Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Gail Gygax Call to Action - Paul Stormberg is Hosting an AMA from 1 to 3 PM Eastern re: Gary's Unpublished Works and More

Hey, look! Gail Gygax has something she wants us to share!
Gail Carpenter Gygax 
6 hrs ·  
For those interested in hearing about what the future holds for Garys unpublished works and more, Paul Stormberg will be hosting a reddit site in the rpg area under PaulStormberg from 12 -2 cst. 
This is our initial interview and you can feel free to ask Paul questions. 
He has been quite busy cataloging all the IP and is the creative directer and more for Gygax Games. 
Please share
Gail didn't give a link so this might help: https://www.reddit.com/search?q=PaulStormberg

Now, why ANYONE would do an Ask Me Anything (AMA) from 1 PM until 3 PM on a Wednesday afternoon (short window in the middle of a workday afternoon) is beyond me. It seems akin to the government releasing bad news late on a Friday so few actually hear about it.

Still, I AM sharing this out and maybe some Taverners will have some excellent questions :)


  1. With Paul involved, I am cautiously optimistic. Were the material not languishing for more than a decade, I would be merely optimistic.

  2. We’re seriously back to the “Gary told Gail exactly how he wanted his Castle Greyhawk material released and Gail is just trying to fulfill his wishes” line? If Gary wanted to pull his IP from the Trolls, why did he keep working with them? Why would he leave instructions to pull the IP resulting in lots of writers and artists being left in the lurch? What a joke. I don’t know Gail and I didn’t know Gary, but I know common sense and credibility. This saga just never stops being sad and tragic.

  3. I blogged about some of the Greyhawk details from the AMA @ https://grodog.blogspot.com/2019/01/paul-stormberg-reddit-ama-gygax-manuscript-archive.html

    While digging around writing the post, I found that the Gygax Games site had a facelift, and includes a picture of a previously-unseen Castle Greyhawk level too (see the "Gary's Archive" page on the GG site, or my blog post too).


  4. Maybe you should get to know Gail so that you can get a better sense of what's going on? Just saying.

  5. I doubt that’s realistic. “Hey, Gayle. You don’t know me, but I’m a guy from the internet who you have annoyed. How about we get together for coffee so you can explain yourself?” I don’t think that’s going to fly. Anyway, I’m pretty comfortable with my convictions on this. Either Gary made plans to screw his business partners or he didn’t. I know which possibility is more likely. I wish Gail (and the rest of Gary’s family) all the best, but, to quote Dr. Phil, please don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

  6. If you want to talk to Gail, she frequents Grandma Vickies Cafe in Lake Geneva and they know her there. And if it makes you feel any better, I promise not to pee on your leg and tell you it's raining. :)

    1. I frequent the Grandstand Pub in Elmhurst NY for lunch. I don't think Gail is making the trip out east and the next time I get to Lake Geneva will be for Gary Con. No trips to town as I'll have no car ;)

    2. Erik, if, during Gary Con, you had an in person meeting between you and Gina and Gail, I would happily be your driver.

      In any case, I may have to try Grandma Vickies. I've always been a Simple man.

  7. That's a bummer because I'd absolutely love to meet you someday.


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