Any setting where the vast majority of characters die in a desert because they forgot to purchase a 2-sp waterskin (or just had it stolen from them by slavers) doesn't strike me as "epic". It may have one or two epic characters in it, and they may have a great deal of influence, but a setting isn't defined by what is most impressive within it, it is defined by what is most ordinary and commonplace there. Forgotten Realms is a setting which is Epic by that definition; Dark Sun is the grittiest and most street-level of all D&D settings by far (well, maybe Ravenloft has it beat, for similar but distinct reasons; Dark Sun does at least have psionics to put it a little over the top).redking wrote:Big time. Athas was the first "epic" setting. The Sorcerer Kings make Elminster wet his breeches with fear.Angel Tarragon wrote:Welcome, redking! So I take it you are a big time Dark Sun fan?
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