TSR TSR3 Blames Widespread Pushback On WotC

In an unexpected turn of events, the primary individuals behind TSR3 have claimed the pushback they've received on social media and elsewhere was orchestrated by .... D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast (a company which has thus far remained completely silent on recent events).

TSR3 is run by Justin LaNasa, Stephen Dinehart, and Ernie Gygax. The controversy has been raging for over a week, since TSR3 announced itself with a press release.


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Stephen Dinehart and Ernie Gygax have since deactivated their Twitter accounts; Justin LaNasa doesn't appear to have one, but it is believed he is the person operating TSR3's Twitter account. A couple of days ago, Ernie Gygax posted about recent events on Facebook (note that he edited the post, but the original can be seen here).

I wish to state in the strongest terms that I never meant to hurt anyone of any race, creed or color. My video From the Bunker caused some to feel that they would not be welcome or would be looked down upon. That was never the intent, I was reacting to focus of modern role play into a more background and Role Play rather than the wargame that so made so many lives happy over 40 years ago.

As a gamer it meant that most of us were not worthy of any attention from others of our own age. We were Nerds. We were brainy-acks and others would snicker. Older classmen would ask to "borrow" something of ours to then pass back and forth a game of keep away. I used to receive some special attention from about 4 Juniors in my Freshman year. I played the Violin and often I began to wish that I had Super Powers, perhaps become a Giant.. I was far to shy and then embarrassed as attractive ladies would just lower the eyes while the jocks or other socially vibrant fellows had some fun at another geeky nerds expense. Thank goodness I grew 4 inches my junior year.

The only real comfort zone we all could share was a table in the lunch room. At least the fledgling TSR found fertile minds in those who had only those like us - gamers. Rather than have to risk embarrassing myself, since Phy Ed was going to force us to dance with those wonderful and yet scary girls. Well to get my Diploma I had to slave for a month to Mr. Gerber the head of the Phy Ed department. Fortunately I knew all about janitorial work as before D&D and TSR dad only made $5,000 as a Cobbler (five children) and we had food stamps and even free school lunches. Yes you had to go to the councilors office every week to collect your free lunch passes. Obviously you could feel all the eyes on you and the talk about....

Everyone has been welcome at my gaming table and multitudes of new friends have been created by the time spent playing the games we Love. Look at pictures of gaming on my site or anywhere I run games. Everyone is welcome, just like a Boot Hill game leave your guns at the bar until you leave town. If you come to the Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum Jeff R. Leason will show you courtesy and a smile and you will see that gaming with elder gamers is a safe and entertaining environment.


 
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Inxanity

Explorer
It's kind of weird that Junior and Dinehart had nearly identical messages in the OP post here (the only difference being that they added Ernie's father to his).

This whole thing has been bizarre enough, that I almost wonder if someone took control of their accounts to make those specific posts, and they got deleted as a way to stop a hacker or some such thing.
 



It's kind of weird that Junior and Dinehart had nearly identical messages in the OP post here (the only difference being that they added Ernie's father to his).

This whole thing has been bizarre enough, that I almost wonder if someone took control of their accounts to make those specific posts, and they got deleted as a way to stop a hacker or some such thing.

LaNasa is probably controlling them all and writing, or approving, all tweets and other social messages being posted. A lot of what seems to be coming from Ernie is probably being done in his name.
 

Ulfgeir

Hero
It's kind of weird that Junior and Dinehart had nearly identical messages in the OP post here (the only difference being that they added Ernie's father to his).

This whole thing has been bizarre enough, that I almost wonder if someone took control of their accounts to make those specific posts, and they got deleted as a way to stop a hacker or some such thing.
Possible, yes. Likely, maybe. But I think not.
 


Abstruse

Legend
Hilarious
As if WizCo would pay any attention to an OSR start-up

TSR3 is so far beneath Wizards they're not worth a retweet
Conspiring to organize a pushback? HA!

Prolly easier for Ernie to believe in some vast conspiracy than the idea he's a bigot that's hurting people
To put this in perspective:

Wizards of the Coast was just elevated from a subsidiary of Hasbro to one of their top-level divisions on parity with the toys and IP licensing branches because they were the most profitable division for the entire multibillion dollar multinational corporation. They just launched a licensed video game in early access, a multiplatform game developed in-house (WotC bought Tuque, who made Dark Alliance 3), have more video games in production including the open-world sci-fi original property from Archetype with the creators of Mass Effect in charge, a major studio release big-budget Hollywood film in production, and those are just the projects we know about...

...is supposedly threatened by the company squatting on trademarks they likely don't have any legal claim to using stolen copyrighted art who has no products for sale aside from dollar-store dice sets quintupled in price with a stolen logo slapped on them.
 




this is just another chapter in the rolling cluster of bad ideas, I hope they see a way out of this insanity pit if only because I would like to believe people are redeemable and other such joyful lies.
 



VelvetViolet

Adventurer
Religion/politics
Okay, now I'm really pissed at them. What a bunch of jerks! :mad: :mad:
We live in a world where China is flagrantly committing genocide and you think this nobody is a jerk? #firstworldproblems

This is absolute top-tier trashtainment. Who needs the Kardashians!

I hope this goes on forever.
I wish to any and all gods that may or may not exist that all these horrible exhausting cesspools end as quickly as possible.

a hategroup trying to make inroads into the gaming community.
The United States is not Nazi Germany. #firstworldproblems
 

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