Dragonlance Turns 40!

On this day, forty years ago, March 4, 1984, TSR Inc. introduced Dragonlance with the publication of the first Dragonlance product: Dragons of Despair, by Tracy Hickman. Dragon Magazine published the first Dragonlance fiction, “Test of the Twins”. Happy Fortieth Anniversary to you, our fans, who have played the games and read the novels for all these years. We are so honored and grateful to have taken this journey with you.

Dragons of Despair

About Margaret Weis

Margaret Weis was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in 1970 with a BA degree in Literature and Creative Writing. In 1983, she moved to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to take a job as book editor at TSR, Inc., producers of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® role-playing game. At TSR, Weis became part of the DRAGONLANCE® design team. Created by Tracy Hickman, the Dragonlance world has continued to intrigue fans of both the novel and the game for generations. Hickman and Weis wrote the first of many fantasy novels, the DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES, which are still in print after almost thirty years. The books have sold over twenty-five million copies worldwide. Weis is the author/co-author of several other New York Times best-selling series, including DARKSWORD, ROSE OF THE PROHET, STAR OF THE GUARDIANS, THE DEATHGATE CYCLE, and DRAGONSHIPS. Weis and her daughter, Lizz, have written two paranormal romance novels, WARRIOR ANGEL and REBEL ANGEL, published by Daw. Her newest world is written with co-author, Robert Krammes – The Dragon Brigade. SPYMASTER, is the first volume in the new series, Dragon Corsairs, which just published on March 21, 2017. Wisconsin is home where Weis lives with four dogs, Dixie, Joey the Thug, Clancy the Hooligan, and Tika (currently in flyball training). They all enjoy competing in tournaments with their team, the Barkbarians.
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  • Memorable Quotes

    You know, Flint, my people Don’t fear death. In a way we look forward to it – the last big adventure. But I think I’d feel badly about leaving this life. I’d miss my things, and my maps, and you and Tanis. Unless, he added brightly, we all go to the same place when we die.

    — Tasslehoff Burrfoot, Dragons of Autumn Twilight