Bone, Stone, & Obsidian Podcast Episode 11: Weapons

The newest Bone, Stone, & Obsidian: Dark Sun podcast is out! In this episode Wayne and I talk about the podcasts namesake, the weapons of Athas!


Hi guys!

Great podcast! Really enjoyed this one, and it’s something I’ve been pondering a long time while I convert my game to 5e.

I stumbled across an excellent resource on all things equipment for 5e on DM’s Guild a few months ago. This little gem:

Not only does it specifically mention Dark Sun in a few spots, it has a great weapon property that applies to weapons made from inferior materials. The “ersatz” property. Essentially any weapon with this property takes a cumulative -1 damage every time you roll a natural 1 on your attack roll. If the penalty reaches -5, the weapon breaks. For armor with the property its AC bonus gets reduced by 1 every time you take a critical hit. Basically, the same mechanic that the rust monster uses for metal weapons.

I really liked this approach as it was a gradual wearing down of the weapon rather than an all or nothing break. Makes the cantrip mending really useful too.


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Another great podcast. Way to go guys.

I loved it. You had fun making it and it shows. :grinning: