This is not quite breaking news, but I’m a little late to the party on some things on account of missing Gen Con, which is precisely where Wizards of the Coast announced the next campaign setting that will be released for 4th Edition. Yes, it’s Dark Sun. Stop drooling, you’re going to need that moisture.
I hate to say I told you so…oh, whatever, I love to say I told you so! Especially when the reasons for relaunching Dark Sun given by James Wyatt mirror so closely the ones I suggested way back in April. I think this setting is really going to take advantage of the flexibility of 4E in ways that have only been hinted at so far.
I really want to see how far afield the system can be bent. 4E Modern? Sci-fi? I guess I don’t want to see the same thing that happened in 3rd edition, where every freaking book that came out for five years was D20 this and D20 that, but a superhero RPG using the 4E system of powers would be pretty neat.