The Dragonlance Nexus

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Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #24: 8/6/2002


This newsletter is dedicated to Connor Cameron Banks, a recent arrival into this world. May you always see the world through eyes of innocence, and may you always find your way back to the Inn of the Last Home.


Greetings, friends and fellow companions, and welcome! I must offer my sincerest apologies on the tardiness of this newsletter. Real Life can keep one busy, especially with the work on the DLCS. More below on that.

Once in a while, I like to mention something personal from our own ranks, and the news I have is very special indeed. Recently, our very own Cam Banks became a dad, welcoming in Connor Cameron Banks into the world. Connor's birth couldn't come at a better time, as itcoincided with the release of Dragons of a Vanished Moon , where the world of Krynn is born anew. I can think of no better time for beginnings.

All of us at and the Dragonlance Nexus wish the best for little Connor, for his parents, and for their family and friends.

Ah, but you came here for adventure, did you not? Grab your hoopaks, then, for the portal to adventure awaits!


If any of you are going to be at GenCon, be sure to stop by the Sovereign Press booth and say hello! You can meet Dragonlance authors Margaret Weis and Don Perrin, as well as Sovereign Press' own Christopher Coyle and Jamie Chambers.

This is also your chance to meet some members of the Whitestone Council. Matt "Paladin" Haag and I will be working at the Sovereign Press booth answering questions on and the Dragonlance Nexus. You can also meet Whitestone council members Cam Banks, Angela Stachowiak, and Sean "Kipper Snifferdoo" Macdonald. Sean's the one with the receding topknot.

You will also be in for a special treat Friday morning at Tracy Hickman's Killer Breakfast. Killer Breakfast has nothing to do with eating, and everything to do with death. Watch in amazement as Tracy Hickman kills 200+ characters in a 2-hour time period.

Finally, be sure to stop by the Dragonlance Reception on Friday night. Peter Archer of Wizards of the Coast says that there is something special planned this year. There will be some special speakers this year, including Fizban the Fabulous and even yours truly.


Work continues on the Dragonlance sourcebook. The Whitestone Council has been continuing to help on assignments, and we have recently been handed a portion of the sourcebook to review.

While I can't go into any specifics, I can tell you that it was simply amazing! This will be one sourcebook that gamers and novel readers will both love.


It is with great pleasure that I announce two new members to the Whitestone Council. First is Angela Stachowiak (sorry if I butchered that, Angela), who is the fan writing editor on Angela has the honor of being the first female member of the Whitestone Council.

The second new member is none other than Richard Connery. Richard has been a tremendous help to the Whitestone Council for a long time now, and his work on the Ansalonian Gazetteer is simply fabulous. Certainly, this was long overdue.


All things in life change. People come and people go, and it is with a heavy heart that I announce the resignation of André La Roche. André headed up the rules development for the old DLA3e project, and has taught me much of 3rd edition rules. We wish you well, André.


As I sit here in the Inn of the Last Home eating those infamous spiced potatoes, I take a long look at my surroundings. "This is where it all began," I tell myself. I feel a sense of awe as it finally dawns on me that the road that I have traveled has led me back to the Inn of the Last Home.

After sitting there awhile soaking up the history, I look outside and see children playing. I hear their songs and their laughter, and especially their stories about knights and wizards and dragons. I know that those stories will always be told, so long as there are people who will keep them in their hearts and believe.

So let us meet back at the Inn of the Last Home in another month. There will be more tales to be told, even as a new legend is being forged.

Long Live the Lance!

Trampas Whiteman
Co-Chairman, Whitestone Council & Dragonlance Nexus