Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VII – Weapons of Athas

The following are some custom weapons for the Dark Sun setting, converted to Sword of Cepheus. The weapons mostly come from The Complete Gladiator's Handbook. This is part of my ongoing series converting the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus RPG. A lot of the ideas for the rules come from Zozer … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VII – Weapons of Athas

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VI – Merchants of Athas – Trade Rules

As part of my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus rules, I recently made a merchant career. It sort of inspired me to take the Cepheus Engine trading rules and modify them to be used in the Dark Sun setting. The idea being that the players could make money … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VI – Merchants of Athas – Trade Rules

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part V – Merchants of Athas

Here’s the next part of my Dark Sun conversion to Sword of Cepheus – the Merchant career. I've also included rules for trading. I was originally just going to create a quick merchant class, but I got to thinking as I read about the dynastic merchant houses in the Wanderer's Journal. For Tyr to trade … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part V – Merchants of Athas

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part III– Character Creation

Here's the third part of my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the 2d6/Cepheus Engine/Traveller based RPG Sword of Cepheus. This will cover the initial character creation process. I'll also create one career - Nomad - to start out with. Character Creation We'll be using the same basic rules as the Sword of Cepheus … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part III– Character Creation

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part I – Desert Survival Rules

I've always been intrigued by the Dark Sun setting TSR put out for AD&D back in 1991. It's got a bleak, weird, post-apocalyptic quality to it. However, I've always thought AD&D wasn't really the right system for it. So I've decided to make my own version using The Sword of Cepheus, the Cepheus Engine-based fantasy … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part I – Desert Survival Rules