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WotC Loses Dragonlance License

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Bakukal, Yurthgreen 1, 424 AC

WotC has lost its Dragonlance License.

WotC was found guilty in Superior Court for causing a massive train wreck with their 4e reboot of Forgotten Realms. The judge immediately revoked the companies Dragonlance license to prevent a similar tragedy from befalling the much beloved setting.

"WotC needs to learn that it can't just go around willy nilly causing trouble in existing settings just to sell a new edition of Dungeons and Dragons," said Judge Ida Purist. "They brought back Abeir and jumped the history of the Realms forward 100 years; all to revamp how spells are cast. Did they learn nothing from Dragonlance Fifth Age?"

Judge Purist revoked WotC's Dragonlance license for a period not to exceed one edition. She ordered the company to pay restitution of 3 ret-cons to Forgotten Realms fans to undo the damage they caused and to serve 5000 hours of community service answering phone calls, emails, and text messages from disgruntled fans.

"We intend to appeal the Judge's ruling," said WotC's lawyer, Irwin R. Shyster of the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe. "By ordering ret-cons as restitution she is only going to make the situation worse. If WotC reverts to pre-Spellplague magic it will collapse the whole edition."

Fans overwhelmingly approved of the ruling.

"It's about time WotC was called to account," said an unidentified fan. "They've been jerking fans around for years. My 43rd level Wizard was left powerless thanks to that Spellplague of theirs. Thanks for invalidating 7 years of my life WotC. Now it's payback time. I'm putting you on speed dial."

"I'm just glad the judge revoked the license before WotC seriously damaged Dragonlance," said Gary Phillips. "This setting has had enough time jumps, cataclysms, and ret-cons to last several editions. I only wish the judge had given the license to the fans who truly love the setting. One step at a time I suppose."

WotC intends to continue working on their plans to unveil the new Dragonlance Campaign Setting for 2012, even as they appeal the results of this case.