NeuroJester
 member, 757 posts
 Got Beer? Got Chainsaws?
 Got Fire?  Lets Party!
Wed 25 Apr 2012
at 20:21
In Memory, Dave Arneson
In memorium of the anniversary of his passing, I would like to give a shout out to a true pioneer of RolePlaying, Dave Arneson, the often overlooked co-creator of D&D who created and was instrumental in putting the RolePlay elements into the game so many of us love. No one should ever cast disparage on the combat, movement, turn based actions, mechanics of the game that was created by Gygax, but let us not forget that the soul of Role Play was created by Dave.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Arneson
Visceri22
 member, 157 posts
 Hobbies include killing
 players and laughing
Wed 25 Apr 2012
at 20:32
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
*Raises mug*
GamerHandle
 member, 166 posts
 Umm.. yep.
Wed 25 Apr 2012
at 20:44
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
Here! Here!
Dara
 member, 189 posts
Wed 25 Apr 2012
at 21:02
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
I met him on several occasions (in a college group called RPSIG).  He was a real great guy.  I now really wished I played in his all women game he would run every year.
nuric
 member, 1437 posts
 Love D&D,superhero games
 Not very computer savvy
Wed 25 Apr 2012
at 21:26
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
If Gygax was the Heart of D&D, then Arneson was the Soul.   He made the game more fun for everyone.
Proto-type
 member, 137 posts
 Since when have heroes
 ever needed plans?
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 00:01
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
Well said, nuric. Very well said.
jcintro
 member, 132 posts
Fri 27 Apr 2012
at 13:30
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
*Raises mug*
Yaztromo
 supporter, 264 posts
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 12:11
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
Best way to give him tribute is by playing his games.
Thanks!
pdboddy
 supporter, 692 posts
 EST/EDT [GMT-5/GMT-4]
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 13:48
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
It is said:

quote:
There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.


So by playing their games, and speaking their names, they cannot truly die.
LonePaladin
 member, 835 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 19:26
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
GNU Dave Arneson
pdboddy
 supporter, 693 posts
 EST/EDT [GMT-5/GMT-4]
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 19:46
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
In reply to LonePaladin (msg # 10):

GDA.
horus
 member, 818 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 20:46
Re: In Memory, Dave Arneson
*raises a cup of sake*