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Heroes of Steel is a 147-page sourcebook for [missing data] released in October 1996.

Official synopsis[]

Join the Warriors of Ansalon!

In the perilous dawn of the Fifth Age, power - and survival - often depends on a hero's sharp sword and stout shield, wielded with determination and skill.

Heroes of Steel introduces you to these figures of strength and courage, offering hints for playing warriors and an adventure that pits their skills against a horrifying new menace. Inside this box, the warrior's handbook Night and Day presents information for the fighting men and women of Ansalon, including:

  • Roles for warriors, such as the mercenary, the rogue knight, and more!
  • Histories and descriptions of the Knights of Solamnia and the Knights of Takhisis, plus an introduction to the new Legion of Steel.
  • Expanded rules for conducting battles, as well as plenty of new weapons.

Also in Heroes of Steel is "The Rising Storm," an adventure that sets in motion an epic struggle for the dominance of Krynn: "Dragons of a New Age." The heroes' journey to uncover the new threat facing Ansalon can link with events in the DRAGONLANCE: FIFTH AGE novel "The Dawning of a New Age," by Jean Rabe. A beautifully illustrated full-color poster map details western Ansalon, which the heroes explore in their quest.

Whether knight or mercenary, war-sorcerer or yeoman, Krynn needs the strength of its warriors to conquer the evil abroad in the Fifth Age.

Heroes of Steel uses the SAGA dramatic adventure rules introduced in the DRAGONLANCE: FIFTH AGE boxed set.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Skip Williams. Art was provided by James Crabtree, Jeff Easley and Allen Nunis.

Release[]

Heroes of Steel was released by TSR in October 1996 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On June 28, 2016, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Heroes of Steel reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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