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D&D Co-Creator Dave Arneson Passes On

Posted Apr 09, 2009 by Keith Cross

D&D Co-Creator Dave Arneson Passes On

We're sad to report today that Dungeons&Dragons co-creator Dave Arneson passed away last night. Along with Gary Gygax, who died just over a year ago, Arneson created a style of fantasy role-playing that has to some degree inspired all games in the RPG genre. His contributions to the golden age of gaming of the past few decades and the present will be remembered.

For the second time in just over a year, the dice are silent in the gaming world. News has reached us that Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, passed away last night at the age of 61.

While not as famous as Gary Gygax, who passed away in March of last year, Arneson was a driving force behind D&D's creation and his contribution to the world of adventure gaming should not be underestimated. It was Arneson's spark that transformed Gygax's game Chainmail into the first edition of D&D, and begat everything that followed.

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