Goodbye, Dave

April 9, 2009

I heard that it was finally confirmed today that Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, passed away, after I heard a couple false alarms yesterday. I can’t really stress enough how much of an impact his creation had on the face of gaming today.

Can you imagine a world where RPGs were never developed? There are so many games and franchises that would have been lost to us, and so many other games that drew influence from RPGs wouldn’t be around.