30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

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30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby Big Mac » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:16 am

It's the Dark Sun 25th Anniversary and The Burnt World of Athas (aka Athas.org) is celbrating with "30 Days of Dark Sun".

Here is what Athas.org is doing for Day 19: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Raddu said he always found the Nikaal and the Tarek interesting. What humanoids do you like?
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Re: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby Zeromaru X » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:56 am

The Belgoi seems interesting to me.
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Re: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby agathokles » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:58 am

The Tari or rat men are an interesting humanoid as well.

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Re: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby Tim Baker » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:06 pm

I really like the Belgoi as well.
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Re: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby Jayce » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:26 pm

This is a tough question! The Dark Sun setting has a fantastic assortment of unique races for the players to encounter.

The sneaky Belgoi are great. I love to use Belgoi ambushes on unsuspecting players that are new to Dark Sun. I also love anakores ("dune freaks") - I can think of few things creepier than walking through sandy terrain and suddenly having big muscular hands grabbing my ankles and trying to pull me down. :lol:

The B'rogh are also great - basically they are Goro from Mortal Kombat, functioning as Dark Sun's replacement for ogres. XD

If I have to choose just one, though, I'll go with the Tareks. Big, nomadic warriors that combine deep spirituality, with something almost resembling a hive mind while in combat. Definitely one of the more fascinating races in the Dark Sun setting.
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Re: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby Lord Torath » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:00 am

When were Tareks introduced? I don't remember reading about them in the Boxed Set.
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Re: 30 Days of Dark Sun 19: What is your favorite humanoid?

Postby Jayce » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:59 am

Lord Torath wrote:When were Tareks introduced? I don't remember reading about them in the Boxed Set.


Tareks were first introduced in the Verdant Passage by Troy Denning, where a team of Tareks are featured as gladiators in the arena of Tyr. In the AD&D game they would appear in the Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium Appendix II: Terrors beyond Tyr, although I seem to recall they also made an appearance in one of the Prism Pentad AD&D adventures (but I could be wrong about that).
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