First the good news: Over at The Burnt World of Athas, I saw that Ashes of Athas, which Baudman Games was running at conventions, is now going to be available for home play!
Here is what Flip said over at The Burnt World of Athas:
Now the bad news: The Baldman Games forums are down. I get a 404 error on the URL for the thread on the Baldman Games forum that Flip links to. And if I go to the main page of the forum, I get a 403 error. I checked the main Baldman Games page, in case the forum had been moved, but the link from there is the same.Flip at The Burnt World of Athas wrote:Wizards of the Coast has allowed Baldman Games to distribute their Ashes of Athas convention games to the non-convention crowd. You'll be able to sign up to receive the chapters over at Baldman's site.
Some important information from their announcements page:
Baldman Games wrote:No one (not even us) can host the adventure files anywhere.
Only the admins and Baldman Games can provide adventures.
When you e-mail us (or send us a message via these forums), we will send you adventures, one chapter at a time.
When contacting us, please include your e-mail so we can send you the files and the chapter(s) you need.
You can run those adventures, or if you are a convention organizer, you can provide them to your DMs for use at the convention.
You cannot otherwise redistribute or share or post the files anywhere. If you do, this will likely result in Ashes of Athas distribution being closed down!
Adventures you received from us can be run anywhere you please (home play, stores, conventions, desert caravans...). You can run them multiple times - whenever you please.
When you request adventures we will provide a link to pregens, maps, and campaign rules.
I suspect that, by having everyone request directly from the source, Wizards is looking to easily gauge the interest in the game; this is a good thing.
Now the good news: I went to the Facebook page for Baldman Games and someone asked about the forum and how to get Ashes of Athas over there. And Baldman Games posted how to get the game:
Now I don't see a "contact us" page, but there is a contact form on the About Us page.Baldman Games on Facebook wrote:Site migrated since announcement. Use contact form in website or twitter at @alphastream to get ball rolling. Thanks
(They also have a Ashes of Athas page, but that does not seem to be working at the moment.)
I would love to get in touch with Flip, so he can update the information at The Burnt World of Athas. but I can't find any contact details over there and Arena seems to have vanished. If anyone is in touch with Flip, or any other staff at The Burnt World of Athas, please pass this information on.
I hope you enjoy the game. But please remember the most important thing that Baldman Games said:
Make sure anyone you refer to Baldman Games knows this, as it may only take one person acting like a numpty to spoil the fun for everyone else.Baldman Games wrote:You cannot otherwise redistribute or share or post the files anywhere. If you do, this will likely result in Ashes of Athas distribution being closed down!