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Editions War Part Four: 3/3.5e D&D

By the late 1990’s, TSR was in trouble. Despite having a firm basis in pen’n’paper RPGs, they fell behind Games Workshop and Wizards of the Coast in terms in volume sold. Despite not being in the same market as WotC at the time (they were focused on Magic the Gathering), and only tangentially competing with GW (whose Warhammer Fantasy RPG was available, but secondary to their miniatures), they made a push in the mid nineties to seize overall gaming supremacy, which backfired badly in 1996. Facing insolvency, TSR was forced to sell itself to WotC to remain in business.

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