Dungeons and Dragons Dragonlance

‘Dragonlance’ Makes Roaring Return To D&D With New RPG Campaign And Companion Board Game

The Dragonlance setting is a familiar one for long-time enthusiasts of Dragons & Dragons (D&D), and it will soon bestow a new adventure upon its land. Following an earlier announcement, Wizards of the Coast has unveiled more details about its upcoming RPG campaign that brings players back into the world of Krynn.

Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen

Titled Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen, the new adventure sees the return of Takhisis the Dragon Queen, who is canonically responsible for corrupting the race of chromatic dragons, in a “whole new story” (via Polygon). It tells the tale of conflict and defiance set during the legendary War of the Lance, where players can create characters from Krynn and march them towards the front lines of battle against the terrifying Dragon Armies.

While a standalone campaign, it can be enjoyed alongside Dragonlance: Warriors of Krynn, which serves as a companion board game. It is designed by Rob Daviau and Stephen Baker, and comes with description that reads, “Dragonlance: Warriors of Krynn is a cooperative game of adventure and strategy where you play heroes battling against the terrifying Dragon Army. As conflict rages around you, maneuver between battlefields and adventure locations to tip the scales of war.” Plastic miniatures have been included as well, with the full list of components as follows:

  • 6 hero figures
  • 6 hero boards
  • 130 plastic markers
  • 9 double-sided battle tiles
  • 22 double-sided adventure tiles
  • 7 custom dice
  • 106 tokens
  • 323 tokens
  • 1 storage tray
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 scenario book
  • 1 key moment tracker

The Shadow of the Dragon Queen Deluxe Edition packs in double the fun with both the campaign and board game, in addition to an exclusive Dungeon Master screen. The Dragonlance setting should mark a welcome return for fans, and serve as a firm reminder of its status as a key product line in the 1980s.

Fundamentally, it will differ from The Forgotten Realms, the setting for the fifth edition of D&D, in a couple of ways. For one, there’s the kender, a small-sized and magical fantasy race that’s unique to the world of Krynn. Magic schools are strictly divided between the Arcane and the Divine, while dragons are both sentient monsters and steed that can be ridden into battle. Finally, there are the Draconians, who are the brutish and evil cousins of the dragonborn.

Wizards of the Coast is now accepting pre-orders for Dragonlance: The Shadow of the Dragon Queen on its website. Those who have done so will get early access to the adventure on D&D Beyond early on 22 November.