YMMV / Dark Sun

  • Complete Monster: Borys "Butcher of Dwarves" of Ebe is a former member of the Champions of Rajaat, a cult of genocidal lunatics who attempted (in many cases sucessfully) the complete extermination of all non-human sentient races by using the environment-raping defiling magic and turning the world of Athas into a warped desert dying world. He later betrayed the Champions and their master, absorbing them (and killing a city in the process) and turning into a dragon-like Eldritch Abomination.
  • Critical Research Failure: See Fanservice on the main page. As anyone with any knowledge of survival would tell you, due to sunstroke and dehydration, you want to wear more clothes in the desert, not less.
  • Fanon Discontinuity:
    • The true prehistory of the world was detailed in Dark Sun Revised edition. Many players just ignore the whole thing and continue on with Athas 1E.
    • The story changes and additions in the Dragon magazine 3E revamp also tend to be ignored—it skipped forward several centuries and added a few new dragon-kings. Most of it was also ignored in the 4e revamp, which came with its own changes and additions.
    • The very existence of the Mind Lords of the Last Sea is another piece of 2e Athas that many fans do not acknowledge.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Nightmare Beast actually looks a lot like a Tetsucabra from Monster Hunter. Which conveniently is another world where Everything Is Trying to Kill You.