1st EditionEdit

Dark Sun was not available as a 1st Edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting.

2nd EditionEdit

2nd Edition Dark Sun was published by TSR Inc.

Boxed SetsEdit

Dark Sun World Campaign Setting 2400

Ivory Triangle Boxed Set 2418

City by the Silt Sea 2420

Dark Sun Expanded and Revised Campaign Setting 2438


Freedom DS1 2401

Road to Urik DSQ1 2406

Arcane Shadows DSQ2 2410

Asticlian Gambit DSQ3 2412

Dragon's Crown DSE1 2416

Black Flames DSM1 2417

Merchant House of Amketch DSM2 2421

Marauders of Nibenay DSM3 2424

Black Spine DSE2 2428

Forest Maker 2430


Slave Tribes DSR1 2404

Dune Trader DSR2 2407

Dragon Kings Rulebook 2408

Veiled Alliance DSR3 2411

Valley of Dust and Fire DSR4 2413

City State of Tyr DSS1 2420

Earth, Air, Fire and Water DSS2 2422

Elves of Athas DSS3 2423

The Complete Gladiator's Handbook CGR2 2419

The Will and the Way: Psionicists of Athas 2431

Thri-Kreen of Athas 2437

The Wanderer's Chronicle: Wind Riders of the Jagged Cliffs 2439

Beyond the Prism Pentad 2441

The Wanderer's Chronicle: Mind Lords of the Last Sea 2444

Defilers and Preservers: The Wizards of Athas 2445

Psionic Artifacts of Athas 2446

Monstrous CompendiaEdit

Monstrous Compendium, Dark·Sun Appendix MC12 2405

Monstrous Compendium, Dark·Sun Appendix II 2433

3rd EditionEdit

Dark Sun was never officially released for 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons. However, rules for the 3.5 edition (d20) appeared in several places; the "Sandstorm" supplement, especially, included a number of references to the culture and climate of the Dark Sun setting.

Paizo's Dark Sun

A special feature in Dragon Magazine No. 319 (the May 2004 issue) and a parallel feature in Dungeon Magazine No. 110 provide an alternate interpretation of the setting for the revised Third Edition (3.5) Dungeons and Dragons game. (The rules for defiler wizards appear in Dragon #315, and additional monsters in Dungeon #111).

In place of the higher dice for ability scores, the abilities of all of the player character races have been improved. Each (including humans) has an additional bonus to one or more ability scores, an innate psionic power, and often other bonuses. Every race has a level adjustment, meaning that a PC of the race counts as a PC of higher level than he actually is for purposes of balance.

Special article in Dragon Magazine No. 339 contained detailed information, including an epic level prestiege class, for the dragon-kings.

4th EditionEdit


Magazine ArticlesEdit

Dungeon Magazine AdventuresEdit

  • Revenge of the Marauders by Bruce R. Cordell (10/19/10; Dungeon Magazine Issue 183)
  • Beneath the Dust by Jared Espley (February 2011; Dungeon Magazine Issue 187)

Character ConceptsEdit

  • Primal Spirits of Athas by David Adams (01/14/11; Dragon Magazine Issue 395)


  • Silt Elementals by Rodney Thompson (11/19/10; Dungeon Magazine Issue 184)
  • Arena Masters by Robert J. Schwalb (11/15/10; Dragon Magazine Issue 393)
  • Magma Elementals by Rodney Thompson (10/14/10; Dungeon Magazine Issue 183)
  • Monster Hunters of Athas by Chris Sims (09/20/10; Dragon Magazine Issue 391)
  • The Broken Builders
  • Slaves of Athas
  • Mar Juk-Adan, Dune Trader
  • Templars of the Sorcer-Kings
  • The Dragon's Altar
  • Returning to Athas, Part 2
  • Sunwarped Flats
  • Returning to Athas, Part 1


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