The original letter seems to have been something to do with TSR's refusal to join GAMA, and the negative effects he believes this would have on the hobby, not being properly unionised. It all ties in to the conflict between Origins and Gen Con over who's the top convention. They seem to have been trying to divide the hobby into firms that attend one, and firms that attend the other. In retrospect it all seems a bit petty, but I'm sure it was deadly serious at the time.So what's Gary's beef this time around?
Loved the Cooshee. As for the valley elf, they were common around here (now grugach, they were the unused ones). Of course everyone I knew played them using valspeak.Dragon Issue 67: November 1982
Features creatures is in an elven mood this month. We get the Grugach, or wild elves, and Cooshee, aka elven dogs. Plus another elven subrace that thankfully never made it into common use, the valley elf. I guess that name just has too many wrong connotations for people to put into their games without players having giggles. A far more serviceable contribution than his celestial creations.
The cover in question: http://index.rpg.net/pictures/show-pic.phtml?picid=8444Dragon Issue 68: December 1982
104 pages. Another extra large christmas episode. Nice. After more than a year of 84 pagers, I was starting to wonder when there would next be a size increase. The cover's nothing much to shout about this time, however. Oh well, hopefully the contents'll make up for that.