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D&D: New Dragonlance Novel Coming In July!

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Jan 11 2021
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Saddle up your Dragon, gather your lance, and your overwritten descriptions of stew because it looks like we’re headed to Krynn in July with a new novel!

When it comes to overwrought depictions of stew served in smoky taverns with creaky wooden floors it’s either the grim, gritty fantasy of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Song of Ice and Fire or it’s a book set in Krynn, which is basically the opposite of Game of Thrones if you think about it. Both settings feature dragons as powerful forces to be reckoned with that require special weapons to be killed. Both settings feature the rise of a new faith kind of messing with the affairs of everyone–but where Westeros has like, three dragons, tops, Krynn is lousy with them.

They’re similar in every way but if they somehow touch they’ll explode, is what I’m trying to say, like matter and anti-matter in a science-fiction book. The question is, which is which? I’ll leave that to you to decide, but for now, it looks like we’re getting ready to return to one of them, and since I don’t see winged porcine forms traipsing through the air, that must mean we’re heading back to Krynn. And so we are, according to a leak from Amazon UK which shows a new Dragonlance Novel coming in July – on the 29th to be precise. Take a look.

And at 304 pages, that’s a pretty respectable return to the world so many have been hungry to see again (hey Jenn), but is this a tie-in with the new book debuting tomorrow, or are we waiting until the Summer to see Dragonlance? Looking back at last year, Theros came out in June/July so it feels like if they wanted all of their horses to line up, it could mean we see something Krynn related in July.

We won’t know until tomorrow–but one more thing in the “Krynn might be later” column is the “About the Author” section for the Mystery Book being revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 12th:

PETER LEE is a game designer at Wizards of the Coast. When not designing sets of dungeon tiles, he creates board games and other non-roleplaying games, including the Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game and The Legend of Drizzt Board Game.

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RODNEY THOMPSON is an R&D tabletop games manager at Wizards of the Coast. His credits include the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Player’s Option: Heroes of the Feywild, and Monster Vault.

Rodney Thompson was the lead designer for the 4th Edition adaptation of Dark Sun… of course that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s Dark Sun–after all he worked on Dragon Magic in 3rd Edition, so who knows maybe we’ll all be surprised and it’s something like the Draconomicon being revealed tomorrow. Whatever the case, we’ll know for sure soon enough, so tune back in to see what’s what. And in the meantime, get ready to head back to the world of Dragonlance for a new trilogy, starting this July.

Happy Adventuring everyone!

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