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. […]
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Dragonlance: Journey of Desperation and Hope

  It was early on March 15, a Monday, when Laura and I secured our then to children, Angel and Curtis, into their child seats in the back of our Volkswagen Rabbit and began our journey east toward a new job and a new life. We headed east from Orem Utah through Provo Canyon where […]
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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 […]
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Q&A: Who Owns Dragonlance?

One of the common misperceptions that people have regards the ownership of the Dragonlance Intellectual Property or IP. Most people assume that because the property was originally created by Laura and I or because Margaret Weis and I wrote the core novels, that we own the IP or the copyright to our books. Under normal […]
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30 Years of Dragonlance

Thirty years ago, ‘Dragonlance’ was unknown outside the walls of TSR Inc. It was a difficult time for the company. There had been a downturn after the large wave of hirings which had brought me into the company and how many of the creators were faced with layoffs. There was a desperate sense that the […]
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A Little Christmas Test

As a Christian and devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), you would be right in assuming that Christmas is a special time of celebration for my family and me. My father being a scholar, over the years, has annually presented us with a ‘Christmas Test’ to help us keep […]
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Hickman Worlds Tour

Where in the World … or out of them … are the Hickmans? If you tried to keep up with our location in November, you might be a little hard pressed to find us Here’s a quick report on our whirlwind world tour to a city-state in the Far East, a fantasy realm located in […]
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Tracy Hickman’s Confession as the Onion Reviews: ‘The Hobbit’

The Onion Reviews ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ I will be going to see the moving this week and have been looking forward to it for a very long time. I think Peter Jackson’s work is groundbreaking and (hopefully he is reading this) could be applied with great effect in other fantasy settings … […]
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Unwept Cover Revealed

Unwept is the beginning of a spellbinding new trilogy by the bestselling co-creators of Dragonlance and Ravenloft — and we wanted to share the cover art with you as soon as we saw it! Gamin, Maine, is a remote seaside town where everyone seems to know Ellis Harkington better than she knows herself—but she doesn’t […]
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