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D&D 5E What might the "increase in product" look like?

Actually, we had read the tealeaves and entrails correctly and speculated in the relevant speculation threads they the storyline would be set in Icewind Dale months ahead of time, though the forum consensus was that Mindflayers would be more central.
I have a feeling it might be somewhere around or linked to
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- bay of chult only included so you can find it on the sw corner of the map :D
There has been more than jusr offhand discussion of that island
 

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Parmandur

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I have a feeling it might be somewhere around or linked to
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- bay of chult only included so you can find it on the sw corner of the map :D
There has been more than jusr offhand discussion of that island

Given that Perkins likes to provide call forwards in addition to callbacks, that's pretty likely sooner or later: more than a few hooks into Lantana over the years. Other possibilities are Neverwinter, Luskan, or the Moonshae Isles.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
I did the math at some point, and I think it's on the forum...somewhere...and the OG 12 modules would just about fit, based on comparing words per page between the originals and 5E books, but it would be an double plus large sized hardcover, maybe even longer than Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

I assume they wouldn't actually do all 12, as I think that in the style of Curse of Strahd and Ghosts of Saltmarsh, they would want to add more material to flesh out the setting (on a micro scale, like it is done with specifically Barovia and the Saltmarsh area). That would take up some more space, so I assume they would need to cut some of the adventures.
 

Parmandur

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I assume they wouldn't actually do all 12, as I think that in the style of Curse of Strahd and Ghosts of Saltmarsh, they would want to add more material to flesh out the setting (on a micro scale, like it is done with specifically Barovia and the Saltmarsh area). That would take up some more space, so I assume they would need to cut some of the adventures.
Yeah, I'm not super familiar with the original modules, but i would imagine they would want to do some sort of refresh as with Curse of Strahd, though Curse of Strahd had the luxury of including more or less the entire original module and building a context around it.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Yeah, I'm not super familiar with the original modules, but i would imagine they would want to do some sort of refresh as with Curse of Strahd, though Curse of Strahd had the luxury of including more or less the entire original module and building a context around it.

Yeah I think that if they were to do it, they would want to make it a little more sandboxy, including a regional map and some hooks into exploring "beyond the railroad" much like GoS and CoS do. That would take up some space, so I think they wouldn't do all 12 modules. Maybe 9.
 

JEB

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Given that WotC tried to kill the novels, I would bet against tabletop Dragonlance anytime soon.
The lawsuit might have delayed Dragonlance's release, but I'm pretty convinced it's going to happen. Why else would Wizards have approached Weis and Hickman to do new novels in the first place, if not for cross-promotion? Seems pretty random otherwise.
 


JEB

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Other way around, Weis and Hickman approached WotC because they had a novel concept.

Huh, so I got that from Dragonlance authors sue Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of The Coast:
According to documents filed in a United States District Court on Oct. 16, Hickman and Weis allege that in 2017 they were approached by Wizards to write a new series of novels.

But you're right, in the actual court documents:
In or around 2017, Plaintiff-Creators learned that Defendant was receptive to licensing its properties with established authors to revitalize the Dungeons & Dragons brand. After a ten-year hiatus, Plaintiff-Creators approached Defendant and began negotiating for a license to author a new Dragonlance trilogy.
Also, said court documents are linked in the Polygon article. Someone didn't do their job before publication...

So I suppose Wizards might have had zero plans to do anything with Dragonlance themselves.

(Although, seems like a wasted opportunity for cross-promotion nevertheless, and if they did have such plans, they would have had to have things rolling before the drama last summer. So I'm still not ruling it out.)
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
The lawsuit might have delayed Dragonlance's release, but I'm pretty convinced it's going to happen. Why else would Wizards have approached Weis and Hickman to do new novels in the first place, if not for cross-promotion? Seems pretty random otherwise.

I think it will probably happen too, but the timeline of the lawsuit shenanigans makes me think "not this year."
 

embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
Huh, so I got that from Dragonlance authors sue Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of The Coast:


But you're right, in the actual court documents:

Also, said court documents are linked in the Polygon article. Someone didn't do their job before publication...

So I suppose Wizards might have had zero plans to do anything with Dragonlance themselves.

(Although, seems like a wasted opportunity for cross-promotion nevertheless, and if they did have such plans, they would have had to have things rolling before the drama last summer. So I'm still not ruling it out.)
I would just add that a Complaint is a set of allegations. It is not evidence. It was specifically written in that style primarily to tell a story, not to set out a cause of action.

The case settled before there was even an Answer filed. Who approached whom is not certain. Only that a Complaint drafted by Weis & Hickman's attorneys said, using very soft language (what does "approached" mean?) said that's how it happened.
 


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