Again, a matter of scale.
Originally Posted by Weldon Chen
For example, you can't compare a few scattered Hiddukelites with the whole nation of Sembia.
Or the whatever-have-you-dragonlance-drow with the true drow and their huge civilisation, cities, gods etc.
Or Thay's NATION of necromancers with a small cabal of black-robed wizards.
Also, Krynnish gods form three well-distinct pantheons, whereas the Realms have a HUGE population gods-wise, and they don't easily form alliances etc. so there is more variation in how you can involve them.
Ansalon and its organisations are simply too small to support the same kind of campaigns which can happen in the FR. I am not saying it cannot be done, but there is far less space to manoeuver, and the "feel" is inevitably different.
With the FR you get the feel that "anything is possible." The scope of the setting is almost infinite. With Dragonlance I never felt the same. Not that it's a bad thing; they are just different. Still, Dragonlance is my favoured D&D setting.
Finally, the name of the setting is itself. Just a weapon used in wars with dragons; which happened twice in the whole story of the setting. The name itself suggests a limited setting.
Last edited by Turambar; 02-04-2012 at 06:41 AM.
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