>In 1984, Gygax was alerted to the fact that TSR was $1.5 million in debt and the Blumes were looking for a buyer.
>In an attempt to bring new investment money into the company, Gygax asked Flint Dille to arrange a meeting with his sister, Lorraine Williams.
>Kevin's brother Brian had a longstanding stock option which he triggered; both Blume brothers then sold their stock to Williams, making her the majority shareholder.
>However, she supposedly disdained gaming, viewing herself as superior to gamers.
>playing games was forbidden at the company
>the vast majority of the products were not playtested.
>Gygax sold his remaining stock and left TSR.:18
>Bob Abramowitz of Five Rings Publishing Group met with Williams and was able to negotiate and secure an option to purchase TSR, using funding from Wizards of the Coast.
>With no viable financial plan for TSR's survival, Williams sold the company to Wizards of the Coast in 1997.