Score one for positive energy! Dave Arneson is still with us!

2009 April 7
by Dante

Thanks once again to the RPGnet forums and RPG Blog II, we receive some positive news regarding Dave Arneson’s health:

From the Arneson family:
As of this writing, Dave is still with us. We have moved him into a facility where we can focus on keeping him comfortable. We have been and will continue to watch the forums and blogs and are passing along everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Right now our focus is on getting Dave into the best possible position to maintain his comfort and his dignity. We will update the community as we can. We want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers and ask that you continue to send Dave your support in whatever form that means to you.

An address has been established to receive messages to Dave.

Dave Arneson
1043 Grand Avenue
Box #257
St. Paul, MN

I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Arneson two years ago at GenCon quite by accident. I had wandered into Crazy Igor’s booth to ask about the providence of my OD&D books and Mrs. Igor pointed Dave out to me. He was kind enough to sign my books and chat with SR and I about this very website. It was an honor to meet a gaming legend like him.

He, along with Gary Gygax, created this playground for us all to play in and I highly recommend taking a few minutes to let Dave know how his contributions have positively affected your life.

Dave, glad you’re still with us and thanks for everything! You’ve given us a hobby that has brought us many friends over the years and there’s no way to thank you enough for that!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Ernest permalink
    April 8, 2009

    Good for Dave, but one of the most perverse and disgusting exhibitions for the RPG blogging community.

  2. Dante permalink
    April 8, 2009

    I disagree completely. Last year we unexpectedly lost Gary Gygax and the RPG blogging community is taking the opportunity to show our respect for another gaming legend while he is still with us.

    Surely you would want prayers, well wishes, and support if you were terminally ill as well.

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