I came across an article the other day about Soveriegn press losing the rights to Dragonlance and Dragonlance.com. I've been trying to dig up some more information, but all I can figure out is that Wizards of the Coast did not renew the license with Margaret Weis et al. Okay, that happens all the time I know, but what troubles me is that every post I read says that no one at Sovereign Press knows what WotC has in mind for Dragonlance, just that it doesn't include them. And since I've heard nothing from WotC about Dragonlance in the past 8 months, I am worried. They already have Forgotten Realms and Eberron... but they wouldn't let Dragonlance die... would they?
Edit: Yes, I know that 4th edition is a big factor. I mean, when they didn't renew the liscence for code monkey publishing to sell e-tools, it made sense, and now WotC is creating D&D online to replace what e-tools did. I had assumed that because Sovereign Press had dragonlance, we would have to wait until 4th edition became open reference to get any 4th edition adventures. Now, I suppose it's possible that WotC is claiming Dragonlance so that it *can* reproduce it in 4th edition, but since we've not heard anything about it, I'm worried that they aren't planning on doing anything of the sort. And if that's the case, why did they take the liscence from Sovereign Press? What harm could it have done to let Sovereign Press continue making 3rd edition products? Basically, my fear is that WotC is being selfish and letting a good campaign die so that they can suck the most out of their pet projects. Does that make sense?