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Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #37: 10/31/2003

WELCOME TO DARGAARD KEEP

Greetings, ghouls and ghosts, and welcome to the haunted halls of Dargaard Keep. Our host tonight is none other than Lord Soth, Knight of the Black Rose.

We shouldn't keep the dread lord waiting, as it will surely spell our doom. The portal to adventure, and to Lord Soth, awaits!

NOVEL IDEAS

In case you missed it, check out Annotated Legends! Now you can read the annotated version of the classic, complete with two new appendices by Tracy Hickman. Order your autographed copy from Margaret today from MargaretWeis.com.

November also sees the release of Dark Thane, by Jeff Crook. This novel ties into the best-selling War of Souls series. Also be sure to get the re-release of Flint the King, and Dragons of Spring Dawning (hardcover edition).

DARK DISCIPLE TEASER

Margaret Weis posted the following teaser for her upcoming Dark Disciple trilogy on her site.

“I have now started work on Dark Disciple, the continuing story of Mina. The first book, Ashes and Amber, is scheduled for release next fall, 2004, in conjunction with the Twentieth Anniversary of the release of Dragons of Autumn Twilight. I'm really enjoying working on this book, which is going to be very different from any other Dragonlance book I've written."

“People have been asking for teasers. I can't tell you much about it, because I'm only a few chapters into it, but I can tell you that Mina's protagonist will be a monk of Majere, who forsakes his god and pledges his faith to the goddess Zeboim, going over to the dark side in return for . . ."

DRAGONLANCE GAMING UPDATES

Sovereign Press has a few updates on their product schedule. The Dragonlance DM Screen is slated for a November release. Key of Destiny and the Bestiary of Krynn are now slated for December.

Coming in January is the book you've waited nearly 20 years for – Towers of High Sorcery! This book will detail, for the first time, all five towers.

HALLOWEEN GAMING FUN

I thought I would take a brief second to suggest a great character concept to play for Halloween – the Kender Nightstalker.

The Kender Nightstalker is a kender who speaks to the spirits of the dead, and who travels with ghost companions. Imagine playing during the War of Souls, and your party's sorcerer discovers that his magic is fading. The party's kender knows the secret as to why the magic has disappeared, yet will anyone believe a kender who speaks to thin air?

The Kender Nightstalker is a prestige class found in the pages of Age of Mortals.

DRACONOMICON

Normally, I don't cover WotC's gaming products here, but I felt that one in particular was worth mentioning – the Draconomicon.

The Draconomicon is the guidebook to all things draconic, and has several goodies (including some prestige classes) that may be suitable for your Dragonlance campaign.

TOBRIL #6 – COMING SOON

Coming soon is Dragonlance.com's bi-monthly fan e-zine, the Tobril! This issue comes complete with a cover featuring Lord Soth. Articles include Ancient Dead of Krynn, Dragonlance Racial Levels (by yours truly), Kender Undead, Roaming Krynn, the Scaled Society, and a piece titled “The Horror, The Horror". The Tobril #6 will be available on Dragonlance.com soon, from Neil Burton, Luis De Pippo, and Richard Connery.

CONGRATS TO EN WORLD!

Recently, EN World was struggling with some financial troubles, and they went to the public to raise money to keep the site going. Not only did they meet their goal, they raised ten times the amount needed, securing EN World's place on the web for a long time to come.

Congratulations to EN World on a job well done! Visit them at enworld.org.

DRAGONLANCE.COM NEWS

We've had quite a few new submissions of late, which you can check out in our fandom section. See what's new with art, writing, fan rules, recipes, and so forth. Plus a new Bard on the Run by Kipper Snifferdoo himself! Also be sure to check out the latest reviews, and our latest poll. Plus so much more!

TRICK OR TREAT!

Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone. I hope that all of you have a good one. From the haunted halls of Dargaard Keep, I remain your faithful death knight.

Trampas Whiteman
“Dragonhelm"
Whitestone Council
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