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Old 06-25-2021, 09:01 AM   #1
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Being the Grognard that I am, I'm very encouraged by a reconstituted TSR. In addition to RPGs, I'd like to see them get back in the boardgame business. For instance, Tom Wham is sitting on a trove of unpublished games that I would love to play if they only had a home.
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Old 06-25-2021, 10:01 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2021, 06:53 PM   #3
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Being the Grognard that I am, I'm very encouraged by a reconstituted TSR. In addition to RPGs, I'd like to see them get back in the boardgame business. For instance, Tom Wham is sitting on a trove of unpublished games that I would love to play if they only had a home.
This isn't the "real" TSR - the original no longer exists, and the only real connection to the original is that the crew worked for or was related to those who worked for the original TSR.

Plus they've appropriated the artwork that remains property of Wizards, as the owner of the original IP, and registered it as their own trademarks, while having admitted they don't have any rights from the original.

Basically, it looks like Ernie Gygax et al setting themselves up for a major bit of litigation to me. (Sure, the trademark was abandoned, but the neat thing about artwork based trademarks is that the mark itself is also copyrighted art.)
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Old 06-27-2021, 02:29 AM   #4
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For extra confusion, this new entity (https://tsr.games/, Ernie Gygax and others, Twitter @tsr_games) appears to be entirely unrelated to the slightly older "TSR" revival that got Merle Rasmussen to write a new edition of Top Secret (https://topsecretnwo.com, Twitter @tsrgames).
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:04 PM   #5
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And it's turned ugly:
https://gizmodo.com/tsr-games-distan...the-1847203067
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Old 10-10-2022, 12:41 PM   #6
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It's got uglier, and far more complicated. The owner of EnWorld is maintaining a timeline, and a lengthy discussion thread has grown from it.
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Old 10-25-2022, 04:17 PM   #7
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It's got uglier, and far more complicated.
That's putting it mildly.
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Old 11-14-2022, 06:43 PM   #8
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Just read all that. Too bad it has to be that way but money almost always makes problems of some sort. This ain't 1980, and it ain't my D and D (I am a Dad so..).
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