Time of the Dragon
||Dungeons and Dragons 2e
||David "Zeb" Cook
| Product Blurb
| When the true gods punished Istar by wreaking the Cataclysm on Krynn, a shower of meteors pounded the continent of Ansalon. Halfway around the world, a similar continent was shattered by a single, enormous meteor. Thousands of square miles of land disappeared beneath a smoking sea of magma which boiled up from beneath the planet's crust. Mountain ranges were toppled, rivers changed course, weather patterns were altered. Survivors were scattered and isolated. The devastation was nearly complete.
Centuries later, the cultures and societies which rise out of the ruins are uniquely shaped by this savage environment. The minotaurs with their eloquent diplomats, elites legions, and gladitorial contests, are spreading their influence throughout the hemisphere. Wild elves fight territorial wars with humans, kender, and gnomes. Fearsome fire minions rampage around the coasts of the lava ocean while the Followers of Hith seek to dominate the land.
Time of the Dragons includes two information-packed books totalling 160 pages, four poster-size, full-color maps, and 24 individual color plates showing maps, NPCs, and major races.
Designed by David "Zeb" Cook
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Time of the Dragon (1989) is an accessory for the Dragonlance campaign setting that describes the continent of Taladas on the world of Krynn. It was written by David "Zeb" Cook, with a cover by Robin Wood and interior illustrations by Stephen Fabian, Fred Fields, and Ned Dameron, and was published by TSR in 1990 as a boxed set containing a 112-page book, a 48-page book, four large color maps, and 24 cardstock sheets. The 112-page "The Guide Book to Taladas" describes the physical and political geography of the continent, including the minotaur and gnome societies. The 48-page "The Rule Book of Taladas" includes rules for new character races and new monsters. Two large color maps in the set detail the continent of Taladas, while a third maps the League of the Minotaurs, and a fourth map shows the large city of Kristophan. Also included are twenty-four "map cards," each with a color illustration on one side and a description on the reverse, which map important locations and diagram new equipment. Lawrence Schick, in his 1991 book Heroic Worlds called the set "A nice package", and commented on the setting: "Taladas's strange and exotic cultures (for example, a society of civilized minotaurs) exhibit an unusual mix (for AD&D) of magic and science."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. (Prometheus Books)
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