TSR Games has rebranded to Solarian Games to avoid confusion and drama around TSR Games, a new company they distanced themselves from.
The TSR Games changing its name is the one that was founded in 2012 to honour Gary Gygax by Jayson Elliot, with the backing of the Gygax brothers, to run Gygax Magazine. However, the magazine came to an end after objections from Gail Gygax.
This year, the trademark on TSR Games lapsed and was bought by Justin LaNasa. LaNasa on-boarded Ernie Gygax and launched a new company, TSR Games (3), to push ahead with a TSR Museum, the overdue GiantLands RPG and other projects. In a bombshell of a YouTube interview, Ernie Gygax made a series of exclusionary remarks which resulted in people beginning to distance themselves from TSR Games (3).
As widely anticipated for TSR Games (2) to fulfil their promise and have nothing to do with TSR Games (3), they have changed their name.
However, the web store for the new Solarian Games isn’t quite there yet, although I would imagine it’ll follow in due course. For now, those wishing to buy products or gift certificates to support the 10-year-old small business would need to head to store.tsrgames.com. Since that site is not secure, Geek Native cannot recommend it.
However, Solarian Games still has a presence on DriveThruRPG. The catch? It’s still known as TSR Inc there, although you can see the new Solarian logo. Hopefully, the DriveThruRPG team will assist with a rebrand.
The DriveThruRPG isn’t as complete as the publishers own store, but Top Secret / New World Order is available as a PDF download for less than ten bucks.
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