Whoa…

…they’re rereleasing the Dark Sun novels?

Could this be a sign of what the next WotC campaign setting will be, after Eberron?

We’ll see, I suppose.

3 Comments

Chris  on December 24th, 2008

Oh dear. Brace for “Bland Sun” in 2009-2010. xD

I’m sorry, but I really can’t see 4E’s overtly heroic character mechanics fitting well with the gritty world of resource scarcity that is Athas. I mean, dehydration rules in 4E? :unsure:

Graham  on December 24th, 2008

I can see your point, though the dehydration rules were something we always ignored or forgot about anyways.

I think it could work, if done right. 4e’s main resources (potions, magical items) are things that existed in Dark Sun as well. The only difference there is that in Dark Sun they mostly came from ancient civilizations. (As such, there would be no magic item shops that sold more than potions.)

And overt heroism is part of what Dark Sun is all about. The novels, especially. It’s not just wasteland survival, it’s surviving, thriving, and making things better for everyone else through your deeds.

Personally, I think 3e’s over-reliance on resources (potions, wands, etc) made it a far worse system for the setting (in retrospect). If done right, I think 4e could be far better in that regard.

I dunno. I’m rambling now. :P

josh  on December 24th, 2008

i love dark sun this could be interesting!

sadly i think it’ll end up with a few paragraph blips much like ravenloft.

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