Requires: Neverwinter Nights
Release Date: Abandoned
Description: The DragonLance Adventures Team's aim is to recreate the
original DL 1-14 classic series of PnP modules, published by TSR (and now
out of print) as no compromise, faithful conversions to the Neverwinter
Nights game format.
The largest of the projects is the first module, DL1: Dragons of Despair.
DLA began design and construction of DL1 in June of 2002 and release is now
planned for 2004.
DL1 will feature the complete adventure for Neverwinter Nights as first
portrayed in the classic module, together with extensive detailing of areas
not depicted (or not well detailed) in the original work. Their designs are
consistent with the scope of the DL epic and the flavor of Krynn. While
those who have read the novel "Dragons of Autumn Twilight" or played
"Dragons of Despair" before will find all of the original content present,
there will be much that is new to surprise, confuse and - hopefully -
A reminder that they are converting the modules, not the novels. While the
two are often similar (especially DL1 and DL2 to their novelized
counterpart, "Dragons of Autumn Twilight"), the similarity ends there rather
abruptly. Raistlin is not evil in the module series and does not become so.
Your DL epic is a different tale and one in which you - the player - decide
the outcome of the War of the Lance. Most of the modules are not covered in
the novels at all - DL3 and DL4 for example are completely missing from
"Dragons of Autumn Twilight".
They will be working with NWVault and NWConnections to provide players (and
DMs) with a matching service to play the modules. Total Expected play time
is still not set in stone, but they anticipate 12-16 hours for DL1,
depending on the time a party devotes to completing sub-quests.
The DLA Team recruited a lot of artists during the last three years. Many of
them continue at DLA and many others hired by various game development
studios, including Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Codemasters,
DragonLight Productions, nVidia, ubi-Soft, Alpine Studios and High Voltage
Games. Yet, they believe it is necessary to expand their team and they
continue to recruit talented staff.
Unfortunately, DLA team abandoned Dragonlance. DLA lead designer and writer
BenWH said "There are no plans to support DragonLance at this time. Never
say never, but it is highly unlikely. We do however plan to provide great
quality work of some form - stay tuned."
By the way, the team has totally moved on from Neverwinter Nights 1 and I
don't think that they will decide to return to it.
Last Modified: Wednesday December 06, 2006
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