The first part of my series shedding some light on what happened around the removal of the D&D Kids series from the Wizards of the Coast homepage was a three part interview with the author Uri Kurlianchik. He has given us some insight on what his motivations were, on posting the Buzz messages that where part of the uproar, and what D&D Kids is all about. He also blames a blogger, Kynn, to have deliberately caused all this. I’m currently in the process of trying to get some questions answered by her. But after all the accusations (from both sides) it’s quite difficult to do this in an impartial way. But I am in contact with her an hope to have some more information soon.
Meanwhile I finally got a response from Wizards of the Coast. Unfortunately it is quite short:
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate your request at this time.
Wizards of the Coast PR Team
Bam! That’s it. I don’t like it, but obviously WotC is not interested in giving us more wisdom about what happened. At least I did get a reply and don’t have to wait any longer. So from what I know until now I guess it’s just like they got all the e-mails and saw all the outrage and decided to mute this as fast and good as possible by just removing the articles. I’m not sure whether there has been a thorough assessment about the actual content of them. And now it’s back to normal, trying to forget what happened.