So WotC allowed the makers of ‘Ashes of Athas’ to make it available. So, a while ago, I was told that there once existed a particular “Living Athas” campaign, called “Ashes of Athas”. Being the diligent researcher I. From publisher blurb: Ashes of Athas is a continuing 4e D&D campaign set in the world of the Dark Sun campaign setting. PCs will take up the mantle of heroism.

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Getting periodic comments like the ones above is easily enough recompense for the minor work. I learned how the Fate system works, doing some role playing to earn fate points. So, a while ago, I was told that there once existed a particular “Living Athas” campaign, called “Ashes of Athas”.

The Burnt World of Athas

Friday Friday was the day I was originally scheduled to run games, and I brought my projector rig on down to the convention. Ancient wars have left vast swaths of the planet sterile; even now, druids fight a losing battle to preserve the environment. Adventures are sent out once I get several requests, distributed in e-mails sent over several days.

Chapters of three linked adventures were offered at major gaming conventions Winter FantasyOriginsand Gen Con.

I supported becauseā€¦ “Still Geek Crazy after all these years Being the diligent researcher I sometimes am, I went all over the interwebz and eventually found a website that not only archived Ashes of Athas, but To find links to a Google Drive cache of Ashes of Athas Sorry, your blog cannot share posts if email.


And thanks to Wizards for their generosity in letting it be distributed.

Ashes of Athas

They were actually possessive of me as their DM, too; when we were afhas about the possibility of players having to get moved around to other tables in the afternoon, they insisted that they get to keep me. Play Together – Each Chapter consists of a set of 3 adventures set at a specific level – if you’re just getting started, you’ll make a character close to the current level of the campaign. Submit a new text post. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Dark Sun is about the struggle for survival in a dying world ruled by tyrant sorcerer-kings. A fun twist in this particular series is that one of the players needed a fifth level character to play, and I offered to let him play Factotum the bard, which he totally ran with. Perhaps someday I’ll backwards convert it to my beloved 2nd edition. The GM has to be able to make up all kinds of stuff ahses the fly, and our GM definitely did not disappoint.

I figured that was the end of it. About a week ago, I saw several emails from someone named “Teos Abadia” in my inbox. Some smaller conventions carried the chapters after they premiered, and several are still offering the adventures in Horrible game was canceled.

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Fortunately, one of my players was nice enough to go out to his car to get one, and the game went off without a hitch. It’s more than 2 and less than four.


My favorite moment of the convention came in this game, where a fighter decided he wanted to climb onto a table, make a running leap onto a bookshelf 10 feet away and then drop down the far side in order to attack an enemy. Leave the Tolkien at Home – Ashes of Athas is wshes massive shared-world campaign set on the harsh world of Athas, a scorched desert where might rules and life is just another resource to exploit. The players did some creative thinking during a skill challenge, and the combats were super-interesting and very well balanced.

The Burnt World of Athas – Ashes of Athas now available for home play

And writing this has reminded me to go put a screwdriver in my projector bag. I received an email a few weeks before the convention that the Dr. Here is their forum post.

Originally Posted by darjr. If your character died you received a copy. Skimming through most of the material, I have to say that it’s an interesting setting, with meaningful choices and focused more on arhas than epic adventuring.

If so, what are their memories of it? A couple of weeks of frantic prep work followed, including taking last Thursday off work to get ready.