Hickmans at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience

Laura and I will be appearing at the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) next week from Thursday, April 17th through Saturday, April 12th. We’re excited for this year’s FanX as we have a lot of exciting things to share at the convention with our fans there, some of them never before seen in public. […]
April 11, 2014 0

Dragonlance: The Story and the Game

One of the most enduring stories about the origins of the Dragonlance novels is that the books were written from the events taken directly from gaming sessions and our play. The truth is … a bit more complicated than that. Dragonlance was originally envisioned as a series of role-playing modules for the Advanced Dungeons & […]
April 11, 2014 0

The Wake Up Call Heard Five Years Ago

I received a phone call today to tell me that perhaps I should find this article on what I said in a speech and that I should read it. I’m often intrigued by what people say that I said … and in this case what someone said that someone said that someone said that I […]
April 3, 2014 0

Dragonlance: Selling the Dream

It is a truth in life that to make our dreams come true, we often have to conquer some pretty mundane territory. In 1983 the problem facing Harold Johnson and I was not how to create the extraordinary vision of Dragonlance … but how to get the company we worked for, TSR, Inc., to approve […]
March 5, 2014 0
TSR Designer Hickman

Dragonlance: Enough Dungeons… More Dragons!

I had not been working at TSR Inc. for very long before all of the designers and artists were called into a meeting in the old hotel. This was a very special gathering: a presentation of the results of a consulting firms perspective on our company. Outside perspective was considered helpful. This was the early […]
February 12, 2014 0

Dragonlance: TSR & the Dungeon Hobbyshop

The first morning that I worked at TSR Inc. I arrived half hour before they unlock the doors. I was so excited and anxious to start work that I could hardly wait to begin. Laura and I had found a ‘modular home’ to rent in Elkhorn, a town about twenty minutes north of Lake Geneva. […]
January 31, 2014 0
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