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The W - Print - RIP Dave Arneson
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Since: 2.1.02
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I'm not sure how I missed this one, but Dave Arneson, co-creator of D&D passed away (kotaku.com) earlier this week. I'm just old and geeky enough to remember Blackmoor and Arneson's much lighter approach to D&D. At the time, I preferred Gygax's more rules bound approach because it was easier for young gamers to use than was Arneson's more seat of the pants approach. Now, I have a much greater appreciation for Arneson's desire for us to just have fun, something that's seemingly lacking in the latest iterations of D&D.

While he doesn't get nearly enough credit, he's another RPG pioneer gone.

Tim



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I saw what I thought was a pretty good tribute (and explanation for what he did) at:
http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0644.html
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