Dragonlance Licensed to Sovereign Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2002

Sovereign Press: Margaret Weis & Don Perrin
Sovereign Press
c/o The Lazear Agency
612-332-8640

Wizards of the Coast: Don Williams
425-917-6122

Sovereign Press logo

Sovereign Press, owned by authors Margaret Weis and her husband, Don Perrin, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the rights to publish the Dragonlance campaign setting using the d20 rules published by Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

Dragonlance mainstream campaign product, based on the Dungeons & Dragons rules, has not been published for over a decade. Fans have been eager for the game’s return, and Sovereign Press is pleased to be able to accommodate them. Well-known in the industry as the publisher of the critically acclaimed Sovereign Stone d20 campaign world and the publisher of miniature historical wargaming rules, Sovereign Press plans to take Dragonlance into the future, the basis of which has been laid in the best-selling War of Souls novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. In addition, Sovereign Press also plans to delve back into Krynn’s exciting past. The Dragonlance campaign world will use the d20 rules and be fully compatible with the latest edition of the Dungeons and Dragons game.

"I am so excited to be able to fulfill a dream that I have long held, which is to bring the Dragonlance game back to the fans who have been so loyal and supported the novel line so strongly over the years," said Margaret Weis, CEO of Sovereign Press.

"With our experience and knowledge from d20 Sovereign Stone roleplaying products, we are positioned well to make excellent d20 Dragonlance products," said Don Perrin, President of Sovereign Press. "Gamers everywhere will love this!"

"In the mid-80’s, Dragonlance launched the wonderful synergy between storytelling and roleplaying adventure," states Mary Kirchoff, Vice President of Publishing for Wizards of the Coast. "Sovereign Press is uniquely suited to bring us back to our roots by publishing high-quality roleplaying materials for our loyal fans."

The Dragonlance Core Rulebook is scheduled for a Fall 2003 release, with supplements starting thereafter.

Sovereign Press, Inc., a company privately owned by authors Margaret Weis and Don Perrin, publishes both roleplaying products and miniature historical wargaming rules. Sovereign Press is best known as the publisher of the Sovereign Stone campaign setting utilizing the d20 System, a product line closely tied to the best-selling Sovereign Stone novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Sovereign Press maintains its production facilities in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Wizards of the Coast Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is the worldwide market share leader in the trading card game and tabletop role-playing game categories. Wizards of the Coast is a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products as well as the owner and operator of one of the nation’s largest specialty game retail chains. Wizards of the Coast is also one of the world’s leading fantasy and science fiction book publishers and is a publisher of adventure games such as the classic Dungeons & Dragons games, family card and board games, and electronic media products. Headquartered near Seattle, Washington, Wizards of the Coast has international offices in Antwerp, Paris, Milan, London and Beijing.

About Dragonhelm

Trampas “Dragonhelm” Whiteman is best known for co-creating and administering the Dragonlance Nexus fan site. He is co-author of three Dragonlance books – Holy Orders of the Stars, Knightly Orders of Ansalon, and Races of Ansalon. When not evangelizing Dragonlance and other settings, Trampas is a husband, father, podcaster, and web designer. Trampas also enjoys reading comics, reading fantasy and scifi novels, and playing D&D.
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