Converting Dark Sun Adventures to 5e


(James) #1

So like many of you I started Dark Sun in the early 90’s and immediately became fascinated with the world. I have been itching to re-run the adventures in the updated 5e rules.
Does anyone else feel the same?


(Robert Adducci) #2

Yes, I was just thinking how my last 2 adventures were not based on any of the old adventures at all. I did run a 5e game and when I needed monsters I mostly just made them up on the fly based on their 2e stats with 5e design modifications.


(Al Lajeunesse) #3

I’m running Dark Sun in 5e since the first playtest, so 3 years now. I converted in part Forest Maker, it’s super easy.

What I like in 5E is everything is easy to convert or create.


#4

Could you please share with us so we can see what you have done?


#5

I’ve used the following document with great success for 2e->5e conversions, but if you want an entire adventure converted, you may be looking at sitting down to do it yourself:

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wmn7DdOBc_vpUntkGWDzVxyJ0xBVCF9srMI7NSOnd6A/edit?hl=en-GB&forcehl=1

Here is the original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/2bj1hv/5th_edition_monster_conversion_guides_found/


(Chris Flipse) #6

you may be looking at sitting down to do it yourself:

Particularly as there tend to be various rights issues at play that would generally prevent third parties from republishing conversions, even without reproducing the adventure text


#7

How so? You mean just from using trademarked character and monster names?


(Jonathan Gomez) #8

Hello, new user here. I registered to the forum just because this post. And I’m wondering the same: one cannot share 5e conversions? Such a bummer… I guess that is the reason I cannot find a conversion for Freedom (never played the original Dark Sun, as I discovered the setting with 4e, but ever since I’ve wanted to either play or run Freedom…)


(Mr Eco) #9

The only DS group I have been consistently playing with insists on using 2e. I’ve got a 5e group, but we’re playing occasionally, and it’s always homebrew adventures. So I haven’t got any official adventures converted.

On the other hand, I feel those modules are too dry for my taste. And I don’t fancy this metaplot, so I can’t be arsed converting them.


#10

I have a partial 4e conversion of Freedom here: http://sydarksun-private.obsidianportal.com/wikis/freedom

It’s not polished at all, and not done either, but it’s something…


(Jonathan Gomez) #11

Thanks! Is better than start from scratch.

Neither I do like metaplot (my main problem with other settings, such as FR). But I feel Freedom is an iconic adventure I want to run/play at least once.


#12

Freedom is quite good IMO, save for the problems listed here: TSR Adventure Freedom Incomplete?