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Like a lot of people my age – people who were nerdy teenagers in the 1980s, I read and loved the original Dragonlance trilogy by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. I mean, this art evokes emotions even today:
I noted the lawsuit last year between the authors and the current IP holders Wizards of the Coast, and simply chalked it up to yet another tin-eared misstep by WotC in 2020. It seems the lawsuit has now been settled and all parties are moving forward with publishing a new trilogy of books which will surely sell very well indeed.
Looking over the notice on Tracy Hickman’s website you might miss that the original trilogy is being re-written, and the authors are adding at least one new character.
I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this. On one hand, I have carefully avoided re-reading my Dragonlance books since I am very confident they will not have aged well. On the other, I can’t think of a re-write of anything I liked adding a new character that I thought worked better than the original.
Still, it’s nice to see the authors have bene unshackled and are free to release their work once more. Whether I participate or not, getting this classic trilogy in the hands of the current generation of nerdy teens has my full support.