The role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons consists of many worlds. The best known is probably Forgotten Realms. But especially in the 1980s and 1990s, the dragon lance scenario inspired many players, not least because of the bestselling novels by the authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and the computer role-playing games by the developer studio SSI. But now there is a thick air between them and the publisher Wizards of the Coast.
The saga about the heroes Tanis, Sturm Feuerklinge, Raistlin and Tolpan Barfuß was supposed to end with the "War of Souls" trilogy, the last book of which was published in 2002. It has now been announced that Wizards of the Coast had commissioned a new trilogy on Dragon Lance from the two authors. The manuscript of the first book is said to have already been approved.
But suddenly Wizards of the Coast pulled the plug on the project. Then Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman filed a breach of contract lawsuit. The claim for damages is $ 10 million. According to the lawsuit, the two authors believe that Wizards of the Coast refused to transfer criticism of the company to Dragonlance due to allegations of sexism and racism in some D&D-related publications.
According to Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, several years of planning and work went into the project, which no one will see now and which has caused considerable damage to the authors.
A continuation of the Dragon Lance saga would certainly have pleased the fans. The world of Krynn is full of possibilities and the novels of the authors, such as the Chronicle of the Dragon Lance and the Legends of the Dragon Lance, are now among the classics of fantasy literature. It seems unlikely at the moment whether an agreement will be reached and we will be able to read these novels.
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