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Tales of the Lance is a 208-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in June 1992.

Official synopsis[]

Dragons - once they were mere legends'stories told to frighten children. Now, they are living nightmares. From Draconian patrols on the streets of port Balifor to the haunted depths of the Blood Sea, the dragons have returned to Krynn.

Enter the ravaged land of Ansalon, a land forsaken by gods, beset by fell beasts, and championed by desperate heroes. Enter the Age of Dragons. The world of Krynn has one last chance to reclaim its lost honor and glory.

Now is the time for heroes!

The Tales of the Lanceset guides you through a land of romance and adventure. Discover tinker gnomes, curious kender, valiant knights, and dark, deadly dragons. Join the adventure in the world of the legendary Dragonlance.

In the lands of Krynn you'll discover?

Danger and Excitement!

  • Dragons - once mere legends, are now deadly realities!
  • This land bereft of gods is now their battleground!
  • Once-proud nations struggle to regain lost glory.

Curious Creatures of Fantasy and Legend!

  • Elven and dwarven nations feud.
  • Insatiably curious kender, maniacally inventive gnomes, and misunderstood gully dwarves people the world.
  • Beware the sinister draconians - half man, half dragon, all evil!

The Lands of Adventure Are Now Yours?Create the New Legends of the Lance!

Important! This is not a stand-alone game! To explore the world of Krynn you must have the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks.

Content[]

Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Harold Johnson, John Terra, J. Robert King, Wolfgang Baur, Colin McComb, Jean Rabe, Norm Ritchie, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Jeff Grubb, Doug Niles and Michael Williams. Art was provided by Larry Elmore, Jeff Easley, Jeff Butler, Paul Abrams, George Barr, Denis Beauvais and Keith Parkinson.

Release[]

Tales of the Lance was released by TSR in June 1992 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On December 06, 2016, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $9.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Tales of the Lance reached the rank of Gold seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master Guide
Monstrous Compendium Volume OneMonstrous Compendium Volume TwoMonstrous Manual
First QuestIntroduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons GameThe Complete Starter SetDungeons & Dragons Adventure Game
Optional core rules
Player's Option: Combat & TacticsPlayer's Option: Skills & PowersPlayer's Option: Spells & Magic
Dungeon Master Option: High-Level CampaignsCampaign Option: Council of Wyrms
Supplement lines
Player's Handbook Rules SupplementDungeon Master's Guide Rules Supplement
Monstrous Compendium AppendixMonstrous Compendium Annual
Encyclopedia MagicaHistorical ReferenceThe Magic EncyclopediaMonstrous ArcanaPriest's Spell CompendiumWizard's Spell Compendium
Other supplements
Bastion of FaithBook of ArtifactsCastle SitesChronomancerCity SitesCollege of WizardryCountry SitesDen of ThievesDungeon Builder's GuidebookGuide to HellLegends & LoreRogues' GalleryShamanTome of MagicThe Vortex of Madness and Other Planar PerilsWarriors of HeavenWorld Builder's Guidebook
Adventures
The Apocalypse StoneAxe of the Dwarvish LordsCleric's Challenge (II) • The Dancing Hut of Baba YagaDestiny of KingsDie Vecna Die!Dragon MountainDungeons of DespairFighter's Challenge (II) • The Gates of Firestorm PeakA Hero's TaleLabyrinth of MadnessThe Lost Shrine of BundushaturMoonlight MadnessThe Murky DeepNight Below: An Underdark CampaignA Paladin in HellReturn to the Tomb of HorrorsReverse DungeonRoad to DangerThe Rod of Seven PartsThe Shattered CircleThe Silver KeySwamplightTale of the CometTales of EnchantmentTemple, Tower, & TombThief's Challenge (II) • TSR Jam 1999Wizard's Challenge (II)
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