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“Dragons of Despair” is the first adventure in the “Dragonlance” adventure path, and the first part of the “Tales of Autumn Twilight” story arc. The adventure is. DL1 – Dragons of Despair. Submitted by: Submitted by Migrate Wizard on Last modified: Author: Tim. Version: With Dragons of Despair, TSR launched the Dragonlance property, and we moved into a new era of D&D. It’s really hard to understate how.

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After a cataclysm which is explained in-gameall the gods left the world. See more in readme file. If so take time to explore the world before going to Xak-Tsaroth.

The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: The villainous hobgoblin lord Fewmaster Toede also makes his first appearance. The adventure ends with the PCs recovering the Disks of Mishakalallowing for the return of true clerics to Krynn for the first time in over years. I think what makes this setting very unique is that it is much like Faerun, except that there are no gods left.

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Reviews from R’lyeh: DL1 Dragons of Despair

This module corresponds to the events told in the first half of the novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

In Wizards of the Coast dsepair a new revision of the original Dragonlance story, including Dragons of Despairin Despajr Classics: Kirchoff, Maryed.

Part of what makes Dragons of Despair and the entire Dragonlance series so memorable is the sheer amount of invention here. The actual clues to get the characters moving towards Xak Tsaroth can be rather blunt.


When the adventure starts to tell you how a player must act for the story to proceed, then problems can arise. Wizards of the Coast. DL1 — Dragons of Despair”.

AdvAb Journey to Whitehawk Mountain. The artwork depicts a group of adventurers confronting a dragon. There was a very clear desire to distance the adventure from the influences of Tolkien. They have been seeking proof of the existence of the gods; the gods having abandoned the world hundreds of years ago after an event known as the Cataclysm.

For Dragonlancethe answer was yes for the most part. Views Read Edit View history. Skip to main content.

DL1 – Dragons of Despair

There are a number of clues pointing the characters towards Xak Tsaroth, from which the Blue Crystal Staff came, but my experience running it is that the players are quite lost at the beginning. Deepair would dragobs staying in the initial area before starting the module because there are quite a few people to talk to and quite a few books to read to familiarize oneself with the setting. Heroes of the Lance is a video game based on Dragons of Despair released in Archived from the original on Characters must choose a role.

And, perhaps more pertinently, does reading the novels spoil the experience of playing the adventures? They worked especially well for the teenage me, back almost thirty dfagons ago.


One thing Dragonlance did was really display what a talented team of artists could do. The story begins with the PCs meeting up in the settlement of Solace after five years of unsuccessful individual quests to find any sign of ” true clerics “.

The Keep of Edspair and Thunderspire Labrynth. This is an extremely challenging task for the party.

DL1 – Dragons of Despair v4. Bloodright – The Blood Royal. The original concept of the module was done by Tracy Hickmanwho “designed a world despajr an heroic adventure to go with it”. Once the adventure gets to Xak Tsaroth, however, things get much better. There are enough henchmen in the game to accommodate any sort of difficulty, making the game incredibly playable for any class.

Review of DL1: Dragons of Despair

Orcs are absent from Krynn and the halflings have been entirely recast as kender, inquisitive kleptomaniacs with no fear — about as far as the hobbits of the Shire as you can imagine! The module also includes — of all things — a song! The characters will have to get past a nice new race of humanoids as well as a couple of other monster-concepts. The cover of Dragons des;air Despairwith art by Clyde Caldwell.