This is a follow up post to last's weeks meetup. We started a new, homebrew Dark Sun campaign using 4th edition rules. We're looking for more people who want to play on Wednesday nights from 7-10:30ish.
The first session was a lot of fun. For people who haven't played Dark Sun, it's much more dystopian future, less high fantasy. It's set on a dead planet where there is nothing but sand, rock, and shrubs. Something happened a while ago that probably involved sorcery and an epic battle which killed the planet. The seas are now giant masses of silt and sand. The few cities are ruled by God Kings as their own city-states. Steel is extremely rare and most weapons/armor are made of rock, bone, or hides.
The character creation rules are:
*32 point buy
*No restrictions on race, DM seems open to custom races as well
*No divine classes because the gods have disappeared, psionics flourish, arcane is illegal in the cities, primal is the stopgap
*One Dark Sun wild talent psionic ability
*270GP and a mount (it's become clear that getting survival gear will be necessary, endurance checks are also common)
Current PCs are a Defender (Swordmage/Warlock) and a Controller (Psion)
For people haven't made a character before, the easiest way is to use the character builder at http://www.wizards.com/dnd/tools.aspx, but it requires a subscription. It's a simple user interface that clearly lays out the character creation process and does the math for you, speeding up the play at the table. We're also bringing some premade characters for people who want/need them.
Looking forward to next week's session!