A Figure From Your Past Has Passed

By Tom Johnson

Apr 10, 2009 1:46pm

Like Pop Rocks and Coke, Risk, some Atari "Pong", throw in a Pixie stick or two, and you’re in the right mind set to fondly recall the days of Dungeons & Dragons. 

We learned today that one of the games creators has died.  Dave Arneson was 61 years old and lost his battle with cancer.

Dungeons & Dragons was invented in 1974 by Arneson and Gary Gygax .  It was a beakthrough of sorts in the history of gaming.  D & D helped usher in the role playing approach to games emulated by all those video games of today.

Big dice, elves, archers, experience points, dungeon masters, trolls…those were the days.

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