Wizards of the Coast
Renton, Washington State, USA
During my 2001
trip to Vancouver, Canada, I made a short detour south to Seattle.
Near Seattle lies the city of Renton - home to Wizards of the Coast, the
current maker of the Dungeons and Dragons game. The picture
above shows the Renton Transit Center, a bus station I visited on my way
to the current D&D headquarters. Unlike small peaceful, backwater
Lake Geneva, Renton is a sizeable city on the outskirts of the Seattle
area which is home to millions of people.
Wizards has a vast sprawling
building, far larger than the TSR building I visited in 1989. D&D
is only one of their many game related product lines. They are located
along a very busy main road, not far from other large, sprawling office
complexes of similar apparance such as those owned by Boeing.
Part of the above complex.
The purple logo says "Wizards" and the glass wall to the right of the logo
reveals a staircase and a huge model red dragon! I did not ask for,
nor was I given, a tour of this building. I did not even go inside.
I was simply too pressed for time and money at that point to stay for more
than a few minutes.