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Dragonlance and Blarney Stones

It was thirty-three years ago today that my wife and I arrived in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with our then two children. Our drive had really started four days before when we loaded what little we owned out of our apartment in Logan, Utah onto a moving van and drove south to meet my parents in […] Continue reading →

Dragonlance Legacy: The Proposal

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I had uncovered the original Dragonlance Proposal. I thought I might share some of it with you, giving you a sense of our original vision for the series of what was then primarily intended to be adventure modules. It is a remarkable document in its vision of what […] Continue reading →

Dragonlance Legacy: Weis & Hickman Roadshows

UPDATED FULL VERSION: Beginning with Gencon 1984 and for a number of years thereafter, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman produced a series of events at the convention entitled the ‘Weis & Hickman Travelling Roadshow. These generally featured a skit authored by Tracy Hickman, Q&A sessions with Weis and Hickman as well as performances from their […] 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 →