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TSR Just when you thought it was all over.... now there’s a fourth TSR!

In the story that will never end, after having this week turned itself into Wonderfilled, Inc, and deleted its Twitter account, TSR is BACK AGAIN! Like again, again, again, again. Complete with old-school logo! And Michael appears to actually exist!

Michael K. Hovermale says in a press release that an unnamed individual (I’m guessing Stephen Dinehart) apparently ran all the social media accounts for TSR, Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum, Ernie Gygax, Justin LaNasa, and Giantlands. He goes on to say that this person has been replaced, and that all posts on those social media accounts are "invalid". There's no mention of Stephen Dinehart's social media accounts though.

Dinehart has left TSR3, taking Giantlands with him. Given that Star Frontiers mentions have been quietly removed a week or so ago, that would leave TSR3.5 without any roleplaying game products, as far as I can tell.

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The existing (TSR3} website still says it's WONDERFILED (sic), Inc. However there’s now a NEW one at TSR Hobbies. We’ll call that TSR3.5 for now. I’m struggling to distinguish TSRs from tribbles at this point. They just keep on coming!


I don't really know what to say anymore, but my job is to report the news. So here's the news.

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TSR Appoints New Public Relations Officer; Responds to Social Media Mismanagement​

Lake Geneva, WI, July 09, 2021 --(PR.com)-- TSR has replaced the individual that was serving as both social media manager and information technology manager for TSR and The Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum. This individual was also the social media manager for Giantlands, Justin LaNasa, and Ernie Gygax.

All posts on all social media accounts for TSR and Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum should be considered invalid.

All posts on all social media accounts of Justin LaNasa and Ernie Gygax should be considered invalid.

TSR is in the process of recovering the social media accounts of TSR, The Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum, and the personal Twitter accounts of Justin LaNasa and Ernie Gygax.

Michael K. Hovermale
Public Relations Officer
TSR

Ernie Gygax:
“I wish to speak directly to the transgender community regarding this incident. The individual who was speaking to you on Twitter does not represent me or TSR in any way. Trans people are always welcome to play with us. Everyone is welcome at our table.”
Contact
TSR LLC
Michael K. Hovermale PR Officer
(209) 819-7504


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Russ Morrissey

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Dire Bare

Legend
Except they've confirmed they're publishing under WFD, which is... the exact same thing run by the exact same people?
I'm pretty sure that TSR3 (LaNasa & Gygax) continues . . . there is no TSR4 . . . and that Dinehart decided to leave TSR3 and take his toys (Giantlands) with him. Dinehart already had been using the Wonderfilled name, and decided to use it again to publish Giantlands. He obviously had the keys to the website, and took that with him too.

That leaves TSR3 with no products . . . other than some rebranded dollar store dice and some crappy kids books LaNasa wrote. And, the Hobby Shop "Museum" I suppose. But no games in the pipeline.

It's unclear if there was a falling out between Dinehart, LaNasa, and Gygax . . . they could all still be toxic buddies and supporting one another. It's hard to tell through the miasma of incompetence they all share.

Ultimately, Giantlands will be lucky if they even fulfill their kickstarter pledges plus the handful of pre-orders they may have gotten. The game will suck, and will soon disappear into the dustbin of dead games. Both Wonderfilled and TSR3 will deteriorate and fade away, with Dinehart, LaNasa, and E. Gygax having no real future in the TRPG hobby. As it should be. Sadly, Jim Ward will be more remembered for his support of regressive ideas and toxic individuals than his contribution to early D&D and TSR history.
 


CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Yeah, anyone daring to question the "New" Star Frontiers was immediately banned from the main Star Frontiers group on FB.

Make any remarks about how it won't actually be Star Frontiers except in name? Gone. Say anything negative about TSR3 at all? Gone.
Ugh, yuck.

I found two public Star Frontiers groups on FaceBook and neither one of them appear to be affiliated with TSR3, but I didn't dive in very deep (I try to limit my exposure to FB). The first is called "Star Frontiers: Alive & Well," with 3.8K members and created July 19 2009. The other is called "Inclusive Star Frontiers" with 172 members, created on June 27 2021.
 




Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Huh? There’s absolutely overlap between TERFs and other anti-trans groups…
While “zero” may be hyperbolic overstatement, my understanding is that TERFs, despite their intolerance, are largely left wing, and probably mostly female. The others are rlargely males on the right.

The intersections between these group will be slivers if not singular points.
 





Charlaquin

Goblin Queen
While “zero” may be hyperbolic overstatement, my understanding is that TERFs, despite their intolerance, are largely left wing, and probably mostly female. The others are rlargely males on the right.

The intersections between these group will be slivers if not singular points.
I don’t think that’s an accurate perception, but there isn’t really more we can discuss on the matter here.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
Remember that image next to the intelligence ability description in the 1e PHB? The one with the smart wizard and the one wearing a dunce cap? I think we know which one are these guys.
 
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Steampunkette

Shaper of Worlds
While “zero” may be hyperbolic overstatement, my understanding is that TERFs, despite their intolerance, are largely left wing, and probably mostly female. The others are rlargely males on the right.

The intersections between these group will be slivers if not singular points.
Nnnnnnnnoooooooo... no. Nope.

Most TERFs are on the right. They tend to hold a few left-wing ideals close at heart (Specifically those related to equal pay for women, family leave rather than maternity leave, and an end to the pink tax) but they sit down at the table with the farthest right they can reach.

Take J.K. Rowling, for instance. She holds to a few left-side ideals, but for the most part supports the right wing because they agree with her Terfiness.

Terfs in the US are -massively- more likely to sit down with Marjorie Taylor Green than Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, even if AOC supports more of their overall platform as regards women's rights, because they're almost all One-Issue peeps.
 



billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
Take J.K. Rowling, for instance. She holds to a few left-side ideals, but for the most part supports the right wing because they agree with her Terfiness.
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That’s not correct. She holds more than a few left-side ideals. The whole issue of her views on transgender women has done more to alter perceptions than any of her other political views which have been solidly liberal.
 

That’s not correct. She holds more than a few left-side ideals. The whole issue of her views on transgender women has done more to alter perceptions than any of her other political views which have been solidly liberal.
Liberalism isn't left. It's at the centre; it's just that the right-wing in the USA is so far to the right that the liberals seem far-left in comparison, and so liberal=left seems to have entered the American vernacular. Outside of the USA, left is usually taken to mean communists, anarchists, democratic socialists, etc.

The farthest to the left that Rowling could conceivably be is somewhere around Tony Blair, which isn't very left.
 
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Nnnnnnnnoooooooo... no. Nope.

Most TERFs are on the right. They tend to hold a few left-wing ideals close at heart (Specifically those related to equal pay for women, family leave rather than maternity leave, and an end to the pink tax) but they sit down at the table with the farthest right they can reach.

Take J.K. Rowling, for instance. She holds to a few left-side ideals, but for the most part supports the right wing because they agree with her Terfiness.

Terfs in the US are -massively- more likely to sit down with Marjorie Taylor Green than Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, even if AOC supports more of their overall platform as regards women's rights, because they're almost all One-Issue peeps.
I have no idea how much traction TERFs in the USA have, as I never seem to hear about them, but the ones in the UK are way too eager to play nice with the Tories. I think a few of them have even sat down with out and out fascists. There was that "hyena of the Gestapo" thing on Twitter a week ago...
 

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