Old School Essentials Dark Sun Conversion: Character Creation

It is finally here everybody! I just completed the final part of my Dark Sun OSE Conversion, the one dedicated to Character Creation and Magic. This is by far the longest RPG book I have made so far, and It was of course the most difficult to make, a true test of skills, honestly. I still do think that It’s not perfect, though, I expect to make changes eventually after thoroughly testing it during play, but as of now, this is the product I am most proud of.

In this Book I include:

  • Rules for Ability Score Generations.
  • Athasian Languages.
  • Rules for Character Trees.
  • Game Modalities, limiting available classes for a simplified Athas.
  • 18 Character Classes categorized in groups: Fighter, Gladiator, Ranger, Bard, Thief, Cleric, Druid, Templar, Defiler, Preserver, a revision to the Psionicist, Dwarf, Elf, Half-Elf, Half-Giant, Halfling, Mul and Thri-Kreen.
  • Optional Rules for separate classes and races, as done in Advanced Fantasy.
  • Optional Rules for Multiclassing.
  • Optional Rules for quick Athasian backgrounds generation.
  • Revised Psionic Rules.
  • Rules for Divine and Arcane Magic.
  • Four Additional Spheres of spells for clerics, with existing spells adapted to the setting.
  • Extra Spells for Magic-Users, with existing spells adapted to the setting.
  • An extra appendix with my personal house rules for my games, with a small list of media for inspiration to Potential DMs.

So, what now? Well, now it’s the time for me to start gaming, mostly to make corrections of stuff that have flown under radar of designing, and also to give me some rest. Does that mean this is all there is? Not really, after this I plan to make one final doc compiling all the previous part of the project into one big tome, hopefully with some corrections and more additions as well. Thank you so much to you all for the support and feedback, this has truly been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my gaming career, and I truly hope you can at least find value for them in your games.

Please enjoy:

Character Creation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jU9qE-yB9U8TtZAy9VCfQ8bkn_5ydkNe/view?usp=sharing

Don’t forget to also check the other parts of this project, necessary material for this conversion:

Monster Manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12-3XVFjGOwgvNTNAGzwYGTPpjRVSpsLt/view?usp=sharing

DM’s Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IrxY1_M1nGYhDCDfRa26IzhttnHDrWPo/view?usp=sharing

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