Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #36: 9/8/2003
WELCOME TO THE INN
Greetings, friends and fellow companions, and welcome!
I apologize for my tardiness in this newsletter. August was quite a busy month for the mighty Dragonhelm, as it marked my son's 6th birthday, his entry into kindergarten, and 9 years of marriage to the one and only Mrs. Dragonhelm. I'd be lost without her.
We've got quite a number of exciting items for you, including a GenCon 2003 report, the latest novels and games, the latest from Roaring Studios, and a ton of fun.
So grab your hoopaks, and hold onto your pouches. The portal to adventure awaits!
GENCON 2003 REPORT
This year's GenCon was quite a fun event, and there were so many fun events, and lots of people to meet. I got to talk with Stan!, and even went to a fun Bronze Canticles seminar by Tracy Hickman and his wife, Laura Curtis.
Several members of the Whitestone Council made it, including Sean Macdonald, Andre' La Roche, Cam Banks, Matt Haag, and yours truly. We hung out at the Sovereign Press booth alongside Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Jamie Chambers, and Christopher Coyle. Richard Knaak stopped by as well. We had some great discussions on his Minotaur Wars series.
The Whitestone Council helped to run some demo games for the new Dragonlance game as well. I ran two games myself – one being the pregenerated adventure, the other being Knight's Sword (revamped for the Age of Mortals). The cool part is that I ran Knight's Sword purely from memory!
The key event of the convention was the Dragonlance Reception. It was a real treat for us Whitestone Council guys, as we got to sit up front with Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Ernst Dabel (from Roaring Studios), Richard Knaak, Chris Pierson, Douglas Niles, Chris Coyle, and Jamie Chambers. Jamie came in late, bearing copies of Age of Mortals, which had been delayed in customs. Truly, he was a hero for DL fans that weekend.
DRAGONLANCE.COM MESSAGE BOARDS
If you're looking for a place to chat with fellow Dragonlance fans about novels, games, comics, or whatever Dragonlance goodness floats your boat, we've got the place for you!
Dragonlance.com has opened up a new message board, which will serve as a central point to discuss all of these topics. Margaret Weis will be there, as well as the fine people from Sovereign Press and Roaring Studios. We're working on getting the other authors involved as well. Stop on by, and say hello!
DRAGONLANCE D20 NEWS
The Dragonlance Campaign Setting and Age of Mortals books are out in stores now! Check our news section for some links to reviews.
Be sure to check out this web enhancement on the minor Dragon overlords as well.
Coming up are the Dragonlance Dungeon Master's Screen, Key of Destiny (War of Souls adventure Part I), the Bestiary of Krynn, and in January – Towers of High Sorcery!
For more information, check out Dragonlance.com's d20 Gaming section.
FROM THE CHRONICLERS OF KRYNN
City of the Lost, part I in the Linsha Trilogy, continues the story of Linsha Majere. It's out in stores now. Check out this Linsha character profile:
Also, be on the lookout for the Annotated Legends! Annotated Legends is scheduled for a September release. I'm told that Tracy even has an appendix in there, so be on the lookout for that.
Also be on the lookout for the War of Souls gift set.
And, for a very special announcement…
ELVEN NATIONS TRILOGY!
Peter Archer announced at GenCon that the Elven Nations Trilogy will see print again in 2004! For all of you who signed our petition – your voices were heard. All of you deserve a heartfelt thank you for letting Wizards of the Coast know that you want to see this treasure in print again.
Dwarven Nations may be following suit in 2005, but nothing is confirmed yet. Stay tuned for more information!
HEAR THE ROAR!
Roaring Studios continues to work on The Legend of Huma comic adaptation. They'll be holding a contest on that as well, so keep watching Dragonlance.com for more information.
JOE MASHUGA NAMED FAN RULES EDITOR!
Sometimes in life, one gets too many things on their plate, and that certainly has been the case with me lately. I've enjoyed being fan rules editor, but I need to turn those reigns over to someone else now, so that I can concentrate on other areas.
Therefore, it is with great pride that I announce our new rules editor – Joe Mashuga! Joe is a regular contributor to the sites, and one of the best fan designers out there. We really wanted to acknowledge his efforts, and have recruited him. He'll be taking over soon, and will be posting some new and exciting fan rules.
Please join me in welcoming Joe on board the Dragonlance.com/Dragonlance Nexus team!
OTHER SITE NEWS
Our good friend Tobin worked up a set of Unofficial Dragonlance Campaign Setting errata, which you can find here:
Also, Paladin has re-launched the “Are you a DL fan?" quiz. The questions are harder than ever, so if you think you're a true Dragonlance fan – give it a try.
Plus new art, new fan fiction, and new gaming rules.
FAREWELL FOR NOW
Whew! There's lots going on. Dragonlance is growing by leaps and bounds, and it certainly is hard to keep up with.
Join us next time, my friends, as we meet in the Inn of the Last Home. There will be new adventures, and maybe some kender tales as well.
Long Live the Lance!