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Friday, 4th May, 2012, 08:59 PM #11
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
"All these items were once written, crafted or owned by Dave Arneson, gaming legend and co-creator of D&D. But when Arneson died in 2009, his personal archives and game collection become lost. In 2011, they were found, in an abandoned storage locker in Minnesota"
"“An unforeseen turn of events” is how Paul J. Stormberg, founder of The Collector’s Trove, an Omaha-based online auction agent, described how his company came to auction the items. “The management of the collection apparently became too much for Dave’s heirs to handle and they abandoned it in a storage locker.” The storage facility’s owner tried to contact the heirs to no avail, leaving the “fate of the collection in the hands of others.”
Then, “like an episode of Storage Wars or Auction Hunters,” Stromberg said, “the owner of the storage facility followed the business’ standard protocol of auctioning the locker’s contents.” A local auction company won the bid and took possession of the collection, but its “enormity and eclectic nature” baffled them. They finally contacted Michael Cox, owner and operator of an online gaming store called The Dragon’s Trove."
GeekDad Exclusive: Auction Preview of D&D Co-Creator's Personal Collection and Archives -- Game's Secrets to Be Revealed | GeekDad | Wired.com
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Friday, 4th May, 2012, 09:43 PM #12
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
This should be in a museum!
I'm not kidding.
Words of wisdom from Gary Gygax:
From my perspective wanting less in the way of rules constraints comes from being a veteran Game Master who feels confident that more good material comes from imagination and player interaction with the environment than from textbook rules material.
more words of wisdom:
Friday, 4th May, 2012, 09:56 PM #13
Gallant (Lvl 3)
Yeah Duke should do something good and add it to their collection
The Escapist : RPG exhibit at Duke University
"I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for The One. We die for The One." Marcus, Babylon 5
Friday, 4th May, 2012, 11:01 PM #14
Defender (Lvl 8)
Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 02:31 AM #15
Lama (Lvl 13)
Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 03:47 AM #16
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson 18th century English author.
"Everything must be at once for six month old puppies, 6 year old children and gamers of any age"
Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 04:04 AM #17
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 04:34 AM #18
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
This has to be the most depressing news article I've read on this site in a couple years. The fact that the money is just going to some nobody's pocket... The fact that many of these items will most likely vanish into some "collector's" private stash... Ugh... Nothing about this article is good news.
Joe Mucchiello, Head Honcho at Throwing Dice Games (Mostly defunct)
Priority One: Fatherhood.
Priority Two: Sanity.
Down on the list: seemingly real close to releasing a notebook essential. Haven't looked at it in... years? How did years go by?
"I've never heard of the term Flavor lawyer..." -- Scribble
Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 04:35 AM #19
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
We need an Tabletop RPG Museum and Archive somewhere, with one priority being to gather Gygax's and Arneson's manuscripts.
Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 04:40 AM #20
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
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