Dragonlance: From Litigation to Legend
It wasn't that long ago that Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis (authors of the Dragonlance series of D&D books) were suing Wizards of the Coast.
The complaint alleged breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, and tortious interference with contract. Basically, Hickman and Weis alleged that Wizards did something they shouldn't have.
It crushed the hopes of many D&D fans, particularly when you consider that the first book in the trilogy was already written, according to Polygon. All hope was seemingly lost. But then, close to Christmas, a glimmer of light in the dark: the lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed (though Weis and Hickman retain the right to bring it forward again, should they choose to do so.) with Weis saying on Twitter: "I know some of you have seen that our lawsuit against WoTC was dismissed. I can't say anything yet, but watch for exciting news in the weeks to come! And thank you so much for your support!"
Which brings us to today: Hickman and Weis, in a joint statement, announced they had secured a licensing agreement with Wizards of the Coast to produce a new three book series of Classic Dragonlance novels.
The last few months have been a rollercoaster of emotions for Dragonlance fans, but fortunately the ride ends happily.
Neither Hickman and Weis, or Wizards of the Coast, would comment on their past dispute beyond saying it had been resolved.
All's well that ends well for fans of Classic Dragonlance, it seems. No publication date was provided for the new series.
Image from trhickman.com