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Athasian Inklings

Posted in Reviews on August 1, 2010 by apocryphalmusings

If you’re waiting for Dark Sun to come out (in case you’ve been living under a rock, this is the next setting to be getting Fourth Edition-ified, and if by some chance you don’t know what Dark Sun is, well, go look it up somewhere because you’re beneath my contempt) as much as I am, then head on over Critical Hits, who are doing a question-and-answer bit based on some preview copies of the Campaign Setting and Creature Catalog (although; why does Dark Sun only get one campaign book while the Realms and Eberron both got a player’s and DM’s book?  No fair, I say, no fair).  So far, all looks well to me.  The idea of minotaurs as smaller descendants of beast-headed giants is a good one; perhaps they’re beast-headed half-giants and like the one poster on there says, I don’t know why they ever weren’t in the setting.  And I want to see the thri-kreen so bad I can taste it.

All in all, I have to say that it looks like Wizards has come a long way from the horrid mess that was post-4e Faerûn.  The redone Eberron was a step in the right direction and it looks like Dark Sun is the same.  I’ll have to hold off my comments for after I get to see the books myself, but I almost don’t feel funky considering the notion of Ravenloft 4e anymore.