Reviews - What do customers think about Dragonlance Dragons of Krynn (Dragonlance)?
great book but only for hardcore fans Aug 12, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book but I'm not sure it's worth even the discounted this site price of twenty seven dollars... if you're a hardcore Dragonlance fan like me who also lives for (D&D) gaming then yes by all means buy it... however if you don't fall into both of those categories I'd hesitate to recommend it unless you can get a cheap used copy for about fourteen dollars or so (which is entirely possible in the near future given the release of D&D 4th edition and that this is a third edition book). Well written, fun to read, but aside from the racial progression table (basically lets you start playing draconians as a "1st level" or higher character) not a huge amount of "crunchy" game specific stats and rules you can easily plug into your campaign... more like a lot of background info on dragons, dragon-like creatures, creatures of draconic heritage (kobolds, sligs and nagas for example) which is good for flavor text if you're running a game but not much else... Unless you're planning on running a draconian character you'll be just fine with the dragonlance campaign setting and war of the lance books (both excellent books that I highly recommend if you're planning to run a dragonlance campaign or even just a dragonlance fan who also enjoys playing D&D... although again given they're both 3rd edition books if you're planning to run a 4th edition D&D game they will be of limited usefulness)...
Also like most RPG books out there nowadays there's a variety of errors, in this case in the afforementioned draconian racial progression tables... do a search on google for dragons of krynn errata and you'll come up with a link to the dragonlanceforums website where the author of the book, Cam Banks, addresses these issues and offers corrected information. I would print out any pertinent comments he makes and keep it in your hardcopy cover of the book like I did.
A Great Dragonlance Roleplaying Book Jun 21, 2008
Under normal circumstances, I never could review this book. Being a Dragonlance fan for more than 6 years now, I've stopped with others worlds for RPGs and started to devour every romance and every game product from Margaret Weis. This is a example of a work done with love - the book is so good to read, even for dragonlance readers who do not share love for D&D or RPG. The statistics for dragons works in any D&D game, and the descriptions of new powers for Draconian (and race levels, with adds much more in the way of tougher enemies for the characters), dragons and so, bring this as one of my favorite dragonlance books. MW Productions have made again one of the best Roleplaying book I've ever read! Worth's every cent!