Wizards of the Coast Completes Acquisition of TSR Inc
  • Wizards of the Coast Completes Acquisition of TSR Inc


    In a blast from the past, WotC founder Peter Adkison shared this photo (courtesy Alex Kammer) of a press release from back in 1997, which surfaced while going through some old TSR files.


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    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      The RoboRally reference is funny. And I think that technically they where not playing D&D, but T&T.
    1. Aephix's Avatar
      Aephix -
      I don't even vaguely remember a BattleTech TCG.
    1. kenmarable's Avatar
      kenmarable -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aephix View Post
      I don't even vaguely remember a BattleTech TCG.
      Maybe you should check the CompuServe forum GO WiZARDS for more info on that!
    1. Eltab's Avatar
      Eltab -
      And it only took 20 years to finalize the deal? Somebody's lawyer has been ripping them off for extra fees...
    1. Yaztromo's Avatar
      Yaztromo -
      Momentous times...
    1. Scrivener of Doom's Avatar
      Scrivener of Doom -
      The best thing that ever happened to the D&D brand.
    1. jhallum's Avatar
      jhallum -
      Why does this acquisition still feel like yesterday? I mean, it's been 20 years...
    1. Von Ether's Avatar
      Von Ether -
      Is this the last vestiges of being pure geeky? Getting excited about the history of the hobby? I mean I get a kick out of it, but I don't personally know that many others that care.
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      Definitely a cool thing to see. It’s interesting that in 1997, the sole pop culture mention is that E.T. scene (nevermind that they don’t mention the cartoon). These days, it’d be a heck of a different story.

      One thing that’s driving me nuts is the line “Lake Geneva, Wis.-based.” The editor in me just wants them to type out the “consin” to avoid that “.-“
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ralif Redhammer View Post
      Definitely a cool thing to see. It’s interesting that in 1997, the sole pop culture mention is that E.T. scene (nevermind that they don’t mention the cartoon). These days, it’d be a heck of a different story.

      One thing that’s driving me nuts is the line “Lake Geneva, Wis.-based.” The editor in me just wants them to type out the “consin” to avoid that “.-“
      Oh, I thought they were referring to an ability score!
    1. Tanin Wulf's Avatar
      Tanin Wulf -
      Easy mistake to make... as someone who lived in Wisconsin for many years though, I can tell you you do not want to mistake Wisconsin for Wisdom. The two stats... so far apart.
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