Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dave Arneson

Another legend has left us: Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, died on Wednesday. He came up with a lot of the now standard terms and features of RPGs, including armor class, levels, and dungeon crawls.

Though never as famous as Gygax, Arneson was an 'unsung hero' of gaming and worked in the medium for his entire life, including teaching at a computer game design school.

There will be a new installment of Art the Wanderer on Monday and the usual blogs the rest of the week.



Jerron said...

Well, Dave, hopefully, is in the upper plane of his choice, chasing maidens or something. He has indeed had at least as much influence on the games as Gygax, and possibly more. It's hard to tell- the business end was definitely Gygax, and some of the creative end, but how much? It's clear though, that he will be missed.

Jason Janicki said...

I hope so as well.