April Is the Cruelest Nerd Month

Via Jeff LaMarche (co-author of Beginning iPhone Development) I heard of the death of Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons.

It’s been a long, long time since I played D&D but news like that really takes me back in a way that’s difficult to describe. This month also means it’s been thirty years since my first-ever professional publication, in The Dragon, the official D&D magazine. That’s a lot of nerd-years.