R.I.P. Dave Arneson


After several conflicting reports over the past few days, it now appears that Dave Arneson, co-creator of the original Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game, died Tuesday night at age 61.

More information as it become available. For now, see these links:



From Grognardia:

Shortly after 11pm on Tuesday, April 7th, Dave Arneson passed away. He was comfortable and with family at the time and his passing was peaceful. The Arneson family would like to thank everyone for their support over the last few days, and for the support the entire community has shown Dave over the years.

We are in the process of making final arrangements and will provide additional details as we work them out. We will continue to receive cards and letters in Dave's honor. We are planning to hold a public visitation so that anyone wishing to say their goodbye in person has the opportunity to do so.

Cards and letters can continue to be sent:
Dave Arneson
1043 Grand Avenue
Box #257
St. Paul, MN

Visitation will be on April 20th
Time: yet to be determined
Bradshaw Funeral Home
687 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55105

A sad day indeed. I regret I missed the opportunity to escort him at GenCon last year due to administrative confusions.

Thank you, Dave. You made my life richer.