Dave Arneson, 10/1/1947 - 4/7/2009
It is a sad day. My “Internet Sifter” blew up today with same news spanning different video and tabletop gaming sites. Mr. Dave Arneson, one of the fathers of the tabletop RPG Dungeons & Dragons passed away Tuesday night. As I said, pretty much every site I aggregate my news from had it but I’ll link you to Wizards press release here. Rest in peace good sir, if it wasn’t for you and and the also deceased Gary Gygax, RPG games in every format wouldn’t quite be what they are today.
We press onward though with some other less sombre bits of daily news.
I’m not entirely sure what you call those things on Twilek’s heads. Kotaku and Joystiq posted about Bioware releasing the first issue of an Old Republic online comic, which will be issued on a bi-weekly basis. I’m a sucker for the Old Republic setting in Star Wars as I even run that era in our weekly Star Wars tabletop game. Check out either source for a link to the comic and see what those wily Sith are up to!
Fantasy Flight Games has a little editorial up about the role of Conan in their upcoming Age of Conan board game. Pretty neat stuff. I just wonder if there will be dancing and scantily clad women like in the MMO.
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And finally, a little T&A courtesy of Kotaku to take us into the weekend. You’ll find some screenshots of wood elf and chaos cheerleaders for the upcoming Warhammer tactical sports game, Blood Bowl. Have at it!
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