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Sad day for gaming - 4/10/2009 7:12:50 PM   
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David Arneson co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons has died at the age of 61.

I know Dave for many years and I will miss him greatly.

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/10/2009 7:43:08 PM   
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Not long after Gary Gygax, who must have been relatively young as well. Very sad. My condolences on your loss, Eric.

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/10/2009 7:59:10 PM   
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Yes, that's a great loss to the world of gaming! Between David Arneson and Gary Gygax, we were given something very special. Very sad.

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/10/2009 8:17:58 PM   
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Sorry to hear that E., my condolences. And at 61 ... gosh  

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/10/2009 10:47:41 PM   
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Sad news indeed.

Regards,

Grell

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/11/2009 12:01:13 AM   
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I use to go to the store in downtown Lake Geneva.  Also to the original Gen-con which was held at the small American Legion building in Lake Geneva, before UW Parkside, before Milwaukee, before Indianapolis.

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/11/2009 2:05:09 AM   
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Those 2 men made such a HUGE difference in my life. They created an outlet for my fantasies. They made magic and dragons come real. 

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/11/2009 3:24:48 AM   
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I experianced great fantasy fun because of these two mens creations.

They've gone on to the ultimate adventure and we will eventually join them.

I'll take point.

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/11/2009 8:30:18 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wdboyd

I experianced great fantasy fun because of these two mens creations.

They've gone on to the ultimate adventure and we will eventually join them.

I'll take point.


Can I join your party? I can cast Aganza's Scorcher and Hideous Laughter and I got a plus one dagger.

AD&D and all the games that it inspired should have won these founder dudes Noble Peace Prizes. Too bad I virtually missed the pen & paper gaming era. I like PC games a lot but they can't compare to the wackiness of a bunch of people getting together for some real gaming.

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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/13/2009 12:06:08 AM   
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Geniuses, in their own right, and it's sad we had to lose them both so soon and so close together. I came later to the game 2.5, but their fantasy worlds were present in my youth with all the D&D fiction and D&D based computer games.

The Order of the Stick, a D&D based webcomic had a great tribute for Mr. Arneson. They also ran one for Mr. Gygax, equally touching.

So many lives changed, yet so little actual credit and praise.

SoM


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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/13/2009 2:36:46 AM   
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Sad day indeed.


Damn, it probably means that being a gamer shortens one's life span...


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RE: Sad day for gaming - 4/13/2009 1:26:20 PM   
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Even though I'm wargamer I like the fantasy stuff, especially the D&D 3.5 rules. Without Garry and David, there would never have been even the Baldur's Gate series, Icewind Dale, Torment...all great RPGs!

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