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August 19, 2013
I miss you as well as my dad. Looks like I'll be there soon too. From the little kid under the table, wally
March 07, 2010
For Dave...


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
April 27, 2009
Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you can find encouragement from Psalms 34:18.
April 25, 2009
With deep sympathy on the loss of your love one, God promise that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes in death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
April 16, 2009
My brother loved your games Dave. His name was Frank, and he died when he was 35 in 1993 of Spinal Menengitis. He was taken too early as you were too. Please say hello to him in Heaven from me and sit down and play a few rounds of Dungeons and Dragons with him. He was very good and will give you a run for your money, or whatever you play for in Heaven. See you when I get there.
April 16, 2009
God shall wipe ALL his children tears away!!! I share in your hour of sorrow, just know that ALL of your help comes from above and joy comes in the morning!!!
April 16, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear this news- His creativity provided my friends and me with countless hours of enjoyment and deeper discussions than one might have expected could be spawned by a game.

Thank you Mr.Arneson, and may your percentiles all be favorable in the next adventure.
April 16, 2009
Im Sorry for your Loss thanks to your father's bright thinking in life gave alot of people some great experiance's in life as well as challanges also Godbless.
April 14, 2009
On the wings of the Valkyr
the Valiant Ascend
to the Hallowed Halls of Valhalla
Where only the worthy know respite
from lifes bitterness
and the brave are again
befriended by their brethrin.

Thanks, Dave for a lifetime of friends, fun and fantasy. You inspired a lifetime of imagination. Rest well...See you later for a game.
April 13, 2009
April 13, 2009

Lean On God
By: Charles G. Turner, Sr.

In life our love ones and friends sometimes suddenly pass away
For many reasons we don’t understand
Our hearts become heavy with sorrow
Just remember to pray to God and put it in his hands

As time goes on there are days when we feel sad
When that happens think of the good times you’ve had
Lift up your head and carry on
And ask God to make you strong

Lean on God through your stress and strain
And he will surely ease the hurt and pain
April 13, 2009
Sorry for your loss
April 13, 2009
Sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you comfort at this most difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1: 3-4)
April 12, 2009
I Love D/D, how sad they are both gone:(
April 12, 2009
Rest in peace.
April 11, 2009
I knew you a short while from various conventions and from what I remember is that you always had a good word to say about anyone you met. I got started with D&D when it was chainmail still. I loved it then and love it now. To see both the creators of this game we so love pass and go forever from our lives is tragic indeed. torch is dimmed and forever gone now. The world will never be the same again.

So many lives and imaginations have been changed by this game that Dave had a hand in making... not to mention the lives he touched through teaching and just being the man he was. His soul continues to move on through those that he taught and those that play his creations today. Go in Peace Dave, for you will be missed but knowing you go somewhere better then where we are now means that it inspires us, that someday we too will be gaming with you again.
April 11, 2009
April 11, 2009
My sincerest condolences and thank you for D&D. I am 61 yrs old and love it.
Pleh ~ JFink
April 10, 2009
My deepest condolences!! Dave and Gary were geniuses in their own right. They both did so much for the Gaming/RPG world that I shudder to think how lacking the gaming world would be without their contributions/creations.

When Gary passed away a year or so ago I was crushed. Now I am devastated because Dave has chosen to join Gary at that huge Gaming Table in the Afterlife.

Ro-gan (Luke H.)
April 10, 2009
Please accept my condolonces on your loss. Dave's passing onto to the big D&D game in heaven is a loss felt by all of us who were touched by his works. But of course our loss is quite minor when compared to that of a daughter, a grandchild or a father. Dave will be remembered through the ages for this contributions to this world in the form of an amazing game that has brought joy and friendship to millions the world over.

I had the pleasure of getting to hang out and know Dave over a dinner and 2 lunches these past 3 months as Dave was going stir crazy being cooped up at home so I offered to come pick him up and go grab some lunch as I work close by where he lived. His stories and insights into where role playing games came from and where it is today were indeed very interesting. Those conversations will always be held in a very special place for me personally. He did love getting his "two cookies to go" after we ate at the Highland Cafe.

The next time our gaming groups gather, we will raise a toast and salute the life and the legacy of Dave Arneson.

God Speed Dave. Be sure to look up my daughter Lillian in heaven and teach her how to sling dice "old school". While you are at it - be sure to get Keith Parkinson, Dennis Mize and Gary Gygax to game with you all as well.


Jim Ludwig - Champlin, MN
April 10, 2009
Dave introduced me, my brother and many others to Blackmoor and D & D. He was truly a genuine and gentle person. I've known him since high school when we would "game" in his parent's basement. I will truly miss him. When I last spoke with him he was a upbeat as always. He loved his dad and his daughter a great deal and I want to express my deep since of loss to them and hope they find comfort in their memories of this tremendous man.
April 10, 2009
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Having licensed D&D for a Mattel video game and witnessing players' enjoyment of it, I know well Dave's contributions to gaming and bringing joy to others.
April 10, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss. Dave Arneson is one of the people I have always looked up to, he and others are responsible for me being what I am today. Thanks Dave for many years of good memories.
April 10, 2009
My heartfelt condolences go out to his father Bob Arneson.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009
I'm very sorry for your loss. I started playing D&D when I was about 8 years old living in south Minneapolis. Over the years I learned to love and appreciate the games for not only the creativity they inspired but the friendships they cultivated.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I never played D&D, but my brother did. He wasn't very social in high school, but found friends through the game. He loved the game so much that one time he snuck out of the house at 3 in the morning to meet his friends and be able to play the game without any interruptions. When all the parents found them later that morning, they were all sitting around playing D&D. I appreciate Dave for helping kids like my brother find their way through those awkward teenage years.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009
Dave was a very exceptional person. Always willing to help when asked and never asked for something in return. He helped my brother in I develop a game of our own. I enjoyed many a day gaming with Dave. Games like DGUTS, Napoleonics, Blackmoore, and others. Dave was all about fun and enjoying life. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
April 10, 2009
Like so many others my life has been made richer by Dave's brain child, D&D. The game I enjoyed with friends and siblings has become a family legacy that my children and I enjoyed together and which I'm confident they will pass along to their kids. Dave and Gary really gave us all a wonderful gift through their outstanding innovation and imagination! God Bless Dave, and God Speed!
April 10, 2009
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know Dave very well; his parents had the cabin next to my parents and he came to visit them often. I had an early exposure to gaming thanks to my cousin Mike who went on to work with Dave and Gary. When D&D came out, my friends and I spent entire weekends playing. They understood the single most important aspect of human creativity: imagination; which in many ways has been lost as technology has advanced. Dave was a gentle soul and a true pioneer.
April 10, 2009
I have played Dungeons and Dragons since I was a youngster, introduced to the game by my brother-in-law, Jay. Thanks, Dave, for a lifetime of enjoyment.
April 10, 2009
My crew and I will be raising a toast this weekend. The entire gaming community, both digital and paper have suffered losses these last two years. May he have fun rolling those big D20s in the sky.
April 10, 2009
As a lifelong D&D player, I appreciate Dave for the wonderful gift he gave the world. I know it has shaped countless young lives like it did mine, and encouraged people to use their imaginations. I unfortunately never got to meet Dave or Gary in person, but I feel the world is a much more empty place now that Dave is gone. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
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