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TSR Games – GiantLands: Interview with James M. Ward, setting the record straight.

by 07.09.2021

James M. Ward, sits down to talk GiantLands, TSR Games, and what the actual game is about, and how it’s played. His credits include Gamma World, Metamorphosis Alpha, Deities and Demigods (DND 1e), many books, adventures, and more.

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00:00 Banning GiantLands like the Satanic Panic
01:30 How can TSR Games be evil and terrible?
01:52 People over 40s want the fun back
02:10 Gary Gygax’s designs to be celebrated
03:00 Read my game before you pass judgement
03:30 How did Jim start on the game?
04:20 A Noble Goal remember Gygax
05:45 Background of GiantLands the game itself
07:27 GiantLands the Theme Park
08:34 Environmentalism in GiantLands
09:24 Ley Magic and Ley Lines, the magic system
11:00 Combat system using Percentile Dice
12:00 Simplicity in the mechanics
12:40 Storing Ley magic in weapons and armor
14:00 Gary Gygax on having fun and looking at competition
15:00 Sigils, eight different powers given by Gaia
16:00 Cosplay element in the TTRPG, a novel acting element
18:30 The amusement park plan
19:10 The Squirrel Tower Adventure
19:50 Greatest Gygaxian Design Principles
20:35 What’s in the box?

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