April 24, 2009

Word of Wizards - D&D Alumni: Dave Arneson

Dave Arneson

It's been 2 weeks since Dave Arneson has left us and in this month's D&D Alumni, Wizards has chosen to commemorate some of his contributions to the game that some of us may not be aware of.

Most of us are likely able to relate Dave Arneson with his Blackmoor campaign setting which is known to be the first published campaign setting of the game and his Temple of the Frog which is also the first published adventure module. However from reading this article, some of us may not have known that Sahuagins, monks and assassins were also some of his major inventions in the game.

He also introduced the mechanics for catching diseases, curses and the not-so used hit locations in combat.

If you are new to gaming or don't know much about Dave Arneson and his contributions to gaming, I would recommend you to read this article. It pinpoints some of Dave Arneson's contributions fairly in detail and provides some snippets from bygone products, which is always a good thing to learn about gaming.

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