Grummore said:YI understand it's better for a magazine to print monsters for a settings, but why didnt they bothered have the same monsters than athas.org? They could have at least share their though and they could have share informations and creates the SAME monsters, no? Just look at the Mekillot which is CR 7 in Noonan conversion... At athas.org, it's CR 12 ! Geez it's a big difference! How can he explain that such big creature as a pathetic CR 7? Well... I though IMHO that they SHOULD have converge to ONE conversion so there wouldnt be two over the DS community.
Another example of patheticness: the Half-giant from WotC that will be in the new PsiHB; it's soooooo weak it's not half-giant, it's a man with big muscles! The half-giant was developped in Darksun, why having destroy the feeling of a REAL half-giant with such absurdity? That's what I said in the earlier post when I meant that they SHOULD at least consider what as already been made.
For both of this issues, it might be in part due to the fact that the setting isn't a higher (character) power level than other settings now. And most liky a difference in relative evolution between the old 2nd edition level escalation and the current system.
There's also that there's a 300 year difference between the Campaign Setting as Athas.org and the Campaign Setting as Dungeon/Dragon.
Compared to the Spelljammer issue (which was down when WotC directly owned Dungeon/Dragon/Poly(, it seems like more attention was given so as not to invalidate the work of the fansite or contradict them...