Dark Sun is an original Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting set in the fictional , The Dark Sun adventure entitled Bloodsand Arena was held on June 19 for Free RPG Day. The second season of D&D Encounters (featuring weekly. This Dungeons & Dragons adventure folio, created for Free RPG Day , previews the Dark Sun setting, available in August Bloodsand Arena is. I hope, I didn’t miss a thread for this topic (no community supporter, no search). I finally got my copy of bloodsand arena and I am really looking.

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So I didn’t see that in the text, dammit. Retrieved June 11, Learn how your comment data is processed.

With only 4 PCs instead of 5 I scaled the ambush down. This version also provided rules and setting details for the new third edition player character races such as elans and maenads. By round 3, many minions were felled and finally fallen, so the battle hung in the balance. Over the course of the adventure modules and the novels the metaplot advances radically, changing the Tyr Region with Rikus, Agis, Neeva, Tithian, and Sadira from the novelsor the player characters at the center of the changes.

I decided to just play this battle out to its bitte end, rather than to mess with opening up that gorgeous arena map for the arena games.

Bloodsand Arena/Dark Sun questions

Intelligent, reptiloids dwelling bloodsanv the Hinterlands west of the Ringing Mountains. All other arcane magic makes them just unfriendly. Even before the character description there is a chapters-long overview of the world of Dark Sun.

In 3rd edition they were a prestige class. The encounters themselves were also very evocative of Dark Sun, they felt different, harsher.

Dark Sun – Bloodsand Arena – Session 1

Thri-Kreen are a race of predatory, six-limbed, humanoid sized insect people resembling mantises. They are shunned and held with suspicion and hostility from both sides of their parentage. The first two excerpts covered basic information on the setting, which is similar to that of previous versions.


The monk attacks both a raider and a slave, ravaging the one and killing the other.

Rich Baker first communicated various likely changes to the setting via his Blog at wizards. Posted Bloodsanc Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, So the magical effect seems not be that important to distinguish the magic power surge. Sponsored Links Support play-board-games. I had them encircle the party and wun in three groups.

Psionic power are a cornerstone of the setting, with nearly every living thing having some psionic abilities. They then rolled their final group skill check and arrived at the town that evening.

Wednesday, 24th January, Athas has no deities and no formal religions other than the cults created by the sorcerer-kings. Half-elves are the offspring of humans and elves. This edition picks up bloldsand metaplot two years after the Wanderer’s discovery of the Last Sea.

The edition change created other notable differences including templars as warlocks, the dray becoming dragonbornthe introduction of new core races such as tieflings and eladrinand the exclusion of races from previous editions elans, maenads, pterrans and aarakocra. The majority of resources for the setting were released betweenwhen the setting founded, and when TSR stopped supporting the game line. From what I’ve heard, you’d only really need a Bluff check using arcane powers if you’re being observed by a templar, another mage or the like.

Are there 5 and that is what is meant by “five rounds”?

Dark Sun – Wikipedia

Dark Sun’s Inner Planes has different paraelementals based on natural phenomena: The Wizards of Athas 2e “. Clerics technically still used divine magic mechanics but under the same limited auspices that marked the previous editions of the setting. List of Dark Sun novels. Savage warriors bred by an sum cult to create half-human half-bull soldiers to fight the sorcerer kings.

Originally Posted by Silverblade The Ench. If I had more time to prepare, I would have described the environment and given them syn a chance to choose a skill as a way to successfully navigate the environment. I’m guessing that arcane powers are allowed in the arena, much like how wrestling promotes “bad guys” in areja to drum up interest and give people a reason to come see the “bad guys” win or lose.


Normal amount of views. A special feature in Dragon magazine No. Possibly the most significant change to the setting was the inclusion of Athas in the standard fourth edition cosmology.

4e D&D Dark Sun Bloodsand Arena (Sealed)

With Rajaat imprisoned, the former Champions renamed themselves Sorcerer-Kings and despotically divided up the surviving city-states among themselves. I had previously highlighted the sections of the 8 Things to know about Dark Sun from my Encounters adventure Fury of the Wastewalkerso it was a breeze to introduce the campaign world to the table.

Chris Wilson writing for Time describes the world as “the long-suffering desert planet of Athas, a richly imagined world” with “traces of Dune mixed with Jedi-like powers and a healthy side of murderous human-sized praying mantises”. Weapons typically consist of obsidian, bone, and wood, and are prone to breaking.

The first and most important is the fact that they will remain standing until the end of their next turn after being slain. Eladrin are not well known on Athas and most regard them as legends.

Reviewers of the fourth edition release of the setting were largely favorable. Two of the PCs nloodsand knocked unconscious, but the shaman saved them both, as well as himself in the melee. Retrieved August 27, If anyone else can comment on that, I’ll be happy.

In the setting, preserving is noticeabe if you know what to look for there is an indistinct shimmer effect that would probably require a spot check unless you do something darj distract viewers. Created by the sorcerer-king Dregoth in the city-state Giustinal, bloldsand were destroyed along with their city-state.

Crazy rain, but enough, we were late, and in a rush to get started, but at the same time damn I wanted to check out the free stuff!