Dragonlance authors dismiss $10 million lawsuit against Wizards of the Coast
Dragonlance co-creators Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis have actually willingly dismissed their $10 million claim versus Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast. In 2020 the set declared breach of agreement associated to a brand-new series of books embeded in their well-known role-playing universe. How precisely the difference has actually been solved is unidentified.
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The Dragonlance Chronicles stemmed at TSR in the 1980s with Dragons of Fall Golden, generating extra books and RPG supplements embeded in the high-fantasy world of Krynn. The books star renowned characters such as Tanis Half-Elven, Raistlin, Flint Fireforge, and Goldmoon — all of which have actually been mostly missing from the revitalized 5th edition of D&D.
Court files had actually declared that Hickman and Weis were approached in 2017 by Wizards to compose a brand-new series of books. Settlements consisted of a brand-new licensing arrangement in between the authors and the publisher, plus an extra arrangement with Del Rey Books. Books entitled Dragons of Deceit and Dragons of Fate had actually currently been finished, with a 3rd manuscript apparently en route.
The termination of the case might be an indication that whatever obstacles to the publication of these books is now eliminated. On Dec. 22 — simply 4 days after the case was dismissed — Hickman published an image of himself with a puckish appearance, his chin resting on top of a stack of 3 big binders and a set of polyhedral dice at his elbow.
“Contemplating the coming of the happiest of New Years,” he composed.
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