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Saturday, February 13, 2016

What Updates Do We Have about the Gygax Memorial Fund?

Remember when the hornets' nest was kicked at end of last November? Gail Gygax graciously offered to answer and address the community's questions and concerns about the Gygax Memorial Fund.

Now, maybe I've missed some answers over the last 2 1/2 months. With my current work schedule, that isn't out of the realm of possibilities. Here's the updates I've found:

Updated for the last 2 years of filing. Prior to the questions being raised, only tax returns through 2012 were posted although 2013 could be found elsewhere online (and I profusely thank The Tavern's Community for finding the 2013 return when they did)

One of the bigger questions, at least in my eyes, was how people got their names on the below page, especially after talking to a few who had NO IDEA they were linked to the fund.

After our questions, the page now looks like this:

I expected a purge of some names and titles. This was actually surprising. I have no doubt the new page is an accurate accounting of those actively involved in the Gygax Memorial Fund.

Now, the webstore still has no products in stock, The Tower of Gygax is still blank and the FAQ still lack questions and answers, but there has been some progress. As far as I can tell, there is still no "recent news" but maybe one of my readers has something they've stubbled across.


  1. Is that Michael "Dungeon Alphabet" Curtis, or another Mike Curtis?

  2. That Mike Curtis is the husband of Dianne Curtis, who is the sister of Gail. So yes everyone on the board is related to each other.

  3. I've looked into their accountant and, as a fellow professional? He's got a good pedigree and rock solid credentials. So SOMEONE over there is on the ball at least.