So, a while back I was interviewed for a piece by Ben Riggs of GEEK AND SUNDRY, an rpg website whose focus seems to range from the era of Gygax days through Third Edition. They were putting together a piece on the TSR buyout and contacting various people who'd been there at the time. My perspective is a slightly unusual one, given that I was there before and after but not during. However, I gave them my uncensored opinion and waited to see the results. And here it is: an article that ranges from the creation of D&D through the collapse of TSR, the buyout by WotC, the 'Open Gaming' license, and the rise of Paizo. I'm not directly quoted but it's nice to see my name among the acknowledgments at the end.
Here are the links to the three parts that make up the piece:
current reading: a life of A. A. Milne by Ann Thwaite (1990)
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