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Title: National Tour and Limited-Edition Dungeons & Dragons Boxed Set Kick Off 25th Anniversary Celebration

Source: Business Wire, June 15th, 1999

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National Tour and Limited-Edition Dungeons & Dragons Boxed Set Kick Off 25th Anniversary Celebration

RENTON, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 1999--

-- Year-long celebration of the world's most renowned adventure game to launch July 10 in Spokane, Wash. --

In celebration of TSR Inc.'s 25th Anniversary, Wizards of the Coast Inc. will launch a nationwide tour onoring the Dungeons & Dragons(R) game and the legions of fans who play the game.

The TSR(R) Silver Anniversary Tour will travel to 10 different cities across the United States, bringing with it a variety of activities for both long-time Dungeons & Dragons players and newcomers to the adventure game hobby. Special events include celebrity author and game designer autograph sessions and Q&As, game demonstrations, game tournaments, contests (with prizes) and a "Gaming through the Ages" art exhibit featuring a nostalgic and historical look at the artwork and game tools associated with the Dungeons & Dragons game over the past 25 years. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item with them to be donated to a food bank in the local area.


Silver Anniversary Tour itinerary:

July 10 Spokane, Wash. Hastings--7706 N. Division

July 17 W. Los Angeles, Calif. Waldenbooks--Westside Pavilion, 10800 W. Pico Blvd.

July 31 College Station, Texas Hastings--2004 Texas Ave. S.

August 5 Milwaukee, Wis. Gen Con(R)Game Fair & Expo

August 14 Omaha, Neb. Borders Books & Music--4201 Dodge St.

August 21 Novi, Mich. Borders Books & Music--43075 Crescent Blvd.

August 28 Columbus, Ohio Media Play--7690 New Market Ct. Way

September 4 Waterford, Conn. Waldenbooks--Crystal Mall

September 11 Richmond, Va. B. Dalton--Chesterfield Towne Center

September 18 Charlotte, N.C. Media Play--8600 University City Blvd.

Event hours in each city are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

To continue the Silver Anniversary celebration, TSR will commemorate the occasion by releasing specially branded Silver Anniversary products throughout the year. The premium product will be a Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition boxed set to be unveiled at this year's Gen Con Game Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (August 4 - 8). The Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition boxed set will contain reproductions of such coveted items as the original B2 (Keep on the Borderlands), S2 (White Plume Mountain), G1 (Steading of the Hill Giant Chief), G2 (Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl), G3 (Hall of the Fire Giant King), I6 (Ravenloft(R)) and the original Dungeons & Dragons blue-bound rulebook. A previously unreleased first-edition adventure by Len Lakofka, a 32-page commemorative history book of TSR with an introduction by D&D creator Gary Gygax, and a new frameable art print painted by Jeff Easely round out the Silver Anniversary Collector's Edition boxed set. Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $59.95.

TSR continues to broaden the adventure game market by developing games to suit a variety of ages and interests. The Alternity(R) science fiction adventure game takes the player to fantastic worlds ranging from modern-day campaigns to far-future space operas. Using elegant, all-encompassing game mechanics and a system that emphasizes character skills and abilities, the Alternity game is fast playing and easy to learn. The Introduction to the Alternity Game boxed set, to be released later this year, is the starting point for learning how to play the Alternity adventure game. It introduces new players to a dynamic science fiction universe where they control the action. TSR also released the Marvel Super Heroes(TM) Adventure Game. With madcap mayhem and action-packed adventures straight from the pages of Marvel comics, The Marvel Universe comes alive in this dynamic adventure game. Simple rules and a wealth of strategy are provided; add imagination and super stunts and delve into the roles of legendary champions of justice and icons of super human ability such as Spider-Man, Wolverine and Iron Man. Players can enhance their campaigns with adventure modules and guides such as Reed Richards Guide to Everything and the X-Men Roster Book.

For 25 years Dungeons & Dragons products have been the benchmark for adventure game excellence. These games have appealed to the ever-expanding population of fans because the focus is not on fierce competition, but on imagination and communal storytelling. 

Introduced in 1974, the original Dungeons & Dragons game continues to be played by millions of people worldwide and has led to the creation of the billion-dollar adventure game industry. The game provides rules for interacting in a group-driven, storytelling experience in a fantasy world filled with magic, fierce dragons and brave knights.

Wizards of the Coast is a leading developer and publisher of entertainment products, including the popular Pokemon(TM)(a) and world's bestselling Magic: The Gathering(R) trading card games. Wizards of the Coast(R) subsidiaries include TSR Inc., Five Rings Publishing Group Inc. and The Game Keeper Inc. Headquartered just outside of Seattle, Wizards of the Coast has international offices in Antwerp, Paris, Milan, London and Beijing. For more information on Wizards of the Coast, visit the company's website at (www.wizards.com).

WIZARDS OF THE COAST and Magic: The Gathering are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast Inc. TSR, Dungeons & Dragons, D&D, Ravenloft, Alternity and Gen Con are registered trademarks of TSR Inc. TSR Inc. is a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast Inc. (c)1999 Wizards of the Coast Inc. 

Marvel Super Heroes and the names and distinct likenesses of all characters mentioned are trademarks of Marvel Characters Inc., and used under license.

(a)(c)1995, 1996 and 1998 Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK. Pokemon is a trademark of Nintendo.


Wizards of the Coast Inc.

Jenny Bendel, 425/204-2670



 BW0192 JUN 15,1999



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