Journal Entry: War of the Lance
Number of Players: 8
As 3e D&D gained popularity, and a new crop of gamers emerged with no knowledge of DragonLance, the idea of returning to my old stomping grounds of Krynn came to me.
It all started way back in 1984. Having already been a gamer for some time, I looked forward to the newly advertised "DragonLance" with great interest. The first run, in the summer of '84 was short lived, completing the first module, but getting no further.
By the spring of '85, module 6 was out (maybe more, but I remember DL6 for sure) and I had a new group of gamers, small but eager to take on the challenge. Playing two or three characters apiece, they completed modules 1-4, 6, and a big part of 10 over the next few months. By this time, part time jobs and finals and an unreliable (and a little crazy) player caused the game to fall apart.
I continued collecting DragonLance material and many of the early modules, but even that eventually fell by the wayside. New campaigns beckoned, 2e D&D, Champions, Fantasy Hero.
The 2000 release of 3rd edition has put new life into my campaign. The passage of time and the influx of new gamers has led to a whole new crop of players who have not read the books and played the modules (hard to find five years ago).
After two months of recruiting, 7 gamers gathered in Mount Pleasant, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago, to resume the quest. Ahead of them, a completely rewritten module DL1, completely converted to 3rd edition.
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