“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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Dragons of Despair – Wikipedia

The artwork depicts a group of adventurers confronting a dragon. Dark Avenger Chapter 1.

The Genie’s Curse Birthright: Views Read Edit View history. The basic plot of the adventure is that the player characters have returned to their hometown being apart for five years. The Keep of Shadowfell and Thunderspire Dragoms. This printing was available as two slip case sets, with Dragons of Despair included in Dragonlance Volume 1: Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich.

Review of DL1: Dragons of Despair

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. You can start with a group of first level characters. This is done through a magnificent eight-stanza poem, the Canticle of the Dragon, most likely written by Pf Williams who was working as an editor at TSR at the time, and, indeed, edited this adventure. The Cave of Songs.


They meet up with the bearer of the staff and eventually make their way with her to Xak Tsaroth, where they learn that the gods are indeed real and they are returning to the world, with one of desoair characters becoming the first deapair cleric since the Cataclysm.

In his book Heroic WorldsLawrence Schick described the scenarios as “heavy-handed in channelling the players to follow the plot”. My only complaints that someone might have are these: First published in Marchseven months before the first Dragonlance novel, this module is the first Dragonlance product released. 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.

One of the things it got absolutely right was the trilogy of accompanying novels. Now with a detailed map of northern Abasinia.

Taylor, Giordon February Valentine, Clark; Sean Macdonald DL3 – Dragons of Hope. Yes, the players despalr to perform certain actions, but Dragons of Despair tries other tactics rather than just telling the players where to go. Dragons of Despair has also been converted into the Neverwinter Nights computer game format.

DL1 – Dragons of Despair

The adaptation requires both the Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark expansion packs as well as the original game. For Dragonlancethe answer was yes for the most part. The module consisted of a page book with an outer folder. Bloodright – The Blood Royal.


The artwork aside from the cover is good and usable in the adventure. 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 “.

After a cataclysm which is explained in-gameall the gods left the world. And, perhaps more pertinently, does reading the novels spoil the experience of playing the adventures?

deepair 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…. There are enough henchmen in the game to accommodate any sort of difficulty, making the game incredibly playable for any class. Dark Sun Dark Sun: However, the release of those books cast a long shadow over the adventure modules.