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I recently found this article in the Burntworld archives:http://athas.org/articles/GenCon-1997?f ... coymM58MOk

This leads to the questions? Did anyone play or run Death Duels on Athas? What was it about?

How about the 2nd ed versions of Dregoth Ascending....how does it compare with the version Athas.org put out.

Does the 2e version of Secrets of the Dead Lands have anything interesting in it?
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I can't find anything online about "Death Duels on Athas" except that Burnt World of Athas page.

I wonder if I can ping Raddu. He wrote that page so (unless he was quoting a report from someone else) he might be able to tell you something about it.

The page does say that there are adventures that are lost to time. Maybe this does not exist any more. :-(
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Am pretty sure Raddu just hosted the report as it was written by someone with the handle Draloric of Tyr. I posted this question on the FB fan page and Raddu's only response was to like it.

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I didn't write it, just posted it for Draloric.

I'm currently in search of several of the old RPGA/convention adventures that were released in the 90's. However, I've learned that many of them never made it to TSR/Wizards and were often only distributed to the DMs who ran them physically. As a result the authors themselves rarely have them in physical or digital form as they've switched many computers since then.
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Raddu wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:18 pm
I didn't write it, just posted it for Draloric.

I'm currently in search of several of the old RPGA/convention adventures that were released in the 90's. However, I've learned that many of them never made it to TSR/Wizards and were often only distributed to the DMs who ran them physically. As a result the authors themselves rarely have them in physical or digital form as they've switched many computers since then.
Welcome to the hunt. Yeah, those are just a drop in the bucket or the problems for finding old RPGA adventures. Getting things in digital format that are from programs such as Word Perfect that don't even exist anymore and cannot be converted is always fun. I got one a few years ago that was entirely written in AOLNotes.....I had to convert that through three different formats to get something I could read, then fix all the formatting errors by hand.

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Do you mean that, beyond Ashes of Athas viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10633 there is more?
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Was recently able to pull out my old Gen Con '97 guide, and can confirm this existed. Had fun looking at all the fan created adventures (a step down from the RPGA or TSR published con adventures). I believe I noticed two, which isn't bad for 1997 when Dark Sun was pretty dead.

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It would be nice to keep them alive and... being played.
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Draloric wrote:With the results of the online survey revealed, and the survey handed out at GEN CON, hopefully Wizards of the Coast will see that a profit can be made by bringing back Dark Sun and an open game line.
Sadly, that happened 23 years later.
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Better late than never... maybe...
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