It's not released under the Inked Adventures banner but through Escape Velocity Gaming since they came up with the concept, wrote the adventure ideas to go with it and did most of the laying out and some recolouring. I am merely zee artist *modest* ;) but I receive a nice percentage in affiliate royalties or something and one day I'll be able to by a whole new pencil case with the profits.
By the way, the preview section on the RPGNow page includes the bonus tiles / recoloured art - not my exact originals (which are still in the pack, but the recoloured ones are good also) and keeps hidden some of the best bits in the main pack - like the fort - this is so that the customer is given the best bits only when he hands over da cash)
One nice feature of the pack is the option to have an overlaid grid or not.
The desert blanks/background/battlemat sheets were my idea. *beams*
(Apologies if some members have seen this already)
Excellent work, again :) Also, a perfect choice now that Dark Sun is getting revamped for 4E D&D, Im sure a lot of people would be interested in modular terrain for their starter campaigns in this lovely evil sandy world :)
It's funny that you should mention Dark Sun. Will Pfaff (author / director - Escape Velocity Games) was very eager to rush the final product out for August, something to do with WotC launch dates, I believe.
Perhaps he is as shrewd as he is cunning ...
I've read a few reviews of the Deserts of Athas set (Google image search), which seems alright - I'm not sure about the 3D elements, so I if we stay cheap, maybe a few DMs will opt for some old-school style art for their dunes.
Oh, and Wotc do have one more game coming up - the Good Old GammaWorld!
Might as well say it right away, Im completely sold on Postapocalypse stuff. The desert is clearly usable in a Fallout inspired environment, so its a doublewin :)
Add some tiles with metalshrapnel and more contemporary ruinparts, and voila, its a GammaWorld scene.
Im not trying to destroy whatever free time you have left Mr Babble, Im just suggesting multiple use of the nice desert :)