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D&Ds "other" creator passed away.RIP Dave Arneson

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D&Ds "other" creator passed away.RIP Dave Arneson

PostAuthor: bolo » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:05 pm ... ve-Arneson

I have to admit, I'm not really up on the history of D&D, so when I saw this I had no idea who Arneson was till I did some reading..The first time I ever really heard of the game was as a kid when I saw Tom Snyder interview Gygax on his original "Tommorrow" show right after The Tonight Show with Johny Carson ( yep I'm old).

Kudos and fond farewell to a guy who had a part in starting this goofy hobby we have and love in all it's various forms.

Massawyrm over at AICN also did a piece on him here ( but the headline they have about him failing his save against cancer seems kinda distasteful and disrespectful) as well as the folks over at scifi wire ... ve-arn.php

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PostAuthor: Hamlet » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:09 pm

Both are gone now ... :?
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PostAuthor: Kandi_Nulein » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:01 pm

Aww man that sux. I used to own some Judges Guild stuff these guys wrote along with the first ed DnD. I met Garry at a GenCon once too, nice guy...
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PostAuthor: Zar'roc » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:52 pm

im a leafling, so i do not know who he is, but from reading the passage, he did a very great thing. god bless :(
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PostAuthor: Jo' d » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:17 pm

Adios Dave...

I met him through a mutual friend in the early 80's, gamed with him a few times, he was still bitter at the feud between he and Gygax. And though I never heard Gary's side of the story, there was defrinately something real about Daves side that rang of truth and sincerity. Im glad they patched it up in the end.. He was the first admitted Warlock I had ever met And though he had served in Nam about the same time, his scarring from the Phoenix program was haunting.


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PostAuthor: Cushman » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:59 pm

Well dang. :/
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PostAuthor: loki70 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:03 pm

Leave it to OOTS to pay homage.
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PostAuthor: Alexandru Stanicu » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:21 am

farewell and thank you
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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:51 am

As the saying goes, 'Without whom.........' :wink:

Thankyou Dave and thankyou Gary. :respekt:

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