D&D 5E Dragonlance book (180 pages) for players & DMs coming December 6!

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Presenting the cover to our upcoming Dragonlance book with art by Rod Mendez inspired by Larry Elmore!

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The authors of the platinum-bestselling Feywild Companion and Fizban’s Vault of Draconic Secrets, bring you a 180-page book over six months in the making. The world of Krynn is yours with the Dragonlance Companion. Players and DMs will find everything they need to create compelling characters and undertake exciting adventures across Ansalon and beyond.

Dragonlance Companion releases Dec. 6 on the DM's Guild! Follow us everywhere @Splinterverse for daily spoilers until release.
 

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So what is your take on DL? Sticking to dime edition, or version of older rules, or maybe trying to emulate a specific set of books? For example the new WotC DL, although set in the original trilogy, have rules that don't represent the story much at all. How have you gone about this?
 


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So what is your take on DL? Sticking to dime edition, or version of older rules, or maybe trying to emulate a specific set of books? For example the new WotC DL, although set in the original trilogy, have rules that don't represent the story much at all. How have you gone about this?
Hi, great question. Although the book will feature two complete adventures, it is primarily a supplement of player and DM options. As such, the material can be used for any of the Ages in Krynn's history. Since this is for 5th edition, we do try to respect any choices WotC has made, but only where there is overlap. We had 19 designers (writers) working on this book, most of whom have a long history as fans of Dragonlance, whether it is the novels, the past D&D releases, or both. So I think reading through the book in its entirety you'll see bits from throughout the history of Dragonlance, but what I think makes the book great is that you can pick and choose what to use because it's not just an adventure, it's a supplement. Also, on a practical level, you will find some material from past editions that has been converted to fifth. Quite a mix I'd say. I hope you check it out!!
 

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Is it PoD?
It will be but not at launch due to the amount of time it takes to prepare the files on the printer's side and the print proof process. I'd expect within about a month of launch, it will be available. That said, if you choose to purchase the digital edition before the hardcover comes out, just email me your receipt or screen cap of proof of purchase, and I'll send you a discount to get the hardcover at essentially what the cost would've been if you had bought the digital + hardcover bundle. That way you can use it day one digitally and then get the POD without incurring more cost than you would have if POD+digital had been available day 1.
 



Splinterverse

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Can you show us the credits page?
Sure. Here's an image of the credits section. A number of the designers have worked on Splinterverse Media titles previously, but many have other DM's Guild or OGL (such as DriveThruRPG) titles to their names as well.

The image is from the digital version, which is hyperlinked throughout. The hyperlinks here take you to sites provided by the creators to give you more information on their work.

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Dragonlance Companion’s backgrounds you can play as a Knight of Neraka or a Seeker Guard. Both include feats that build upon each other making your background selection even more definitive for your character.⁠
this sounds amazing, are the based (even just loosely) on the same patron as the tower and knight in the main book? Will it be something like background gives feat A then you can take feat B,C or D or you can take A later if you hit a prereq? I don't know if it would be more lock out like you can't be BOTH red and white robes, but you CAN be all the knights?

also I think you REALLY buried the lead with:
Bring time travel to your table with spells like detect temporal anomaly, nullify, paradox, time hop, and timereaver
THAT Sounds like the 2e chronomacer handbook, and I loved that.
 

Micah Sweet

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this sounds amazing, are the based (even just loosely) on the same patron as the tower and knight in the main book? Will it be something like background gives feat A then you can take feat B,C or D or you can take A later if you hit a prereq? I don't know if it would be more lock out like you can't be BOTH red and white robes, but you CAN be all the knights?

also I think you REALLY buried the lead with:

THAT Sounds like the 2e chronomacer handbook, and I loved that.
God I love that book! I converted a bunch of it to my 5e game, actually.
 

Splinterverse

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this sounds amazing, are the based (even just loosely) on the same patron as the tower and knight in the main book? Will it be something like background gives feat A then you can take feat B,C or D or you can take A later if you hit a prereq? I don't know if it would be more lock out like you can't be BOTH red and white robes, but you CAN be all the knights?

also I think you REALLY buried the lead with:

THAT Sounds like the 2e chronomacer handbook, and I loved that.
Yes, the backgrounds in the book are patterned after those in the official WotC Dragonlance book with hierarchal feats.

And, yes, there are quite a few things in the book that are conversions of stuff from the 2E chronomancer material.
 





Weiley31

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It will be but not at launch due to the amount of time it takes to prepare the files on the printer's side and the print proof process. I'd expect within about a month of launch, it will be available. That said, if you choose to purchase the digital edition before the hardcover comes out, just email me your receipt or screen cap of proof of purchase, and I'll send you a discount to get the hardcover at essentially what the cost would've been if you had bought the digital + hardcover bundle. That way you can use it day one digitally and then get the POD without incurring more cost than you would have if POD+digital had been available day 1.

Thankfully, you won't have to wait long for the 6th. The price for the 180-page PDF, which also includes some VTT tokens and a few maps, is $19.99.
Absolutely generous for ya to do something like that and the price itself for the PDF is a flipping steal! Consider me a happy customer once Dec 6th gets here!
 

GreyLord

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NO offense intended...BUT...

If someone wants a more traditional DL rules thing, I think the fallback would be Tasselhoffs Pouches of Everything.

Has a LOT of what people seem to be looking for from the WotC release (which were not in it).

Of course, from what I've seen, this release could work hand in hand for much of it, though I'd probably lean more towards TPoE taking precedence over this from a rules standpoint if I were going to more traditional DL route and wanted more of the races and classes from DL that have traditionally been there.
 

Splinterverse

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NO offense intended...BUT...

If someone wants a more traditional DL rules thing, I think the fallback would be Tasselhoffs Pouches of Everything.

Has a LOT of what people seem to be looking for from the WotC release (which were not in it).

Of course, from what I've seen, this release could work hand in hand for much of it, though I'd probably lean more towards TPoE taking precedence over this from a rules standpoint if I were going to more traditional DL route and wanted more of the races and classes from DL that have traditionally been there.
I hear you. I've been in touch with the authors of that book. I've also seen the Table of Contents of the previous edition. There is very little overlap between the two so they can work in tandem.

Both books are sourcebooks/supplements. You pick and choose want you want to use for your campaign. And whatever you don't use for that campaign, you might use for another one. Also, there's nothing stopping you from using anything in either book for a non-Dragonlance campaign as well.

Having seen the previous edition of Tasselhoffs and our book, I'm confident it is worth purchasing both. I think it would give you a great pool of things to plug and play for any campaign.
 

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