My name is John and I run BlueBoxRPG on Twitch. We’re an affiliate (close to partner), and I constantly rep Dark Sun. In fact, I’m looking at two OG boxed sets in my game room right now! A friend pointed me here a few days ago and I’m so excited to find a community of DS lovers.
My core stream is currently based in Greyhawk, but the Dry Steppes and Sea of Dust were inspirational for Athas (Thri-Kreen are in the Flaeness! Including fan fiction I wrote in Oerth Journal #34). My upcoming 3rd volume of Greyhawk Awakening will feature Dark Sun races, classes, Psionics, lore. etc… but based in Greyhawk.
Anyway, I wanted to say ‘hello’ and let everyone here know that Richard Baker will be joining me on my Twitch talk show, Loremaster’s Arcanum, at 5:00CT on Wednesday, December 7th. I’ll be interviewing him on his larger body of work, but Dark Sun will definitely be front and center!
Could you ask Richard Baker what he thinks of how the Dragon was killed off so easily in the Cerulean Storm, and how he thinks the fight between the Dragon and the people attacking the Dragon’s sanctum would really have played out?
So we settled on the idea of producing an “ultimate” Dark Sun, returning to that golden moment of the original set. The events of the Prism Pentad may unfold in your new Dark Sun campaign more or less as they did in the novels, or they might not. This is a world where the exploits of Rikus, Neeva, Sadira, and the rest are only one possibility among many.
Could Athas in this view not only have variant futures, but also variant pasts? Had Richard Baker ever given thought about how a different past or future may have played out?
Thanks Redking, and thanks for the Twitch follow. Richard was fantastic, but he’s done so much I feel I could barely scratch the surface in my 2 hour interview. Most of the Dark Sun conversation is in the second hour, and the VOD will be up for a couple weeks.
I asked both questions above. The Dragon killed off in the Cerulean storm he didn’t have good recollection on, but the variant pasts for Athas (as well as futures) produced an interesting bit of conversation. Here’s a link to the VOD if anyone wants to see it…