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
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
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
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
Long Live the Lance!