Saturday, April 11, 2009

David Arneson, Master Geek, dead at 61

Book cover, Blackmoor by Dave Arneson, (TSR Inc.Image via Wikipedia
David Arneson, one of the masterminds who created the original version of the award-winning fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, died Tuesday in St. Paul following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 61.

David Arneson created Blackmoor, probably one of the most important contributions to the D&D universe.  It was a fantasy world in which the earliest adventures took place.

He was preceded in death by Gary Gygax, with whom he created the game that changed the lives of millions of geeks everywhere.  Both will be missed. 

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