“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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Tracy Hickman is the designer of this adventure and the entire Dragonlance series was his idea although aided by many other TSR staff along the way. Oh, and dragons have also returned to the world, and a great army is now conquering their land! Views Read Edit View history. My only complaints that someone might have are these: A series of wilderness encounters are used to direct the PCs to find the Blue Crystal Staff and take it to the ancient ruined city of Xak Tsaroth.

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. Neverwinter Raids – Kobold Cave 1.

Review of DL1: Dragons of Despair

The Art of the Dragonlance Saga. Furthermore it is prepared for moving your henchmen to DL2.

The artwork aside from the cover is good and usable in the adventure. DL1 — Dragons of Despair”.

The artwork, by Jeff Easley and Clyde Caldwell, is superb. TSR between and The module features cover art by Clyde Caldwell and interior artwork despzir Jeff Easley.


Dragons of Despair drops the characters into an unfamiliar world and then expects them to work out what to do, with a few hints that there is a lot of interest in a Blue Crystal Staff. Yes, the players have to perform certain actions, but Dragons of Despair tries other tactics rather than just telling the players where to go.

There’s a reason this module is in the hall of fame. The Keep of Shadowfell and Thunderspire Labrynth. The artwork depicts a group of adventurers confronting a dragon. Dark Sun Dark Sun: Are you telling the same story in both?

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The characters will have to get past a nice new race of humanoids as well as a couple of other monster-concepts. The Cave of Songs. Search form Search this site. Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. This is an extremely challenging task for the party.

The Genie’s Curse Birthright: There is incredible detail in the module and tons of areas to explore. There are dk1 henchmen in the game to accommodate any sort of difficulty, making the game incredibly xragons for any class.

DL1 – Dragons of Despair

I have to say I was figuratively blown away, completely. Dragonlance Campaign Setting Supplement.

After a cataclysm which is explained in-gameall the og left the world. In Wizards of the Coast published a despwir revision of ov original Dragonlance story, including Dragons of Despairin Dragonlance Classics: A Dance with Rogues Part Two. War of the Lance: The real problems with the Dragonlance adventures would appear in later adventures, with the next adventure, Dragons of Flame showing exactly what the perils were with the novels and adventure story going hand-in-hand….


Tracy Hickman had already made a name for himself as a designer of interesting dungeons, and Xak Tsaroth is no exception: Retrieved from ” https: My teenage self was still able to work out where they should have been, and rather enjoyed playing it and the other music that would come in later modules.

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The cover of Dragons of Fespairwith art by Clyde Caldwell. The correspondence between the plot of the adventures and the plot of the novels would be the biggest issue in how these adventures were received. DL3 – Dragons of Hope. The story begins with the PCs meeting up in the settlement of Solace after five years of unsuccessful individual quests ddl1 find any sign of ” true clerics “. Part of what makes Dragons of Despair and the entire Dragonlance series so memorable is the sheer amount of invention here.

Stylistically, they have their flaws, but the story they tell is compelling. DL2 – Dragons of Flame. Back home, they discover that numerous groups — including a strange group of reptile men — are seeking the Blue Crystal Staff.

Steve Hampshire reviewed the scenario for Imagine magazine. There was a very clear desire to distance the adventure from the influences of Tolkien.