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TSR Who's running the TSR3 social media accounts?

Ernie Gygax (before he and Stephen Dinehart accused the whole affair of being orchestrated by WotC and then deleted their Twitter accounts) indicated that Justin LaNasa was running the social media accounts for TSR3, Giantlands, and Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum.

After a full week of insults, barbed exchanges, and problematic statements from all three accounts, the following has been posted by somebody who identified themselves as "Michael", suggesting that Justin LaNasa is no longer with the company (which seems unlikely), leaving many on social media to question whether "Michael" exists. The new TSR3 was founded by LaNasa, Stephen Dinehart, and Ernie Gygax, and despite the acrinomious social media activity, the former two founders' names have largely escaped much of the criticism.

UPDATE -- the below tweets now appear to have been deleted.

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Around the same time, the header above the available events at the Dungeon Hobby Shop Museum website was altered to read: "Most role playing games will be played in old school fashion so if you're easliy offended or Rude ! DO NOT PLAY !" (sic)

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So who is TSR3 co-founder Justin LaNasa? He was an American politician who ran for office in 2014 and 2020, and who was involved in a minor scandal during the latter campaign.

 
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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

imagineGod

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Challenging moderation - you have earned yourself a week away from EN World.
And there it is.
And did I name one person? Harassment is targeted.

Ernie Gygax is targeted repeatedly by name and is not here to defend himself. Is this what social media has turned into now?
 

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Sacrosanct

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Or the ridicule I read on this very thread against Michael ? Is that somehow good for our community? That Michael cannot be a human who got upset by the scorn online and stopped posting on social media for TSR?
This Michael person (if they exist) was hired as a PR professional. If they stopped the literal job they were hired for because people are upset at TSR3, then they are in the wrong job mate. 🤷‍♂️
 


Steampunkette

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And the Satanic Panic is the model of behavior you wish to justify as civilized behavior good for human dociturs?
I think this is a very telling thing. The satanic panic was a group of intentionally misled and foolish people who were actively lied to about what D&D was responding without any form of critical thought or exploration of evidence.

You are comparing that to a person making a series of terrible statements, a bunch of people seeing those terrible statements, and a bunch of people reacting to those terrible statements.

These two things are not equal, by any stretch of the imagination. It's very much an equivocation. Un attempt to say that both sides are wrong because they're doing it the wrong way...

What, pray tell, is the right way to rebuke Ernie Gary Gygax for his transphobic comments, and the company for the same?
 





I never said those harassers should be banned. Yet those harassing Ernie want him banned.

Ernie Gygax is not TSR Games. He may be a shareholder but he is a real human.

Those people claim Ernie hurt, what are their names? Which individual did Ernie directly target dirrctly. I have not seen any evidence yet, just a witch hunt in the public square outside the law.
I understand your frustration, but unfortunately Ernie does not care to understand others', family, friends, those he mocked or offended, the list goes on. His family and closest friends will be there to pick up the pieces after this shame-filled travesty that should not have happened ends. There are no courts but the social kind to hold him, his actions and words, his partner's actions and words, the whole rotten assemblage, accountable. His family pleaded with him; so did I. And instead he let loose the dogs of war. He stated to me in his last e-mail that he wished he could go back to better times. Well, he could have created better times instead of abandoning the concept as a passed by artifact. That was not his choice.

Edit: Did not notice mod intervention before posting. Sorry.
 
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Sacrosanct

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Publisher
Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm still struggling with this:

Ernie: I made this game for those people who have been picked on for believing in only two genders.
People: Wait, what? That sounds awfully transphobic
Ernie: Sorry, I guess I was raised right with my religious upbringing.
People: Wait, what? That's not an apology at all. Can't you just say trans women are women and trans men are men?
Dinehart: You're disgusting
TSR: Come game with us unless you're easily offended
People: What, what!?
ImagineGod: people need to stop bullying Ernie.

🤷‍♂️
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
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Make no mistake there is an effort to paint those critical of TSR as pure evil. You do not have to go far afield to find it either.
There are even topics created solely around how to attack people who have criticized TSR or Ernie, including but not limited to creating sock puppet after sock puppet on social media sites (like here, rpg.net, FB groups, etc) as some sort of weird DNS attack to overwhelm "leftists" with shout downs.
 


RFB Dan

Podcast host, 6-edition DM, and guy with a pulse.
There are even topics created solely around how to attack people who have criticized TSR or Ernie, including but not limited to creating sock puppet after sock puppet on social media sites (like here, rpg.net, FB groups, etc) as some sort of weird DNS attack to overwhelm "leftists" with shout downs.
I've always wondered why there are groups of people who think that the concept of treating people with basic human dignity and acceptance as being "leftist." Either way I suppose it's coming soon that we will have to roll for initiative again with these folks.
 


Make no mistake there is an effort to paint those critical of TSR as pure evil. You do not have to go far afield to find it either.
Yes, Gary Con has already lost followers. And so will I be labeled a traitor or whatever. Haven't even thought about it, really. Doesn't matter in the holistic picture of life. I know who I am and Gary Con will persist to a time unknown. And there are those who will be better for it and there will be those who will be bitter. Bitter or Better, that is the question and the answer.
 


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