Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #38: 12/30/2003
WELCOME TO THE INN
Greetings, friends and fellow companions, and welcome back to the Inn of the Last Home! It is a festive time at the Inn this year as we celebrate Yule and the upcoming New Year.
It is a time of reflection, as we realize that 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of Dragonlance. It is hard to imagine that this setting that we have all loved and cherished has lasted for 20 years. We've seen different story arcs in novels, different game systems for games, and various other products come and go. Anyone remember the Dragonlance board game?
For those of us on the Whitestone Council, it is also a time of reflection. January 2004 marks our 3rd anniversary. I'm really proud of everyone on the Council. They've done an outstanding job, and continue to amaze me every day.
Ah, but it seems that I am reminiscing about old adventures when you came here to learn of new ones. Fear not, for the bards and minstrels seek to oblige.
I'm sure the big question on everyone's mind is when some of the overdue Dragonlance gaming products will be released. Indeed, there have been some delays, but we have the latest on release dates.
The Dragonlance Dungeon Master's Screen has recently been released, and should be on store shelves soon. You can also order it through MargaretWeis.com.
Key of Destiny should be on shelves in January, and the Bestiary of Krynn will be released in March.
The big product to watch out for this year is War of the Lance, which should be released for GenCon 2004. War of the Lance celebrates Dragonlance's 20th anniversary by going back to its roots, and exploring the saga that started it all.
AGE OF MORTALS ART GALLERY!
If you're looking for a preview of Age of Mortals, or just like perusing art on the web, be sure to check out the Age of Mortals art gallery on Dragonlance.com! You can find this gallery at:
DRAGON MAGAZINE AND DRACONIAN FEATS
Check out Dragon magazine #315, which is in stores now. It's an issue dedicated to classic campaign settings. Jamie Chambers has an article on draconian player characters, and there's also an article on Taladas! The Taladas article includes two prestige classes: the Companion of the Dead and the Shark Cultist.
Also, check out Dragonlance.com for some draconian feats that didn't make it in Jamie's article:
New releases in December include Chris Pierson's final installment of the Kingpriest Trilogy, Sacred Fire. Tanis, the Shadow Years is also reprinted this month.
January sees the release of Hope's Flame, part of the young reader's adaptation of Chronicles, as well as the reprint of Richard Knaak's The Legend of Huma.
LEGEND OF HUMA COMIC ADAPTATION
The first issue of the comic book adaptation of The Legend of Huma is slated to be released on January 14. Be sure to grab yourself a copy, and have your local comic book shop hold a copy for you each month.
On a personal note, yours truly has been asked to co-write The Legend of Huma alongside Roaring Studios editor Sean Jordan. Brian Augustyn writes the first issue, but due to other commitments, he was unable to continue past that point. Sean Jordan writes issue #2, and then I hop on board to co-author with Sean starting with issue #3. I've also functioned as a consultant for the first two issues as well.
Want a preview? Then check this piece out:
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Dragonlance. It's hard to believe. I'm not sure if anyone thought it would last this long, but sure enough, it has.
It is you, the fans of Dragonlance, who have made this possible. It is Dragonlance fans that continue to breathe new life into the setting, and who refuse to let it die. In fact, it is the power of Dragonlance fans that keeps Dragonlance thriving, so that we may all enjoy new roads to adventure.
Happy New Year, everyone! Here's to 20 great years of Dragonlance!
Long Live the Lance!