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    The Waste: Intro/Teaser


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    The Waste Character
    Name: Jarrol
    Race: Goliath (Half-Giant)
    Class: Ardent

    The Waste: Intro/Teaser

    Post by dhlevine on 2010-08-06, 09:37

    DARK SUN takes place in the world of Athas, long since ruined by
    destructive magics. Some say there was a war, and some say it was the
    hubris of those who sought to reshape the world - none say it was the
    Gods, for the Gods are forgotten on Athas. Whatever the truth, all that
    remains are blasted deserts, forbidding mountains, vast seas of choking
    silt, and a few cities crushed under the heels of their tyrannical and
    near-omnipotent rulers, the Sorcerer-Kings.

    THE WASTE LANDS are where you hope to make your way, though others
    shun them. It is for others to accept the Sorcerer-Kings' yoke meekly -
    you make your own way. Perhaps you are a slave, freed by your own hand
    and willing to wrest blood and treasure from the wilderness. Perhaps
    you are a Templar servant of the King, loyal to yourself above all and
    seeking some advantage by going beyond where your comrades will. Or
    perhaps you are a member of the secretive Veiled Alliance, a cabal of
    magicians and fellow-travellers dedicated to restoring the world through
    careful use of forbidden arcane magics. Maybe none of these is your
    destiny or cause - but you have your own reasons for venturing out into
    the trackless wilderness outside the city, battling horrific monsters
    and exploring the ruins of the world.

    THE CITY OF TYR is your home. King Kalak is
    dead, and King Tithian rests uneasy on his throne. Will you join the
    faction of his loyal Templars, or fight against him with the rebels and
    the Veiled Alliance? Adventure can be found within the city itself, but
    you may find it as dangerous if not more so than the waste lands that
    surround it... and the worst danger will come from your fellow

    The Waste is the new planned sandbox-style campaign for the
    Heroes' Guild of Maryland, building on the success of our long(ish)
    running Eastern Expanse campaign, and spearheaded by workhorse DM and
    Dark Sun super-fan Daniel Levine (me!). The game will feature all the
    episodic violent goodness of Eastern Expanse, but in the harsh Dark Sun
    setting, and with new options like character trees, faction
    membership/exclusive quests, a graduated exploration of the world where
    you can "unlock" new city-states with their own distinctive
    characteristics and which you and other players can make your bases of
    operations, and quests specifically designed for PvP conflict.

    Expect a
    launch of the campaign at the September mini-con! Oh, and this all
    sounds frighteningly over-ambitious, so talk to Daniel (dhlevine on the
    forums) if you want to sign up as an associate DM. Head over to the questions/comments thread if you have questions or want to talk about what you'd like to see in this campaign.

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