D&D General 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 Dave Arneson Game Day?
Dave Arneson Game Day is celebrated on Dave Arneson's birthday, October 1st every year. This tradition started after the D&D Co-Creator passed away in 2009. It started with gaming events run by Dave's friends in Minnesota and groups of fans in New York and elsewhere in the USA. Gradually it grew into a world wide event.

Dave Arneson Game Day is a celebration of D&D, the love for gaming that Dave Arneson stood for and everything that the hobby we share

Do We Need Dave Arneson Game Day?
Are you kidding me? If you love gaming, do you need an excuse to celebrate our passion?

What Dave Arneson Game Day is Not
This is a day where we show our love for the hobby. It is not about using the legacy of Dave Arneson to attack other game designers or fans or airing grievances. It is also not about telling people they are playing the wrong edition or playing the game in the wrong way. Let us come together as gamers and focus on what we have in common instead of the things that divide us. I think it is what Dave would have liked.

How do You Participate?

Check out the link below. Run games for your friends. Post online about gaming. Make sure you share what you do with us here!

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Dave Arneson Game Day 2019 is Today


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So, for anyone who doesn't know or didn't follow the link, @havard runs the most excellent Blackmoor Blog, which should be required reading for anyone interested in the pre-history of D&D, or just gaming in general.

And celebrate a bit of Arneson and Blackmoor!

Thank you very much! :) Let's celebrate! :)

(I will not be registering for the FB event because FB is the worst; it's like ... the Paladin of the internet. But not in a "ha ha" lowkey is making fun of Paladins way. Seriously. Delete your accounts now. /soapbox)

That is totally fair. Celebrate at whatever platform you prefer. The most important thing is that we share our experiences! :)



What is it?

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 this material was to become a published book during the d20 era when Dave Arneson's company held the lisence for Blackmoor, so the book comes with some 3E stats, but it is easy to convert to other editions. GS4 The Noble House of Zvenzen focuses on the ruling family of the Barony of Newgate in the Dave Arneson's Blackmoor setting. The book also includes a section written by Dave Arneson himself as well as various historical factoids related to the history of D&D and the original campaign.



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 comments on Twitter, Facebook, The Comeback Inn, The Piazza, OD&D74, ENWorld, Dragonsfoot and elswhere. A big thank you to all of Dave Arneson's friends and family for your support. This is why we keep doing this! :)


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