See, most of this I didn't learn till WELL after the fact. A simple 'Thanks for making the game' email to Gary Gygax in '01 was the first I'd ever heard of him getting kicked out of TSR. (Yeah no internet till '98 for me) I knew the quality of the settings really took a nose dive and then abruptly I stopped receiving my monthly Dragon. I gave it a couple months then called. Jesse Decker was answering the phones then and told me it would be a while. That's when I started buying up all the stuff I could find... then 6 months pass and BOOM a new dragon magazine appeared in my mail box! All was right with the world again! What's this? TSR was sold? picked up by Wizards of the Coast?? Don't they make that card game? These were my thoughts at the time but ultimately I didn't care because I had my Dragon back and new products were hitting the shelves... That was the sum total of my knowledge at the time. I still think it's funny that Jesse Decker was answering phones in the subscription department then.