Will we see the final Darksun 3.5 document ...



May 10, 2007 11:47:25
before D&D 4th edition come through?

There is many things on the plate, I know, but when will we see the final product with pictures. I mean the Darksun 3.5e PDF. It's been a while since it's suppose to be soon to be done.

I know everybody have a life else than that, but I would really like to see on the web site somekind of a % bar corresponding to a project completion.

Athas.org Darksun 3.5 ...............................98% (A month)
Athasian Arms and Equip.................. 35% (3 weeks)
NPCs of Athas .......12% (3 months)
Eldaarich and new Kurn ...........................78% (2 weeks)

That's an example.

I am starving right now and my interest in DS have fade a bit because I do not master currently, but give me some DS meat I can chew, please!

Inform us of your progress on a regular basis! You will attract more peoples that way I am sure!


May 10, 2007 12:18:17
[sarcasm removed]


May 10, 2007 12:34:18
We can provide a list with a completion status, but we canĀ“t provide how much time remains. Volunteer projects are very much subject to lowest priority when compared to real life work, family etc. This makes time frames and deadlines very unpredictable.


May 11, 2007 11:15:20
But let's say you do not want to put a date on that. I understand. Though, will we see anytime soon the 3.5 document, before the 4th edition. It's kind of important.

That bring a question : have you stopped working on the 3.5 ed knowing the 4th is coming?


May 11, 2007 11:34:57
Personally, I haven't seen any official statements about this 4th edition, but answering your question, no, several projects are still under production as normal.


May 12, 2007 7:58:12
Personally I think top much time has been put into the Dragon and Avangion rules. Epic material outside of maybe some feats and spells isn't really usable by the majority of players as most DMs don't run epic games. I haven't actually encountered any DMs running epic games and I only ran a few epic adventures and we gave up on epic games. Play a spellcaster is the rule for epic games it seems. I think we had a sorceror who managed to cast 17 spells in one round although that was 3.0.......

That being said when I design something I tend to design interesting things rather than useful things. To me designing Dragon rules would be more fun than tweaking the Gladiator or Templar for example. Rather than complain to loudly I would rather do something myself and hopefully I'll have a revised Templar here soon for discusision.


May 13, 2007 12:46:32
I know everybody have a life else than that, but I would really like to see on the web site somekind of a % bar corresponding to a project completion.

This has now been added as a news item.


May 14, 2007 7:13:06
Thank you!

So it mean that the Core rules are on standby at the moment?


May 14, 2007 7:57:28
The issue is that, while there has been much discussion about what to do in r7, we at athas.org have other things that are very close to completion. We wanted to make sure that we got those things out to the larger community first, then focused our attention to making r7 the wonderful document that you have been waiting for.