Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dave Arneson Game Day 2017 is Today!

"Ribbit!"

Today is a great day for gaming! On October 1st 1947, Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons was born. Do we need more excuses to get together with friends and roll some dice? Dave Arneson loved gaming all his life. He was the one who first combined the roleplaying techniques he had learned from his friend Dave Wesely with a fantasy environment. Dave also developed the dungeon exploration model and allowed his players to create characters who would advance in abilities as the campaign went along. In 1972 he went down to visit Gary Gygax because Dave wanted to show Gary the game he called Blackmoor. The two of them set down to create Dungeons & Dragons!

Last year was an incredible year for Dave Arneson Day. This year we also have many things in store for you. Many people are reporting that they will be running games today. Others are posting blog articles or posting on the different forums where Blackmoor and Dave Arneson are being discussed. There is a Renessance Fair happening not to far from Dave Arneson's home in Minnesota today and we hope they might make some announcement regarding the day. Over at the Comeback Inn, Season 4 of the MMRPG (Free D&D adventures!) is about to be released.

Get Your Updates here:

Havard's Blackmoor Blog

Dave Arneson Game Day 2017 Facebook Event

Comeback Inn Dave Arneson Game DayThread 

Piazza Dave Arneson Game Day Thread



-Havard

2 comments:

  1. Huzzah. Considred buying the Goodman Game's supplements. Are they any good?

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  2. I assume you mean the d20 product line? Only the first two books were co-produced by Goodman Games and Dave Arneson's company Zeitgeist Games (ZGG). The rest of the series were produced by ZGG individually or with other partners. The d20 line is a mixed bag, but I especially recommend the d20 Campaign Setting book. I would get the softcover rather than the hardback due to the really cool map included. Also, the softcover includes some errata. See a full product list and sample reviews here: http://blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=27

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