One of my first RPG experiences was with Eye Of The Beholder on the pc. It has been recently re-released as a gba title. But nothing beats the original. I also liked the Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale Series released in the mid-90's. All of these are Forgotten Realms games (with frequent cameos by R.A. Salvatore's Drizzt Do'Urden). Back in 2002 I stumbled across a set of Dragonlance books. I remembered the name Dragonlance from playing an old CCG called Spellfire -- basically a clone of Magic: The Gathering with a D&D theme. The game was pretty solid but of course Wizards acquired TSR and did away with Spellfire. Anyway, there was the core game and a handful of expansion sets based on the different D&D worlds, including Dragonlance, Ravenloft, Forgotten Realms, and Dark Sun. The cards in each set featured heroes and locals from the worlds. Dragonlance had some of the most interesting hero, effect, and locale cards and the names stuck in my head.
That was in 92...jump forward ten years to me seeing the Dragonlance logo on books hidden in a guest library of a corporate apartment building. Naturally I jumped at the chance to read about the characters who won many a round of Spellfire for me. Within a week I had consumed 1500 pages of Dragonlance goodness and thirsted for more.
As I understand it, Dragonlance was the first D&D expansion and was introduced with the first trilogy of Dragonlance books. RA Salvatore wrote a prologue in the latest Dragonlance novel praising Margaret Weis and noting how she inspired his writing.
So what am I getting at? With all the fanfare surrounding the Dragonlance world and its locales, why hasn't a game based in the Dragonlance world been made yet? Eberron, a brand spanking new world gets two games but DL is still unrepresented in the interactive entertainment world.
I love Forgotten Realms and its denizens. I'm sure Eberron will be a fun place to adventure in, but Dragonlance has so much that can be tapped to make an amazing videogame. Do you hear that Bioware, Obsidian, Atari? Give me a friggin' DL game!