View Full Version : what? did they do this? dragonlance was written for a table card game?
January 9th, 2004, 05:10
i heard that they wirte the novel in order to make the D&D popular
is that true?
just like they make the cartoon transformer just for toy selling?
January 9th, 2004, 05:46
Dunno if it was written to make D&D popular, but IIRC they used D&D rules to do the battles....
January 9th, 2004, 06:55
Indeed, as with most D&D licensed products, the novels and the game modules/rule sets are supposed to complement each other. By having good well-written novels it adds lots of familiar characters and places, and also alot of depth that quick descriptions in D&D game source material could never provide alone.
Keep in mind though, that the novels were also written to be self-contained as well - I personally have read like 50 Dragonlance novels, but have never played D&D in the Dragonlance campaign setting - I still really love those novels. On the other hand I HAVE played in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting as well as reading its novels. I actually played in that setting before reading any of the books and already found it enjoyable and rewarding. However, I later started reading the books and found that playing the game in the campaign setting made me get even more engrossed in the books, and likewise, reading the books made the campaign world come alive in more. The game setting/ruleset and the novels really enhanced each other and made the reading and playing deeper and more immersive and satisfying.
D&D is NOT a card game and has no actual parts, pieces or a board. I'd say it's really NOTHING like how modern day cartoons are little more than ways of selling cards, toys, and video games (etc. Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, etc.) All you really need to play D&D are pencil, paper and a set of dice (the standard 6-dice set costs about $3)
January 9th, 2004, 07:04
i remember now
it is called Paper RPG?
at least in my country we call it that way, others like WARhammer,etc
January 9th, 2004, 11:35
All you really need to play D&D are pencil, paper and a set of dice (the standard 6-dice set costs about $3)
And a little of imagination...strangely that's the harder...
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