Dragon's Breath Saga: A New World
"Sword and Sorcery" Fantasy Flavor (From the DMG)
A grim, hulking fighter disembowels the high priest of the serpent god on his own altar. A laughing rogue spends ill-gotten gains on cheap wine in filthy taverns. Hardy adventurers venture into the unexplored jungle in search of the fabled City of Golden Masks. A sword-and-sorcery campaign emulates some of the classic works of fantasy fiction, a tradition that goes back to the roots of the game. Here you’ll find a dark gritty world of evil sorcerers and decadent cities, where the protagonists are motivated more y greed and self-interest than by altruistic virtue. Fighter, rogue, and barbarian characters tend to be far more common that wizards, clerics, or paladins. In such a pulp fantasy setting, those who wield magic often symbolize decadence and corruption of civilization, and wizards are the classic villains in these settings. Magic items are therefore rare and often dangerous.
Certain Dungeons and Dragons novels follow in the footsteps of classic sword-and-sorcery novels. The world of Athas (as featured in numerous Dark Sun novels and game products), with its heroic gladiators and tyrannical sorcerer-kings, belongs squarely in this game.