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    Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is Today!

    Dave Arneson Game Day Part 3 This is the final release for Dave Arneson Game Day and includes New Free Blackmoor Adventure from the Living World Series A greeting from Dave Wesely And more! Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who voiced their support and posted...
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    Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is Today!

    Hello Darjr! :) Greg Svenson, who played the Great Svenny in Dave Arneson's original campaign once wrote a huge document detailing The Barony of Newgate. I have been working as an editor with Greg and we are releasing the material in a series of PDF Books for free. The original plan was that...
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    Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is Today!

    Dave Arneson Gameday Update Part II. The Noble House of Zvenzen is now available as a free download! -Havard
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    Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is Today!

    Thank you very much! :) Let's celebrate! :) That is totally fair. Celebrate at whatever platform you prefer. The most important thing is that we share our experiences! :) -Havard
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    Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is Today!

    Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is today! This is what we have been working towards all week! We have some great things in store today. Make sure you sign up to our Facebook Event. Also, keep up to date with our discussion at The Comeback Inn with the Official Dave Arneson GameDay Thread. What is...
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    Rob Kuntz Recounts The Origins Of D&D

    I think identifying what the most important development is will always be difficult because defining what is the core of RPGs will always be somewhat subjective, but I agree that this was a major one. Campaigns were common among Wargamers, but Dave lifted the campaign concept into RPGs. I also...
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    Rob Kuntz Recounts The Origins Of D&D

    It a question of definitions. Braunstein was from what I understand, a roleplaying game in the sense that it included roleplaying, or in fact was centered almost exclusively around roleplaing. Blackmoor however, was a roleplaying game in the modern sense of the word. Braunstein was a hugely...
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    Which edition of D&D did you grow up with?

    I started with the BECMI Red Box. When people talk about Bargle and Aleena, I still feel the beautiful pain of that wonderful intro adventure. Since then I have played every official edition of D&D, both older and more recent and all of them sit on my shelf among a number of other RPGs. But I...
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    5E What type of D&D sourcebooks do you miss from older editions?

    I like 5E as a system, but I have mixed feelings about the type of books WotC publish for the system. I would love it if WotC published more of the following type of books: Setting books: We have a few that could qualify, but I would love to see more of these. Monster books: I enjoyed Volo's...
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    The Dueling Essays of Arneson & Gygax

    My friends and I have three websites dedicated to this, including a forum where several of Dave's old players talk about their memories: The forum: The website: The blog: Feel...
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    The Dueling Essays of Arneson & Gygax

    This sums up the situation very well IMO. add to 3) The Refree known from wargaming swtiched to something we would recognize as a DM/GM Also things like Dungeon Exploration, Wilderness Exploration, Roleplaying your character etc were in place in Arneson's gae. But yes, it was the...
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    Rob Kuntz Recounts The Origins Of D&D

    Thanks for the plug lowkey13! :) I write about rules and also everything Blackmoor, Dave Arneson, D&D and a bit of Mystara :) -Havard
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    Rob Kuntz Recounts The Origins Of D&D

    A lot of people hold this belief, but is there really any basis for this? In the early 70s, Dave wrote a series of articles submitted to Gary's fan magazine, the Domesday Book. Dave published the game Don't Give Up The Ship (co-written with Mike Carr and Gary Gygax) and later went on to publish...
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    Dave Arneson 10 Years Later

    10 Years have passed on this day since Dave Arneson left us. I posted some of my thoughts here. The Co-Creator of D&D is not forgotten. Thank you Dave! :) -Havard
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    Dave Arneson Game Day 2018 - Coming soon!

    Dave Arneson Game Day first appeared sometime after Dave Arneson passed away in 2009. While others were more involved in its creation, it has been co-opted by the people over at the Comeback Inn and other places where fans of Blackmoor and Dave Arneson gather. Although it less ambitious than...
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    Happy birthday Dave Arneson!

    Today, October 1st, is Dave Arneson's Birthday. Here's my tribute to the co-creator of D&D: -Havard PS: Mods, sorry if this is not the right forum for this post. Feel free to move it. :)
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    RIP Game Designer Stephen Lortz 1949-2017 Stephen Lortz was known for his art, miniatures sculpting, miniature game design and his work in the early RuneQuest circles. He was also one of the players of the original Blackmoor Campaign DMed by Dave Arneson...
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    RPGs [Dave Arneson Day] Dave Arneson Documentary Trailer Revealed

    Today, October 1st, is Dave Arneson's birthday. As always we celebrate Dave Arneson Day by sharing Blackmoor related material. This year I have something very special to share. The trailer for an upcoming documentary about Dave Arneson has just dropped! The producers became aware that their...
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    Happy Birthday Dave Arneson! (Oct 1st 2015)

    Today is the birthday of D&D Co-Creator Dave Arneson. As with Gary Gygax, Dave deserves our gratitude for helping to create this hobby that we love. Today Dave Arneson Game Day is celebrated all over the web. You can participate by posting something about Dave or Blackmoor, here, in the...
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    Mark Rein-Hagen looking to revive Dave Arneson's Blackmoor

    Mark Rein-Hagen is looking to return Dave Arneson's Blackmoor to published form. Blackmoor was arguably the first D&D Setting. Mark Rein-Hage, creator of Vampire etc, says that his company, Make-Believe Games, are doing what they can to bring back the World of Blackmoor. More...