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Dave Arneson passed away
« on: April 09, 2009, 01:20:00 PM »
http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2009/04/sadly-this-is-accurate.html

He is the co-creator of D&D and the author of the first campaign, Blackmoor.

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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 02:33:17 PM »
Holly fuck he died on my birthday  :'(
That sucks hard ass.... Well at least he had a great run. Now i feel bound to run a game this week in honor of his memory.
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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 02:43:20 PM »
Holly fuck he died on my birthday  :'(
That sucks hard ass.... Well at least he had a great run. Now i feel bound to run a game this week in honor of his memory.

Of D&D 1st edition?

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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 02:46:29 PM »
I could try :D will probably fail horribly but damn it i can try!
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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 02:53:32 PM »
great I'm bummed now   :'(
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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 03:46:33 PM »
Rest in peace, you prince of RPGs.

Holly fuck he died on my birthday  :'(
That sucks hard ass.... Well at least he had a great run. Now i feel bound to run a game this week in honor of his memory.

He died on my dad's birthday.

Running a 1E game actually sounds like a fitting tribute if one could actually get their hands on the rules.

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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 03:55:11 PM »
See you at that big gametable in the sky, buddy.

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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 10:57:58 PM »
Apparently Arneson was a badass player back in the day as well. From this fascinating article about the first proto rpg Braunstein http://arsludi.lamemage.com/index.p...eplaying-games/

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    When you started gaming you read all these books, and they told you you could be a cleric or a thief or an elf (or a vampire or a Prince of Amber) and they told you you should probably pick a caller and set up a marching order and listen at doors and all that other stuff. You marched your character around and talked in funny voices. Sooner or later you may have realized that the rules didn’t drive the game, your imagination did.

    But what if you never had any of those books? What if no one had ever explained to you what roleplaying was? Were you a good enough gamer to become a gamer without even knowing what a gamer was? Could you have just started being a gamer out of thin air, without anyone ever telling you how to do it?

    Dave Arneson did.

    He lied, swindled, improvised, and played his character to the hilt. He came to the game with fake CIA ID he’d mocked up, so when another player “captured” and searched him he could whip them out. Other players were still moving pieces around the board and issuing orders like a wargame while Dave Arneson was running circles around them and changing the whole scenario. He was winning the game entirely by roleplaying.

    You may think of Dave Arneson as one of the godfathers of GMing, but even before that he was the godfather of players. He was, literally, the proto-player.

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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 11:01:50 PM »
Quote from: AmishNinja

Running a 1E game actually sounds like a fitting tribute if one could actually get their hands on the rules.

I actually have the original box set.  My high school English teacher gave it to me in 1994.
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Re: Dave Arneson passed away
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 01:25:40 PM »


    Dave Arneson must have been a real Pimp when it came to gamming I wish I would game with someone of that caliber.


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