Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association

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The Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association (LGTSA) was a prominent wargaming club active in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin during the early 1970s.

History[edit]

At its inception around February and March 1970, it was originally known as the Lake Geneva Tactical Games Association, though this name gave way to 'LGTSA' within weeks.[1] Its early membership included Gary Gygax, Terry and Rob Kuntz, Ernie Gygax, Jeff Perren, Mike Reese, Leon Tucker, and Don Kaye.[2] The group usually met weekly in Gygax's basement.[3][4] Brian Blume joined the LGTSA in the summer of 1973.[5] When Gygax and Kaye founded Tactical Studies Rules (later TSR, Inc.) in 1973 to publish Dungeons & Dragons, they echoed part of the name of the LGTSA in the name of their new company; Blume later soon joined the partnership. The LGTSA continued to exist as a wargaming group well after the publication of Dungeons & Dragons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Jon (2012). Playing at the World. San Diego CA: Unreason Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0615642048. 
  2. ^ Livingstone, Ian (August–September 1979). "White Dwarf interviews Gary Gygax". White Dwarf. London: Games Workshop (14): 23–24. 
  3. ^ "Gary Gygax". The Economist. March 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ La Farge, Paul (September 2006). "Destroy All Monsters". The Believer Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. 
  5. ^ Peterson, Jon (2012). Playing at the World. San Diego CA: Unreason Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0615642048.