Seethyr wrote:The Deadlands sound kind of "Thay-ish" to me in flavor (which certainly isn't a bad thing), but I really like the origin story. It almost reminds me of what Pompeii might be like nowadays had the eruption occurred in a fantasy realm.
That sounds good, although I believe it was an eruption from another plane, rather than from magma, it should work the same.
agathokles wrote:The Deadlands are not that developed, so there isn't much more to add. However, since most undead (especially the mindless ones) don't need living commodities, trade doesn't really exist. I don't think the undead are automatically evil, but most Athasian undead have drives that put their agenda at odds with that of most living. There is no regular trade to the Deadlands -- the dead don't need much, and don't have much to trade either.
I do have to wonder what they "do".
agathokles wrote:However, there's a net project at athas.org that deals with the Deadlands in more detail, called "The Dead Lands of Athas". You can look it up in google -- I can't find a direct link right now.
I found a 4e version on this page: Net Project: The Dead Land of Athas 4e
. That mentioned that this was originally a 2e net project.
I went looking for the 2e version, but found a 3e version instead: Terrors of the Dead Lands
I use 3e, but I couldn't actually find the 2e version.