Dave Arneson Net Worth

Dave Arneson Net Worth is

Dave Arneson Bio/Wiki, Net Worth

David Lance "Dave" Arneson (October 1, 1947 – April 7, 2009) was an American game designer best known for co-developing the first published role-playing game (RPG), Dungeons & Dragons, with Gary Gygax, in the early 1970s. Arneson's early work was fundamental to the development of the genre, developing the concept of the RPG using devices now considered to be archetypical, such as adventuring in "dungeons", using a neutral judge, and having conversations with imaginary characters to develop the storyline.Arneson discovered wargaming as a teenager in the 1960s, and began combining these games with the concept of role-playing. He was a University of Minnesota student when he met Gygax at the Gen Con gaming convention in the late 1960s. In 1970 Arneson created the game and fictional world that became Blackmoor, writing his own rules and basing the setting on medieval fantasy elements. Arneson showed the game to Gygax the following year, and the pair co-developed a set of rules that became Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Gygax subsequently founded TSR, Inc. to publish the game in 1974. Arneson worked briefly for the company.Arneson left TSR in 1976, and filed suit in 1979 to retain credits and royalties on the game. He continued to work as an independent game designer, briefly worked for TSR again in the 1980s, and continued to play games for his entire life. Arneson also did some work in computer programming, and taught computer game design and game rules design at Full Sail University from the 1990s until shortly before his death in 2009.

Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1947, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
DiedApril 7, 2009, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Place Of BirthHennepin County, Minnesota, USA
ProfessionActor, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
SpouseFrankie Ann Morneau (m. 1984–2009)
Star SignLibra
1He is survived by his daughter, Malia Arneson Weinhagen, and two grandchildren of Maplewood, Minnesota.
2Worked as a Game Design teacher at Full Sail in Winter Park, Florida.
3One of the creators of the Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Game.


Dungeons & Dragons2000Cameo appearance (scenes deleted)


Dungeons & Dragons1983TV Series game "Dungeons & Dragons"


Dungeons & Dragons1983TV Series game writer


Blood on the Game Dice2011Short in memory of
Let the Games Begin2001Video short special thanks
The Making of 'Dungeons and Dragons'2001Video documentary special thanks

Archive Footage

Dungeons & Dragons: A DocumentaryDocumentary filmingHimself

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles