With the recent news that broke in the last week that TSR was making a comeback that would include several of the employees of the company from “back in the day”, along with Gary Gygax’s oldest son Ernie in the fold, James Ward made this statement on his Facebook page this morning:
This is interesting for a few reasons. For one, the website lists James as a part of this new endeavor. And secondly, this was posted up on the TSR Discord by ‘TheDarrenS’ yesterday afternoon:
In this cover art that looks to be part of their first launch title, you can clearly see James Ward as being credited as creator/writer for whatever piece in the game this is supposed to be, whether it’s a supplement, adventure or some type of core book for the game?
So is TSR listing James as part of this new company to help bolster buzz and create interest? James is definitely still a beloved figure in the OSR community for his time at TSR and for his other projects since.
On top of that, we have the CEO of this new iteration of TSR apparently making public statements about OSR blogger and podcaster Tenkar from Tenkar’s Tavern. Some interesting developments for sure as this latest venture looks to hopefully clarify things as it looks to move forward?
I would say things are off to a rocky start for TSR. More to come…
As always, leave a comment with your thoughts. Until next time, LLAP!