Campaign began as a series of novels and matching modules (DL1
- DL4) for AD&D, by Tracy and Laura Hickman and Margaret Weis.
They proved to be enormously successful, and have since spawned legions
of follow-on module series (DLA,
DLC, DLE, DLQ,
DLS, DLT), the DLR
series of sourcebooks, novels, and even a hardcover manual,
DL1 Dragons of Despair by Tracy Hickman
DL2 Dragons of Flame by Douglas Niles
DL3 Dragons of Hope by Tracy Hickman
DL4 Dragons of Desolation by Tracy Hickman and Michael Dobson
DL5 Dragons of Mystery by Michael Dobson
DL6 Dragons of Ice by Douglas Niles
DL7 Dragons of Light by Jeff Grubb
DL8 Dragons of War by Tracy and Laura Hickman
DL9 Dragons of Deceit by Douglas Niles
DL10 Dragons of Dreams by Tracy Hickman
DL11 Dragons of Glory by Douglas Niles and Tracy Hickman
DL12 Dragons of Faith by Harold Johnson and Bruce Heard
DL13 Dragons of Truth by Tracy Hickman
DL14 Dragons of Triumph by Douglas Niles
DL15 Mists of Krynn by various
DL16 World of Krynn by Douglas Niles, Michael Gray, and Harold Johnson
The "DragonLance Saga" runs in three parts, and is set on the continent
of Ansalon. DL1 - DL4 is the first, DL6 -
DL9 is the second, and DL10, DL12, DL13, and
DL14 make up the third. Each part was eventually compiled into
the three DLC (DragonLance Classics) modules,
which also updated the series to 2nd Edition AD&D conventions.
The cover art of DL4, by Keith Parkinson, has a very tiny TARDIS,
Doctor Who, and K-9 in it.
DL5 Dragons of Mystery is a sourcebook rather than an adventure.
Several of the DragonLance modules contained provisions for the
BattleSystem rules expansion.
DL8 and DL14 contain BattleSystem scenarios, but no
counters. DL9 contains dragon and catapult BattleSystem
counters, but has no scenario. DL12 has undersea-creature counters
and scenarios (thanks to Dan Harshman for this info).
DL9 BattleSystem counters (done in full color): 9 Blue Dragons,
3 Red Dragons, 3 Brass Dragons, 3 Bronze Dragons, 3 Copper Dragons, 3 Silver
Dragons, 2 Gold Dragons, 2 Catapults (thanks to Dan Harshman for this info).
DL11 is a self-contained game; it provides notes for conversion
to BattleSystem rules, but is a separate game entirely. It
contains cardboard counters, but they are a different size than BattleSystem
ones. Dragon Magazine
#107 has expanded rules for this module (thanks to Dan Harshman for
DL12 BattleSystem counters (done in blue and green): 24
Mermen, 24 Sea Elf, 48 Lacedon (24 dark, 24 Light), 8 Sea Hag, 12 Heavy
Calvary Seahorse, 4 Heavy Calvary Sea Slug, 16 Light Calvary (8 Green, 8
Blue/white), 5 Chariot, 5 Sea Dragon, 1 Amphidragon, 1 King of the Deep.
Also includes a set of Talis cards (thanks to Dan Harshman for this info).
DL15 is a series of short adventures set in the DragonLance
world (at 128 pages, it could nearly be called a supermodule!).
DL16 is similar (four short adventures), but only 96 pages. Originally,
the DragonLance saga was to run through DL15 (which was to be titled
Dragons of Krynn), but TSR eventually decided to wrap the storyline
up in DL14 Dragons of Triumph (thanks to Dan Harshman for this info).
|DL1 Dragons of Despair
- First: ISBN number only in black lettering within a
white box, above the UPC bar code. Price ($6.00) in bottom right
- Second: ISBN and Product Number in white lettering,
above the UPC bar code with no box. No price. Thanks to
Mark Greenough for this info.
|DL2 Dragons of Flame
- First: Pink interior maps. Unsure which print
actually came first.
- Second: Tan interior maps. Thanks to Devon Hibbs
for this info.
|DL3 Dragons of Hope
|DL4 Dragons of Desolation
|DL5 Dragons of Mystery
|DL6 Dragons of Ice
|DL7 Dragons of Light
- First: TSR UK address on the back is at The Mill on
Rathmore Road. The module booklet, however, shows TSR UK on 120
Church End. We'd be interested if anyone has a module booklet
that shows the Rathmore Road address!
- Second: TSR UK address on the back is at 120 Church
End, Cherry Hinton. Module booklet matches. Thanks to Curt
Gould for this info.
Newman for the scans of DL11, DL13, and DL14.
DL11 Dragons of Glory tends to command a higher price than the
others in the series, due to the included cardboard cutouts and thick cardboard
cover (the thickness of the module increases its susceptibility to damage,
much like the H series modules).