The fall of Gary Gygax, keeping tabs on Linux ports, and more

Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World, writes about the late days of Gary Gygax’s tenure at TSR, Inc., the company he co-founded to create Dungeons & Dragons. It’s a story that delves into labyrinthine stock strategies and ruthless board meetings, subjects that seem at odds with the imaginative role-playing game. After several years of astounding success, the company was forced to restructure after the tabletop gaming market bottomed out. After Gygax attempted to retain copyrights to his creative works and joked about resigning, he was asked to resign, and when he refused, was terminated from the company he had helped create.