What makes Dark Sun Different

The Eight Characteristics of Athas

The full version is HERE. These help you understand why Athas and Dark Sun are different than a normal fantasy setting.

  1. The World Is a Desert
  2. The World Is Savage
  3. Metal Is Scarce
  4. Arcane Magic Defiles the World
  5. Sorcerer-Kings Rule the City-States
  6. The Gods Are Silent
  7. Fierce Monsters Roam the World
  8. Familiar Races Aren’t What You Expect

The Races

Player Races

  • Humans
  • Elves
  • Half-Elves
  • Dwarves
  • Mul
  • Eladrin
  • Half-Giants (Goliaths)
  • Thri-Kreen
  • Tieflings
  • Dray (Dragonborn)
  • Halfling

Non-standard Races

  • Gnolls
  • Kalashtar
  • Genasi
  • Minotaur

Extinct/Non-existent Races

  • Devas
  • Gnomes
  • Orcs
  • Half-Orcs
  • Ogres
  • Trolls
  • Kobolds

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