Does TSR3 Have Nazi Connections?

Evidence has been compiled by an anonymous website which suggests that TSR3's Star Frontiers: New Genesis (Star Frontiers being one of the trademarks under legal 'dispute' with WotC right now) is written by an author with extreme Nazi sympathies. https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-full-glorious-history-of-nutsr.684697/ I'm not going to directly post the hateful images and tweets here...

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Evidence has been compiled by an anonymous website which suggests that TSR3's Star Frontiers: New Genesis (Star Frontiers being one of the trademarks under legal 'dispute' with WotC right now) is written by an author with extreme Nazi sympathies.


I'm not going to directly post the hateful images and tweets here because the content is extreme. It's one of the most focused outpourings of hate that I've personally seen.

But there is a website [CONTENT WARNING -- I need to post the link as evidence but I honestly do not recommend that you click on it] where somebody has anonymously and comprehensively compiled screenshots which indicate that a Twitter feed called 'DaveFilmsUS' (that they allege belongs to New Genesis author Dave Johnson) is filled with hate speech and Nazi imagery. These tweets include racist, homophobic, and transphobic content, along with Nazi and white supremacy memes. There are images of swastikas, and messages about the 'replacement' of white people. The tweets cover a long period of time, going back to at least 2017. They are extreme.

Star Frontiers: New Genesis is a book whose existence many doubt. It shows up as 'sold out' on TSR3's webstore on Dungeon Hobby Shop. Earlier this year, TSR3 posted manipulated images of piles of books (below) made to look like they were Star Frontiers stock. To the best of my knowledge, nobody has seen this book. The game was announced in June 2021.

Meanwhile, Star Frontiers owner Wizards of the Coast continues to sell the game on DriveThruRPG. TSR3 attempted legal action against WotC last year with the goal of claiming ownership of some of WotC's IP; WotC responded with a countersuit which is still ongoing.

Johnson, who runs Dave Johnson Games, also publishes an ezine called Alarms & Journeys, a name presumably 'inspired' by the the well-known zine Alarums and Excursions by the award-winning game designer Lee Gold. Alarums and Excursions has been running since 1975, and is still published to this day.

TSR3 is run by Justin LaNasa (a tattooist, weapon designer, and briefly a politician who refers to himself as Sir Justin LaNasa), who sent (real) TSR alumnus Tim Kask profane messages in January of this year. TSR3 is the third company to bear the name, and is in no way connected to the TSR which published Dungeons & Dragons from the 1970s to the 1990s.

WotC's countersuit against TSR3, which names the company and Justin LaNasa personally, currently remains ongoing.

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I'm not going to look at the twitter feed. Has anyone seen any real evidence of the allegation made by the anonymous person on that website?

The posts and allegations collected on the website are still on the Twitter feed. @DLIMedia and I have both posted evidence that the Twitter account matches up with Dave's other (verified, current) social media accounts. There are even a couple of photos and videos from the Twitter feed that are pretty clearly Dave if you compare them to other photos he had online.

There aren't a lot of dots that need to be connected. This was not a Twitter account that Dave kept anonymous or tried to hide, it's just one that he hasn't used in a while.
 
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hunter1828

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That's an unhealthy tract. Advocating or implying imprisonment or government censorship for bad thought is overplaying your hand, as you have no way to actually make it happen and anyone with even the slightest sympathy for them will view them as slightly more reasonable for receiving such comments. Making this an existential "it's us or them" issue is what these bastards want, don't give it to them.
It IS an "us or them" issue, and they are the ones that made it so long ago. They are actively promoting murder and genocide. You can't counter that with flowers and peace signs, no matter how much you might want to.
 


Mistwell

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I'm not going to look at the twitter feed. Has anyone seen any real evidence of the allegation made by the anonymous person on that website?
Apparently the pictures between the two are the same person, and happened at a date before any motive to copy or spoof anything could have existed (years ago). Also, both accounts post the same things sometimes, at the same dates and almost same time, with location tracking left on at both accounts showing they're posting from the same town. So yeah, seems like pretty good evidence they're the same person.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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A repeat of what happened a few years ago with Judge's Guild... Bob Bledsaw II revealed his racist, bigoted alt-right side and ended any chance of JG ever returning to prominence.

Surprisingly, this is worse.
Missed that. Shame. JG put out some killer stuff in the early days of FRPGs.
 


Mistwell

Crusty Old Meatwad (he/him)
It IS an "us or them" issue, and they are the ones that made it so long ago. They are actively promoting murder and genocide. You can't counter that with flowers and peace signs, no matter how much you might want to.
The history of non-violent resistance to oppression says you're incorrect. Love and peace messages can and have countered oppression at the highest level - governments, wars, groups have all been defeated with it. Not every time and it's not a guarantee. But the idea non-violence peaceful response to political oppression cannot result in changes for the better is not in line with the history of non-violent resistance.
 



hunter1828

Butte Hole Surfer
The history of non-violent resistance to oppression says you're incorrect. Love and peace messages can and have countered oppression at the highest level - governments, wars, groups have all been defeated with it. Not every time and it's not a guarantee. But the idea non-violence peaceful response to political oppression cannot result in changes for the better is not in line with the history of non-violent resistance.
Non-violent, peaceful responses to political oppression can absolutely work and have absolutely worked.
But these turd blossoms are not, in fact, the government and therefore this is not about political oppression. This is about not being murdered by deranged lunatics. Smacking them on the nose with a newspaper and saying, "NO!" just isn't cutting it, else we wouldn't be in this situation.
 

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