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Ian Dimitri

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Good call man. I will definitely need to keep an eye on this auction. 
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Joakim Waern

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Oh, I hope for the best but prepare for the worst! 
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Joakim Waern

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My old link to the player's guide doesn't work anymore so here's a new one! Thanks +John Clements​​.
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Got it, thanks!
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azlath

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A revamped version of my Elemental Cleric, now on the #DMSGuild http://www.dmsguild.com/product/170926/Elemental-Cleric-5E
Elemental Cleric (5E) - Before the gods there was the Elemental Chaos. And long before the first cleric was bestowed with divine power, sentient
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Thanks +Robert Adducci, although I couldn't find any guidelines mentioning what logos can or cannot be used, actually I thought I could use the D&D and DMsG logos, because of the legal line they recommend:
 
"We recommend a legal line in this general format:
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, Wizards of the Coast, Forgotten Realms, the dragon ampersand, and all other Wizards of the Coast product names, and their respective logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast in the USA and other countries.

This work contains material that is copyright Wizards of the Coast and/or other authors. Such material is used with permission under the Community Content Agreement for Dungeon Masters Guild.

All other original material in this work is copyright [2016] by [your legal name or company name] and published under the Community Content Agreement for Dungeon Masters Guild."

I thought (as the legal line even mentions "and their respective logos"), that it was clear they own it and all. So, this is really not clear (IMHO).

Also, the Community Content Agreement states, at 4a:

4. Rights Granted to You.
(a) Subject to your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, OBS grants you the limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, personal, worldwide and revocable right to use and otherwise incorporate Owner’s IP and Program IP into your Work(s) for distribution through the Program or other platforms and channels at the sole discretion of Owner.

And by Owner's IP the same agreement states:

Owner’s IP includes any and all Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying materials and content made available to you through the Program including, but not limited to:
Dungeons & Dragons rule sets
Portions and elements of Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings
Artwork and other graphic templates and materials.

So, what does "not limited to" stands for?
As I said, it's really not clear, I would like they just clearly state, "here you can use this logo, but not these logos". How hard is that?

Again, thanks a lot for your tip, now I would love to find a way to be sure about this though.
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Joakim Waern

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Got this from Gabriel Z Wach. This is the latest compilation of rules for 5e. It's based on a blend of sources but hopefully it's coherent. Play well!
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Ah, yes I did some changes in my Dropbox. Will fix this!
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Bryan Rombough

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I've had some unusual maps over the years. These were maps of a paddle steamer on the Sea of Silt for Dark Sun, as part of the IDW Dark Sun comics. Lots of fun, but a somewhat unusual ask.
I did some maps for the first Dungeons and Dragons comic – Bad Day. IDW has released a second comic series – this one set in the classic Dark Sun world of Athas. It features the adventures of a gladiator who escapes from the fighting arenas. Here’s a sample (more after the jump): I played …
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Robert Adducci
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In case you missed it. Wizards of the Coast is closing their community forums on October 29th. Us Dark Sun fans are trying to save the good posts and move them to a more permanent location. We've got the great migration started from the Wizards Forums to the Area at Athas.org, but we can still use your help! 

1) We need general threads of interest moved over to the WotC Recovery Forum: http://arena.athas.org/c/recovery

2) We need the links in Pennarins Dark Sun Forum archive post updated and the associated threads moved to the recovery forum.Instructions are in the post.
http://arena.athas.org/t/pennarins-dark-sun-forum-archive-post/33

Here is the WotC Dark Sun Forum: http://community.wizards.com/forums/103361

You can join the Dark Sun G+ group here: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109981066414908833935
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Find it and save it in the Arena!
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Athas.org

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In light of Wizards shutting down their community discussion boards, we have decided to re-open our own community forums

We invite you all to visit The Arena, where we will discuss all things Athasian, and related. (Some among you may remember that this is not our first arena; the software we are using for this iteration should be better supported than what we were using the first time around.)

One of our first orders of business will be to work on recovering what we can from the Wizards forums before they are shut down at the end of October; see the WotC Forum Recovery category for more information, and how you can help.
We look forward to seeing you.

http://arena.athas.org

http://arena.athas.org/t/about-the-wotc-forum-recovery-category/32
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Chris McNeil

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I originally saw this on the Glorantha community here on Google+. But it's such a neat idea and amazing photo's I thought I'd share it to.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/stepwell-architecture/

I could see the Sorcery Kings making structures like these to capture water from the brief rains that fall on Athas. Dead citizens pay no taxes or build no temples.
Across India an entire category of architecture is slowly crumbling into obscurity, and you've probably never even heard it. Such was the case 30 years ago when Chicago journalist Victoria Lautman made her first trip to the country and discovered the impressive structures called stepwells. Li
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yeah they are truly amazing works :) only problem is they became terrible sources for cholera outbreaks :/
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azlath

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Struggling with the Bard for Athas. It would be too crazy to make it a Roguish Archetype and remove it as a main class? Or do I just remove the spells and add some poison use features? #conundrum  
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You're right +Sterling Pratt, weird thing is the bard class as-is in 5E doesn't have any lore-type stuff as you mention it. Maybe I can work the full class, removing the spells and adding some of that lore stuff you pointed out.
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azlath

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My take on the Gladiator for #DnD5E  
 
Dark Sun: The Gladiator
The Fighter class in the world of Athas is pretty much unchanged, the only thing was to remove the Eldritch Knight from the Martial Archetypes options, and to compensate I created the Gladiator as a Martial Archetype. Some people suggested me doing the Glad...
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I just edited the gladiator, removing the favored weapon, to add a wrestler/brawler feature to make it feel more like the original box. http://dicecaster.blogspot.mx/2015/08/dark-sun-gladiator.html
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Murky Master

Art & Inspiration  - 
 
Life is hard enough on Athas. Naturally, the desperate denzens would resort to revenge to further ruin their lives. Dantes will show you how!  #shortpost 
A GIMP-collage by MurkyMaster. Image credits: What a statement! What a book! Put on your parka's ladies and gentlemen, because I am about to gush all over you about one of my favorite books of all time! Revenge and Justice...
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João Mariano

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A question for DMs who have been running Dark Sun with D&D 5th Edition: have you used any optional rules from the DMG in order to better represent the intended game experience of the setting?

I've read some fans impressions that in a sense even the original AD&D 2nd Edition ruleset failed to correspond to what was suggested by the original setting description or its fiction. Do you agree with that? Is there in your opinion a better ruleset that we could use while playing in Athas? And what about diferent D&D editions? :)
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you could also include feats of weapon specialization to always have advantage TH and TD on a chosen weapon, for example.

I would probably add these broken mechanics to the reasonable mechanics of Gabriel Zenon Wach's DSPHB5thed thing, because the work is already done, and it looks fairly well balanced from what I can tell.
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Katsumi Kiyota

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A Nibenese high ranking woman, perhaps a mid ranking Templar or a respected entertainer (unfinished pencil sketch). Nibenese people described as dark haired, round faced people. With the architecture and culture they have it does remind me of Indian, Sri Lankan, and South Eastern Asian cultures.
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Thanks. Actually that is something I was just collecting references on. With the Agafari tree near by I bet one of the most common material for jewellery in the Ivory Triangle is wooden. The wood of Agafari is the next best thing after metal. I found nice wooden bracelets and necklaces with medallion. One particular bracelet used wooden material with a couple of small golden rings around. 
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Krulg The Almighty Champion Of Malal

4e (Wizards of the Coast)  - 
 
hey yall im a new member to this community and i was wondering if any of you would be willing to run a 4e dark sun campaign i need 3 other players the campaign will be on roll20 and we will be using the voice chat for that and the game will be on sundays at 2:30 pm eastern standard time! i shall provide the player link when someone volunteers to join!
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Eric Diaz

Art & Inspiration  - 
 
Here is my list of inspirations for a new take on Dark Sun. Thought you might find it interesting.
I am a fan of post-apocalyptic settings, specially Dark Sun. Watching Mad Max: Fury Road made me want to revisit it, so I made a list with 50 things I would like to find in a fantasy desert wasteland. Since then, I have been ...
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A fair bit of Iron Council involves building a rail line over the desert which is interesting. Scar on the other hand is a spy and pirate novel. All have the great weird tales feel
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Athas.org

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Austin Butcher​, Mark Hope​, and Oskaroisinson bring you several Athasian Plot Hooks for your game.

http://athas.org/articles/Athasian-Plot-Hooks
Athasian Plot Hooks. Posted in Setting 1 day ago. The following plot hooks are meant for use in a Dark Sun campaign. Plot hooks. By Austin Butcher, Mark Hope, and Oskaroisinson. Desert Ruins by Twitchx7. Crackbone Hollow. Crackbone Hollow is a dried-out elliptical lakebed, four miles long and ...
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Robert Adducci
moderator

Discussion  - 
 
 
In light of Wizards shutting down their community discussion boards, we have decided to re-open our own community forums

We invite you all to visit The Arena, where we will discuss all things Athasian, and related. (Some among you may remember that this is not our first arena; the software we are using for this iteration should be better supported than what we were using the first time around.)

One of our first orders of business will be to work on recovering what we can from the Wizards forums before they are shut down at the end of October; see the WotC Forum Recovery category for more information, and how you can help.
We look forward to seeing you.

http://arena.athas.org

http://arena.athas.org/t/about-the-wotc-forum-recovery-category/32
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David Shepheard

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Wizards of the Coast are about to delete 1,864 Dark Sun topics containing 145,482 posts, when they permanently close down their forums.

Can anyone here help rescue some DS forum content by moving it to the Dark Sun forum at The Piazza?:
http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14063
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Merric made a migration tool to convert to BB code.
http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?468980-Wizards-forums-migration-tool
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azlath

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So, if I'm not mistaken, back in 2E elemental clerics didn't had raise dead nor resurrect, and only had cure light wounds because they had minor access to the sphere of cosmos. But then, druids had major access, so they could cast raise dead and resurrection... Am I right?

Would it be then Ok to change the 5e spell lists, removing those spells from the cleric list and add them to the druid list?
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Clerics in Athas had their elemental abilities, which I think compensated for the limits in the spell lists. But the important thing here is that you are the DM, so, knock yourself out making your own rules!
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