RIPI'm a D&D player, well i've used to play it a lot.. but really a lot.....so sad
I still have my Pink D&D Basic Edition somewhere. Roll well and roll on.
Thank you for passing along this news.
I never got to meet Dave, but met Gary at Pacific Origins con in 1979-1980. The game was just hitting its stride, and i was an up and coming DM. I got to play in the tournament that con, and hosted and played in many others along the next 10 years. The amount of time i have devoted to games along this genre for the past 30 years is unreal to me now.Thank you both for all the friends and good times that you helped bring to me, and many many others.RIP and may you find that the dice roll your way in the hereafter.
Rest in peace, Dave. Thank you for what you have done in your lifetime.
Thank you Mr. Arneson for your contribution to the world of fantasy and role playing!
Rest in Peace Dave and Gary. May your rolls always be 20.
Guys, please don't feed the trolls at least in this thread.D&D had a huge impact on my own life - it was what started me on my path to "professional" roleplay (the fact that I've never been too good at it is a separate issue). I think D&D (and RPGs in general) have given the world an impressive number of happy moments and joy. I have been playing it for about 5 years now, and started it in a country where buying the Core books cost a fortune - but my friends and I bought them nonetheless. And from then on, we have had so much fun, we can only think about Mr. D. Arneson with a mix of gratitude and utter sadness in our hearts.I still remember a few scenes from years back...which I am going to share not because they are directly related to the thread, but to just show what kind of joyful moments I owe to one of the grandfathers of modern RPG.--- --- ---DM: You enter the hall, and closer to the opposite end of it, you see four people - a man sharpening his greatsword, another man dressed in a robe, examining what looks like a tree twig, a woman with a pair of swords on her belt, and a bow on her back, and a man, who...um...looks like nothing.Players: It's a monk, get the monk!--- --- ---Me: I keep one eye on Kathrine, making sure she doesn't look in my direction, and use the other one to gently slide the ale towards the little girl ((we were in an inn, where Kathrine, one of my friends' character was negotiating room with the bartender, while my barbarian, named Gromm, was trying to completely spoil and ruin the little girl Kathrine had decided to take care of...by making it drink. Well, I didn't mean to use my eye to push the ale towards her...))--- --- ---DM: Give me a number between 20 and 250.Player: 57DM, opening Monster Manual, going to page 57: And an Ogre Magi digs his way through the desert sands, and attacks you!Player: In the desert?DM: Hey, you chose 57, not I!--- --- ---I don't know if you find these stories amusing, but we've had waaaay too much fun both playing them and remembering them. Inside jokes of some sort :)So for this, and for everything else you have given us, thank you Dave Arneson. Rest in peace, for your legacy will not be forgotten.
I actually started playing DND last night for the first time. May he rest in peace.
hes in a better place if he rolled a 7 that is...
RIP.I never got to play D&D's original paper and pencil version, but an interest in it got me into roleplaying, and into writing.I /salute both Dave and Gary.I will roll my d20 in memory of you.
Both he and Gygex are rolling in their graves.I feel I am going to hell for that joke.
i never played dnd mainly because not enough people were i live that play it but even though i dont play it i still hold the utmost respect for these guys they created one of if not the ultimate rpg r.i.p dave and gary
Rest in peace, both of you.Due to DnD, and my love of fantasy since a small child, I've adored WoW, Lords of Magic, even a bit of Guild Wards. Yes they are all computer games. I can from a land called the Mid-West. Which meant the notion of DnD being 'evil' still is going strong.Thankfully that is changing.I salute Dave and Gary.You guys gave me the reason and hope to keep writing and playing.R.I.P
Rest in Peace. You will be missed.
The Order of the Stick *(a webcomic I highly recommend) had a nice Arneson tribute today:http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0644.htmlOotS also had one for Gygax:http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html
Rest In Peace, Dave.I won't forget what you've done for this genre. Without you and Gary I wouldn't spend so many happy hours with my friends. We had many moments of laugh, when something absurd happened in D&D (and any other RPG we played together) but also moments of sadness, when someone important to us, like our characters died.And for that, I thank you.