Dragonlance Nexus News #62

Welcome to the Inn

Greetings, friends and fellow companions, and welcome to a long-overdue issue of the Dragonlance Nexus News!

I must apologize for the delays. Real Life is a frightful monster, with 752 HD and it always gets initiative. Never fear, for the Dragonlance Nexus is still going strong. Long story short, I’ve had some job changes and been going back to school to get a degree in web design.

So grab your hoopaks, my friends, and step into the Nexus. The portal to adventure awaits!

The Future of Dragonlance?

We’ve received a lot of questions in regards to the future of Dragonlance, both in terms of the novel and the game. Truthfully, we don’t know. What we have heard is that it may be sometime in 2012, if then.

Wizards of the Coast is changing their publishing model to have novels support the game. What this means is that there must be a Dragonlance RPG to have a novel line. For Dragonlance, this model is a bit backwards, as its success has been more so with the novels than the games.

Wizards has not forgotten Dragonlance, though. They are publishing various series, such as the recent Stonetellers trilogy, in omnibus format.

If you want to see more Dragonlance, please let the folks at Wizards of the Coast know. The louder you speak, the more they will listen.

Dragonlance Canticle Podcast

The Dragonlance Canticle podcast is back, and with a vengeance! First, we have a new producer. Tristan Zimmerman, known as Zarvox on the message boards, has taken over the role of producer, and helping to get the podcast back on track. Tristan has been a wonderful help and is a bright talent.

After our recent GenCon coverage, the Dragonlance Canticle recently interviewed none other than Tracy Hickman! Tracy has been incredibly busy lately with several series, including his revolutionary new Dragon’s Bard project. Dragon’s Bard delves feet-first into the evolving face of publishing.

Gaming Updates

With 3.5 now behind us, and no official support for Dragonlance at this time, we have had to look at other means of supporting Dragonlance gaming. We’ve asked what system we should be supporting, whether it be more of the same, or Pathfinder, or Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition. Our answer was a resounding, “Yes!” We wanted to support them all.

Tristan from the podcast has set the bar pretty high with a brand new 4th edition module, entitled Evil United. Plus a 4th edition conversion of the Pagefinder of Gilean, advice on how to play mystics in 4th edition, some Pathfinder prestige classes, and the Pathfinder version of the half-kender. All of this and more in our Fan Rules section.

All For Now

Well, folks, that’s all for now. I’m going to try to do my best to make this quasi-regular again. Be sure to listen to our podcast for further discussion, and check the Dragonlance Nexus for the latest news items.

Long Live the Lance!

Trampas Whiteman
Dragonlance Nexus

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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