2013 News Archive

Dragonlance Canticle #68 – Women in Dragonlance (Part Two)
Rejoice! Tinker Gnomes have discovered, and cobbled together, the fabled Part Two of Women in Dragonlance! Excavated from the depths of the logic engines of Mount Nevermind, check out the Dragonlance Canticle!

Dragonlance Canticle #67 – New Age Novels
In this episode, the round table discusses the novels published after March 2000, with a special emphasis on the War of Souls. The major points covered include the strength of character and plot development, the role of serialised fiction in Dragonlance, and whether ultimately the classic era gave fans a better novel experience. All of this and more in the latest episode of the Dragonlance Canticle.

Dragons of Autumn, August’s Campaign of the Month
Obsidian Portal is joined by GM RobertKey to talk to him about his awesome Dragonlance game, Dragons of Autumn, August’s Campaign of the Month! Read on!

Kender in D&D Next Final Public Playtest Packet!
According to the D&D R&D seminar at GenCon, we will be seeing kender in the final public playtest packet due out in mid-September! Also, the mage class infrastructure will be set up to account for multiple magic traditions, such as the artificer from Eberron and the Towers of High Sorcery from Dragonlance!

Dragonlance Canticle #66 – Classic Era Novels
In this episode of the Dragonlance Canticle, Chuck springs a mystery topic on the panel. With no preparation, the round table must discuss the high and low points of the ‘classic era’ novels – and hilarity ensues!

Top Ten D&D Settings of ALL TIME!
EN World has posted their list, based on hundreds of votes, of the top D&D settings of all time. I’m happy to see Dragonlance at #7. Be sure to check out the Top Ten D&D Settings of ALL TIME!

I3: Pharaoh… the first ‘real’ adventure module ever produced by TSR
Art of the Genre has posted an article on I3: Pharoah, written by Tracy and Laura Hickman! This article focuses on the amazing talents of artist Jim Holloway. Check it out!

Dragonlance Canticle #65 – Raistlin and Draconians
Was Raistlin the only choice Par-Salian had to become his “sword?” Is Par-Salian even Good in alignment? Are draconians still evil? Plus Adrian is wrangling tinker gnomes. All of this and more on this episode of the Dragonlance Canticle!

Artifacts and Magical Items of Dragonlance
Looking for some 4e magic items and artifacts for your game? Look no further. John Rhyne was kind enough to send us this gorgeous article on just that! Be sure to check out Artifacts and Magical Items of Dragonlance!

Tinker Gnomes in 5e!
In the playtest packet that just came out, there are rules for two additional races – the half-orc and the gnome. Under gnome, there are two subraces – forest and rock. The forest gnome is the traditional illusionist, and the rock gnome is none other than the tinker! Be sure to sign up and download the playtest packet.

Dragonlance Canticle #64 – Banter and Small Topic Roundup
Adrian joins the crew as the new producer, but what has he gotten himself into? Our fearless crew discusses the best of each D&D edition, pacing RPG book releases, and so much more. Plus Chuck hates on…well, the list is too long to post here. And Trampas wants to play a kender warlord! All of this and more on this month’s installment of the Dragonlance Canticle!

April Fool’s!
If you couldn’t tell, yesterday’s news announcement was our annual April Fool’s joke. Hope you enjoyed!

Second Generation Review
We have just posted a new review of The Second Generation (second entry). Thanks to Josh for sending that our way!

WotC Announces 2013 Product Schedule!
The world of Dragonlance returns, though not exactly in the format you might expect. Check out the press release.

Cam Banks Interview!
Hey, gang, be sure to check out the Cam Banks interview on the Githyanki Diaspora, where he talks about Dragonlance!

Treatise on Hylo
Ongoing Adventures returns after a short hiatus with its newest installment. Here we have the nation of Hylo and a brief overview of the kender nation. Treatise on Hylo

Jeff Grubb Interview!
Random Wizard has posted an interview with Jeff Grubb! Jeff talks about some of the more notable projects and settings he has been involved with over the years, including Dragonlance!

Dragonlance Materials in Dragon Magazine #421
You wanted official 4e Dragonlance content? You got it. Dragon magazine presents two Dragonlance articles – one on legendary items of Krynn and the other on using dragonborn as draconians in your game. And next month – tinker gnomes! Check it out!

Make it BIG!
Chris Perkins talks about making campaigns epic in scope, and cites Dragonlance as “textbook example, with its larger-than-life locations, amazing villains, and epic storyline.” To see what Chris is talking about, check out the latest installment of The Dungeon Master Experience – Make it BIG!

A Preview of a preview
Fans and Supporters. Tonight we give you a preview of the upcoming chapter of Guthar in the Ongoing Adventures Sourcebook. While this is a rough chapter, it contains the sections that will appear in every chapter of the upcoming sourcebook. Preview of Gunthar Chapter

A Timeline on Gunthar (Sancrist)
This is an excerpt of the upcoming chapter on Guthar (Sancrist) Timeline on Gunthar

A Treatise on the town of Digfel
A look at a treatise on Digfel that Rich Walinson of the Ongoing Adventure team put together. Check out this small town and how it has become part of the Barony of Samuval. Treatise on the town of Digfel

Grand Master Michel Cataya
A look at the Knights of Solamnia Grand Master as of 435 AC. Come learn about the charismatic leader of the knights. Michel Cataya

Traveler’s Guide to Digfel (Abanisinia)
A look at the mining community of Digfel. Learn about the history and current happenings of this town. Traveler’s Guide to Digfel

New Dragonlance Material in Dragon Magazine!
Looking for some new Dragonlance material? It’s coming in the March issue of Dragon! According to the preview in the PDF compilation of Dragon #420 (subscription required), we will see “Legendary Items of Krynn”, and (my personal favorite) “You Say Dragonborn, I say Draconian” (dragonborn racial variants for bozak and kapak draconians). Check it out!

A Treatise on the Elven Nations
A look at the elven nation during and after the War of Souls. Treatise on the Elven Nation

Second Part of Adventure Team Portal
The second part of last weeks interview. Inside we sit down with Chuck and talk about the difficulties of writing accurate information and how the fans drive the direction of this project. Interview with Adventure Portal Team pt 2

Traveler’s Guide to Gunthar (Sancrist)
A report covering the nation of Gunthar, the home of the Knights of Solamnia since the end of the Chaos War. Traveler’s Guide to Gunthar

Music: Throne of Malediction – The Soulforge
It isn’t often that we get a music submission, so when we do, we want you to know about it. Eric Horner sent in a song that his band, Throne of Malediction did recently. If you’re a fan of black metal, then check out The Soulforge.

Treatise on Crossing (Abanasia)
Come check out a treatise covering the rise of the Scale Society and current issues of Crossing. Treatise on Crossing

Interview with Adventure Portal Team pt 1
Come check out an interview with the Adventure Portal Team. Learn more about the Ongoing Adventures sourcebook. Or just cruise on through to learn more about the future of Dragonlance gaming. Interview with Adventure Portal Team pt 1

Traveler’s Guide to Crossing
A look at the Abanasian town of Crossing. What can you find in this location may surprise you. Traveler’s Report on Crossing

Dragonlance Minotaurs in D&D Next?
Today’s Wandering Monsters article is entitled Hellenic Half-Humans. The article covers Centaurs, Satyrs, Harpies, and, of significance to Dragonlance, the Minotaur. The article gives a brief description of how the Dragonlance Minotaur came to be. For the most part, the article gets things right (though there was no mention of the League of Minotaurs on Taladas). Check it out here.

Treatise on Nordmaar
An article from Boneguard from the Adventure Portal team. This is an excerpt from the up and coming sourcebook Ongoing Adventures. Sit back and enjoy. Treatise on Nordmaar

A Campaign Idea: Sikk’et Hul
The Ongoing Adventures sourcebook plans on providing DM’s and players ideas of how to flesh out areas into full blown campaign areas. These areas will be given a more in depth look and we will provide suggestions of how to campaign. The first of this series takes us to the Sikk’et Hul. A Campaign Idea: Sikk’et Hul

Traveler’s Guide to Gwynned (Ergoth)
Another report coming from the capital city of Ergoth. A note that this is not the full article but an excerpt from the upcoming sourcebook being released by the Ongoing Adventures group. Traveler’s Guide to Gwynned (Ergoth)

Treatise on the town of Gateway
It’s Friday and that means another Treatise. Read up on the development of Gateway as part of our Ongoing Adventures series. A Treatise on the town of Gateway

Palanthas Herald
An article out of Gateway about the local happenings of the market. This article is met to be used as an adventure hook. Mysterious Object Found in Market

A Traveler’s Guide to Gateway
It’s Monday and that means another Traveler’s Guide. This week we take you to the little known community of Gateway. What lies in this community, what lurks in the streets, take a peek and find out. A Traveler’s Guide to Gateway

Dragonlance Canticle #60 – The Future of the Nexus is Awesome
Be sure to check out the latest episode of the Dragonlance Canticle! In this episode, Tristan, Trampas, and Chuck discuss the coming future of the Nexus, and it is exciting! A new Lexicon, more Taladas, new forums, and something awesome called ‘Ongoing Adventures’. Check it out!

A Treatise on Ergoth
As the Ongoing Adventure’s team continues to expand the knowledge of modern Ansalon we are proud to bring to you the nation of Ergoth. A Treatise on Ergoth

A Traveler’s Guide to Neraka
Ongoing Adventures is releasing its latest offering. In this you will find the information to journey the streets of Neraka. Discover what is currently happening in the home of the Dark Knights. A Traveler’s Guide to Neraka

Ongoing Adventures Presents
Dear Dragonlance fans: We are entering into a new project entitled Ongoing Adventures. The information presented in there articles is intended to be used as supplement to 3.5 D&D Dragonlance. Read and enjoy. Treatise on the Knights of Solamnia

First Article of the Year
Greetings All. We are pleased to bring you the first article of our new year. The Shadow Sorcerer Read and discuss.

About Trampas "Dragonhelm" Whiteman

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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