Following the passing away of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Dave Arneson, Gamasutra is printing a previously unpublished interview with the RPG legend, discussing his influences and design philosophy.
The late Dave Arneson is the father of Dungeons & Dragons. With Gary Gygax, he designed the original rules for what was to become the world's first role playing game.
This all began when a couple of war geeks had decided to lay out some rules to allow their soldiers to move between games played. using sand pits to mark the movement of pewter miniatures, Gygax, Arneson and friends reenacted the battles of Napoleon.