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Nov 9, 2021

Gaming historian Jon Peterson works through the unhappy but fascinating drama of Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, and TSR to bring us the facts of it all regarding the two most important personalities and the most important company in RPG history. The legal battles over royalties and ownership of Dungeons & Dragons and TSR itself. What is a game, legally? The Eggbert Incident and its effect on TSR’s financials. Inflated number reporting and lavish expenditures. Gary Gygax walks into the ambush at Sheridan Springs thinking he has all the bullets. Lorraine Williams’s impact on financials by the numbers. Arneson’s last day at TSR. What discovery surprised Jon during his research? Some Sam Witwer love. More!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #250 - 11/9/2021

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SHOW NOTES

Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons & Dragons
https://www.amazon.com/Game-Wizards-Dungeons-Dragons-Histories/dp/0262542951/

The Ambush at Sheridan Springs: How Gary Gygax Lost Control of Dungeons & Dragons
https://medium.com/@increment/the-ambush-at-sheridan-springs-3a29d07f6836

Game Wizards: TSR Financials
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2021/09/game-wizards-tsr-financials.html

Game Wizards: TSR Staffing
https://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2021/09/game-wizards-tsr-staffing.html

Game Wizards: D&D Development Timeline
https://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2021/10/game-wizards-d-development-timeline.html

Trying to Be Kind Podcast (they are working through The Elusive Shift by Jon)
https://tryingtobekind.podbean.com/

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

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