History Headscratchers / DragonLance

24th Mar '18 4:31:51 PM nombretomado
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* ItJustBugsMe that there will be no more novels for ''Dragonlance'' for the foreseeable future.

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* ItJustBugsMe that there There will be no more novels for ''Dragonlance'' for the foreseeable future.
25th Jan '18 5:53:14 PM nombretomado
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** A lot of the fandom (Okay, some people over at the Dragonlance Forums) are annoyed by it. It is interesting to note that MargaretWeis herself approved of Coryn and said she was like a "Magical Mozart".

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** A lot of the fandom (Okay, some people over at the Dragonlance Forums) are annoyed by it. It is interesting to note that MargaretWeis Creator/MargaretWeis herself approved of Coryn and said she was like a "Magical Mozart".
6th Jan '18 11:23:48 PM NOYB
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* I want to know what's with Weiss and Hickman and their characters' items? The sword of Kith-Kanan seemed rather unnecessary, considering what the series eventually does with it, and they are VERY choppy at describing exactly when Tas has his hoopak. He apparently loses it in Autumn Twilight, but then has it again by Spring Dawning, and then it's never mentioned in the Twins trilogy, despite being an item that is supposed to be his birthright and iconic to the Kender race, and then at some point in Lost Star a character sees a version of Tas (either a dream or a ghost, can't remember, bottom line is it's not really him), and he's described as carrying a hoopak, despite not having it on him for what amounts to the majority of his life.

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* I want to know what's with Weiss Weis and Hickman and their characters' items? The sword of Kith-Kanan seemed rather unnecessary, considering what the series eventually does with it, and they are VERY choppy at describing exactly when Tas has his hoopak. He apparently loses it in Autumn Twilight, ''Autumn Twilight'', but then has it again by Spring Dawning, and then it's never mentioned in the Twins trilogy, despite being an item that is supposed to be his birthright and iconic to the Kender race, and then at some point in Lost Star a character sees a version of Tas (either a dream or a ghost, can't remember, bottom line is it's not really him), and he's described as carrying a hoopak, despite not having it on him for what amounts to the majority of his life.



* Lord Soth's blown chance at redemption. It seems to be confirmed from multiple sources that he could have confronted the Kingpriest and had he done so he would have prevented the Cataclysm. If the Cataclysm was something that could be tossed aside for the sake of one knight's redemption for murdering his wife and seducing another woman then why was that stupid apocalypse treated like a necessity elsewhere? You can't even say it was the result of multiple authors, these accounts all come from the main books written by Weiss and Hickman.

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* Lord Soth's blown chance at redemption. It seems to be confirmed from multiple sources that he could have confronted the Kingpriest and had he done so he would have prevented the Cataclysm. If the Cataclysm was something that could be tossed aside for the sake of one knight's redemption for murdering his wife and seducing another woman then why was that stupid apocalypse treated like a necessity elsewhere? You can't even say it was the result of multiple authors, these accounts all come from the main books written by Weiss Weis and Hickman.
6th Jan '18 11:21:52 PM NOYB
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* I want to know what's with Weis and Hickman and their characters' items? The sword of Kith-Kanan seemed rather unnecessary, considering what the series eventually does with it, and they are VERY choppy at describing exactly when Tas has his hoopak. He apparently loses it in Autumn Twilight, but then has it again by Spring Dawning, and then it's never mentioned in the Twins trilogy, despite being an item that is supposed to be his birthright and iconic to the Kender race, and then at some point in Lost Star a character sees a version of Tas (either a dream or a ghost, can't remember, bottom line is it's not really him), and he's described as carrying a hoopak, despite not having it on him for what amounts to the majority of his life.

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* I want to know what's with Weis Weiss and Hickman and their characters' items? The sword of Kith-Kanan seemed rather unnecessary, considering what the series eventually does with it, and they are VERY choppy at describing exactly when Tas has his hoopak. He apparently loses it in Autumn Twilight, but then has it again by Spring Dawning, and then it's never mentioned in the Twins trilogy, despite being an item that is supposed to be his birthright and iconic to the Kender race, and then at some point in Lost Star a character sees a version of Tas (either a dream or a ghost, can't remember, bottom line is it's not really him), and he's described as carrying a hoopak, despite not having it on him for what amounts to the majority of his life.
6th Jan '18 11:21:43 PM NOYB
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* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?
** to some extent, though as the series continues, Takhisis makes it clear she ISNT lawful evil by her short-sighted (by the standards of dirties with the ability to perceive time in a non/linear fashion) self-defeating methods.

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* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis Takhisis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis Takhisis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?
** to To some extent, though as the series continues, Takhisis makes it clear she ISNT lawful evil by her short-sighted (by the standards of dirties deities with the ability to perceive time in a non/linear non-linear fashion) self-defeating methods.
22nd Nov '16 4:15:26 AM Yukianesa
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** YMMV aside, how on earth exactly do the Kender survive as a people? Physically tiny, stated to have very little sense of self-preservation, would likely be unable to focus on boring but highly necessary work like stockpiling crops or learning to write due to their ADHD, unable to create or build anything because they'd keep wandering off to "borrow" other people's tools and materials, they'd never be allowed anywhere near a bazaar or marketplace at all... Hell, nobody would probably want them around period - any village riding through the winter with a stockpiled granary would probably die out if they ever sheltered any Kender, as the granary would be raided. Even if they found some way to survive the nature of ''Dragonlance'''s CrapsackWorld, nobody would want them alive.

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** YMMV aside, how on earth exactly do would the Kender realistically survive as a people? Physically tiny, tiny and practically defenceless, stated to have very little sense of self-preservation, would likely be unable to focus on any kind of boring but highly necessary work like due to their ADHD (like stockpiling crops or crops, learning to write or digging latrines), they'd probably be barred from most other race's towns and cities and would ''certainly'' be barred from any bazaar or marketplace due to what you could call "cultural differences", they'd also be unlikely to ever build any settlements of their ADHD, unable to create or build anything because own as (of course) they'd keep wandering getting bored from building and wander off to "borrow" other people's Kender's tools and materials, they'd never be allowed anywhere near a bazaar or marketplace at all... Hell, nobody materials... The problem with them is that even if the sheer harshness of the CrapsackWorld didn't just kill them off, people would probably want (quite rightly) treat them around period - any village riding through as vermin, and they're not really clever enough to be effective opportunists; think of all the winter worst racist stereotypes of the Romani, and then mix them with a stockpiled granary would probably die out if they ever sheltered any Kender, as the granary would be raided. Even if they found some way to survive the nature of ''Dragonlance'''s CrapsackWorld, nobody would want them alive.[[Literature/TheTimeMachine Eloi]].
22nd Nov '16 3:45:55 AM Yukianesa
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** YMMV aside, how on earth exactly do the Kender survive as a people? Physically tiny, stated to have very little sense of self-preservation, would likely be unable to focus on boring but highly necessary work like stockpiling crops or learning to write due to their ADHD, unable to create or build anything because they'd keep wandering off to "borrow" other people's tools and materials, they'd never be allowed anywhere near a bazaar or marketplace at all... Hell, nobody would probably want them around period - any village riding through the winter with a stockpiled granary would probably die out if they ever sheltered any Kender, as the granary would be raided. Even if they found some way to survive the nature of ''Dragonlance'''s CrapsackWorld, nobody would want them alive.
20th Aug '16 9:54:28 AM nombretomado
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* ItJustBugsMe that there will be no more novels for {{Dragonlance}} for the foreseeable future.

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* ItJustBugsMe that there will be no more novels for {{Dragonlance}} ''Dragonlance'' for the foreseeable future.
6th Apr '16 7:46:33 AM mdwall
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* Why does everyone treat Sturm's "sacrifice" at the end of ''Dragons of Winter Night'' like it was the most noble and heroic thing ever? I thought it was a StupidSacrifice and the biggest IdiotBall in the series...the guy was offered a Dragonlance by Laurana (which they'd spent the last two books ''trying to get'') two minutes before he went to face Kitiara and TURNED IT DOWN! He said that he ''wouldn't know how to use it.'' Surely an intelligent chap like Sturm could figure out that you use the Dragonlance ''by sticking the pointy end in the dragon!!!'' What better opportunity to restore the honor to the Knights of Solamnia than to be the first Knight since Huma to duel a dragon with a Dragonlance? Sigh....

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* Why does everyone treat Sturm's "sacrifice" at the end of ''Dragons of Winter Night'' like it was the most noble and heroic thing ever? I thought it was a StupidSacrifice and the biggest IdiotBall in the series...the guy was offered a Dragonlance by Laurana (which they'd spent the last two books ''trying to get'') two minutes before he went to face Kitiara and TURNED IT DOWN! turned it down. He said that he ''wouldn't know how to use it.'' Surely an intelligent chap like Sturm could figure out that you use the Dragonlance ''by sticking by ''sticking the pointy end in the dragon!!!'' dragon.'' What better opportunity to restore the honor to the Knights of Solamnia than to be the first Knight since Huma to duel a dragon with a Dragonlance? Sigh....
7th Jan '16 10:16:36 PM Talyneral
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* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?

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* Paladine is also called the Platinum Dragon, and Takesis is sometimes described as a dragon with five different colored heads. These descriptions make them dead ringers for Bahamut and Tiamat from a number of other settings in D&D. Are Paladine and Takesis the same as Bahamut and Tiamat but under different names, aspects of them or different beings altogether?altogether?
**to some extent, though as the series continues, Takhisis makes it clear she ISNT lawful evil by her short-sighted (by the standards of dirties with the ability to perceive time in a non/linear fashion) self-defeating methods.
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