Tagged: TSR

TSR Interviews: Bruce Heard, Frank Mentzer, Steve Winter

TSR Interviews: Bruce Heard, Frank Mentzer, Steve Winter

Random Wizard has done a set of three very interesting interviews with former TSR employees Bruce Heard, Frank Mentzer, and Steve Winter about TSR and the projects they worked on while at TSR. Bruce Heard Interview Frank Mentzer Interview Steve Winter Interview The Brown Box/Wee Warriors Cancer Fund Drive is on. 12 giveaway...

Publication of Microlite74 Will Continue

Publication of Microlite74 Will Continue

With the return of early D&D edition PDFs (find them at DNDClassics), I’ve had two emails asking me if Microlite74 will continue and one email bluntly telling me that I should stop publishing them so people will play more “real D&D”. I think I need to explain my plans for Microlite74. First, Microlite74...

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House! The Final Episode

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House! The Final Episode

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past few months (since last May), you are probably aware of the saga of former TSR staffer Karen Boomgarden attempt to keep her house from foreclosure. For those who are not familiar with her work at TSR, she was a editor with editor credit on...

Update: Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!

Update: Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!

If you saw my post yesterday (Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!) you know we are trying trying to raise money to help former TSR designer, developer and editor Karen Boomgarden keep her house. A non-gaming board Karen and I are on has raised over $1200 of the $2500 or so...

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!

Help a Former TSR Editor Keep Her House!

A good friend of mine who long time D&D players may know from her days as an editor (and occasional designer/developer) at TSR is having a very bad year and is about to loose her house unless she gets some funds. Karen Boomgarden did a lot of editing work at TSR back in...

TSR Era D&D vs WOTC Era D&D: Differences in Acceptable Play Style

TSR Era D&D vs WOTC Era D&D: Differences in Acceptable Play Style

I’ve noticed a difference in common play style between D&D in the TSR era and D&D in the WOTC era. While it is tempting to call this another “old school”/”new school” issue, I’m not sure that it is. The difference is in the types of player behavior that groups seem to find acceptable....

R.I.P. Jean Wells

R.I.P. Jean Wells

I’ve just found out that Jean Wells, TSR artist and the original voice of the “Sage Advice” column in The Dragon, passed away on January 25th. You can find more information here. While I never met Jean, I spoke to her on the phone at least once and exchanged a number of letters...

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

Wizards Ruin Encounters in D&D!

If you’ve read many forums or blogs where D&D is discussed over that past 8-10 years, you have probably heard many players complaining about wizards ruining encounters with spells like sleep or fire ball that take out large numbers of the opposition. While I expect to hear GMs (especially GMs who run more...