“Don’t start none, won’t be none.”
As of yesterday it looks like NuTSR or TSR 3.5 won’t be a thing moving forward. To that I say, good riddance.
This is going to be a short post, but if you’re interested in diving into the complex history of TSR and its successors, I suggest reading Morrus’s En World TSR history post. Morrus paints an accurate timeline of the messy history of NuTSR, their missteps in the community, and an inkling of the kind of people who ran the company. (Spoiler: They weren’t good.)
First off, let me say that I’m happy NuTSR is folding. The TTRPG gaming space doesn’t have room for the kind of bigoted games they were developing or their insensitive personalities, and this once again proves the point that kindness and inclusion are not only a good human things to do, but economically sound business practices as well.
While I don’t wish them any bad karma—I think WotC’s lawsuit is enough—I do hope they rethink their next foray into this space and how they’ll interact with the gaming community writ large.
Well, that’s it! Told you it would be short. Thanks for coming to my slightly condensed
TED Talk rant.
Until next time!