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Faith in the Cosmos

Laura and I had only been married about three years when Carl Sagan first appeared on our little portable color television in the original PBS series, ‘Cosmos’. The screen may have been small but his vision of the universe (in both the micro- and macro-scale) opened our eyes to greater horizons and perspectives. Decades and […] Continue reading →

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 & […] Continue reading →

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 […] Continue reading →

Dragonlance: Leap of Faith

After being offered a job by TSR in February 1982, the most difficult part was saying yes. I had lived most of my life in Utah, had met my wife there, and our then two children had been born there. While it was true that as a missionary had traveled to the far side of […] Continue reading →