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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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It was still tough, but the PCs still prevailed.

The brutal climate and the oppressive rule of the sorcerer-kings have created a corrupt, bloodthirsty, and desperate culture that leaves little room for chivalric virtues common to fantasy settings hence why paladins are excluded.

Elves in this setting prefer to live in the moment and attempt to avoid hard work or drudgery as wrena as possible. The encounters themselves were also very evocative of Dark Sun, they felt different, harsher.

Contained deep within the Elemental Chaos is the Abyss.

The Burnt World of Athas – Blood Sand Arena

New to the game, on the first night of Encounters season 1, when the store was a packed mad-house, she stepped up and took on the mantle of Dm. Friday, 11th November, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Are zrena 5 and that is what is meant by “five rounds”? They were not included in the 4th edition setting. You just have to ask around. Kitano positions and heals as Arannis drops a slave. Wizards of the Coast promoted the setting heavily.


Preservers survive by mimicing one of those types or not casting when they can be seen. Effort was made, however, to ensure that these more generic elements stayed true to the unique feel of the setting. Psionics are an important part of the setting.

Others, such as shamans, clerics, and druids, cast spells using primal magic as opposed to divine magic. The first two excerpts covered basic information on the setting, which is similar to that of previous versions.

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. So I didn’t see that in the text, dammit. Personally, I wouldn’t want to punish players for using their abilities, but the background info makes a big deal about arcane power, especially in connection with the sorcerer kings and one of the sample player characters even has a pact bond with one!

Two of wun PCs were knocked unconscious, but the shaman saved them both, as well as himself in the melee.

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

Retrieved January 22, I believe there might have been a Legend of the Five Rings game and possibly Warhammer among others. Battered, he tries to get out of the fray, bloodsamd is hit and falls. The 4th edition setting places Athas clearly within the World Axis cosmology, [17] but retains its traditional cosmological isolation. This was a powerful zrena, and at least three PCs were knocked below their bloody value, and the fact that it did ongoing damage meant that unconsciousness was a possibility for each one hit.


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At the point the source material lays out for play the beginning of the Age of Heroes when the sorcerer-king’s hold on the Tyr Region has recently been challenged with the assassination of Kalak of Tyr in a slave rebellion led by Rikus, Agis, Neeva, Tithian, and Sadira.

In 4th edition, defiling and preserving is a matter of choice. The defiling during the Cleansing War had been substantial, but Borys’s rampage was the tipping point that turned Athas into a hellish desert. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The original Dark Sun Boxed Set released in presented the base setting details wherein the Tyr Region is on the verge of revolution against the sorcerer-kings. Retrieved August 24, The Genie’s Curse Birthright: So the magical effect seems not be that important to distinguish the magic power surge.