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R.I.P. Dave Arneson

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DBear, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. DBear

    DBear unbeliever

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    Another D&D gawd has fallen...

    http://www.giantitp.com/index.html

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  2. fugazi

    fugazi King

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    :'(

    D&D ain't in good hands no more what with WotC owning it.
     
  3. King of Town

    King of Town Adventuring

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    My high school had a D&D club back in the late 70's I think. I haven't heard anything about D&D in years, I figured it was gone.
     
  4. JonathanStrange

    JonathanStrange PrinceWithA1000Enemies

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    I've never been part of the D&D crowd, if there is a crowd to be part of still, but I think most of gamers have or will owe the trailblazers a debt of gratitude. RIP Dave Arneson.

    BTW: HAS anyone written a book on the history of RPGs, D&D, etc.
     
  5. Maimonides

    Maimonides Emperor

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    This is very depressing. He & Gygax went too young. They had a big impact on allot of lives.

    When I was young, my Scoutmaster introduced me to a D&D campaign he ran. Soon, my friends & I were getting together on the weekends & after school to play. That ended in high school when girls, music, cars, etc. became more important. Some friends & I started up a campaign in college & it was fun, but it wasn't just wasn't the same as when we were younger.

    I don't think I played anything past 2nd edition. I'm always hearing about how 4th edition & the game's current owner, Wizards of the Coast, ruined the game, but I don't know much about that. I can't overstate how much that game fired my imagination & sparked my creativity when I was a kid.
     

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