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« on: August 14, 2009, 07:16:28 PM »

Wizards of the Coast announced today that Dark Sun is coming back in 2010 as an official game setting for D&D 4th Edition, and they're trying to recapture the magic of Dark Sun 1st Edition (the second edition was less liked by fans).

I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited! smile Dark Sun is a really unique setting with a very gritty tone that is unusual for WotC. Metal is extremely rare, wizards destroy nature by using magic, the gods are dead or gone, pretty much everyone has some kind of psionic capability, and the war between good and evil is over. The bad guys won.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 08:13:20 PM »

Holy crap.

While I never played in the universe, I did know about it from the games way, WAY back when.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 12:59:15 AM »

I never got to play in the universe in the pen and paper variety, however I remember having a dark sun gold box game back in the day and loved it.

I also really enjoyed Ravenloft.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 01:26:30 AM »

That is great news.  Hopefully this will spur on more books (novels) - which means more psionics, which means a happy LD.

A halfling with psionics?  Does it even GET any better than that?!   icon_smile
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 01:27:10 AM »

Quote from: Lockdown on August 15, 2009, 01:26:30 AM

That is great news.  Hopefully this will spur on more books (novels) - which means more psionics, which means a happy LD.

A halfling with psionics?  Does it even GET any better than that?!   icon_smile

A halfling roasting over an open fire?
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 01:32:55 AM »

I find your lack of respect for the Halfling race troublesome, sir.   I fart in your general direction
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 01:33:10 AM »

Quote from: Arkon on August 15, 2009, 01:27:10 AM

Quote from: Lockdown on August 15, 2009, 01:26:30 AM

That is great news.  Hopefully this will spur on more books (novels) - which means more psionics, which means a happy LD.

A halfling with psionics?  Does it even GET any better than that?!   icon_smile
A halfling roasting over an open fire?

I thought I read something on the official D&D forums about roving packs of cannibalism Halfings in Dark Sun...
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 01:36:32 AM »

Quote from: Lockdown on August 15, 2009, 01:32:55 AM

I find your lack of respect for the Halfling race troublesome, sir.   I fart in your general direction

I have great respect for halflings... they are considered a delicacy in my culture... how much more respect could you ask for?  It isn't like I said anything mean like... oh I don't know a paralyzed halfling toilet paper holder, or a mentally dominated halfling back scrubber/scratcher.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 09:15:15 PM »

I loved the Dark Sun pc games. In fact i liked them more than Ultima. The setting was what really drew me to them. I still remember starting out as a gladiator in the arena.

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 01:44:51 PM »

Loved the Dark Sun books and PC game. Not really interested in the D&D campaign, but hopefully it will spawn more DS stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 01:31:49 PM »

Quote from: Jag on August 17, 2009, 01:44:51 PM

Loved the Dark Sun books and PC game. Not really interested in the D&D campaign, but hopefully it will spawn more DS stuff.

+1. Was wondering why they decided to reprint the Troy Denning "Prism Pentad" DS series. Great stuff.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2009, 08:17:32 PM »

I'm excited. I just hope it's earlier in 2k10 than later.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2009, 08:55:27 PM »

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 30, 2009, 08:17:32 PM

I'm excited. I just hope it's earlier in 2k10 than later.

Well... PHB3 needs to be released first (Dark Sun relies heavily on material from it, considering it uses psionics), so it can't be any earlier than that at least. My money is on late 2010.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2009, 06:28:05 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 30, 2009, 08:55:27 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on August 30, 2009, 08:17:32 PM

I'm excited. I just hope it's earlier in 2k10 than later.

Well... PHB3 needs to be released first (Dark Sun relies heavily on material from it, considering it uses psionics), so it can't be any earlier than that at least. My money is on late 2010.

Expect it sometime around GenCon of next year.  That's what I was told by the D&D guys at GenCon.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009, 02:18:47 PM »

So in prep, I went to pull out my dark sun books from the boxes of books I still had from when I moved four years ago.

The complete "Chronicles of Athas" five book set? Check
The "Tribe of One" book trilogy? Check
Missing one of the five books from "Prism Pentad? Check. The first book being the one that is missing? Check and mate.

At least it's been reprinted so it can be purchased again, but still..... sad. face.
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2009, 07:17:19 PM »

I've been looking for those DS books for a while now. I keep scoping out the local used place but nothing yet. I did see they re-released some of them in a bigger format but ouch on the price. I also want to read the Spelljammer and the Planescape ones.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 12:30:16 AM »

Quote from: Arkon on August 15, 2009, 01:27:10 AM

A halfling roasting over an open fire?

I'd like to point out that halflings make a great replacement for chewing tobacco...

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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2009, 02:53:11 PM »

August 17th according to their catalog: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Catalog.aspx

I can't wait to run a campaign in DS.
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