Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Warehouse in Wisconsin where TSR kept its Archives

Zarak the Half-Orc (and friends) Halloween costume mentioned in the article

Interesting new Wizards.com article today:


A Confessions of a Full-Time Wizard column by Shelly Mazzanoble

"As it turned out, there was a lot more of this stuff. Apparently it all came from a warehouse in Wisconsin where TSR kept its archives. Recently we had it all sent here and, well, let’s just say . . . wow. People, within those walls were miles and miles of D&D memories from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Books, magazines, minis, action figures, and computer and analog games. The items at my desk barely scratched the surface of what other boxes around the rest of the office held."

"Now, there is a plan for a large chunk of this treasure trove, and you’ll find out about that soon. But as for the duplicates, well, R&D had other ideas. Apparently later that day, anyone who wanted to add these little gems to their home collections could enter their name into a draft. At a designated time, they’d run down the order, taking turns picking until everything was spoken for. This had “awesome” written all over it."

What's the secret plan - an exhibit? A museum? Using the books to make high quality scans for new pdfs or reprints for sale? Something for the 40th anniversary of OD&D (1974)?

Thanks to Contrarian for posting a link to this on the Acaeum.

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