Heya all, I wanted to show you my work so far about a project I've been working for the past few months, that deals with an attempt at bringing Athas to 5e. I've named this work (for lack of a better name) Dark Sun Reconstruction Project. It is more like a set of proposed rules and mechanics than a definite rulebook, a modular project if you may, so it can suit any player with a distinct playstyle.
What I hopefully plan to do is, getting the lore, fluff and stuff, and applying it on 5th edition rules. So I'm building classes, backgrounds, mechanics and stuff for 5e based on 2e approaches. It is harder that it looks however, since 2e and 5e utilize different core concepts, one being the asymmetrical vs. balanced powers or the different class design. A wizard in 2e started off as some pathetic weakling, only to reach god-like levels with higher-level spells. In contrast, a wizard in 5e was a capable class at all levels, the only difference from the rest of the other classes being in terms of gameplay.
A note of worth: While most of my work is based on 2e sources, I've also consulted 3e, 3.5e, 4e, even home-brewed stuff, to better understand the concept behind a given mechanic or how to better convert a feature or power.
Following, is a list of what I've worked on (or still working); there's plenty of stuff to be done, and I'm going at a slow pace so please bear with me:
As always, your feedback will be much appreciated.