Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #33: 4/17/2003
IN THIS ISSUE:
WELCOME TO THE INN
Greetings, friends and fellow companions, and welcome! The Dragonlance setting has been a busy one of late, and there is much to tell. We've got a Richard Knaak interview, news on a new trilogy by Margaret Weis, Dragonlance d20 updates, and much more!
Grab your hoopaks, my friends. The portal to adventure awaits!
TALADAS TRILOGY/DARK DISCIPLE ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to divorce, Margaret Weis and Don Perrin will no longer be writing the Taladas series as previously announced. Margaret Weis will be writing a new Dragonlance trilogy called Dark Disciple, detailing the further adventures of Mina in the Age of Mortals. The first book, Ashes and Amber, is scheduled tentatively for release in Fall, 2004.
Sovereign Press will continue operations as normal. Plans to publish the Dragonlance D20 RPG material which the company has licensed from Wizards of the Coast remain on schedule, with our first release, The Age of Mortals, due out at Gen Con 2003.
DRAGONLANCE D20 UPDATE
Sovereign Press has sent us some updates on their 2003 product line. Check it out:
KNIGHT OF THE DIVINE HAMMER PRESTIGE CLASS
From the pages of Divine Hammer comes the Knight of the Divine Hammer prestige class! Regular contributor Joseph Mashuga and Dragonlance author Chris Pierson bring this special treat to you. Check it out:
ANNOTATED LEGENDS NEWS
According to Tracy Hickman's newsletter, Tracy is finishing up his annotations on the book this week. Stay tuned to Dragonlance.com for more Annotated Legends news!
DRAGONS OF A VANISHED MOON APPENDIX NEWS
Some of you have expressed disappointment over the fact that the appendix to Dragons of a Vanished Moon was not in the paperback version of the novel. Tracy's newsletter had some news on this, which I will now pass along...
ON HAVING MY APPENDIX OUT
No, not THAT appendix.
I'm talking about the appendix to "Dragonlance War of Souls: Dragons of a Vanished Moon." It was included in the hard back but, when the recent paperback version was released, was most definitely absent. A number of people have written asking what happened to that appendix.
It was cut from the paperback release partly to make room for Rick Knaak's preview in that book and partly because of some oversight on my part. There were a couple of things in that appendix that slipped past me in the rush to get the hard back book to print that I did not agree with and that didn't set well with other, too. It just seemed easier to the publisher to cut the appendix than to try to hassle through editing it again.
Which is a shame because the appendix – on the whole – I thought was really good. There were some specific things in that appendix which ran counter to my thinking and which were even embarrassing, but it would be a shame to loose so many good things just because I fell asleep at the editorial wheel and let slip past some ideas I don't believe.
So, in response, I'll be taking the time to reedit that appendix once more and will post it on the website for your perusal. I'll let you know as soon as I have it up and ready to go. I also understand from m conversations with Jamie over at Sovereign Press that a lot of the appendix material is being adapted into the Dragonlance D20 game ... where it will no doubt be much better integrated with Dragonlance as a whole.
RICHARD KNAAK INTERVIEW
I recently had the pleasure to speak with one of my personal favorite Dragonlance authors, Richard Knaak. Check out the interview, by clicking:
UPCOMING SOVEREIGN PRESS INTERVIEW
We will be sitting down to talk with Jamie Chambers and Christopher Coyle of Sovereign Press very shortly. You definitely don't want to miss this one! If you wish to submit a question, please go to:
TOBRIL APRIL ISSUE
The April edition of the Tobril e-magazine is now online, with an article on Kender monks, a kirath prestige class and an article on giants, among others.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
I'm amazed every day at how much is going on in Dragonlance. New books, upcoming gaming materials, and just a touch of magic.
Be sure to peruse Dragonlance.com and the Dragonlance Nexus from time to time, as we are continually getting in new art, fan fiction, gaming rules, and other fun things. We've got a fun little poll up right now about gaming beyond Ansalon, and there is a surprising interest in an Oriental Dragonlance setting. Adlatum, the third continent of Krynn, continues to be worked on as well.
Until next time, my friends!
Long Live the Lance!