“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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This then is Dragons of Despairthe first of the Dragonlance adventures. 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 basic plot of the adventure is that the player characters have returned to their hometown being apart for five years. A review by Graham Staplehurst in White Dwarf magazine, issue 60, gave the module an 8 out of 10 overall, and noted that the lack of things such as gold and clerics in the adventure world “don’t destroy the feel of the scenario, whilst creating a very novel atmosphere”.

There’s a reason this module is in the hall of fame. Furthermore it is prepared for moving your henchmen to DL2. 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.

Dragons of Despair is available in pdf-format from dndclassics. For Dragonlancethe answer was yes for the most part.

War of the Lance: Islands of the Undead Drahons. TSR between and Create new account Request new password. The story dagons with the PCs meeting up in the settlement of Solace after five years of unsuccessful individual quests to find any sign of ” true clerics “.


Submitted by Migrate Wizard on Play the epic series Slave Pits of the Undercity. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: The artwork aside from the cover is good and usable in the adventure. This page was last edited on 17 Marchat I have to say I was figuratively blown away, completely.

Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Yes, the players have to perform certain drafons, but Dragons of Despair tries other tactics rather than just telling the players where to go.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Dragons of Despair Merric’s Musings. It is a horizontally scrolling fighting game dragns represents the events of the module. AdvAb Journey to Whitehawk Mountain. The module has a lot of new features; It has multiple henchmen support up to six henchmenenhanced AI, response to spoken commands, a new random treasure system, henchmen inventory control and henchmen level up system with xp.

I think what makes this setting very unique is that it is much like Faerun, except that there are no gods left. The Cave of Songs. Keep on the Borderlands Despar edition. The artwork, by Jeff Easley and Clyde Caldwell, is superb.

DL1 – Dragons of Despair

Do you have what it takes to lead the Heroes of the Lance to the depths of the sunken city of Xak-Tsaroth and bring back the power of true gods to the surface of Krynn? Demonheart – Chapter I. DL3 – Dragons of Hope. The actual clues to get the characters moving towards Xak Tsaroth can be rather blunt. The chief soldiers of the Dragonarmies, Draconians — reptile men of mysterious origins — are introduced in a manner to increase the mystery of their origins. 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 drgaons of interest in a Blue Crystal Staff.


There is incredible detail in the module and desppair of areas to explore. The real problems with the Dragonlance adventures would appear in later adventures, with the next adventure, Dragons of Flame showing exactly what the dragpns were with the drahons and adventure story going hand-in-hand…. Dragonlance Campaign Setting Supplement. This is an extremely challenging task for the party. My only complaints that someone might have are these: Neverwinter Raids – Kobold Fl1 1.

An old storyteller in the Inn of the Last Home just straight-out tells the group they need to go there. The module also includes — of all things — a song!

Reviews from R’lyeh: DL1 Dragons of Despair

First published in Marchseven months before the first Dragonlance novel, this module is the first Dragonlance product released. It was probably a mercy for all concerned, as I was a very inexperienced DM in those days! Once the adventure gets to Xak Tsaroth, however, things get much better. On the second level of the dungeon the PCs must confront and defeat Khisanth. This module corresponds to the events told in the first half of the novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

I would recommend staying in the despari 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. Dark Sun Dark Sun: 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.