, with long limbs and fearsome faces. They are thieves and raiders, swift warriors and terrible foes. Elves of Athas explores... [click here for more]
The Psurlon Cometh by Steve Winter: Looking forward to Dark Sun, looking backward to Empire of the Petal Throne.
The Spiral Gate by Scott Fitzgerald Gray: The separatist faction of Bedine desert tribesfolk known as the Sand Kings have long opposed the iron
The Pillar of Eyes by Robert J. Schwalb: Not far from the wall bounding the Chaos Scar’s... [click here for more]
Table of contents:
Going Ape! Evard's Shadow Scarred for Life Creature Incarnations: Abyssal Plague Demons Save My Game Backdrop: Daggerdale Eye on the Realms: Masks of Living Flesh Eye on Dark Sun: The Eye of Ablach-Re Eye on Eberron: Kyrzin, the Prince of Slime Monster Manual Updates: Aberrants ... [click here for more]
Table of Contents:
That Which Never Sleeps The Five Deadly Shadows Eye on Eberron: Fort Bones Backdrop: Xiousing The Ecology of the Banderhobb Bestiary: Flowers in the Darkness Eye on the Realms: Spellslayer Wine Eye on Dark Sun: Terrors of the Silt Sea Save My Game ... [click here for more]
Most adventurers know better than to listen to rumors. But when the rumors speak of a magical forest blooming deep in the burning stretch of the Alluvial Sand Wastes, even the most battle-hardened gladiator takes notice. A mysterious summons has gone out to the humans and demihumans of the Tyr region, luring them to the new forest and promising Athas' salvation. Now your characters have heard the call... [click here for more]
A D&D adventure set in the world of Athas or your own campaign world.
Now that Tyr is free of Kalak the Sorcerer-King, opportunity abounds in the city and the surrounding wastes. But some see Kalak’s fall as the beginning of Tyr’s end, and the unpatrolled deserts nearby are rife with danger. Outlaws openly defy the city’s Revolutionary Council and threaten outlying holdings.... [click here for more]
Beneath the blistering rays of the Athasian sun live creatures more horrible than anything yet found in the AD&D game. In this harsh world, only the strongest can survive. Even the most timid looking creatures must be ready to kill or be killed at any time. The Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium contains 96 pages of new monsters specially designed for use in the Dark Dun campaign setting. Within these... [click here for more]
The Wanderer's Chronicle Beyond the Scorched Plateau, across the Burning Plains, in the shadow of the Thunder Mountains, the largest body of water beneath the crimson sun sparkles like a desert mirage. But the place is real, for I have seen it. I felt the cool spray on my skin, tasted the salt mist on my lips. It is the Last Sea, a remnant of a long-lost age hidden far to the north of Tyr --From... [click here for more]
Virtually all of the monsters that appeared in TSR's 1993 AD&D product line, plus many of those that appeared in the 1993 issues of Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron magazines, are brought together in this first release in an annual series of Monstrous Compendium supplements. This book is crawling with more than 100 denizens of the land, sky, sea, and underdark,... [click here for more]
"Life-shapes are the wondrous tools of our ancient past. They are our heritage, our birthright. Cast off the dead. Use not the unliving tool. Our ancient glory can only be restored by embracing life, not death." "We are all that is left. We hold in our hands the fate of our people. The Rhul-thaun are the true fruit of the rhulisti tree. The life-shapes are what set us above the other races. Only... [click here for more]
Nowhere are the stark contrasts that define life on Athas more dramatic than within the Ivory Triangle!
In the forests of Gulg live elite hunters called the Judaga Warriors, who claim the heads of their prey as trophies. Behind the walls of Nibenay (built with the toil of countless slaves), decadent markets promise myriad experiences to those who have the money to spend and courage to spare. Across... [click here for more]
In the deserts and cities of Athas, the most dangerous weapon is the mind. With a thought, deadly mindbenders can shatter stone, bend steel, or break opponents. Thousands of Athasians possess wild psionic talents, but only a select few can master the Way and call themselves psionicists. The Will and the Way provides more details on psionics and psionicist characters. It introduces new character kits... [click here for more]
They tower above mere human warriors and adventurers. In a savage world, they hunt-and all else is prey. Wandering the sandy wastes and stony barrens under the crimson sun, thri-kreen are the most skilled trackers, the most barbaric gladiators, the most implacable of foes. Mysterious and savage, the mantis people have been a closed book. Until now? Thri-Kreen of Athas enters the world of the nomadic... [click here for more]
And so I found myself learning about a folk that I had never heard described even in rumors. These halflings are an ancient people-in fact, they gave a new definition for "ancient." Their race is older than any other on Athas. They remember times before the Warbringer, before magic, and before the advent of the Way. -The Wanderer's Journal To the west of Tyr, the proud strongholds of the... [click here for more]