As for Ernie and his possible actions at !TSR. A child can get a car to go but can they drive it?
Ernie does hold partial responsibility for the dumpster fire that TSR has become, both by associating his name with their products and with his own toxic comments. However, it is not his responsibility to "destroy" or end the madness that is TSR3. If he were a wise man, which it seems he is very much not, he would apologize for his own comments and end his involvement with LaNasa. But that wouldn't put a stake in this nosferatu.I am reminded of a quote from Dune: "The power to destroy a thing is the absolute control over it." I think Ernie Gygax could stop nuTSR if he wanted to. If he pulled his name off the company it would destroy the ethos of the brand, the museum, TSR Con, and the Dungeon Crawl game. If an unknown local politician with a tattoo shop in North Carolina and no known game or products suddenly claimed to be the #1 name in OSR, would anyone even listen?
They did, but then also said they’d gotten that fixed.I'm just mystified they didn't take the obvious easy route and blame nebulous "supply chain issues" for the delay, as practically every other company on the planet has done in the last couple years.
It's like LaNasa is even incompetent at being incompetent.
Huh, love the name-dropping of "Gary Gygax Jr." . . . . that is technically his name, but he's always gone by his first name, Ernie. I wonder how much of Ernie is truly in this product, other than his name on the cover, which is more a callback to his father than acknowledging his own contributions (if any) to Giantlands.I guess some people got their Giantlands books.
I think it's sad some folk think it's !TSR's.
"Their not False Statement Rod!" is truly destined to be the next "All your base are belong to us."