Dragonlance authors dismiss $10 million lawsuit towards Wizards of the Coast

Dragonlance co-creators Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis have voluntarily dismissed their $10 million lawsuit towards Dungeons & Dragons writer Wizards of the Coast. In 2020 the pair alleged breach of contract associated to a brand new collection of novels set of their well-known role-playing universe. How precisely the disagreement has been resolved is unknown.

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The Dragonlance Chronicles originated at TSR within the 1980s with Dragons of Autumn Twilight, spawning extra books and RPG dietary supplements set within the high-fantasy world of Krynn. The novels star iconic characters corresponding to Tanis Half-Elven, Raistlin, Flint Fireforge, and Goldmoon — all of which have been largely absent from the reinvigorated fifth version of D&D.

Courtroom paperwork had claimed that Hickman and Weis have been approached in 2017 by Wizards to put in writing a brand new collection of novels. Negotiations included a brand new licensing settlement between the authors and the writer, plus an extra settlement with Del Rey Books. Novels titled Dragons of Deceit and Dragons of Destiny had already been accomplished, with a 3rd manuscript reportedly on the best way.

The dismissal of the case could also be an indication that no matter impediments to the publication of those books is now cleared away. On Dec. 22 — simply 4 days after the case was dismissed — Hickman posted an image of himself with a puckish look, his chin resting on prime of a stack of three giant binders and a set of polyhedral cube at his elbow.

“Considering the approaching of the happiest of New Years,” he wrote.

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