22 Years Ago I Saved D&D, Today I Want to Save the Open Gaming License

Ryan S. Dancey
10 min readJan 13

In the late 1990s, the company that created Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s first tabletop roleplaying game was dying. I was a part of the solution — a sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast; subsequently I become an employee at Wizards of the Coast. In late 1998 I became the head of the roleplaying business and in 1999 I was made the VP of Tabletop Roleplaying Games and…