Bone, Stone, and Obsidian

Robert Adducci and Jesse Heinig talk about Dark Sun from every angle, Dungeon Mastering, Playing, Races, Classes, History, Sorcerer Kings, City States, you name it. It's about survival on the sands of Athas on this show so grab a d20 and get ready to enter the arena.

Episode 31: Wild Weapons of the Wasteland

Jesse and Robert talk about Dark Sun weapons featured in Dragon and Polyhedron magazine.

Show Notes

Dark Sun News!

## General: Dragon-King Talk Community Chat on Discord Jarl Thor on the Discord News

Lawful Stupid blog, Repost #3 - Psionics Written by Logarium, and A repost of articles from the Lawful Stupid RPG blog, this one featuring some alternate AD&D/2e psionics rules. The Athasian Survey Project 20 - The Ruins of Kalidnay Written by Neujack. The Athasian Survey Project travels to the ruins of Kalidnay. Crimson Sphere - Random Encounter Tables Written by Adam Cieszlak and Azog the Defiler, Random encounter tables for your Dark Sun / Spelljammer crossover games set in the Crimson Sphere. Sunstone Presenting the Sunstone, a minor artifact for use in your Dark Sun games. Expanded Random Encounters Repost #7 - Verdant Belts This Net Project was originally compiled by ArcoJedi. Many of the entries were taken from the Dark Sun Mailing list. The Expanded Random Encounters net.project brings otherwise sometimes boring random encounters to life. Giving them more realism than “you walk around the bend to see 4 gith standing in the middle of the road with weapons drawn”. Lawful Stupid blog, Repost #2 - Dark Sun Races Written by Logarium A repost of articles from the Lawful Stupid RPG blog, this one featuring some AD&D/2e racial level limits.

Actual Plays

  • BlueBoxRPG’s Sea of Dark Sun
  • Mysteries of Athas a 2e actual play
  • Rime of the Frost Maiden for Dark Sun
      • Original conversion:

Dark Sun Weapons

  • Why the non-standard weapons?
  • Wayne and I talked about Weapons back in Episode 11, back in January 2019
  • Things that could be made without metal
    • Standard weapons development
    • Why is this important to the setting?
    • Post Apocalyptic Feel
    • No Metal
  • Jesse Heinig’s Steel Weapons article Weapons specific to Dark Sun
  • Polyhedron 99, p8, New Gladiator Weapons (September 1994) * Polyhedron 99 on Ebay * Chain Whip * Dejada Cestus * Gladiator’s Friend , Footman’s * Hamanu’s Staff * Hawk Hatchet * Hook Sword * Mandible Sword * Quad Fauchard * Rim Club * Spike SHield * Whistling Mace, Footman’s * Whistling Mace, Horseman’s (Horse!)
  • 2e Revised Setting
  • Original weapons + Dragon 185+ Complete Gladiator Weapons - dejada & double-bladed spear, * 2e Thri-Kreen of Athas * Dasl - Thri-Kreen * dasl can be used for chatkcha, kyorkcha,and gythka; short, wide-bladed knives, such as most punching and throwing daggers; heads for arrows, spears, axes, and similar items; and short spikes for such things as morning stars. * dasl is coveted; since it is as strong as steel, but weighs half as much, those who know about it desire it ,especially if it is used in normal weapons, other than chatkcha. * Ko* (pointed rock to break chitin) * Kyorkcha * Lajav (nut cracker) * Zerka (barbed javelin) * 3e
  • 2e weapons + a few more like the Macahuitl (obsidian longsword), Atlatl, * 3e Paizo Dragon #319 * 3e Athasian Emporium
  • Updated from the Arms of Athas Net Project

Fanmade Articles * 4 Dark Sun Weapons * 2e Arms of Athas Net Project: * Pathfinder List: * 4e Teos’ Article * * 5e Reddit user: