Dave Arneson passed away today after a long illness. He was the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, the game that changed my life and resulted in marriage (my wife plays, too), kids, many friends, and a pretty cool career (ongoing) in the creative arts for me. Unlike Gary Gygax, with whom I had a long friendship, I'd only met Dave a few times. But though I didn't really know Dave, I honestly wouldn't be here writing this without him. So, thanks, Dave. May you have a clear star to steer by and warm winds to speed you on this new journey. And may the destination be even sweeter than you imagined. Godspeed.