Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast is facing a lawsuit from Dragonlance co-creators Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman over scrapped plans for a book trilogy. The fantasy writers filed a lawsuit at the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington last week against the said publisher, claiming that they breached a contract that originally planned a trilogy of new Dragonlance novels.
According to the 25-page complaint, Weis and Hickman have entered a licensing agreement with Wizards to publish the planned novel trilogy. The first two Dragonlance projects would've been titled Dragons of Deceit and Dragons of Fate. The lawsuit also notes that the Dragonlance trilogy was unceremoniously dropped and Weis and Hickman were ultimately terminated from their contracts without fair warning.
Furthermore, the lawsuit also states that the writing duo was let go of their respective contracts due to well-publicized controversies over the company's hiring practices, as well as alleged racism in its Magic: The Gathering cards. Read the full filing here.
Things got quite messy in a hurry and no one knows for sure what exactly went down between the two parties. As messy as it already is, hopefully, the supposed Dragonlance trilogy still sees the light of day, one way or another.
Wizards of the Coast's representatives have yet to comment regarding the issue.
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