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Wut. Dark Sun belt buckle? Man, that's amazing. 
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This Spartacus show on SyFy makes me think of Dark Sun.
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It is perfect.  When people ask about the setting, I just point them at that show.  Add in psionics and sorcerer kings and you're away!

'The Bringer of Rain' even works as something that would be significant on Athas!
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Not one I've ever considered but I might have to take a look.
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Dietrich Pfister

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So has anyone here run a Dark Sun game on a VTT?  I'm thinking of doing it for my first VTT using Roll20 but I haven't found much in the way of things like VTT tokens and other assets that fit the Dark Sun theme, short of just making them myself (which I don't have any skill with currently).  

Any suggestions?
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I made some tokens out of Dark Sun art on the web, so it's kind of rough but usable. I've been combing around the web for outdoor desert tiles for different types of terrain and found some really nice ones on the Cartographer's Guild and Dunjinni, though not as much variety as you can get for normal "temperate" settings. I did find a really nice gladiatorial arena VTT map though. 
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Just updated my blog with an article on D&D 5th's pricing and release schedule. I hope you enjoy it!
            Although Read the Damn Book is specifically focused on Vampire:  The Masquerade and the other Classic World of Darkness games, I would like to take some time to discuss other games.  And for those of you who have ...
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Roger Burgess

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DungeonStocking! v1.0!

The totally free (as in freedom, not just as in beer) program to gloriously stock rooms (or hexes, just [CRTL]+F and replace 'Room' for 'Hex') in your dungeon!

Grab it while it's hot
 
DungeonStocking! has reached v1.0!

FINALLY!

You'll find a full magic item table, interesting gems, coins, treasure, woods, magic and non-magic weapons, armor and more!

Need a 500 room dungeon stocked yesterday?  You can have one in under three seconds (10 if you're on a netbook).  

It outputs the rooms as a simple text file that you can send or take anywhere.  

Best of all: The data files are  _changeable_!

Don't like having guns appear in your treasure rolls?  Whack'em from the \data\weapons\weapon_type.csv file.

Have some awesome weapons that aren't included?  Toss 'em in!

Need more gems?  (there are 74 already, with 25 different styles of cut and full descriptions of both so you're not left wondering just what the heck a 'Jasper' looks like, or a Cabochon cut is), but if that's not enough, just keep adding 'em until your fingers bleed.

Tired of handing out yet another boring old 'Necklace, Silver'?  How about a set of Prayer Beads, Golden, with a soft glow of magic?  Or maybe a Body Ring or Stud, with Geometric carvings that magically produces a wonderful fresh scent?  Yup.  You'll get those, and about a billion more combinations too.

Don't like Prayer Beads?  Axe 'em.  Think the list of Jeweled items is too short?  Add'em in, they'll start showing up immediately.

Many, many MANY thanks go to +Courtney Campbell, who's been making the best OSR gaming supplements on the Net for a good long time.  DungeonStocking fully implements his wonderful PDF Interesting Treasure, available here: http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/2010/11/treasure-update.html

The next version will be implementing the equally wonderful Tricks, Empty Rooms and & Basic Trap design.  So, you'll have stuff in those empty rooms, the traps will be fully stated out, and the Specials will be weird and wonderful!

Other wonderfulnesses to look forward to are:
1. (v2)Changing the format to a sentence-based structure from the nested one it has now.
2. (v2) Monsters!  As usual, taken straight from a .csv file so you can add, subtract and delete to your heart's content.
3. (v2) The wonderful +Tim Ballew's DungeonWords and WilderWords to give you awesome ideas as to the theme of the room.
4. (v3) More treasure tables to select and choose from!  Right now it's using the B/X derived ACKS tables ('cause they were simple to implement), but soon to follow will be Stars Without Number & Other Dust, AD&D 1e, Dark Sun and the Rules Cyclopedia.
5. (v3) Tech Levels: Don't like Gonzo Sci-fi chocolate in your Pseudo-Medieval peanutbutter?  Select Tech Level 1.  Running a stone-age campaign?  Select Tech Level 0.  Running full SWN or OtherDust?  Tech Level 5 is for you.
6. (v4) Web implementation.  After the rest of this stuff is done, the next big step is to format the output as HTML and let people run it from a server.    

Want to see what it looks like?  First comment in the primary post is some sample output.

Have at, have fun!  The program is GPL'd and all the text is CC-BY-SA, so do what you like with all of it, it's yours.
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Jaan Eesti

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Hi all - does anyone know where I can find a travel time / distance calculator for athas? I recall their being a web-based version and/or an excel spread sheet floating around years ago... would love to get my hands on either one. 
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thanks guys, all thouse resources are awesome - cheers! :D
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Athas.org

AD&D (DS1, DS2) (TSR)  - 
 
 
The original Dark Sun boxed set is now available as a PDF on D&D Classics.  For those of you who came in with 4th edition, I absolutely recommend checking this out to get an idea of the original flavor and tone of the setting.  The Wanderer's Journal is well worth it, even if you have no interest in the 2nd edition rules

http://www.dndclassics.com/product/17169/Dark-Sun-Boxed-Set-2e?it=1
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Robert Adducci
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Trying to think of a contest for Athas.org to give away some Dark Sun goodness. 

What's good idea for a contest? Some type of content creation I think.

What would you want to win? (barring really rare things), minis, books, boxed sets, etc
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I would love to win anything, (Books/Boxed Sets/Minis) and I think content creation is a great idea. Monsters, Adventures, Fiction, Setting Details. All of these add to our favorite universe.
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Community for dicussion of the Dark Sun D&D campaign setting.
 
The Ivory Triangle Dark Sun boxed set in PDF! 

Another one of my favorites, so much good info, maps, etc.
The cards with the seasons, encounters, and player and DM info for Gulg and Nibenay were amazing, not to mention the Nibenese price list for equipment.
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Daniel Luce

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Question, I'm running an RPG for my nephew, and about to break out the Dark Sun boxed set for fun and antics.  But I'm starting to wonder. I own the original Dark Sun boxed set, would the "Revised and Expanded" set be worth picking up?
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Ruleswise the newer box cleans a few things up, but with regards to the background you're better off with a world ruled by sorcerer kings - what lies beyond the mountains is not important.
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Robert Adducci
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This is an awesome book. Tons of campaign ideas on here.
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Robert Adducci
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Robert Adducci
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What is your favorite rumor or hook in the original Dark Sun boxed set that was never developed?
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Excellent. I have a copy of the partially produced TSR product from back in the day, so it will be interesting to see how the good folks at Athas.org treat the undead with psionic enchantments. Personally, I think it pointed towards a different form of advanced being, which makes sense - defilers = dragons, preservers = avignons, elemental/para-elemental clerics = elementals undead = ???? So... I shall await with much eagerness! 
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Robert Adducci
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Again the #4e #DarkSun cloth promo map is listed, this time auction style. (Not my listing) 
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Athas.org

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Feh.  I'm old and creaky.  All core setting books are boxed sets.  Now, get off my lawn.
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Roger Burgess

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Question: anyone have a copy of the Unofficial Complete Arms of Athas guide?  I can't seem to find mine anywhere and Athas.org's link to it is dead.
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Score!
Many thanks! 
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