Welcome to Dragonlance Accelerated

This website is my attempt to convert the Dragonlance fantasy setting to the Fate Accelerated Edition RPG System. There are countless reasons why I wanted to do this. First and foremost, I love Dragonlance! When I was eleven years old my father gave me a copy of Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. This was a big deal for me since I'd never actually sat down and read an entire novel. It took six months for me and my short attention span to finish it, but, once I did, I practically devoured the next two books in the series, finishing both in about 4 weeks. After that, I couldn't get enough. Since then, I have read almost every Dragonlance novel published. Some were good, some... not so much. But through it all my love for the world of Krynn has never waned.

The second reason for creating this site is that I love role-playing games. Like many tabletop gamers, I cut my teeth on the original Dungeons & Dragons RPG. When TSR began producing Dragonlance gaming material for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons I was immediately on board. I continued playing Dragonlance using AD&D 2nd Edition, and have (and still do) play Dragonlance using the rules and materials produced by Sovereign Press that are compatible with D&D 3.5. That love has continued through 5th edition as well.

I've played other things, too. World of Darkness, Shadowrun, various versions of Star Wars, Dread, and others. And I've played in other D&D settings. The Forgotten Realms and Greyhawk are great, but I always look to Dragonlance as my first love. Sure, I could play a halfling rogue on the run from the law. But I would rather play a kender who doesn't steal, but is always amazed at how things seem to end up in his pockets. I enjoyed playing an honorable Purple Dragon, defending Cormyr and sacrificing his life for king and country. But the armor of a Knight of Solamnia always seems to shine a little brighter, his sword a bit sharper and his honor less assailable.

Finally, I have created this site because I've been learning to tinker with the Fate Core RPG system created by Evil Hat Productions. I am that guy who is always playing with the rules, trying make everything better, even if it's not broken. So when I first began reading up on Fate and its character-centric approach, it got my attention. So like peanut butter and chocolate, I have theorized that these are two great tastes that will taste great together.

Why do I think that? Primarily, because, when I think Dragonlance, I think of the novels first. The game is fun, but a big part of that fun is due to the source fiction. That's a personal opinion, and some may disagree. That's okay. That said, I've always found D&D to be a great system for dungeon crawls and hack and slash gaming, while character development and story come second. Fate, on the other hand, is, at its center, a character and story focused game. The personal narrative of each player character makes up the very basis of the mechanics.

While this hack was made with Dragonlance specifically in mind, I think it would work well in any heroic fantasy setting.

So that's it. This site is just for fun. My intent is not to disparage Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, or anyone else. I really do love those guys, too! I'm just a tinker gnome with a new tool, trying to figure things out. Hopefully, I'll be successful and you guys will want to join in.

I hope you like what I've done.

-Tim Shiflet