A Quote:

"There sit the knights that were so great of hand,
The ladies that were queens of fair green land,
Grown grey and black now, brought unto the dust,
Soiled, without raiment, clad about with sand."
- Algernon Charles Swinburne.

miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2019

Review: Psionic Artifacts Of Athas

Psionic Artifacts Of Athas Psionic Artifacts Of Athas by Kevin Melka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As magic is very limited under the Dark Sun, and has devastating consecuences upon the land, psionics evolved as a way to deal with the harshness of the world. Here is a big cache of items from the legendary to the outright strange (the living items of the Halflings), very nice to add to the unique feeling of the world. Some of these atifacts are just world-shattering, though, and no DM wants more than one for his players.

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Review: Dune Trader

Dune Trader Dune Trader by Anthony Pryor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The accessory about commerce in the harsh desert of Athas. This book is the perfect beginning point for something quite uncommon for RPG adventures: those related to opening markets, to supply markets, to discover them; that profit through commerce is the perfect reason for adventuring. Here are in detail de commercial houses of the major city-states, expanded rules for commerce, and the main settlements and markets. A fatastic change of pace for normal adventuring in AD&D.

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Review: Defilers and Preservers: The Wizards of Athas

Defilers and Preservers: The Wizards of Athas Defilers and Preservers: The Wizards of Athas by Nick Rea
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book delves deeply into the magic-users of the Dark Sun Campaign Setting and updates material from Dragon Kings. Lots of spells, subclasses, a fatastic theory of magic on Athas, and how to take characters form 20th level and beyond. Very useful in general, due to the link that magic has with the ecosystem of the planet, and that was a major change from other fantasy settings and give Dark Sun its authentic post-apocalyptic feel.

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Review: Slave Tribes: Accessory, Dark Sun Game

Slave Tribes: Accessory, Dark Sun Game Slave Tribes: Accessory, Dark Sun Game by Bill Slavicsek
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As an exploration of how an economy and civilization is built around slavery, this accesory is unprecedented. It gives a very interesting view of its impact on the setting, the main tribes that exist on the athasian desert, and their different outlooks to the world. However the accesory is mostly focused for low-level groups.

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