Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #54: 11/13/2006
WELCOME TO THE INN
Greetings friends, fellow companions and 'Lancers! Welcome back to the Inn of the Last Home. It has been far too long since we met last.
The last few months have been incredibly busy. You guys might have noticed that we had some technical difficulties a while back. The timing couldn't be worse on it, but we have since weathered the storm and are back in action. On the upside, we're catching up on our backlog of submissions, so there are lots of fun things there too.
So grab your hoopaks and step into the Nexus. The portal to adventure awaits!
Our very own Paladin just got married! I've known Paladin (Matt) for several years now, and I hope all of you will join me in offering congratulations to Matt and his new bride. Way to go!
The big news here is that the long-awaited conclusion to the Age of Mortals campaign, Price of Courage, has been released! Penned by the Whitestone Council's own Cam Banks, and clocking in at a massive 362 pages, Price of Courage will not only be the largest Dragonlance gaming product ever, it will also be an instant classic. Not since the original modules have we seen a Dragonlance adventure this good. Price of Courage is just filled with content. Check out Chapter Five for the appearance of a certain Sir Paladian Dragonhelm of Castle Eastwatch!
Of course, Paladian makes his first official appearance in Knightly Orders of Ansalon, which is co-penned by Sean Everette, Nicole Harsch, Clark Valentine, and yours truly. This is the ultimate sourcebook to the Knights of Solamnia, the Dark Knights, and the Legion of Steel. This book includes revised Knight of Solamnia and Legion of Steel classes, Dark Knight faction lords, and the closest look at the Legion of Steel ever. Be sure to check out the Ergothian Cavalier web enhancement on Dragonlance.com as well!
Plus, for those of you who love the original modules, Clark Valentine and Sean Macdonald have adapted the first four of the original modules to d20 format with Dragons of Autumn. Dragons of Winter is currently in the works, as is Races of Ansalon. The Revised Bestiary of Krynn has also been released recently in PDF format. Price of Courage and the print version of Revised Bestiary of Krynn should be in stores soon.
The novel front hasn't been quite as busy as the gaming side, but has some gems as well. Alliances, book two of the Elven Exiles, has recently been released. I won't give any spoilers away save to say that we see some familiar faces. Dragons of the Dwarven Depths was released this summer, and Dragons of the Highlord Skies will be in print come summer 2007. Amber and Iron will be in paperback shortly. Amber and Blood, the conclusion to the Dark Disciple series, will be delayed some as Margaret Weis is working on Highlord Skies at the moment. You can check out the Highlord Skies cover on our forum.
Plus, the Dragonlance Chronicles will be released in a leatherbound special collector's edition, paying tribute to the memory of Keith Parkinson as well. This will be a great Dragonlance collector's piece.
Yep, it's the latest craze – podcasting. We here at the Dragonlance Nexus are big fans of the medium, listening to great podcasts such as Slice of Sci-Fi, Dragonhearth, the Geeklabel Podcast (ding!), and the Signal (amongst others!). So what does this have to do with Dragonlance?
First, check out Dragon's Landing Inn #66 for a mention of the Nexus and Dragons of Autumn, about 13:30 into the show. Plus, yours truly does a gaming segment on the Signal, and Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman has a nifty podcast called the Dragonhearth.
So we thought we'd get in on the action and do a Dragonlance podcast. I won't say much beyond that right now, but coming sometime next year – the Dragonlance Canticle.
NEW ON THE NEXUS
Characters seem to be the theme of late, including conversions of several of the Chaos War characters, and even some True20 versions of characters. Plus my own article called Heroes of Wild Sorcery. If you think there are no roles for Dragonlance sorcerers, think again! Plus tons of new art submissions and the ever-expanding Lexicon.
ALL FOR NOW
That's it for now, guys! I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate the holiday in your country, then please give thanks for something you are grateful for. Stay shiny, and I'll see you all soon.
Long Live the Lance!