Dragonlance Nexus News Issue #56: 4/23/2007
WELCOME TO THE INN
Greetings, friends and fellow companions, and welcome back to the Inn of the Last Home. The Herald has come to join us this eve, and as he does so, he reads aloud a special letter from Sister Margaret...
DRAGONLANCE GAMING LICENSE COMES TO AN END
The Dragonlance RPG License has been a labor of love for me and my staff throughout the term of our agreement with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro. Our goal in creating Dragonlance game product has always been to give the long-time fan quality material that supports our vision for Dragonlance while attracting a new audience to this epic world. Our agreement has come to term and is not being renewed. We will be releasing new Dragonlance RPG product through the end of this year and then will step back from our association with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro.
Margaret Weis Productions is thrilled to be associated with incredible properties such as Serenity, Battlestar Galactica, and Supernatural. Our latest endeavor is a collaboration with Tracy Hickman in the development of our new world -- Dragonships of the Vindras -- an epic series featuring Viking-like warriors, three opposing groups of Gods, ships powered by dragons, and the ultimate quest for salvation and survival through recovery of the Five Bones of the Vektan Dragons. This new fantasy world is rich with adventure and romance and is being published by Tor Books on a timeline to coincide with the launch of new game Dragonships product in the classic tradition of Dragonlance. Stay tuned for exciting announcements on this line in the coming months.
In response to the many inquiries we've received, please know we view this as a beginning, not an end. We see this as an opportunity to provide our fans and community with quality product with which we're going to be proud to be associated for many years to come.
WHAT LIES AHEAD
My friends, this is indeed sad news and it may seem to some like a pronouncement of the next Cataclysm. Yet I make you this promise - Dragonlance gaming will not end.
We have walked this road before, back in the start of 2001, when WotC announced that DL gaming would be no more. We, in the fan community, came together and through our combined efforts, formed the Dragonlance Nexus. The Whitestone Council came together to run the site, and we stand ready to meet this challenge now.
Margaret Weis Productions will continue to create Dragonlance gaming products through the end of the year. Let's do our best to offer them support and wish them well in the future.
Let the cry ring forth, as it did in ages past...
Long LIVE the Lance!