What is the craziest old school dungeon you've converted to Athas?

I was thinking about this the other day, and came up with a list of great adventures to convert to Dark Sun.

Here’s what I have so far:

Old 1st and 2nd Edition Adventure Modules Which Convert Surprisingly Well to Dark Sun:

Wizard’s Challenge - Set within the veiled alliance in a town or city, the whole adventure plays like a clandestine secret war among spies, almost taking on a John Le Carre vibe.

Dark Clouds Gather - Set in an isolated plateau above the Thri-Kreen Empire, or perhaps the Dragon’s Crown or a similar terrain feature, it works surprisingly well.

Expedition to the Barrier Peaks - Perfect for the Jagged Cliffs, with mainly only encounter changes.

What do you guys think? Any more?

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the only one in your list I’m somewhat familiar with is Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, and I agree, I think it would be great for Dark Sun. Actually, looks like someone may have already adapted it: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks Dark Sun Adaptation

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Also, has anyone thought about converting Ravenloft to Dark Sun? I’m assuming Vlad would be replaced with a Sorcerer King? (Dregoth? Kalid-Ma?)

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Concerning Ravenloft:
This has been done. One of the FB group members wrote something that got posted on DriveThruRPG to work around the legal issues. I think it was 5E content.

The Expedition to Barrier Peaks rehash I’d seen before, but if I ran it I’d probably put my own spin on it.

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couldn’t find the Dark Sun Ravenloft adventure on DriveThru.
In my search, however, I did stumble across The Touch of Death and Dawn of the Overmind, both of which look like they might make good fuel for Dark Sun.

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I’ve run Dawn of the Overmind and rest of the Illithid Trilogy in DS, but on the other side of the silt sea in the Sundered Regions.

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Anyone tried Tale of the Comet on Athas?

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I’d suggest Grimtooth’s Dungeon of Doom, only swap the materials with Athas appropriate ones.

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I’m guessing this took a lot of work to convert (starting with the street names - “Maple Way”, “Ten Alders Road”).
Or did you maybe run it as a Green Age adventure (yet another reason the sun was dimming)?

(my thoughts on this, no doubt influenced by Blue and Green Age play ideas)

I downplayed using non-DS vernacular to be sure.

It was run it in the current age. I tuned down the dimming of the sun part. For my game, it was a city of illithids that has an expansive dome of shadow that protects their lands for the sun. Instead of dimming the sun they were trying to increase the radius of the dome (The Dark Cupola) to grow immensely.

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I recently converted Beast of Burden (Dungeon Magazine 100) to Dark Sun.
Biggest change was swapping out bugbears for gith and the big bad with a githyanki.

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Anyone tried converting any Eberron adventures to Dark Sun?
You’d have to replace magic-steam tech with psionics or life shaped items, I imagine.
The combination of politic intrigue with swashbuckling action seems like it would make a good fit for Dark Sun style of play.

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I’m converting Ghosts of Saltmarsh to Dark Sun, in 5e. I replace the water seas with silt seas, change the town to be a fortified town, Harrow Spring, owned by a 16th level Draconic blood line Sorcerer, who wants to ascend to be a Sorcerer king, but isn’t one yet. The town is completely different than the town in the book, more of an Arabian and Bedouin feel to it. It even has a gladiator ring below the surface in an old cistern from the ancient structure that used to be here.

Placed it on the edge of the silt sea in the Saltmarshes near the Southern Kreen Lands, at the “World’s Edge” (B5 on the Atlas map) where the old dry river (wadi) spills out into the Silt Sea.

Changed the Sahuagin enemies to Thri-Kreen, and the Lizardfolk to Ssurrans. It’s working really well so far. I might publish the adventure if I ever get done with it.

Here is the PC race for Ssurrans, if anyone wants to use it.
Lizardfolk, Desert (Ssurran) (5e Race) - D&D Wiki (dandwiki.com)

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I am currently adapting White Plume Mountain to use in my Dark Sun campaign. I’ll let you all know how it goes.

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Haven’t converted it, but I always thought Rapan Athuk would work well for Athas.

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Brent, you’re insane, but I always like a bit of insanity so I’ll keep the straightjacket and popcorn ready!

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I recently deconstructed Temple of Elemental Evil and ran it as five different ‘dungeons’.

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Good thinking. Temple of Elemental Evil is a lengthy campaign-sized module. I’ve never finished running, or playing it.
If you have any notes left over of how you ran them, I would not mind you sharing.

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Craziest old school dungeon?

I would give the honorable mention to adapting the Time Machine book. I was a teenager. More enthusiasm than sense. As for actual modules Troy Denning’s Empires Trilogy.

Oh, and I found a way to import Jabba the Hutt into Dark Sun.

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I’m currently running a heavily modified version of Temple, Tower and Tomb where the Buried City is located on the map.

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