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The Grey Isles of Athas

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:30 am
by redking
Just came across this in Polyhedron 80.

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In the expansion for the old SSI game, the Shattered Lands, there was an expansion called ‘the Grey Isles’. This introduced the Grey Isles area of Athas. The Grey Isles are ruled or controlled by Athasian doppelgangers, which are supposedly more powerful than doppelgangers on other worlds.

Re: The Grey Isles of Athas

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:06 pm
by zontoxira
So they had plans for an expansion to the original game? And another game, named after the book? That's some bloody interesting news. Never heard of the Grey Isles, though, were they supposed to be a new area?

Re: The Grey Isles of Athas

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:44 pm
by Big Mac
redking wrote:In the expansion for the old SSI game, the Shattered Lands, there was an expansion called ‘the Grey Isles’. This introduced the Grey Isles area of Athas. The Grey Isles are ruled or controlled by Athasian doppelgangers, which are supposedly more powerful than doppelgangers on other worlds.


That's an interesting press release.

Did this actually go on sale? I can't seem to find any information about it online.

The game seems to teleport people directly onto the isles (and presumably back off again). Is there any information about where they would appear on a map of Athas?

Are these islands featured in a 2nd Edition Dark Sun tabletop RPG product (or a 4th Edition one)? Are they in any of the novels?

Re: The Grey Isles of Athas

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:19 am
by redking
Big Mac wrote:That's an interesting press release.

Did this actually go on sale? I can't seem to find any information about it online.


The only other information I can find about is another press release in a later polyhedron saying that the game expansion had been delayed. Perhaps it has never been released.

Big Mac wrote:The game seems to teleport people directly onto the isles (and presumably back off again). Is there any information about where they would appear on a map of Athas?


Or they go through a tunnel if the base game, Shattered Lands, had not yet been completed.

Big Mac wrote:Are these islands featured in a 2nd Edition Dark Sun tabletop RPG product (or a 4th Edition one)? Are they in any of the novels?


They aren't in any of the tabletop RPG products or novels to my knowledge.

Re: The Grey Isles of Athas

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:41 am
by redking